[JOB] Information Architect (IA) in RichmondPosted: November 11, 2009
Our friends at SnagAJob are hiring! Apply at http://www.snagajob.com.
Location: Richmond, Virginia
SnagAJob.com is seeking an experienced and passionate IA to join our growing Web Experience team. This team is responsible for designing, building, and supporting, front-end elements used throughout SnagAJob.com as well as other online company initiatives. The Web Experience team is critical to ensuring that SnagAJob.com provides the best user experience possible to its internal and external users.
Asan IA you will be a vital link between Product and Engineering (collaborative personality a must). You will be responsible for creating documents such as wireframes, site maps, and prototypes that translate user requirements into a visual form-enabling internal and external customers to experience a product prior to its development. You must also have a results-driven attitude and be willing to back your ideas and designs with user testing and site metrics.
In addition to IA responsibilities this candidate should also possess the design skills needed to translate documents into detailed design comps that will be used by our Web Developers to build the final product.
- Plan, design, and conduct user experience research throughout the product development process, including competitive evaluations, iterative prototypes, usability testing, and similar methods
- Produce and communicate necessary design deliverables, including wireframes, prototypes and mockups, across a multidisciplinary team throughout all phases of the project
- Advocate for the end user by building consensus with stakeholders to ensure that design and business goals are balanced with user needs
- Perform usability test planning, execution, reviews and results analysis
- Minimum of 4 years experience as Information Architect
- Solid understanding of information architecture and user interface design concepts and techniques
- Strong conceptual and strategic thinking skills
- Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
- Strong portfolio of IA deliverables
- Experience with major design software (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign)
- Experience working in an Agile environment a plus
- Familiarity with usability testing
- Familiarity with CSS and HTML
Compensation and Benefits
SnagAJob.com offers a highly competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life, short and long-term disability insurance, 401k plan, tuition reimbursement, holidays, paid time off (starting with 18 days); a generous commission plan; and a casual, fun work environment.