Experience Architect

by ILS Careers Feed on January 29, 2014

in University Jobs

State: California
The Experience Architect plays an integral role in the development of our clients’ web sites. Working closely with all in-house teams involved in the Web development process, the Experience Architect will contribute to the planning process of various Web sites by organizing information, developing Web site architectures, and developing labeling/search systems.

Responsibilities:

Reviewing research on competitive Web sites, existing Web initiatives, past Web projects and consumer research
Synthesize research findings to aid the project team developing the Web site architecture
Collaborating with project team members and clients to develop organizational/structural concepts for Web site projects
Translating concepts into effective information architectures
Developing plans that production teams can use to help guide their work
Collaborating on the development of labeling/search systems
Preparing EA documentation (site architectures, wire frames, use cases and task flows, etc.) to be used by the production team
Ensuring EA documentation is continuously updated and distributed to the production team
Identifying and implementing opportunities to refine EA process

Required Skills:

Bachelor's degree preferred, with multidisciplinary backgrounds such as psychology, computer science, information sciences, human/computer interface design or commerce/business
At least 2 years' related industry experience in new media, information technology, communications, or library/information science
At least 1 years experience in the role of experience architect, user experience lead, information architect or information design lead
Experience applying research and analysis to site development
Effective communication skills, both orally and in a variety of written and diagrammatic forms
Proven interpersonal skills, client relation skills and ability to work in a team environment
Proven creative thinking and problem-solving skills
Proven understanding of and experience with: user-centered design techniques; development of organizational/structural concepts for Web site; project processes for the development of large scale Web site projects; documentation requirements for Web development teams; application of content management, personalization, targeting and searching systems
High proficiency in the use of MS Office, Visio and Internet browsers
Thorough, detail-oriented and highly organized, plus ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines
Preferably, experience with: software development process/business analysis; user research, usability practices and testing Submitted on 2013-09-13

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