Job Opportunity: Information Architect - WA, USA

19 Dec 2005 - 5:18pm
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Anthony Colfelt
2005

Information Architect

The Opportunity
The Information Architect is a key member of the Creative Services team,
which designs applications and promotions of all sizes for the
rapidly-evolving Classmates.com. From refining small site components to
completely re-architecting Classmates.com fundamental structure, the
Information Architect is an influential member of the team that shapes how
members interact with one of the Internet's pioneering social software
websites. Be the person responsible for championing user research, defining
user requirements, designing interaction flow, liaising with developers and
scripting usability testing to create easy to use and engaging user
experiences, while supporting Classmates.com's overarching goals. Join a
team of dedicated and enthusiastic designers, information architects and
writers who are excited to make a difference at Classmates.com.

The Job Requirements
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of web experience,
including 3 to 5 years in the field as an Information Architect.
• In-depth knowledge and experience of human factors, heuristics, HCI and
user interface design principles for interactive media
• User-focused interaction design skills
• Skilled at finding and solving usability issues through expert
evaluation and user testing
• Understanding of the key issues of designing interactions for
sales-driven web sites
• Familiarity with a range of appropriate software tools such as
Photoshop, Flash, HTML, Visio and PowerPoint
• Familiarity with creating IA deliverables such as flow diagrams, site
maps, wireframes and functional specification documents
• Work within a team environment
• Strong writing skills for creating user interface specifications
• Strong grounding in technology issues, especially relational databases
• Bachelors Degree

About Classmates.com
Classmates Online, Inc., founded in 1995 and based in Renton, WA, is a
leader in online community-based networking. The company operates
Classmates.com (www.classmates.com), connecting millions of members
throughout the U.S. and Canada with friends and acquaintances from school,
work and the military. Its Classmates International subsidiary also operates
leading community-based networking sites in Sweden, through Klasstraffen
Sweden AB (www.klasstraffen.com), and in Germany, through StayFriends GmbH (
www.stayfriends.de). Classmates Online is a wholly owned subsidiary of
United Online, Inc. (Nasdaq: UNTD). For more information about United Online
and its Internet subscription services, please visit www.untd.com.

How to Apply
If you have the applicable skills, please email a cover letter and resume,
including references to jobs at classmates.com or fax to (425) 917-5001.
Please type position title in subject field of email. Corporate headquarters
is in Renton, Washington.

Classmates is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Anthony Colfelt

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