Thursday, April 24, 2008

User Experience Architect, Bridgeline Software

User Experience Architect:

If you have a desire to grow with a dynamic company, make a major difference within the organization, have great advancement opportunities and thrive on working in a fast paced, exciting environment, then this opportunity with Bridgeline Software is for you.

Bridgeline Software is a rapidly growing developer of award winning custom web (internet, intranet, extranet) applications and content management software with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, Washington DC, and in India. We have an immediate opening for a User Experience Architect who will work out of our Boston office.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Requirements-gathering via user and stakeholder interviews; goal alignment and analysis: high-level or in-depth findings presented as Word or PowerPoint documents
  • Audience, functional and task analyses to determine and prioritize anticipated user paths and logical process/transaction flows
  • User interface design to provide appropriate user experience and interface functionality
  • Process analysis, optimization, and documentation: detailed process flows and lightweight functional requirements
  • Competitive analyses, industry overviews, and strategies, communicated via Word and/or PowerPoint presentations
  • Site or application architecture and navigation: Visio-based sitemaps and navigation flows.
  • Solution documentation: Visio-based page-level wireframes, including lightweight interactive wireframes for iterative prototype testing.
  • Usability testing and assessment for projects, as well as ad hoc usability evaluations of varying levels of complexity

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • 5+ years experience interacting with clients as a consultant developing user experience architecture, interactivity and/or user interfaces for complex web solutions
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in user-centric design processes, techniques and tools
  • Fluency in best practices for web-based information architecture and design
  • Strong knowledge of usability principles, issues and techniques for website and application development
  • Exceptional communication skills, verbal and written
  • Ability to analyze stakeholder and user needs, and define strategies for meeting them
  • Ability to organize of large bodies of information into a logical, easy-to-use series of interfaces
  • Strong presentation and negotiation skills; ability to provide sales support
  • Strong client-facing skills and experience in managing conflicts with clients
  • Proficiency in one or more tools, such as: Microsoft Visio, MindMapper, HTML, Macromedia Dreamweaver. Photoshop or Illustrator skills are a plus. Coding skills are not required, but an understanding of technical requirements and limitations is key.

Competitive salary (DOE), incentive bonus, health, dental, life and disability benefits, 401K

To be considered for this position, please send cover letter stating qualifications, resume, and salary requirements.

User Interface Designer, AIR Worldwide

Company: AIR Worldwide
Job Title: User Interface Designer
Description: AIR (Applied Insurance Research) Worldwide is a leading provider of catastrophic risk analysis software. AIR Worldwide's Software Research and Development group is seeking a user interface designer to join our next generation product design and development team.

Main responsibilities, but not limited to:

  • The User Interface Designer is a problem solver who can synthesize user research, user interface design principles and business requirements into intuitive and usable interface designs for the insurance industry.
  • The user interface designer is primarily responsible for creating UI designs that will define the next generation of our products. The designer also needs to have some experience with usability evaluation techniques to test interface designs within iterative product lifecycles.
  • User interface design activities include creating and iterating static and interactive design models (e.g., Storyboards and wireframes) and authoring detailed user interface specifications.
  • Secondarily, the user interface designer will be involved in user research activities like work flow and task analysis (e.g., user scenarios) and creating user requirements.
  • The User Interface Designer will be a member of AIR Worldwide's Software Development Group consisting primarily of software architects, software engineers and project managers.
  • Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • 3+ years designing graphical user interfaces for highly interactive systems is required.
  • Data visualization experience is extremely desirable.
  • Knowledge of user centered design practices and research methods is necessary.
  • Experience creating and maintaining GUI Standards & Design Patterns is preferable.
  • Demonstrated experience developing innovative approaches for complex design problems is valuable.
  • Ability to develop interactive prototypes and documentation to aid evaluation and development of designs is essential.
  • Technical background and/or a demonstrable understanding of modern software development processes and concerns as they relate to design are desirable.
  • Usability inspection and usability testing experience is advantageous.
  • Expertise with design support tools such as Photoshop, Fireworks, Illustrator, MS Visio, MS Expressions Blend, etc. is required.
  • Knowledge of the insurance industry is preferable, but not required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are necessary
  • A portfolio of design samples (e.g., coursework, class projects or past designs) is desirable but not required.
  • Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree or higher in an HCI-related subject is required.
  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

    To apply for the position email: HRDepartment at Position : User Interface Designer
    Dept : Software R & D

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