Job-Job Number 7508-User Experience/User Interface Professional-6 months contract-Alpharetta, GA-Recruiter

28 May 2008 - 3:27pm
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Greg Hester
2008

Comsys, a leading IT consulting services organization, has an
immediately available 6+ month contract opening in Alpharetta, GA, for a
User Experience/User Interface professional.

25% domestic travel is required for this position. There will be travel
required for 1 week at a time to Seattle, Washington, California,
Chicago, etc. Must be able to travel up to 25%.

Education and Experience
o A proven track record providing a significant contribution to multiple
projects, demonstrated through a portfolio of deliverables showing:
Excellent information architecture through wireframes and process flows
Exploration of multiple solutions to a problemconsidering needs of the
user, business goals and priorities, and technical constraints.
Experience leading and being the primary point of contact on information
design projects involving one or more of these mediums: web, printed
collateral, handheld device, thin-client, or thick- client applications
o Bachelor's degree with focus in human computer interaction,
information architecture, technical communication, or equivalent degree
or work experience.
o3-5 years relevant work experience Information Architecture Skills o
Ability to distill and organize large amounts of complex information
into simple, useful, and usable designs
o Ability to apply modular and systematic approach

Responsibilities:

The Senior Technical Architect is responsible for the same activities as
the Technical Architect but has a broader scope of responsibilities and
more in-depth business and technical knowledge. Responsible for multiple
projects or large complex projects with cross functional teams and
business processes. Demonstrate expert knowledge in multiple technical
and business functional areas as well as performing a larger leadership
role in the organization. Apply broad in- depth business and technical
knowledge to establish technical direction and priorities. Resolve and
work on issues across multiple functional areas. Effectively monitor and
take action to ensure coordination and effectiveness of all components
and activities and decide on issues requiring escalation. Incumbents
understand the system flow for a project throughout an entire functional
area (e.g. Billing, Customer Care) not just a subsystem area.

The Human Centered Design team is a multi-disciplinary group of
usability specialists, information architects, designers, and front-end
technologistsall of whom focus primarily on the end user experience.
This team works across various areas including stores, call centers,
phone systems (IVR), marketing, and internal projects. We are seeking to
add an information architect to the HCD team.

The user experience professional will be responsible for performing
information architecture, usability research, and content related
activities for customer and user-facing systems and communications. This
position will be responsible for translating business objectives into
design strategies and specifications to improve the performance,
usability, and effectiveness of customer and user facing interfaces.

Skills - The person in this position must have:
Education and Experience
oA proven track record providing a significant contribution to multiple
projects, demonstrated through a portfolio of deliverables showing:
-Excellent information architecture through wireframes and process flows

Exploration of multiple solutions to a problemconsidering needs of the
user, business goals and priorities, and technical constraints.
-Experience leading and being the primary point of contact on
information design projects involving one or more of these mediums: web,
printed collateral, handheld device, thin-client, or thick-client
applications
oBachelor's degree with focus in human computer interaction, information
architecture, technical communication, or equivalent degree or work
experience.
o3-5 years relevant work experience
Information Architecture Skills
oAbility to distill and organize large amounts of complex information
into simple, useful, and usable designs
oAbility to apply modular and systematic approaches to user experience
design
oStrong understanding of IA processes and approaches
User Experience Research Skills
oExperience participating in user experience research, including one or
more of the following: developing research plans, protocols, and
participant screeners; moderating usability sessions; collecting data;
analyzing data (both quantitatively and qualitatively)
oExperience translating user research findings into design solutions
General Skills
oStrong writing, verbal and overall communication skills.
oExcellent critical thinking and complex problem solving skills
oThorough approach to all work; a willingness to go beyond minimum
requirements.
oAbility to collaborate with those in other disciplines (graphic design,
development, quality control)
oSelf-motivation, analytical ability, solution-focused creativity, and
strong organization skills.

Responsibilities - The person in this position will be expected to:
Research and Design
-Communicate designs through wireframes and process flows
-Design navigation and interaction systems
-Design nomenclature systems
-Participate in user experience research (including but not limited to
lab usability studies, field studies, remote usability testing, concept
testing), and apply findings to design concepts
-Communicate rationale for research and design decisions
Work Process
-Maintain a commitment to project success, including meeting business
objectives and deadlines, and producing high quality work
-Analyze business requirements to define and improve applications and
business processes
-Present user research findings and designs to project stakeholders and
leadership
-Collaborate in multi-disciplinary teams, including giving and receiving
constructive critiques
-Prioritize, multi-task, and manage work to meet critical project
timelines in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment
-Estimate completion times, communicate workload, and plan accordingly
-Exhibit a desire to continue learning new technologies and
methodologies

-Familiarity with standard information architecture and usability
research software including Visio and Excel is required. Experience in
one or more of the following is beneficial: SPSS, Zoomerang, Keynote,
PowerPoint, Fireworks, and Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
Experience with video ethnography is a plus.

Deliverable portfolio is required to be considered for this position.

Qualified candidates should forward their resumes to ghester at comsys.com
for consideration.

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