Monday, November 9, 2009

UI Designer

Short on details, but big on promise. Contact David Gordon to see what he has to offer. He's looking for a UI Designer/UX Designer:

"I [David Gordon] am working with a pre-public company that is seeking to build a world class UI. They are looking for a senior person with experience in a high traffic consumer web environment. The company is located across from the Public Gardens in Boston. Please feel free to forward."

David Gordon
651 Washington Street, Suite 210
Brookline, MA 02446
617-566-6121 x 304
617-566-6124 (fax)

1 comment:

mTp said...

Here is the rest of the information:

Sr. UI Designer Position
97 Person Company whose Boston headquarters (across the street from the Public Garden). Founders have worked together to build multiple, successful New England technology companies.

Substantial revenue and subscriber growth (which has accelerated in the last two quarters in spite of global economic conditions) is the result of having effectively addressed an important need in a large market through proprietary technology, a compelling customer experience and effective execution. They have ambitious goals and are passionate about making the company a major success story. Attracting and retaining the right talent will be critical to meeting these objectives.

*The Engineering Team*

They results-oriented and enjoy working in a fast-paced business in which our success can be measured on a daily basis by subscriber acquisition and retention. We truly enjoy what we're doing, try to have fun while doing it, and are careful to make sure that the team works at a sustainable pace.

In spite of rapid growth, They have been able to retain an entrepreneurial outlook and attitude. There are many areas of opportunity in which new team members can have significant impact on the business. They need very smart, energetic and driven people to help us continue to build what promises to be a great company and brand.

*The Position*

The Sr. Interaction Designer will join the Engineering organization. S/he will work to create a world class U/I

* Provide tangible design improvements in new products and our
existing product line, by developing their user interface and
measuring success in the field.
* Identify critical usability considerations for our major product
offerings and web interfaces, recommend significant design
improvements, and work closely with the team to bring the
improvements to market.
* Gauge the ease of use of interfaces and how well interfaces meet
business goals
* Perform heuristic usability reviews
* Assist with usability testing
* Make recommendations for suggested UX improvements
* Work with graphic designers, front-end and back-end developers to
identify and implement UX improvements

*Key Challenges You Will Overcome*

* Coming up to speed rapidly on products' user experience and
development process
* Integrating your work seamlessly into our Agile development cycles
* Helping to foster a user-centric design culture
* Balancing UI improvements with tight development timelines and
technical constraints

*Desired Skills and Experience*

* Master's Degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive
Psychology, Human Factors/Ergonomics or similar discipline or
equivalent experience
* Five or more years' experience in usability and user experience design
* Expert in user-centered design principles
* Front-end HTML development skills (HTML / CSS / Javascript /Flash)
to facilitate prototyping, not necessarily for production code.
* Graphic design skills a plus
* Experience in user testing
* Experience working in an AGILE development environment a plus
* Demonstrated history of improving user experience

*Characteristics that will make you successful

* Passionate about usability and well-versed in its principles,
concepts and literature
* Test and data driven
* Very smart, driven, gets things done
* Roll-up-your-sleeves attitude
* Results-oriented
* Detail-oriented
* Works well with different functional groups (w/ Product
Management, Engineering, etc.)
* Communicates effectively and appropriately: good news fast, bad
news faster
* Highly organized, able to multi-task