JOB: Senior Information Architect: SF Bay Area: Jessie (Recruiter): Full Time

21 Oct 2008 - 2:42pm
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Shannon Caddigan

*Title: Senior Information Architect
Location: SF Bay Area (10 minutes south of SF)
Salary: To low 100's + significant bonus
An online shopping site that also offers digital music downloads and
online photo processing is searching for a Senior Information Architect
to determine how its interactive user interfaces should work and to
create plans for team members for developing the graphical user
interface, content and functionality of its site. The Senior IA
frequently looks for areas of the site that need improvement and is able
to drive implementation of changes and solutions.

Reporting to the Senior Manager of Information Architecture, the Senior
IA will be involved in conception, design, specification and creative QA
tasks. In addition, the Senior IA will consult with clients about their
business goals and propose front-end architectural solutions and
strategies that meet both users' and clients' needs.

*Responsibilities include:*
* Conducting and participating in concept-generation activities,
including the development of user profiles, user scenarios,
organizational models, task models and feature lists
* Organizing site content and functionality by creating site blueprints
and wireframes
* Creating identifiable nomenclature for users and navigation systems
that support users' needs
* Analyzing, developing and refining user tasks and processes
* Collaborating with design and development teams to build user interfaces
* Working with other project team members to define methods to be used,
including competitive audits and secondary research
* Creating process flows, site maps, wireframes and screen prototypes
that will advance the company's merchandising, business, marketing, or
branding objectives
* Presenting chosen design to project and business teams for review
* Producing highly accurate wireframe documentation and other
specifications required to implement design
* Working with product manager and team to define documentation scope
* Ensuring that pages match wireframe specifications; looking for areas
of the site that need improvement and driving changes
* Conducting and participating in project-definition activities, such as
gathering business requirements, assessing site(s) and handling
competitive analyses and secondary research
* Providing QA feedback to and consultation with HTML, PM and
engineering teams prior to launch

** Bachelor's degree (preferably in HCI, Information Science, design
disciplines, or other relevant field; or equivalent work experience)
* More than three years of experience in Web-based information
architecture or interaction design, including the design of the overall
IA of several sites
* Moderate-to-advanced transactional design experience
* Web design experience, including HTML and Web browsers' capabilities
across multiple platforms and new technologies
* Experience in client services and negotiating business decisions
* Experience in user research planning, observation and translating user
research into design decisions
* Knowledge of Internet usability and user interface best practices as
well as a background in information process, flow definition and improvement
* Exceptional experience making graphic and written presentations of
* In-depth skills in Visio required; experience with Word, Illustrator,
Director, Photoshop, PowerPoint and various HTML editors preferred
* Strong knowledge of best practices in Internet usability and user
interface design
* Ability to quickly learn new businesses and understand technologies
* Willing to take a leadership role in directing the user experience and
to work very collaboratively with all members of the project team
* Willingness to teach and contribute to the team and to understand the
value of other disciplines and how they work with IA
* Flexible, highly organized, with very good project-management skills;
able to recommend priorities for projects

If you feel that you are qualified for this position, please email me a
Word doc or PDF version of your resume and link to your portfolio.
Candidates must provide a portfolio, including examples of interactive
and application work and must be authorized to work in the United States
on a full-time basis for any employer.

Please note:
*Resumes submitted without a portfolio will not be reviewed.
*Not all resumes will receive a response.

Jessie Stehle
Creative Recruiter
Email: jessie at <mailto:jessie at>

*If you know of someone who you would like to refer for this position,
please have him or her email me directly and mention your name. If you
would like to refer someone confidentially, please mention this in your
email. I can pay a $1,000 - 3,000 referral fee or each hired candidate.*

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