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Job: User Experience Architect and Analyst-NYC

From: Laura
Sent on: Thursday, January 22, 2009 1:46 PM

**please forgive cross posts**


My client in Midtown Manhattan  is one of the most world’s most respected on and off line publications for business, world and economic news and opinion.  They are currently seeking to fill a hybrid UX position for a User Experience Architect with some experience in web analytics and quantitative analysis.


The breakdown of skills will present something like this:

70% Experience Architecture to include IA and UX work…tactical and some strategic such as wireframes, sitemaps, process flows etc…

30% Quantitative analysis working on Web metrics, overseeing surveys and working with survey specialists.   Experience with opinion lab products is a huge plus!


You will need to have solid UX skills and analytical skills.  Below is a description.  Salary is open based on experience with excellent bonuses, benefits and travel to London about 4 times per year.


My clients User Experience team is responsible for creating a world-class online experience for a leading global news analysis site with a sophisticated, demanding and international audience. The team contributes to an ambitious online strategy with experience planning and customer insights, and executes on the strategy with information architecture, interaction design and visual design, in close collaboration with technical and marketing teams.

The User Experience Architect and Analyst plays a key role in the team. With strong quantitative analytical and wire-framing skills, the architect and analyst informs how key projects take shape. 

We are looking for a strong practitioner who will gather requirements, review and interpret web statistics and other research data, and help create effective, desirable and intuitive user interfaces.

The Experience Architect ad Analyst works with editorial and product teams to understand business goals and with designers and developers to guide the prototyping and implementation process.

Projects include Web sites, applications, products and services for other delivery platforms.

This position may require travel to London once per quarter.


Key accountabilities 


·         Gather business requirements

·         Oversee the design, creation and execution of quantitative research, including web statistics and surveys

·         Help create and prioritize web statistics analysis for user experience, including integration with our user feedback  collection and survey tools, OnlineOpinion and iPerceptions

·         Refine research methods and strategies

·         Analyze and translate research results into actionable information

·         Develop interaction flows, wire frames and schematic designs

·         Advocate for and champion user experience

·         Maintain and share awareness of industry trends and new technologies and explore those that would benefit the business and the audience


Skills and capabilities profile


Education and training

·         Bachelor’s degree required

·         Degree or study in statistics, information architecture or design, human-computer interaction (HCI), information design, or a related field

·         Active, current participation in relevant professional training (classes, industry conferences)


Previous work experience

·         At least three years of experience (more is preferred) as information architect, analyst, or similar role

·         One or more years of experience with designing and executing quantitative user studies (web analytics, polls/surveys)

·         Experience analysing quantitative data and translating it into actionable information

·         One or more years of applied information architecture experience

·         Demonstrated ability to produce user-centered solutions as evidenced by a portfolio or samples of work

·         Proven experience creating successful, large-scale, consumer-facing sites

·         Experience in gathering and documenting requirements for web-based products

·         Proven experience in working with cross-functional teams

·         Familiarity with technical issues around web development and ability to work constructively with development teams

·         A plus: Experience conducting usability testing

·         A plus: Experience designing news sites


Knowledge and skills

·         Strong understanding of user-centered design methodologies

·         Strong understanding of quantitative research methods and statistics

·         Fluency in best practices for web-based information architecture and design, as well as basic knowledge of usability principles, issues, and techniques.

·         Excellent web statistics skills

·         Excellent wire-framing skills (Microsoft Visio or equivalent)

·         Excellent Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills

·         Comfortable working in a small team

·         Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment


As always, interested parties will please email your current resume with accompanying work samples to me with salary requirements and availability.


Thanks so much!



Laura Hunter

Vivid Resources




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