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Career Opportunity: Sr. UX Architect with VSA Partners

Rossanne W.
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Chicago, IL
Post #: 3
Hello all,

I am a recruiter with VSA Partners and would like to share this opportunity with your group. If interested, please contact me a rwankovskyATvsapartners.com

VSA Partners designs and activates brands to outperform in the modern world.
For more than 30 years, VSA’s interconnected approach to strategy, design and technology has helped transform and propel some of the world’s most respected brands and forward-thinking businesses. We serve leaders seeking to drive marketplace results and enterprise value in today’s increasingly complex, cross-channel, consumer-driven world.

The Senior User Experience Architect will be part of a dynamic team that will be responsible for conceptualizing, chartering, designing, and activating the next generation marketing systems, messages, and interfaces. The ideal candidate should possess specific experience with Scrum/Agile projects and have a proven record of leading enabling UX in Agile teams, estimating effort, progress reporting, and employing the appropriate tools, techniques and tactics at the right junctures. Candidate must be very flexible in applying and enabling UX practices to ensure optimal sprints and should not be afraid to move beyond the core skills of the UX role to ensure velocity and overall effectiveness.

Responsibilities:
As an agile UX practitioner in this Agile environment you'll get to:
Facilitate and advocate for the users
Work collaboratively and iteratively with your team members and your stakeholders to fashion, craft, and enable next generation experiences
Rapidly create and deliver value through rapid launches of working systems and products
Evangelize user-centered thinking within the constructs of agile and lean design principles
In order to succeed and flourish, you must be:
Deeply knowledgeable and passionate about your craft, but without being dogmatic
A self-starter, and highly entrepreneurial
Driven by measures and performance
A selfless team player
Adept in creating rapid, iterative prototypes
Research-focused
Focused on delivering value and solutions, not tactics, tools, or processes and systems
An active member/participant of the UX community
Adaptive, collaborative, highly empathic, and solutions driven

Qualifications:
Degree in HCI, statistics, anthropology, sociology, cognitive psychology, or similar
Strong portfolio, case studies, or examples of conducted research with resulting conclusions and recommendations
Possess strong user-observation skills
Expertise in usability, indirect usability, eye tracking, and mobile testing
At least 5 years experience in information architecture or UX design; will be able to demonstrate direct involvement in the definition and design of complex, technology driven, and dynamic corporate Web sites, Web applications or transactional sites; and will also have excellent analytic skills, superior intuition about people, strong written/oral communication skills
At least 3 years experience in and thorough understanding of agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures
At least 3 years experience and thorough understanding of software development lifecycle

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