JOB: Senior Information Architect; New York, NY; MySkin, Inc; FT/PT;

1 Oct 2008 - 1:30pm
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2008

mySkin is a fast-growing venture backed startup that leverages science and
user experiences to give trusted skin care advice to consumers. We are at
the cutting edge of technologies and user experience and we're looking for
an innovative, talented information architect who will help us leave the
competition behind. We want you to be challenged by your role and
constantly pushing the envelope in technology and user experience in order
to deliver a cutting edge experience for our customers.

If you want a challenge and high-growth opportunity, please contact careers
(at) myskininc.com.

Responsibilities:

* Understand both business and user goals in skin care and beauty
(and, as appropriate, helping to define/refine same with other team members)

* Participate in user studies to understand user behaviors/preferences
and build, from this understanding, informed user interface solutions
* Assess the project's informational needs and dynamics
* Assist Content Strategists to develop content to fit the target
user/brand experience
* Scope, develop and understand technical considerations with the
assistance of the project Technical Lead and, as required, with the client
and/or third party partner(s)
* Work collaboratively with designers to develop interface
functionality
* Visualize concepts quickly and cleanly through sketching and other
rapid prototyping methods
* Produce clean, concise site maps, transaction flows, diagrams and
interface schematics
* Assist in authoring functional requirements and related proactive
business communications
* Present, clearly and concisely, various stages of interface design
development to clients
* Keep all IA-related project files - paper and electronic - extremely
well organized
* Work collaboratively with Interface Engineers to define page types
and templates for production
* Participate in quality assurance checks during production

Candidates should possess:

* 3+ years of experience in interactive media design (preferably
within a creative team)
* Experience in UI development of consumer-oriented/B2C sites, in
particular ecommerce, social networking, and online communities.
* A minimum of 2 years in a role exclusively addressing information
architecture
* Ability to research, understand and organize specialized content
* Excellent writing, speaking, presentation and
interpersonal/listening skills
* Proficiency in one or more of the following: Adobe InDesign, Adobe
Illustrator, Microsoft Visio, HTML, Dreamweaver

Desirable

* Experience with consumer beauty products and/or services
* Experience in creating and leading global teams

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