Job - Information Architect, Charlotte NC, EPRI Full-time

20 Apr 2009 - 2:46pm
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Tim Baldwin


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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is looking for a
Information Architect and Interaction Designer. The ideal candidate
will be comfortable working closely with stakeholders and team
members to envision, design and plan the execution of new sites and
site features. You will have balanced Interaction Design (IA and UI)
skills alongside a background in programming or web design and an
understanding of how all disciplines must exist together to create
great experiences.

Job Summary:

Participate in new project concept development with business

Participate in team discussions on functional requirements, content
organization process flow, and UI specifications

Author use cases, scenarios, flow charts, Wireframes and other
artifacts to communicate the user experience

Work closely with development, design, and quality assurance teams to
see projects through from conception to delivery

Know when and how to take advantage of web technologies to engage and
enhance the site experience

Be highly motivated and passionate to stay abreast of new and
emerging technologies

Job Requirements:

Work effectively with marketing, development, quality assurance and
other creative/production team members

Help meet with internal and external stakeholders to gather business
requirements and define business objectives

Document information architecture and interaction design by
developing site maps, wire frames, scenarios, process flows, and
other communication tools

Work with web designers to ensure the graphic design is consistent
with the UI requirements and usability best practices

Coordinate with product managers and engineering to ensure sitemap,
flow diagrams and Wireframes are properly translated to the live

Assist in planning and conducting user research in the form of
contextual inquiry, usability testing, and cognitive walkthroughs

Able to successfully juggle multiple projects and responsibilities
and adjust priorities on the fly.

Required Skills and Experience:

BA/BS or equivalent experience
3+ years professional experience as an information architect or
interaction designer in a team based environment

1-2 years professional background in programming or web design

A good understanding of user-centered and activity design principles.
Must be able to demonstrate an understanding of interaction design
process and skills.

Ability to provide interaction-design and usability insights across a
variety of high-profile projects

Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. Must
be a team player and detail oriented, able to work independently
(manage own work effectively, show initiative, able to focus and
prioritize) but seek assistance readily when needed.

Good understanding of portal technology and knowledge of W3C
standards, Cascading Style Sheets, Browser/Platform issues,
navigation / usability architecture and search engine optimization

Comfortable with Viso as a wireframing tool
Familiar with UML
Experience architecting in a SharePoint environment a plus
Experience with BEA middle ware and portal products a plus

All candidates must be able to provide work samples of information
architecture and/or interaction design deliverables.

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