JOB: Information Architect/UI Designer, NBC Universal - New York, NY - Full & Contract

27 Oct 2007 - 8:00am
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jon magliola
2007

JOB DESCRIPTION

NBC Universal is looking for Information Architects/UI Designers mid to
senior-level in the New York City area. Both contract and full-time
opportunities are available. Come work with us in the newly-formed UX
Design team, creating next-generation websites and webapps for NBCU's host
of high-profile brands.

Great projects, great people, great compensation. What else is there?

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The Information Architect/UI Designer is responsible for the design and
creation of wireframes, userflows, and user interface designs for our
suite of websites & online applications. The User Interface designer
develops documents and designs based on Business Requirement Documents,
Functional Specifications, input from the Product Design and Operations
staff, and other supporting documentation.

* Design and implement highly usable interfaces with the best possible
user experience, working with interaction designers, product managers,
software engineers, and project managers
* Produce high level flows and detailed prototypes and mockups to
effectively test and communicate designs
* Work with our product specialists to validate designs and iterate on
findings
* Maintain current knowledge of what's possible with the technologies
and interface standards across the broad range of platforms and
browsers we support
* Work with all product teams to create a superior end-user/customer
experience for all Blackboard product lines
* Work collaboratively with product managers to create the functional
specification document and project documentation

QUALIFICATIONS

Educational Requirements:

* BA/BS or MA/MS in related field

Required Skills & Experience:

* 3+ years experience designing highly usable, effective interfaces
for web applications
* Experience with user-centered design methodologies
* Strong information and interaction design experience
* Experience developing conceptual models, flowcharts, prototypes,
detailed UI design requirements, and interface designs
* Strong visualization and presentation skills, (Indesign,
Illustrator, Visio, PhotoShop)
* Familiarity with Flash, HTML, JavaScript, and CSS design
capabilities
* Demonstrated ability to work in a team-based development environment
* Excellent cross-team collaboration, communication, written and
organizational skills
* Portfolio of successful products and artifacts
* Ability to meet ambitious deadlines and deliver high-quality work on
schedule
* Demonstrated understanding of how implementation decisions impact
user experience in terms of browser compatibility, accessibility,
internalization and performance
* Strong skills in prototyping and current front end standards *
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously

Bonus Points for:

* Experience conducting usability testing and analysis
* Ability to design and create documentation
* Experience with Content Management systems

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit resume & online portfolio of sample IA deliverables (e.g.
site architecture maps, wireframes, user interface specifications) to Jon
Magliola at the following email address: jon.magliola [at] nbcuni.com.

IA-specific deliverable samples required for consideration.

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