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Junior Interaction Designer/Information Architect

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Our client is looking for a Interaction Designer / Information Architect with 2-5 years of experience who will work closely and collaborate with Sr. ID/IA to conceptualize, design, and specify interaction models, screens, and component-level behaviors. The Interaction Designer/IA is expected to understand the key users as well as the technical and business contexts that might influence the design direction. Work diligently with Sr. ID/IA to follow their proposed solution through the development lifecycle to ensure that the vision becomes a reality.

The ideal candidate
- Enjoys the multi-disciplinary nature of Interaction Design
- Enjoys designing complex interactivity and seeks to innovate
- Has experience designing transactional and highly interactive user interfaces
- Understands and has opinions about current industry best practices
- Balances an academic interest in best practices with tactical solutions
- Has strong presentation skills and can defend their designs with rationale
- Follows a user-centered design process and can adjust it when necessary
- Manages client expectations
- Enjoys collaborating with product owners and business analysts to design solutions but can also work independently within the User Experience team to translate requirements into well thought out intuitive interaction designs
- Effective communicator that can influence through well thought out designs and not through authority
- Manages own time efficiently
- Is detail-oriented
- Likes to talk shop with an equally interesting team of Visual and Interaction designers

The Jr. IA will work with Sr. IA/ID in:
- Building an understanding of user needs & contexts via primary or secondary research
- Illustrating the UX of proposed feature and system concepts
- Illustrating user scenarios
- Creating visual specifications such as wireframes/schematics and interaction flows
- Gathering user feedback via interviews and user testing

Required Qualities:
- Minimum 2-5 years of experience working as a user experience professional
- Demonstrable experience designing rich interactions for desktop, web, hand-held applications

Desired Qualities
- Financial Services industry experience
- Good writing skills
- Comfortable presenting work to senior team members and clients.
- Foundation education in graphic, industrial, interaction design or related degree

A portfolio and sample work must be reviewed before an interview will be scheduled, if selected to move on to in-person interview there is a test requirement as well.

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