JOB: NYC: temp to perm SENIOR IA with e-commerce bkgd or detailed wires, for *fun* boutique agency. UX Recruiter (JWG)

15 Feb 2009 - 11:12pm
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Joanne Weaver

Hope y'all had fun in Vancouver, those that went!

This job's a fun one and a great opportunity for a client-facing Sr IA to
make a splash in a smallish (30-40 person) pond and be a key, client-facing
member of their spirited team. They've got a dog, a foosball table, a Wii, a
penchant for office pranks, and an obvious respect for each other and
enjoyment for what they do.

If I have you on my "books" already and you are interested, please know that
I haven't forgotten you---and help me out by raising your hand!

And if we haven't met yet, please do reach out and say hi.



Temp-to-perm----for boutique interactive agency in Flatiron District



A boutique, premiere interactive strategy, design, and development agency
with particular capabilities in e-commerce, transactional websites, and
large site builds seeks a temp to perm Senior Information Architect to join
their team immediately and help grow their team + capabilities. Clients
include high-profile names in the consumer packaged goods, financial,
educational, nonprofit, travel, retail worlds and beyond.

The Job Description:

We are looking for a Senior Information Architect with a very, very keen eye
for detail, and the experience in working with ecommerce + retail sites,
large website build projects with lifecycles in the 6-12+ months range, and
the ability to create elegantly-constructed + highly detailed, annotated
wireframes (ie, able to depict what pops up on a rollover, right there on
the wire).

This is someone who thinks strategically and creatively, and who can focus
on all project phases from initial research through launch.

The perfect candidate will ever be attuned to strategy, best UX practices,
and ensuring the clients' and users' needs, while able to be highly
tactical, hands-on, and able to work with very little supervision and ramp
up time, and be able to walk in and "own it" themselves, earn the trust of
the client and the rest of the team, and leave any ego at the door.

The Role:

. Focus on understanding the user goals of a project, creating the success
metrics to go with them, and seeing them through all phases of the project,
often in a very hands-on capacity

. Work with clients to determine goals and present them with winning user
experience concepts

. Infuse our concepts, wireframes and designs with usability and interaction
best practices

. When necessary, be able to lead small UX teams in translating business
problems into user-focused solutions

. Partner with each department to champion and guide UX ideals

. Possess an eye for aesthetics and understand best design practices

The Background:

. 5-7+ years in IA or design roles with a user-oriented focus - must have UX
documentation to show (wireframes, sitemaps, personas, etc)

. Possessing a strong portfolio, including ecommerce and UI-focused
projects, and can talk to your involvement on each

. A team thinker who can work independently and collaboratively

. Self-motivated, wickedly creative, a good communicator with feverish
attention to detail

. The kind of person who gauges CVS against Duane Reade by which one has a
single snake checkout queue and not a line behind each register

This is a temp-to-perm, on-site position at an award-winning company with a
passion for smart design and fulfilling user experiences. We are located in
the Flatiron district of Manhattan, in a bright, cheerful office complete
with game room and dog.

Please email resume + $ requirements + availability to:

joanne at

$500-1000 referral bonus eligibility offered! Please share with your trusted

Yours in usability,


Joanne Weaver


The Joanne Weaver Group

UX + Creative Talent Acquisition

+1 917 623 9369

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