Tuesday, March 18, 2008

UX Lead - Monster.com

Starting immediately, Monster is looking to hire an energetic UX Lead to create engaging and meaningful interactive experiences for our end users globally. We’re looking for a passionate IxD professional to help us redefine how consumers will use the internet to search for jobs and candidates, connect, network and manage their careers.

You will be leading a multi-disciplinary team of interaction designers, visual designers, user researchers and copywriters committed to developing innovative, easy-to-use, best-of-breed new products and overhauling existing ones in accordance with Monster’s new brand guidelines.

You will participate in UX research, persona development, scenario modeling, concepts, annotated wireframes, interactive models, and functional prototypes. You will be exposed to web 2.0 paradigms and methodologies that will transform linear UX thinking into a multidimensional experience.

This position reports to the UX Director, Seeker or Employer, who will assist you with your career progression, and is based in Maynard, MA.

Essential Functions

· Responsible for the overall planning, execution and success of the UX projects you oversee, managing inputs from Product Management, Program Management and Engineering Departments.

· While not a manager, you will be expected to be a UX leader for design and provide direction and guidance to the team.

· Act as a key catalyst in driving a culture of teamwork and innovation centered around the needs of our customers.

· Effectively communicate across all multidisciplinary teams within UX.

· Bring strong creative, conceptual and problem-solving skills to translate conceptual ideas (business needs and user goals) into interaction and design solutions.

· Assess data from multiple sources (product requirements, tech constraints, UX research, web analytics…) and synthesize it to develop efficient user scenarios, taxonomies, classification schemes, navigation systems, design patterns, etc.

· Create and effectively present UX deliverables (wireframes, workflows, prototypes, etc.) that explain and negotiate design solutions to key stakeholders.

· Develop competitive assessments and perform site heuristic reviews.

· Help define, request and incorporate relevant UX research and data from customer feedback to appropriately inform design decisions.

· Help define UX performance metrics (error rate, abandon rate, average number of clicks, perceived easiness, etc.) for every project to track its success.

· Upholding UX guiding principles and style in project execution.

· Create, maintain and share project documentation and UX guidelines after project execution.

· Disseminate best practices across the UX organization.


· 3+ years experience in comparable roles.

· Bachelor’s degree required in design-related discipline: Interaction, Graphic or Interface design.

· Proven track record delivering high quality work while hitting commitments and timeframes based on product and business requirements.

· Ability to successfully execute on, and load balance across, multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.

· Ability to effectively negotiate conflict and persuade others on the merits of a design solution.

· Ability to assess, prioritize and make trade-offs against business, technical and user constraints.

· Thorough understanding of overall web site design, including basic usability, industry standards, web analytics and brand.

· Proficient to expert in some of these tools: Microsoft Visio, Intuitec, Axure, Morae, UserView, Clickdensity, Tapefailure, Photoshop, Fireworks.

· Knowledge of cross-platform browser compatibility restrictions and requirements.

· Experience with web 2.0, design patterns, rich internet applications and delivery methodologies desired.

Monster Worldwide is committed to providing a safe workplace for all employees. As standard practice in our hiring process and as a condition to employment, it is the policy of Monster Worldwide to conduct a pre-employment / background check.

Monster Worldwide is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V.

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