Senior Information Architect
February 9, 2007 10:21 AM

My sweet little office in San Francisco is expanding. We work in a beautifully redesigned warehouse in Potrero Hill within walking distance of fine french restaurants, the culinary academy, impeccable mexican food, anchor steam brewery, a gym and several bus lines. We drink good coffee. 4 out of 6 of our employees are pee-your-pants hilarious. The other 2 are very capable and appreciative of our antics.

The benefits are ample, the salary is generous, the company is strong.

Position Summary

Senior Information Architects help create innovative, usable Web solutions for large brand name e-commerce clients. Our Senior Information Architects work with our clients to understand their business models and goals and to define strategies and approaches for reaching them. They then work with the design team to create Web sites that will communicate effectively with and be usable for their intended audiences.

  • Leads Discovery Workshop with clients to understand their business models and goals and help define strategy, content, and features for design of their web sites
  • Analyzes audiences and their information and functional needs
  • Participates in and/or leads consulting engagements
  • Researches and analyzes industry trends and competitor sites, when necessary
  • Collaborates with project teams to: define site architecture and navigation, map out user flow and experience and define high-level interaction
  • Responsible for project documentation including, but not limited to Requirements document, Strategic Brief, Competitor and Market Analysis, Heuristic Evaluations, Wire-frames, Site Maps, Content Categorization and Taxonomies
  • Develops usability test plan and conducts ongoing usability testing and assessment
  • Defines metrics for assessing ROI
  • Develop White Papers
  • Acts as user advocate
  • Act as a mentor for IA's
  • When acting as a lead on a project, delegates responsibility for deliverables as necessary and provides required feedback
  • Play leadership role in sales activities
  • Minimum 4 years directly related information design and strategy experience
  • Portfolio review and presentation required
  • Bachelors Degree in human factors, HCI, information design, industrial design or related area
  • Strong knowledge of site design and usability principles, issues and techniques
  • Previous experience designing complex web sites
  • Ability to analyze customer needs and define strategies for meeting them
  • Ability to organize large bodies of information
  • Proficiency with VISIO and MS Office suite
  • Familiarity with database design
  • Experience with usability test design and implementation preferred
  • Ability to work with design team in a collaborative, dynamic environment
  • Professional customer-relation skills and commitment to customer service
  • Excellent written communication and presentation skills
  • Strong client education skills
  • Team-building skills

payscale: Market
job type: full-time
posted by cior to Web/HTML/Info Design

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