(Job) Information Architect, long term contract, Austin TX

2 Sep 2008 - 11:22am
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Jonathan Atkins
2008

Dell's Global Site Design team is seeking an information architect (IA)
to help design the next generation of dell.com. The IA will be a key
member of the team responsible for the creation and maintenance of the
dell.com site architecture and taxonomy, and will have the opportunity
to participate in the design of the user interface for the taxonomy
management system. Additionally, the IA will be involved in the
creation, design and production of numerous online projects from
conception through production.

Responsibilities:
* Creation and maintenance of complex information taxonomies using
faceted classification.
* Create wireframes, site maps, schematics, process maps, feature
lists, mockups, visual specification, and prototypes to describe the
intended user experience from written and verbal specifications
* Analyze users and their information and functional needs
* Define site architecture, navigation, and taxonomies that serves
as a blueprint of the site upon which all other aspects are built
* Create and document functional specs based on user interaction
and wireframe development
* Create persona/scenarios/storyboards
* Collaborate with designers to determine page layouts that retain
user focus
Creating client-appropriate, cutting edge designs for client projects
* Able to archive/organize work
* Able to follow/expand naming conventions

Qualifications:
* Extremely strong English language skills
* Comfortable work independently as part of a globally distributed
team
* Able to delegate work/manage time
* Strong inter-personal and communication skills
* Prior experience working with taxonomy management in a web
content management system such as Microsoft Office SharePoint Server
(MOSS), Drupal, Expression Engine, MODx, etc.
* Strong proficiency with MS Visio, MS Excel, Adobe Fireworks
* Familiarity with CSS, AJAX, JavaScript, XHTML
* Knowledge of architecture-related software (databases, server
protocols, etc.)
* Working knowledge of User Centered Design Principles and
Practices
* Ability to follow existing identity standards
* Able to follow/develop site navigation/architecture
* Understands principles of interface architecture
* Generation of logical naming conventions
* Detail oriented
* Must provide online portfolio with resume

Education:
* Bachelor's degree or higher in Information Studies, Computer
Science, Library Science, Information Systems, or related field.
Alternatively, 3-5 years work experience in comparable positions.

Term:
This is an open ended contract position, likely (but not guaranteed) to
last a year or more.

To apply, or for more info, please contact jonathan_atkins (at) dell.com

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