JOB: Information Architect - Contract-to-Hire - San Francisco

24 May 2007 - 5:25pm
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Brooke Mackay

Information Architect
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We are looking for a talented information architect to work at a
well-known financial services firm in San Francisco. Our ideal candidate
has a strong knowledge of information architecture and interface design
processes and methodology as well as the issues particular to
e-commerce. This is a contract to hire position.

The information architect will manage and improve the customer
experience for our clients' e-commerce and transactional websites, act
as a key player in the strategic design process and contribute to the
definition of user requirements on all design projects.

Please note: only local candidates will be considered for this
opportunity. Relocation assistance is NOT provided.

* Collaborate with program, product, and project managers and as well as
senior level strategists to define and prioritize new projects that will
yield the biggest benefits to customers
* Work with internal project teams to ensure that an explicit customer
focus is maintained through project execution
* Develop scenarios, navigational structures, sitemaps, user flows,
functional templates and prototypes that result in website and
applications enhancements that address high priority business
challenges, and reinforce position as the number one rated financial
services website
* Gather requirements to determine target audience and objectives;
analyze user and business needs; and set scope and interface strategies
* Manage third party vendors and contract staff on a per project basis

* Bachelor's degree in HCI or equivalent experience with user centered
design methods including task analysis and user scenarios
* 5-7 years of experience with interactive product development, design
planning, and/or strategic consulting
* Current skills working in Visio/OmniGraffle, Photoshop/Fireworks,
* Excellent leadership, communication, problem solving, facilitation,
presentation and engagement management skills
* Strong interpersonal skills and cross functional team experience
* Must understand the subjective nature of decision-making with internal
* Ability to share design examples including but not limited to:
sitemaps, task flows, detailed wireframes, interaction flows, mockups,
* Understanding of HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript, Flash
* Experience with CMS
* Banking or financial services background preferred

To apply, please send resume (.pdf, .doc or .txt only) and a brief email
including samples and/or URL and contact information to:
applyba at <mailto:apply at>

Subject line: Information Architect 1838

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