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Friday, July 29, 2011

Ameriprise - Web Design Specialist

About Ameriprise

You give more, you want more

You've worked hard and now you're looking for a career that's as rewarding as it is challenging. Ameriprise Financial is a great place to find just that. With our corporate headquarters in Minneapolis and offices nationwide, we're America's largest financial planning company¹ yet we're also a supportive nationwide family of financial professionals. We're proud to be ranked as one of the "Best Places to Launch a Career" by BusinessWeek magazine.²

You provide the initiative; we provide the support to help you succeed. Thrive in our diverse and inclusive environment with award-winning training,³ career development and 360° support guided by accessible leaders. If you're talented, driven, and ready to join a team of professionals who work every day to help their clients plan for and achieve their dreams, you're ready for a career at Ameriprise Financial.

Ameriprise Financial is an equal opportunity employer.

¹ Based on the number of financial plans annually disclosed in Form ADV, Part 1A, Item 5, available at as of Dec. 31, 2008, and the number of CFP® professionals documented by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.
² BusinessWeek magazine, September 4, 2008.
³ DALBAR Financial Intermediary Post-Sale Service Award 2007.

As a member of the Experience & Delivery team, the web design specialist is responsible for designing engaging graphic and interactive elements, publishing and maintenance of content on the Ameriprise Financial advisor and employee portals, and execution of email-based communications to our internal audiences.

Responsibilities include:
- Using a content management system and HTML skills to create and maintain content on field and employee web portals, along with the following; 1. Partnering with the communications Experience team to translate business needs into engaging solutions. 2. Leveraging interactice production skills (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Photoshopt, Flash) to develop custom treatments, sections and pages.
- Performing portal admin tasks, including maintenance of site navigation, development of page templates, and management of permissioning groups.
- Preparing and conducting QA on email communications managed by Corporate Communications.

Required Qualifications
- 3+ years of web development and/or web content management experience
- Strong interactive design and development skills (HTML, Photoshop, Flash, CSS, JavaScript)
- Solid understanding of user experience/usability best practices
- Ability to rapidly master and adapt to new online systems and tools
- Self-starter with strong organizational and time management skills
- Ability to own and deliver work independently and also to work within a team on shared tasks
- Keen attention to detail
- Strong time management and organizational skills
- Ability to build relationships and communicate clearly with both business and technology partner

Preferred Qualifications
- Experience with Oracle’s UCM or other web content management systems desirable
- Prior experience with Liferay or other web portal platforms preferred
- An understanding of the financial services industry is desired but not necessary