job posting - User Experience Leader - Cisco - Silicon Valley

27 Jun 2006 - 11:44am
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crispin baynes


Hope you are well. I'd like to post the following job:


CONTACT: CRISPIN BAYNES cbaynes at <mailto:cbaynes at>



SALARY: Up to $175K + 30% bonus depending on experience

This is your opportunity to take the lead role and set the UX strategy of
one of the Worlds' premier technology companies.

The User Experience Architect supports both the tactical and strategic goals
of, with an emphasis on creating a superior user experience and
improving customer satisfaction. The position will play a leading role in
refining and improving the overall information architecture, usability and
visual design of the website and some customer facing applications. This
role will work directly with directors responsible for the governance and
prioritization of development on the website.

The UE Architect leads a team of UE designers that include interaction
design, visual design and usability. The architect is responsible for
directing their processes, priorities and had sign-off approval on the
designs they create. The UE Architect and UE team works with
cross-functional teams from within Company to plan, prioritize and deliver
information architecture, information design, visual design/page layouts,
tools, services and applications to better support the customer's needs.
Additionally this team works with other user experience design groups at
Company to insure a cohesive customer experience across all of Company's
services and products.

Primary responsibilities focus on advising the business owners who govern
the website on the priorities they should be addressing to improve the
customer satisfaction and business efficacy of site from a user experience
point of view. As well as educating this group on best practices around
information architecture, visual design, usability and the technologies for
building, publishing and searching the site.


* Develop and communicate user experience vision and strategy; direct
and oversee all user experience efforts for
* Understand Company's business goals and translate them into creative
solutions on the Company website
* Manage all user experience resources, including interaction design,
information architecture, usability and visual design.

* Lead interaction design work and collaborates with internal and
external design vendors (corporate identity, corporate editorial, usability
and advertising)

* Plan, prioritize, coordinate, and conduct user requirements
analysis, task analysis, conceptual modeling, information architecture
design, interaction design, and usability testing
* Perform design reviews and usability testing during various phases
of the product development process to evaluate and iterate designs
* Manage the design process, drive decisions, track issues, and assist
in estimating resource needs and schedules. Contribute to overall project
* Negotiate business, technology and user experience tradeoffs with
other discipline leads.
* Work closely with project management, development, web marketing and
the business units to ensure project's business, quality, cost, and schedule
goals are met


* At least seven years UE design experience
* Strong knowledge of user interface design processes and methodology,
including User Centered Design, Ethnographic Research, Iterative Design and
Visual Communication Design
* Strong project and people management skills. Must be able to
function as a project leader as well as an individual contributor
* Proven team-building skills
* Experience in gathering and documenting business, functional and
interaction requirements
* Excellent interpersonal skills; able to work with all levels in the
* Strong leadership skills including strong strategic skills
* Strong negotiation skills
* Excellent meeting facilitation & small group presentation skill
* Strong project management skills - work plans, issues, lists,
planning and prioritizing
* Broad knowledge and advanced skills in visual design, information
architecture, usability evaluation, and appropriate technologies

Please direct all enquiries to Crispin Baynes and cbaynes at
<mailto:cbaynes at> or call + 1 212 444 2417

Crispin Baynes

Director, Business Development

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27 Jun 2006 - 11:48am

> SALARY: Up to $175K + 30% bonus depending on experience
> This is your opportunity to take the lead role and set the UX strategy of
> one of the Worlds' premier technology companies.

I don't move a finger for less than $300k for month..


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