JOB - Sr. Interactive / User Experience Designer - Portland, OR - PCD Group - Full Time

2 Sep 2009 - 12:59pm
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Danielle Bastron
2007

SR. INTERACTIVE / USER EXPERIENCE DESIGNER

PCD Group, an interactive agency specializing in online marketing and
web applications for the financial service industry, is looking for a
Senior-level Interactive / User Experience Designer. This position will
play a key role in bridging the gap between visual, interaction and
information design and be responsible for the overall user experience
and creative direction of our projects. You are expected to have expert
knowledge in user interface design principles, a thorough understanding
of web development, and a proven track record of successful
collaboration with development and production teams to deliver high
quality user experiences to corporate clients. In addition, you must
have extensive professional experience with human computer interaction,
interactive design, information design, information architecture, visual
design, and mobile design that demonstrates expertise in human interface
guidelines, industry standards and best practices.

QUALIFICATIONS

* 7+ years of experience in interactive design (preferably
within an interactive agency)

* A minimum of 5 years in a role exclusively focused on
information architecture and user experience design (for complex sites)

* Experience gathering requirements and creating documentation

* Demonstrated proficiency in interactive, visual, and
information design

* Ability to research, understand and organize large amounts of
specialized content

* Proficiency in: Adobe CS, Omnigraffle/Visio, HTML, CSS

* Technical skills should include a thorough understanding of
HTML, CSS, XML, AJAX and an understanding of development practices,
along with the ability to design for presentation platforms such as
Flash, Flex and AIR

* Experience with Fortune 500 digital consumer products for
websites, intranets, and applications

* Keen eye for attention to detail and the ability to design
creative solutions that meet business objectives and brand guidelines,
all the while keeping in mind the end user

* You have been a thought leader in a highly creative
organization that produced major results and you have a strong portfolio
of projects demonstrating creative leadership and innovation

* You are comfortable working in a data-driven environment with
a focus on metrics and other objective measures of success

* Excellent communication skills, including a strong ability to
articulate your ideas clearly

* Strong knowledge of the internet landscape and industry trends

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Create complete Information Architecture specifications -
including site maps, user flows and wireframes for websites and web
applications

* Perform and document heuristics evaluation

* Be an end-user advocate

* Analyze and assist in user research & business strategy

* Collaborate with visual designers, technical developers,
strategists and producers

* Assess project's informational needs and dynamics and author
detailed functional requirements

* Visualize concepts quickly and cleanly and lead others to do
the same

* Produce site maps, transaction flows, diagrams and interface
schematics

* Work with the leadership group to develop overall UX strategy

* Take the vision from concept to implementation - build what
you design

* Establish creative processes that lead to consistent and
outstanding project execution practices

* Create a user-centered and solution oriented design ethic

* Translate user feedback into interface and design improvements

For more than a decade of thought leadership, unparalleled customer
service and paradigm-shifting development strategies, the PCD Group team
are experts at designing and developing interactive solutions that
include:

* Website / Intranet Design & Redesign

* Online Account Opening & Secure Transactions

* Online Promotions & Campaigns

* Ordering & Fulfillment Processes

* Business Intelligence, Analytics & Reporting

* Tours / Demos

* Interactive Video, Widgets, Tools, Calculators

* Email Newsletters

* Social Media

* Content Management

* Online Customer Service & Help

* Web/Intranet Based Business & Sales Tools

This is a full-time position, with a competitive salary and excellent
benefit package offered. If you enjoy working in a collaborative team
environment with other bright and talented professionals and meet the
above requirements, we look forward to hearing from you!

Please send a cover letter stating why you are interested in the
position and why you are qualified, along with an attachment of your
resume to jobs at pcdgroup.com.

www.pcdgroup.com <http://www.pcdgroup.com/>

Danielle Bastron | Operations Director | PCD Group

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PCD Group specializes in web application development & online marketing
for the financial service industry.

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1400 NW Irving St., Suite 104

Portland, OR 97209

[T]: 503/525-2989

[F]: 503/226-7668

www.pcdgroup.com <http://www.pcdgroup.com/>

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