Job :: Snr. Information Architect at Fry, Inc.

27 Jun 2008 - 11:20am
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Fry, Inc. (www.fry.com) helps retailers and consumer goods manufacturers
optimize their direct-channel businesses by identifying market
opportunities and providing multi-channel solutions. From strategy and
marketing through design, development, managed services and fulfillment,
Fry provides both the strategic expertise and technical solutions that
yield real business results for clients such as Ann Taylor, Brookstone,
Crate and Barrel, Eddie Bauer, Godiva Chocolatier, Meijer, The Swiss
Colony and Whirlpool. One of the industry’s leading e-commerce solutions,
Open Commerce Platform™, was developed by Fry. With offices in Ann Arbor,
Chicago, New York and San Francisco, Fry is a privately held company that
has been designing and developing e-commerce applications since 1994.

We are currently looking for an experienced user experience professional
with experience designing complex, transactional-based (preferably retail,
e-comm) websites. Full description below. Please visit us at www.fry.com
to apply online.

Position Title: Senior Information Architect
Department: User Experience Group
Reports to: Manager of User Experience Group

SUMMARY
Senior Information Architects help create innovative, usable Web solutions
for our clients. Our Senior
Information Architects work together with our clients to understand their
business models, channel efforts,
and goals as well as to define strategies and approaches for reaching
them. They then work with the
design and technical teams to create Web sites that will communicate
effectively with and be usable for
their target customers.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
• Participates in sales efforts
• Works with clients to understand their business models and goals and
leads defining business
requirements, content, and features
• Participates in and/or leads consulting engagements
• Conducts multiple methods of primary and secondary research including
interviews with key
stakeholders, observation, surveys, market research, etc.
• Analyzes customer segments and their information and functional needs in
order to create
personas
• Researches and analyzes industry trends and competitive information
• Collaborates with project teams to: define strategy as well as site
architecture and navigation,
map out user flow and experience and define high-level interaction
• Authors pieces of various strategy documents, analyses, and user guides
• Participates in client training
• Conducts ongoing usability testing and assessment
• Defines metrics for assessing success
• Acts as customer advocate
• Participate in ongoing special projects such as white paper development,
up-to-speeds, etc.
• Acts as mentor for Information Architects

REQUIREMENTS
• Minimum 4 years directly related information design and strategy experience
• Degree work in human factors, HCI, information design, industrial
design, or related area strongly
preferred
• Strong knowledge of site design and usability principles, issues, and
techniques
• Previous experience designing complex web sites
• Ability to analyze customer needs and define strategies for meeting them
• Ability to organize large bodies of information
• Ability to work with design team in a collaborative, dynamic environment
• Professional customer-relation skills and commitment to customer service
• Excellent written (i.e., writing, editing, and proofing) and oral
communication skills
• Proficiency with VISIO and MS Office suite
• Strong client education skills
• Team-building skills

ATTRIBUTES
• Collaborative
• Commitment to learning
• Accountable for your actions
• Strong problem solving skills and detail-oriented to the core
• Positive and constructive
• Sense of humor

The preceding job description documents the general nature and level of
work but is not intended to
be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties, and responsibilities
required of employees in the
position. Consequently, employees may be asked to perform other job duties
as required.

Comments

27 Jun 2008 - 3:36pm
lists at prince...
2006

To clarify, these positions are full-time and available in NYC, Chicago,
SF, and Ann Arbor.

> Fry, Inc. (www.fry.com) helps retailers and consumer goods manufacturers
> optimize their direct-channel businesses by identifying market
> opportunities and providing multi-channel solutions. From strategy and
> marketing through design, development, managed services and fulfillment,
> Fry provides both the strategic expertise and technical solutions that
> yield real business results for clients such as Ann Taylor, Brookstone,
> Crate and Barrel, Eddie Bauer, Godiva Chocolatier, Meijer, The Swiss
> Colony and Whirlpool. One of the industry’s leading e-commerce solutions,
> Open Commerce Platform™, was developed by Fry. With offices in Ann Arbor,
> Chicago, New York and San Francisco, Fry is a privately held company that
> has been designing and developing e-commerce applications since 1994.
>
> We are currently looking for an experienced user experience professional
> with experience designing complex, transactional-based (preferably retail,
> e-comm) websites. Full description below. Please visit us at www.fry.com
> to apply online.
>
> Position Title: Senior Information Architect
> Department: User Experience Group
> Reports to: Manager of User Experience Group
>
> SUMMARY
> Senior Information Architects help create innovative, usable Web solutions
> for our clients. Our Senior
> Information Architects work together with our clients to understand their
> business models, channel efforts,
> and goals as well as to define strategies and approaches for reaching
> them. They then work with the
> design and technical teams to create Web sites that will communicate
> effectively with and be usable for
> their target customers.
>
> ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
> • Participates in sales efforts
> • Works with clients to understand their business models and goals and
> leads defining business
> requirements, content, and features
> • Participates in and/or leads consulting engagements
> • Conducts multiple methods of primary and secondary research including
> interviews with key
> stakeholders, observation, surveys, market research, etc.
> • Analyzes customer segments and their information and functional needs in
> order to create
> personas
> • Researches and analyzes industry trends and competitive information
> • Collaborates with project teams to: define strategy as well as site
> architecture and navigation,
> map out user flow and experience and define high-level interaction
> • Authors pieces of various strategy documents, analyses, and user guides
> • Participates in client training
> • Conducts ongoing usability testing and assessment
> • Defines metrics for assessing success
> • Acts as customer advocate
> • Participate in ongoing special projects such as white paper development,
> up-to-speeds, etc.
> • Acts as mentor for Information Architects
>
> REQUIREMENTS
> • Minimum 4 years directly related information design and strategy
> experience
> • Degree work in human factors, HCI, information design, industrial
> design, or related area strongly
> preferred
> • Strong knowledge of site design and usability principles, issues, and
> techniques
> • Previous experience designing complex web sites
> • Ability to analyze customer needs and define strategies for meeting them
> • Ability to organize large bodies of information
> • Ability to work with design team in a collaborative, dynamic environment
> • Professional customer-relation skills and commitment to customer service
> • Excellent written (i.e., writing, editing, and proofing) and oral
> communication skills
> • Proficiency with VISIO and MS Office suite
> • Strong client education skills
> • Team-building skills
>
> ATTRIBUTES
> • Collaborative
> • Commitment to learning
> • Accountable for your actions
> • Strong problem solving skills and detail-oriented to the core
> • Positive and constructive
> • Sense of humor
>
> The preceding job description documents the general nature and level of
> work but is not intended to
> be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties, and responsibilities
> required of employees in the
> position. Consequently, employees may be asked to perform other job duties
> as required.
>
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