JOB: Jersey City NJ: Sr IA with Financial Svc bkgd for prestigious FS consultancy: UX -recruiter (JWG)

16 Aug 2008 - 2:41pm
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Joanne Weaver

Hello my dear IxDAers!

Calling all financial services-savvy UX folks! (or if you know someone great
for this role, please do pass it on; referral bonus offered, as always!)

This fulltime role is at a very well-known financial services consulting
company. Bonus program is insanely good and is 100% employee performance
based, and the office is a shake of a lamb's tail across the street from the
PATH train station---easy to get to.

The Role:

Sr. User Experience Financial Applications Designer (aka Sr Information

Seeking a senior user experience designer who will be a key contributor in
the development of our technology products for the financial services
industry. The senior user experience designer will be responsible for the
design and prototyping of compelling product interfaces that meet the needs
of users and user environment.

The user experience designer leads and coordinates the design of the user
interface by:

. Understanding and capturing target audiences' needs, jobs and

. Translating user needs into meaningful usability requirements
and conceptual designs

. Creating user-interface prototypes

. Conducting usability testing

. Involving other stakeholders of the user interface, such as
customers and product development teams, in user experience reviews

. Creating user-interface design specifications

. Supporting the user-interface implementations

Other responsibilities include:

. Stakeholder and user needs analysis

. Creating personas, user scenarios and job banks

. Guiding graphic designs

. Guiding and collaborating with an offshore usability team in
user experience designs

. Contributing to the user experience framework, process and
user-interface pattern library development

. Promoting the user-centered design process and methodologies in
the organization


. 5+ years UI design and Usability testing experience.
Demonstrated skills in designing, prototyping, and documenting User

. Experience in working closely with Product Management,
Development, QA, Visual Design, and Info Dev to drive the UI for optimum
usability within tight development schedules.

. Knowledge and experience in software development cycle,
technologies and enterprise application development

. Knowledge of UI development technologies

. Knowledge and experience in rich user interface designs

. Demonstrated skill in conducting all user data collection
methodologies (e.g., contextual inquiry, usability testing, focus groups).

. Is comfortable with minimal direct supervision in dealing with
complex issues of wide-ranging scope

. Advanced degrees in HCI, Human Factors, Psychology, Engineering,
Cognitive Psychology or related discipline preferred

. Prototyping skills with DreamWeaver, Visio and PowerPoint is

. Knowledge and experience in financial applications for portfolio
accounting, financial reconciliation, brokerage operations management,
performance reporting, financial planning

General managerial skills are required. These include, but are not
exclusive to:

. Strong conceptual, analytical, and project management skills

. Solve practical problems and deal with possibly conflicting
needs where limited resource exists

. Thoroughly analyze potential solutions and identify potential
problems with each solution

. Recognize and motivate staff of all skill levels

. Research information in on-line technical services and sites

. Make decisions required by essential duties and responsibilities

. Detail orientation and strong organizational skills

. Ability to multi-task and good time management skills

. Team player

. Excellent relationship building skills

. Excellent verbal and oral communications skills

. Flexibility and creativity

. Willingness to travel at short notice

Interested? Know someone great for the role?


joanne (at) joanneweavergroup (dot) com

joanne at

Please pass through your trusted networks; juicy referral bonus offered!

Thanks for your support in UX + beyond,


UX + Creative Talent Acquisition

Joanne Weaver


The Joanne Weaver Group

UX + Creative Talent Acquisition


+1 917 623 9369

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