JOB: User Experience Designer/Information Architect: Philadelphia, PA: Recruiter: On-going Contract

20 Dec 2007 - 10:14am
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Megan Rye
2007

MissionStaff's Philadelphia client is looking for add two senior level
Information Architects/User Experience Designers to their team. The
Information Architect will be part of our client's Internet online group
responsible for converging customers' needs and business goals into
great experiences delivered through their public-facing website. The IA
will work with the Information Architecture and Usability team to create
innovative design solutions with proven techniques, build the
information architecture practice internally and lead the design of
great customer experiences.

Experience and Qualifications:

* Ability to translate business goals into UI requirements;
understanding of business strategy and values, good grasp of metrics
associated with UI performance, ability to extract relevant information
from stakeholders, competence communicating with a multi-disciplinary
team and leadership to drive the project vision to the extended team
throughout the design process
* Ability to translate user data into actionable information;
experience with user research methods used to gather qualitative and
quantitative data: contextual inquiry, market segmentation analysis,
persona development, usage log analysis, scenario development and task
analysis, etc and practice in evaluating features and requirements on a
value basis using user research as underlying reasoning
* Ability to design and communicate information architecture
decisions; talent to converge business goals and user needs into a
conceptual framework that defines the user experience and convey its
structure and behavior through context-relevant software-agnostic
deliverables
* Ability to test and iterate design solutions; experience
planning, conducting, analyzing and reporting formal and informal
end-user testing, utilizing prototypes (rough drafts and sketches, paper
prototypes, working prototypes) and live versions
* Passion for the information architecture practice; knowledge and
commitment to tutor other team members, interest in exploring new
directions for information architecture (Enterprise IA, Folksonomies,
Rich Apps, etc) and involvement and contribution to the information
architecture community
* Experience handling non-design issues; ability to delegate
tasks, manage time and deadlines, resolve everyday problems (deliverable
exchange, formats, fonts, printing) and wisdom to ask for help when
needed
* Creativity and resourcefulness; ability to self-motivate and
remain enthusiastic in face of adversity, constant pursual of better
methods and processes, and persistence in growing and improving oneself
* 5+ years experience leading the IA/UX component of at least 3
large-scale web projects, degree in a related field, such as HCI,
business, design, library or cognitive science

For more information and to apply, send resume to:

Meg Metz | mmetz at missionstaff.com | (215) 545-1600 |
www.missionstaff.com <http://www.missionstaff.com/>

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