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User Experience Architect

Company Name:
Open Systems Technologies
Summary:
The User Experience Architect plays an integral role in the development of our clients' digital solutions. Working closely with all in-house teams and client teams involved in the development process on digital devices (web, mobile, ...), the User Experience Architect will contribute to the design process of various products via the greatest interaction designs results. This multi-disciplinary position requires working knowledge of human centered design, business analysis, qualitative consumer research, digital strategy and information architecture.
Role:
Design efficient and user-friendly interactive digital products to support the way people communicate and interact in their everyday and working lives
Advance and support business needs by maximizing the value of our digital assets
Employ user-centered design principles from several fields including psychology, engineering, anthropology, informatics and more to assure quality human - computer interactions
Deliver the artifacts necessary to contribute to a robust Agile development cycle, including annotated sketches, low fidelity comps/wireframes, user and transaction flows, site maps, prototypes and navigation models
Collaborate with leading design agencies, user-research firms and teams across the organization to focus on integrating best practices in usability, analytics, accessibility, responsive design, social media marketing, cross-platform strategy and Agile development
Deploy a diverse skill set including the abilities to understand complex business goals, product and technical content, interaction design, and brand strategy in order to create engaging, effective and accessible experiences for our wide range of customers
Create the Information Architecture and Interaction Design for a large consumer-facing transactional, informational, and marketing website
Develop high-level and/or detailed user scenarios, wireframes and prototypes to effectively communicate design ideas
Understand target audiences' needs, tasks, and goals and translating them into creative concepts and functional components
Participate in immersive user research, concept testing, and usability testing
Participate in the development of user personas and scenarios to clarify results of user research and focus the team's design efforts on the needs of key users
Collaborate on the development of prototypes for demonstration of concepts to clients
Conduct competitive audits and market research
Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Human-Computer Interaction or similar field; an advanced degree in human computer interaction, user interface design, human factors or design planning, is preferred.
A portfolio that demonstrates the ability to strategically create compelling user experiences that factor in business goals, development capabilities, design standards and user needs
Strong understanding of interaction design principles and current global UI/design pattern standards
Demonstrated ability to work with and influence stakeholders to determine business strategy in the digital arena, develop and execute big ideas while maintaining collaborative working relationships.
Ability to make strategic decisions and mitigate risk in order to produce timely, high-quality deliverables under suboptimal condition
Significant experience designing with business, technical and design guideline constraints
Experience in working on multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to adapt existing processes and deliverables when necessary to meet project needs and improve efficiency and quality
Demonstrated ability to design complex transactional user interfaces and interactions for web, mobile and cross channel experiences
Experience creating conceptual models, site maps, interaction flows, design patterns, UI specifications, taxonomies and metadata frameworks
Demonstrated experience in defining research criteria, leading or participating in user research, and translating user research into design decisions
Experience creating interactive prototypes (e.g., Dreamweaver, Axure, Flash)
Will require some travel
Role Desirables:
Master's degree in Human-Computer Interaction or similar field; an advanced degree in human computer interaction, user interface design, human factors or design planning, is preferred. Significant relevant work experience may substitute for an advanced degree.
At least 2 years of experience integrating mobile/responsive design into Information and/or Experience Architecture
At least 2 years of experience as an Information Architect, User Experience Designer/Architect, User Interface Designer, or Interaction Designer
Self-starter who can make significant progress with minimal guidance
Experience creating accessible designs
Ability to be flexible in a very fluid and dynamic environment
Must be extremely well-organized and capable of handling multiple (and sometimes conflicting) priorities effectively
Blend of corporate and agency experience is a plus
Proficient with: InDesign, Visio, Axure, Microsoft Office
Excellent analytical and process-oriented skills
Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills

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