The New York City Information Architecture Meetup Group Message Board › Job-Jr. and Senior IA-NYC
Good day Everyone!
My client with 7 offices across the nation and 1 international location is seeking, in their NYC office, a Jr. and Senior Information Architect for their well established and growing practice. With a successful track record of improving customer retention, increasing sales, reducing costs to fostering employee relationships, their core business objectives are the driving force behind all their development projects, whether the solution is a cutting-edge b2b website, an engaging employee intranet, a sales channel extranet, or a dynamic eCommerce site.
Their main vertical is financial services and the people are smart and collaborative. Your ideas matter with my client. You will be empowered to manage your own time, work from home when needed and trusted to keep your clients happy. Salary is based on experience with a cap on compensation in the $110,000 range. There are excellent benefits and bonuses based on utilization.
Here is a detailed description:
Senior Information Architect (New York, NY)
My client in mid town is seeking a Senior Information Architect to create innovative, usable Web solutions for our customers
Essential Job Functions:
Ø Works with customers to understand their business models and goals as well as helping to define the strategy, content, and features for design of their web sites
Ø Analyze audiences and their information and functional needs
Ø Researches and analyzes industry trends and competitor sites and strategies
Ø Define site architecture and navigation that serves as a blueprint for the site upon which all other aspects are built - form, function, metaphor, navigation and interface, interaction, and visual design.
Ø Document solution with goal definition, audience segmentation, usage scenarios, competitive analysis, sitemaps, page level wireframes, usage diagrams, and content outlines.
Ø Moderate and prepare documents for usability tests, including test plans, scenarios and questionnaires
Ø Participate in user studies to understand user behaviors/preferences and build, from this understanding, informed user interface solutions
Ø Participate in formal and informal design critiques
Ø Work collaboratively with designers and developers to develop interface functionality
Ø Scope, develop and understand development / engineering leads to determine efficacy of a given solution
Ø Participate in quality assurance checks during production
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Desired:
Ø 3 + years experience directly related to developing information architecture for complex web solutions. Professional services industry experience is strongly preferred
Ø Strong knowledge of site design, usability principles, issues and techniques
Ø Ability to analyze customer needs and define strategies for meeting them
Ø Organization of large bodies of information into a logical and easy to use presentation layer
Ø Usability test design and implementation
Ø Strong client facing skills and experience (including presentation, negotiation, and managing conflict)
Ø Exceptional communication(verbal and written) and organization skills
Ø Experience working with financial service companies
Ø Degree work in human factors, information design, industrial design or related area strongly preferred
For consideration please email a current resume with work sample to this address. For questions, please call the number listed below.