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Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research is currently seeking suitable individuals for the positions listed below. If you are interested in working for Yaqeen please submit an application. Due to the volume of applicants, we will be unable to respond to each submission. If your application matches our requirements we will reach out to you for further discussions.

Malaysia Open Position(s)*:

Senior React Developer - Malaysia*

Type:  Full-time

Department: Engineering

Location:  Malaysia

Status:  Employee

Yaqeen is expanding its Engineering team into Malaysia. *Candidates willing to re-locate to Malaysia will be considered. 

We are seeking a React.js Developer responsible for both front-end development. Your primary focus will be on developing user interface components and implementing them following well-known React.js workflows (such as Flux or Redux). You will ensure that these components and the overall application are robust and easy to maintain. You will coordinate with the rest of the team working on different layers of the infrastructure. Therefore, a commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and quality product is important. The candidate should have a strong understanding of industry trends and content management systems (preferably WordPress). Also, an understanding of the entire web development process, including design, development, and deployment is preferred.

Responsibilities

  • Designing and implementing new features and functionality.
  • Establishing and guiding the website’s architecture.
  • Developing new user-facing features using React.js.
  • Building reusable components and front-end libraries for future use.
  • Translating designs and wireframes into high quality code.
  • Optimizing components for maximum performance across a vast array of web-capable devices and browsers.

Skills & Requirements:

  • Good understanding of front-end technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery.
  • Experience designing and developing responsive design websites.
    Strong proficiency in JavaScript, including DOM manipulation and the JavaScript object model
    Thorough understanding of React.js and its core principles
    Experience with popular React.js workflows (such as Flux or Redux)
    Familiarity with newer specifications of EcmaScript
    Experience with data structure libraries (e.g., Immutable.js)
    Knowledge of isomorphic React is a plus
    Familiarity with RESTful APIs
    Ability to convert comprehensive layout and wireframes into working HTML pages
    Knowledge of how to interact with RESTful APIs and formats (JSON, XML)
    Proficient understanding of code versioning tools such as Git or SVN.
    Knowledge of modern authorization mechanisms, such as JSON Web Token
    Familiarity with modern front-end build pipelines and tools
    Experience with common front-end development tools such as Babel, Webpack, NPM, etc.
    Ability to understand business requirements and translate them into technical requirements
    A knack for benchmarking and optimization
Senior UX/UI Designer - Malaysia

Type:  Full-time

Department: Engineering

Location:  Malaysia

Status:  Employee

Yaqeen is expanding its Engineering team into Malaysia.*Candidates willing to re-locate to Malaysia will be considered.  

The following is a hybrid UX/UI role as part of the Engineering team. Please read through the description for additional details.

We are looking for a hybrid user-experience and user-interface designer able to understand our business requirements and any technical limitations, as well as be responsible for conceiving and conducting user research, interviews and surveys, and translating them into sitemaps, user flows, customer journey maps, wireframes, mockups and prototypes. The UX/UI designer will also be expected to design the overall functionality of the product, and in order to ensure a great user experience, iterate upon it in accordance with user-testing. You will be able to make deliberate design decisions and to translate any given user-experience journey into a smooth and intuitive interaction. You will be expected to shape the future of UX/UI for the Android, iOS and Web platforms.

Responsibilities

  • Translate concepts into user flows, wireframes, mockups and prototypes that lead to intuitive user experiences.
  • Facilitate the client’s product vision by researching, conceiving, sketching, prototyping and user-testing experiences for digital products.
  • Design and deliver wireframes, user stories, user journeys, and mockups optimized for a wide range of devices and interfaces.
  • Identify design problems and devise elegant solutions.
  • Make strategic design and user-experience decisions related to core, and new, functions and features.
  • Take a user-centered design approach and rapidly test and iterate your designs.
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders.
  • Ask smart questions, take risks and champion new ideas.

Skills & Requirements:

  • Three or more years of UX design experience. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience designing complex solutions for complete digital environments.
  • Expertise in standard UX software such as Sketch, OmniGraffle, Axure, InVision, UXPin, Balsamiq, Framer, and the like is a must. Basic HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript skills are a plus.
  • Ability to work with clients to understand detailed requirements and design complete user experiences that meet client needs and vision.
  • Extensive experience in using UX design best practices to design solutions, and a deep understanding of mobile-first and responsive design.
  • A solid grasp of user-centered design (UCD), planning and conducting user research, user testing, A/B testing, rapid prototyping, heuristic analysis, usability and accessibility concerns.
  • Ability to iterate designs and solutions efficiently and intelligently.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate design processes, ideas, and solutions to teams and clients.
  • A clear understanding of the importance of user-centered design and design thinking.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting including synthesizing abstract ideas into concrete design implications.
  • Be excited about collaborating and communicating closely with teams and other stakeholders via a distributed model, to regularly deliver design solutions for approval.
  • Be passionate about resolving user pain points through great design.
  • Be open to receiving feedback and constructive criticism.
  • Be passionate about all things UX and other areas of design and innovation. Research and showcase knowledge in the industry’s latest trends and technologies.

*Candidates willing to re-locate to Malaysia will be considered.