[JOB] - Sr. User Experience Design Consultant - Dublin, Ireland - iQ Content - Full Time

21 Jan 2008 - 4:39am
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John Wood
2005

iQ Content (www.iqcontent.com) is a user experience design consultancy
based in Dublin, Ireland. We help smart organisations design and build
websites and web applications that are better for their users and
better for their businesses. We have an opportunity for a senior user
experience design professional to join our growing consulting team.
Senior Analysts are responsible for researching, designing and
communicating user-centred design solutions for our clients.

RESPONSIBILITIES
As a Senior Analyst you serve as the principal user centred design
expert on a project. You will work on a variety of projects for
clients of all sizes, in the public and private sector and in many
different industries. You will work alone or as part of a small team
that may include other UxD professionals, a project manager, a graphic
designer, web developers and client stakeholders.
You will plan and conduct requirements gathering and user research
activities aimed at understanding the needs of our business clients
and their users. You are responsible for creating the architecture,
navigation, task flows, search functionality, information and
interaction design elements on a project and for communicating these
to the client and to other team members. You will provide ongoing
consultancy to clients to help them implement and evolve their user
experience strategy, including training and mentoring client staff.
In a wider context, you will contribute to sales and client
relationship management activities. You will also help define and
improve our tools and techniques and to train and mentor less
experienced colleagues.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
You will have substantial practical experience of user experience
design, preferably in a commercial environment. Experience in
consultancy is a definite advantage. You should have proven ability in
two or more of the following skill sets:
* Usability evaluation and usability testing methodologies

* Interaction design

* Information architecture

* Web analytics

* Using personas and scenarios to model user behaviours

* Designing business processes for content management

* Web accessibility

* Writing for the web and the creation of usable, persuasive content

In addition, you should have the following characteristics:
* Strong communicator. You must have the ability to articulate complex
ideas and concepts in a simple and straightforward manner, either
verbally, in writing or using designs and illustrations.

* Presenter and facilitator. Presenting ideas and running workshops
are part and parcel of what we do. You must have expertise in both.

* Consensus builder. Our clients often have diverse and conflicting
ideas and objectives. You must be able to consolidate these
requirements and build consensus through high-quality designs and
solutions.

* Delivery focused. Good solutions are useless if they are not
delivered on time. You must have a strong delivery-focused ethic and
the ability to get things done.

* Technology savvy. This is not a technical role, but you must be
comfortable talking to our clients about content management systems,
style sheets, XML and other basic aspects of web development.

ABOUT iQ CONTENT
iQ Content is a user experience design consultancy based in Dublin,
Ireland. Our client base is largely in Ireland and the UK, although we
have undertaken engagements in the United States and continental
Europe. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and on being a
great place to work. iQ Content is dedicated to building a smart,
motivated team and a great working environment. We try to provide our
people with every opportunity to learn and to grow in their roles.
Every member of the team has the opportunity to contribute to the
growth and culture of the company in a real way, and to help build
what we consider to be one of the best little companies in Ireland (or
anywhere else).

HOW TO APPLY
If you are interested in applying for this role, email your resume or
CV to john.wood at iqcontent.com with the subject line "Senior Analyst
application". Applicants should be eligible to work in the EU.

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