JOB: Interaction Designer: SF: Brook Vanderford: Contract

25 Aug 2008 - 4:22pm
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Shannon Caddigan

*Title: Senior Interaction Designer - Contract*
*Location: SF Bay Area - 30 minutes from SF
Duration: 3 months or more, 40 hours per week
Contract Rate: Flexible / DOE
A progressive, fast-paced mobile-technology startup is searching for a
contract Senior Interaction Designer to serve as a user-experience lead
for assigned projects and contribute to the company's core product
design definition. The ideal candidate is a self-guided, creative
professional with strong exposure to user-centered design methodology
who has worked in a startup environment with similar websites and/or
services. This role requires seven years of experience designing
consumer Web-based products or applications. Some experience with
financial services and Visio and/or familiarity with mobile applications
is a big plus. This hands-on role offers an opportunity to have a real
impact on a dynamic website and its progressive, exciting mobile technology.

** Apply user-centered design methodologies to create high-quality
interactive experiences that drive consumer engagement, adoption and usage
* Specify user needs by gathering primary and secondary research (market
and competitive research, site metrics, voice-of-the-customer, industry
trends and user-experience best practices)
* Work closely with the product-development team to synthesize business
* Create information architecture and interaction design documents,
including site maps, concept diagrams, user profiles, user scenarios,
wireframes, task flows and template guidelines
* Conduct usability testing to validate Web and mobile-design solutions;
apply research findings
* Mentor team members; educate the project team on user-experience best

** Five to seven years of experience designing consumer Web-based
products or applications
* Background of working in a startup and with similar sites and/or services
* Experience in financial services and mobile technology
* Proven background using Web-analytics data to inform design decisions
and measure design impacts of user behavior
* Direct experience with usability testing (e.g., observation and
analysis, test-script creation, moderating)
* Applied knowledge of user-centered design principles and
interaction-design best practices and standards
* Deep experience working with product-development teams and
understanding and translating business requirements
* Ability to ask appropriate questions and persuasively convey design
solutions to a broad range of stakeholders (marketing, product
management, business development, engineering, executive management and
* Facility in leading design of complex transactional interfaces
* Demonstrated ability to develop big ideas and execute flawlessly
against them in a highly collaborative environment
* Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and meet aggressive
* A portfolio of design documentation

If you feel that you are qualified for this position, please email me a
Word doc or PDF version of your resume and link to your portfolio.
Candidates must provide a portfolio, including examples of interactive
and application work and must be authorized to work in the United States
on a full-time basis for any employer.

Please note:
* Resumes submitted without a portfolio will not be reviewed.
* Not all resumes will receive a response.

Brook Vanderford
Talent Scout
Email: brook at <mailto:brook at>

*If you know of someone who you would like to refer for this position,
please have him or her email me directly and mention your name. If you
would like to refer someone confidentially, please mention this in your
email. I can pay a $1,000 - 3,000 referral fee for each hired candidate.*

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