JOB: Sr. UX Strategist (multiple openings) - Houston, TX - Contract and/or Full Time

10 Feb 2010 - 4:52pm
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Zach_at_Paladin
2010

User Experience (UX) Strategist

The User Experience (UX) Strategist will be responsible for
collaborating with other UX team members and the Creative and
Technology teams to define the overall User Experience for a given
project. The UX Strategist will work to understand user goals,
business goals, technology parameters and design constraints to
create a user experience that will deliver success. Deliverables
include Requirements Specifications, Site Maps, Task Flows,
Wireframes, UX Strategy Reports, Card Sort Plan/Analysis, Content
Strategy, Site Audits, User Testing Scripts/Analysis, Heuristic
Analysis, Personas, and Interactive Prototypes. The candidate should
have experience in designing the user experience for B2B and/or B2C
dot com sites.

Role/responsibility:
- Design and evaluate visual human interfaces utilizing user-centered
design principles
- Work with other UX Strategists to design usable and memorable
interactive experiences
- Specify, Gather, Analyze, and interpret information that links an
organization with its market environment
- Conduct both primary and secondary research using qualitative and
quantitative methods including surveys, interviews, focus groups,
usability testing, card-sorting, and observational studies
- Create artifacts, plan logistics, facilitate, conduct analysis, and
author reports for large-scale, international usability studies
- Analyze target markets and audience, conduct competitive
intelligence, analyze current industry trends, and extrapolate data
for trend analysis
- Communicate experience strategy through visually impressive and
detailed site maps, wireframes, task flow diagrams, and other
documentation
- Design for accessible, search engine optimized (SEO), and mobile
experiences
- Create and optimize experiences for landing pages and micro-sites
to support interactive marketing and Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
campaigns

Software/Technologies:
- Morae & UserVue for F2F and Remote Usability Testing
- Axure & Visio for Static and Interactive Wireframing and
Prototyping
- MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Project for Analysis, Charting, and
Reporting
- Adobe Photoshop & Screen Capture software
- Familiarity with front-end technologies such as Flash, FLEX,
JQuery, AJAX, and XML
- Familiarity with Content Management Systems (CMS) such as MOSS,
Expression Engine, Interwoven, Broadvision, Alfresco, and Plone

Requirements:
BS/BA/MS in Graphic Design, Marketing, Human-Computer Interaction, or
Human Factors or equivalent work experience; 2-4 years of experience
of strong interaction design for the web; solid understanding of User
Centered Design principles; ability to provide portfolio examples of
relevant visual and interaction design work; ability to collaborate
with a talented creative team and Web Development team and
handle/incorporate constructive feedback; and must have a working
knowledge of UX design and research software.

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