UX Architect (accepting resumes)

Location: Santa Monica, CA

Department: UX

Type: Contracted to Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

The User Experience Architect will be responsible for producing detailed Interaction Design Models, Content Outlines, Sitemaps, Use Case Scenarios, Personas, and wireframes in order to provide the company’s design and development teams with a clear road map, including all the information necessary to execute our and our client’s vision for a variety of interactive projects. The UXA will also be responsible for performing Client Presentations of their work and follow-up documentation.

Responsibilities:

Strategic Work

  • Work with multidisciplinary teams to create smart, innovative solutions for our clients.
  • Provide data driven insights into customer behavior and an actionable plan for meeting user needs.
  • Champion process and methodology as well as research and evangelize the latest tools, best practices and trends that relate to the field.

Tactical Work

  • Generate project requirements definition by leading client working sessions, reviewing the competitive landscape, and participating in creative brainstorming sessions with the project team.
  • Produce site- and competitive-analysis documentation.
  • Lead user personae research and documentation.
  • Define functionality, content, navigation, and interaction models through page level wireframes, site-maps, use cases, and functional requirements documentation
  • Present deliverables and recommendations to clients and lead related meetings.
  • Contribute to the development of content/data models, nomenclature and taxonomies.
  • Design, develop and conduct usability tests, as applicable, to validate information architecture and design.
  • Contribute to the overall strategic direction and vision of projects, making positive contributions in a tightly-knit, multidisciplinary team environment.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred in design-related discipline: Interaction, Information or Interface design; Human-Computer Interaction; Communications, or related field.
  • 3+ years of industry experience
  • Candidates must be well-versed in user-centered design methods and techniques
  • Proficient to expert in: standard UX software applications, such as OmniGraffle or InDesign
  • Must have been in a client-facing role and have project experience working with teams on large scale, long-term projects
  • Excellent analytical and process-oriented skills
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Experience in working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Prior experience in a software or game design environment or interactive agency preferred
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