[JOB] 2 User Experience openings in NYC

14 Mar 2006 - 12:22pm
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Jennifer Bove
2006

Hi all -

Schematic is looking for a Senior User Experience Designer and a
Senior Client-Side Engineer.
Specifics below. Please contact Jane Wells at jwells at schematic.com if
you're interested...

Senior User Experience Designer

Schematic, one of the nation’s leading interactive agencies, is
seeking a Senior Information Architect/Interaction Designer to join
their New York office. Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in
New York and Atlanta, we provide award-winning user interface design
and technology solutions for the Web, advanced devices and
television. Schematic develops across a wide array of platforms
including set-top boxes, game consoles, mobile devices, and the
Internet. We have recently developed projects with ABC News, Comcast,
CNN, Fox, Hitachi, Microsoft, and MTV.

You will work within a team-oriented environment, creating conceptual
frameworks and documentation designed to aid in the development of
user-centered design and technology solutions. This role is for a
seasoned information architect and designer (specifically with
experience in Flash sites/applications), with a strong personal
vision for how technology and design can be mobilized to create
usable, extensible, accessible and gratifying user experiences, both
within traditional Web development, as well as on emerging platforms,
such as iTV and mobile networks.

Responsibilities

- Define functionality, content, navigation, and interaction models
through wireframes, site-maps, process flowcharts, content matrices,
page description diagrams and other documentation

- Present IA/ID deliverables and recommendations to clients, and lead
related meetings

- Contribute to the accurate definition of project scope and phasing

- Participate in business development and project planning (e.g.
putting together and participating in presentations, scoping,
resource planning, etc.)

- Create user personae and use-case scenarios

- Contribute to the development of content/data models, nomenclature
and taxonomies

- Apply an understanding of how IA/ID concerns and requirements
differ from platform to platform (e.g. between the Web, TV, and mobile)

- Research latest tools, methodologies, practices and trends that
relate to the field (e.g. Web 2.0, rich-media applications, etc.)

- Generate reusable design patterns and document templates

- Facilitate and anticipate the application of Web standards and
client-side coding best-practices to interfaces vis-a-vis design and
accessibility concerns

- Help identify which client and server-side technologies are
appropriate for given projects

- Manage deliverable documents, utilizing version and source control

- Mentor and train staff

- Contribute to the overall strategic direction and vision of
projects, making positive contributions in a tightly-knit,
multidisciplinary team environment

Qualifications

- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Graphic or Industrial Design,
Computer Science, HCI, Fine Arts, Architecture, Library Sciences or
related areas; or equivalent experience

- 5+ years experience as a key member of a multidisciplinary
interactive design and development team, overseeing multiple projects
from conception through completion

- Must be able to communicate complex ideas clearly to a variety of
audiences, with varying degrees of technical sophistication; must be
able to apply these communication skills to build consensus

- Must demonstrate a capacity for strategic, conceptual and
associative thinking, and the ability to translate this thinking into
useful conceptual designs and supporting documentation

- Experience working with and designing for Content Management Systems

- Must have a strong understanding of established Interactive
technologies, and curiosity about emerging ones

- Must be self-confident enough to ask questions when you don’t know
the answer, as well as generous enough to make yourself open to those
who ask you for help

How to Apply

Applicants should email their resume to jwells at schematic.com. Please
include a cover letter outlining your skills and experience. Be sure
to put "NY Information Architect" in the subject line of your email.
This position is full-time/permanent, on-site in our West Village
office.

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Senior Client-Side Engineer

Is AJAX more than just a cleaning product to you? Did the most recent
release of sIFR bring joy to your heart? Schematic, one of the
nation's largest interactive client services agencies is seeking a
full-time senior client-side engineer to work on a variety of high-
profile Web sites and rich media applications.

Candidates should be able to hand-code standards-compliant XHTML and
CSS; have a thorough understanding of DOM-based scripting; possess a
keen eye for IA, design, and usability; and be able to work in a
collaborative environment with UI and interaction designers.
Preference will be given to applicants with experience overseeing and/
or mentoring other developers.

Pluses for the position include: Flash and ActionScript (including
Flash/JavaScript communication); QuickTime and Windows Media
scripting and streaming; and server-side scripting (including PHP,
XML, XSLT, Java, and Ruby).

How to Apply

Applicants should email their resume to jwells at schematic.com. Please
include a cover letter outlining your skills and experience. This
position is full-time/permanent, on-site in our West Village office.

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