JOB: NY, NY, Sr. Information Architect, Makeover Solutions (Contract)

10 Nov 2008 - 1:08am
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Mina
2008

Job Description:
Makeover Solutions, one of the leading consumer beauty Internet sites, is seeking an Information Architect to participate in the re-branding and re-design of our site and online applications. We have a position for a candidate that has experience in content-rich sites and transactional online experiences. The successful candidate will be responsible for re-structuring existing application features and functionality, working with a team on new functionality, innovating web 2.0 interaction design, involved in usability testing and site optimization.

Company Overview:
Makeover Solutions, Inc. is a digital, web-based business focused on the women's beauty and health care sector offering a rich and highly interactive site experience centered around women "try on" of cosmetic products, hair do's and accessories. In addition, the site offers a wide array of editorial and community tools that engage women in conversation, permit rating of each other's new look and tracking relevant editorial content that makes for a positive and engaging community experience.

Following are the job's responsibilities required:
Developing thorough, realistic plans that support site objectivesWork with the internal team to understand our business models and goals and help define site strategy, content, and features for design of the siteAnalyze audiences and their information and functional needsDefine site architecture and navigation that serves as a blueprint of the site upon which all other aspects are builtCreate wireframes, site maps, schematics, process maps, feature lists, working prototypes and other artifacts to describe the intended user experienceOnce user experience is agreed upon, create use cases and business rules documentation

Experience:
3-5 years of IA/Human Factors work experienceLeading the User Experience for online transactional and content rich sites and preferably consumer-focused brandsExperience working on large, complex transactional sites and/or online applicationsExperience observing user research and translating user research into design decisions
Skills:
Strong knowledge of site design; mastery in principles of Web design (HCI, HTML, CSS)Strong knowledge of user interface design processes and methodologyWorking knowledge of User Centered Design Principles and PracticesExceptional communication skillsGood leadership and interpersonal skillsDetail-orientedComfortable in a fast-pace environmentKnowledge of architecture-related software (Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks, Visio, OmniGraffle, Acrobat, Fireworks, MS Office, Dreamweaver, Flash)
Interested parties should send resume, website, etc. to Mina Pontarelli, Director of Content and Experience.
Email address is mina at makeoversolutions.com

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