Job Description: UX/IA (Dallas, TX)
Paladin is a recruitment firm focused on Marketing, Advertising, Creative, & Communications talent. Paladin provides both flexible, freelance staffing solutions and direct-hire recruitment services to leading corporations and agencies nationally. www.paladinstaff.com If you would like to be considered for this opportunity and meet the qualifications outlined below, please submit your resume to Dana.Beck@paladinstaff.com.
We are seeking Senior UX/IA for our client, a direct response advertising agency in Dallas, TX.
This position requires a mastery of human factors and information technology requiring a high degree of innovation and vision.
As a usability marketing specialist, understand audiences and effectively communicate web usability information to different audiences.
Advocate for users while understanding the business goals of customers promoting user-centered activities and best practices throughout the organization.
Support effective communication throughout the organization. In collaboration with agency team leads, write and implement policies and procedures that optimize the delivery of information technology services, specifically web-related technology, across the agency.
Should be in tune with current human factors design methodologies, and familiar with next-generation technologies such as RSS, SMS , social networking applications and theories.
Experience working on complex, transactional websites with a proficiency using VISIO, Axure and PhotoShop/Illustrator required. Conceptual design and prototyping: Translate business rules, requirements and user research into functional and usability requirements. Merge various disciplines such as user interface (UI) design, human factors, user research, information science and web strategy.
Specify how users will find information by defining its organization, navigation, labeling, and searching systems balancing end-user and client objectives.
Build the information architecture and collaborate with stakeholders to create conceptual user interface designs through high fidelity prototypes.
Create and maintain all information architecture deliverables, user scenarios, task flow diagrams, sitemap / navigation scheme / taxonomy, wireframes, interaction outline / specifications and copy direction. Analyze and organize data stored by information systems including entities, attributes and interrelationships (meta data).
Collaborate with content management specialists to enhance and leverage the existing content management and technology infrastructure to increase efficiency and enhance the user experience. Determine what content and functionality sites will contain.
Evaluate usability and accessibility for potential site users; measurement and assessment of website performance; track website usage and industry Internet trends.
Develop user interface standards. Identify requirements and/or help sell in proposed solutions in conjunction with Client Services teams.
Required Skills Familiar with basic web technologies such as HTML, CSS, XML, XHTML, ASP, PHP and .NET suite of solutions - and how these technologies are used to build web sites and applications.
Familiar with Content Mangement Systems (CMS) and dynamic web applications. Familiarity with e-mail marketing and direct mail, preferably with experience managing usability as it relates to conversion and personalization of content for customer segments.
Required Experience 5+ years fluency in the principles of Web usability (project administration, site analysis, user surveys, audience profiles, test planning, recruitment, test implementation, analysis, and reporting), information architecture, and graphical user-interface design principles to provide Web usability expertise to clients and team.
Education: College degree in Human Factors/Human-Computer Interface Design, Library or Information Sciences required