Job-Usability Experience (UX) Architect-Downtown Atlanta-Contract-to-Permanent (3 months contract-to-perm)-Recruiter

28 May 2008 - 2:32pm
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Greg Hester
2008

Comsys, one of the nation's leading IT Consulting Services companies,
has an immediate opening for a Usability Experience (UX) Architect. This
is a 3 month contract to perm opportunity for our customer in downtown
Atlanta.

The UX Architect's primary responsibility will be to strategize, create
and design the user experience for our customers clients web sites and
interactive applications. This will include, but isnt limited to,
interactive features, functionalities, information presentations,
navigational structures, and data. You will work with clients to
understand their business models and goals and help define strategy,
content, and features for design of their web sites. This role also
requires the ability to work effectively with a variety of disciplines
and business groups including sales, marketing, design, and development
teams and must be adept at applying and selling UX solutions throughout
the organization. You will be responsible for strategizing, developing
and conducting user research and testing procedures including, but not
limited to, focus groups and usability tests.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Essential Functions

Design site structure, navigation, functionality and page layout within
the frameworks of high ease-of-use, good consistency and branding, and
simple feature interactions

Map project requirements into clear process flows with the ability to
propose new innovative solutions

Provide usability guidance and support during development process

Lead user-centered design and customer experience activities for both
interdisciplinary groups and clients. Educate and serve as a resource
for best practices

Perform heuristic evaluations and competitive analysis relating to site
hierarchy, flow and navigation

Analyze customer needs and define strategies for meeting them

Organize large bodies of information

Able to interface and interact with internal and external groups to
gauge requirements on various initiatives and translate into information
architecture and interaction design schematics, possibly to include the
following:

o Site maps

o Concept diagrams

o User profiles & user scenarios

o Schematics/wire-frames

o Content requirements & matrices

o Flow diagrams

Ability to work with design and technical teams in a collaborative,
dynamic environment

Strategize, develop, facilitate usability testing and other user
validation exercises

Create and maintain templates for Information Architecture deliverables

Conduct research or work on internal projects as needed

Experience

Background in human factors, HCI, information architecture, user
interface design, interaction design, industrial design or related area
strongly preferred

3 to 4 years experience designing for environments that leverage XHTML,
CSS,

JavaScript.

5+ years experience working in either an Internet consulting company or
an ebusiness/

Web communications area of a large corporation

3 to 4 years formalized client requirements gathering experience

A portfolio of existing applications or sites

Education

Bachelor's degree or Master's degree, preferably in a related discipline

Competencies

Deep knowledge of information design/architecture, user interface design
principles, and usability principles, issues and techniques

Demonstrated proficiency in common diagramming software such as
Microsoft Visio, Omnigraffle or Adobe InDesign

Excellent problem-solving, analytical and critical thinking skills

Strong human factors and usability analysis skills as well as ability to
profile user patterns for site usage

Excellent written, communication, organization, presentation and
research skills

Able to juggle several tasks and projects simultaneously without
jeopardizing deadlines

Ability to conduct usability testing, analyze results, and present to
various interdisciplinary groups is desirable but not required

Experience with one or more of the following applications and
technologies is a plus: Adobe Photoshop, Visual SourceSafe, ASP, CGI,
Java, JSP Visual Basic or PHP, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, Dreamweaver,
Plumtree or other CMS.

Familiar with Web site tracking and other analytics tools

Strong interpersonal skills and able to work well in a diverse,
multi-cultural team environment

Provide leadership for clients and colleagues in areas of expertise

Team leader, team builder and player

Strong client relationship skills

Industry involvement

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

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