JOB: Sydney Australia : User Experience Designer

28 May 2008 - 11:28am
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Jay Rogers

Hello IxDA-ers.  We're looking for a person of excellence to lead our UI efforts at our Sydney development office.  I just went down there for the first time in April, and it's a pretty groovy place.
cross posting to agileusability and experiencedesign, sorry for dupes.
Here's the facts about the position:
Vignette Corporation is looking for talented interaction designers to joing a growing User Experience team.  We're taking our user centered design practice to the next level, and our ultimate goal is to build a new breed of enterprise software by focusing on unrelenting quality, world-class user experiences, and rigorous usability testing.   We're building rich internet applications using the best emerging technologies to power compelling and engaging software.
User Experience team members are responsible for primary and secondary user research, and work closely with Product Management to turn feature requirements into scenarios which dovetail with user mental models and goals. Heavy focus on conceptualizing, wireframing, and prototyping application flow and behavior.  The team works immersively with the development teams in the realization of the design and are involved in validation and testing with users at all stages of the development lifecycle.
Vignette's suite of products power some of the largest websites and intranets in the world, and the UE team interviews  and interacts with users from Fortune 500 companies across the globe as part of our focus on users and usability.  This is a great opportunity for a designer who is user-focused and wishes to hone his or her craft by direct contact with users and immediate validation of design decisions.
Resolve product requirements and user data into software interface designs that feature elegance, simplicity, and ease of use.
Conduct user and domain research into user patterns, tasks and mental models with a focus on the relationship between people, products, and contexts
Evangelize User-Centered Design concepts and be an agent of change in promoting a culture of quality  
Research &  recommend new techniques in user interface design 

Initiate and nurture relationships with customers and users for concept validation, focus groups, and usability testing
Design & Prototyping technologies including: Pencil & Paper, Visio / Illustrator / Photoshop, and at least one interactive prototyping medium such as HTML, Flash,  Axure, etc. 
Some CSS/Javascript knowledge a plus 
Solid background in visual design and understanding of information design principles 
Experience with designing, conducting, and evaluating usability tests is a plus
Experience in ethnographic research and interviewing
Proven ability to visualize and simplify complex systems
Listening skills
Collaborative Team skills
  Accomplished visual communicator, writer, and user experience advocate

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