JOB: Junior UX Designer / Solutions Architect : Boulder, CO : Full-Time : HiveLive

14 May 2008 - 9:10pm
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Sean Bell
2008

We are looking for a talented junior UX / IA designer to join our well
funded and quickly growing startup. Situated near the Pearl Street Mall in
Boulder, HiveLive offers a high energy work environment focused on teamwork
and collaboration. Applicants for this position should include a: link to
their online portfolio, cover letter and a resume (if this exists on your
portfolio site / linked in profile please indicate this).

This is a junior level position with the opportunity for advancement for
individuals who excel. We are willing to speak with recent graduates, as
well as applicants with more experience, with the right qualifications,
interest, and aptitude in the space.

Job Summary

The Junior Solutions Architect will iteratively specify, prototype, design
and implement UI Skins, Information Architecture and User Experience for
HiveLive customer communities based on the HiveLive LiveConnect platform.
The ideal candidate will be experienced with, and have a passion for, social
networking and interactive web communities. Key factors for success in this
position are: the ability to creatively solve customer design problems and
assimilate a variety of design challenges and tasks while ensuring deadlines
are met, the ability to self-manage and excel under tight deadlines, the
ability to communicate effectively with both internal stake holders and
clients. This position works closely with Sales Staff, Community Managers,
and Engineering to produce usable community constructs and templates that
are visually integrated with existing client brands and highly useable in
large community settings.

Duties and Responsibilities

Understand end-user requirements, and be able to translate them into highly
usable community designs, in concert with Community Managers and Sales
Executives

Focus information layout and user interface design to meet client needs

Work closely with Sales staff to determine client needs, skin demo
communities and create community architecture

Become an expert in the HiveLive platform and provide technical support for
sales demos and calls

Assist clients in creating community constructs and patterns based on best
practices

Work directly with clients and Community Managers to design and rollout new
client communities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Advanced to Expert level CSS2 - hand coding with strong knowledge of browser
compatibility issues

Ability to read and code XHTML to standards without WYSIWYG editing tool

Advanced to Expert Photoshop / Illustrator CS3 skills

Intermediate to Advanced Dreamweaver CS3 skills

Extremely comfortable in a mixed computing environments (Mac, Windows,
Linux, Unix)

Basic knowledge of human cognitive development or response (such as
psychology, education, library or information science), and good
understanding of new media technology

Knowledge of the web and its design limitations

Knowledge of information design principles

Exceptional portfolio of work that demonstrates elegant workflow solutions

Excellent analytical, oral, written, and visual communication skills

Ability to collaborate actively & effectively on multidisciplinary teams

Ability to quickly familiarize with goals and integrate style into project
identity

Passion for User Experience Design and solving large community design
problems

Ability to self-manage multiple projects and work within deadlines

Ability to generate and present creative ideas and solutions to complex
problems

Strong attention to detail

Color vision including color discrimination

Educational and Experience Requirements

Bachelors degree (BFA preferred) in interaction design, graphic design or
related field.

1 - 3 years experience in User Interface Design, Information Design and
Design for large online communities

Thanks

Sean

sean at hivelive.com

www.hivelive.com <http://www.hivelive.com/>

No phone calls please

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