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Position: Interaction Design Specialist User Experience (UX)- MOBILE
Location: Philadelphia PA, M-F onsite during normal business hours
Reports to: Associate Studio Manager UX, Studio Manager UX, Associate Director UX or Director UX
Duration- long term contract
Hourly pay rate- DOE


Aquent's client is a telecommunications client based in Philadelphia. It's customers access and enjoy entertainment, communications and home management services across all mediums-online, mobile and TV. By assembling the country’s top designers and thinkers, the UX department is rapidly becoming the premier environment for building and launching one-of-a-kind experiences that make everyday life easier and more entertaining for millions of customers.

The UX team is seeking a passionate and innovative Interaction Design Specialist with knowledge of user-centered design principles and a “don’t make me think” understanding of usability who can convert conceptual thinking into working prototypes and construct interactive experiences across multiple platforms such as web, mobile and set-top box that directly meet the needs of the UX product mangers, and ultimately satisfy and delight customers across the country.

• Accelerate the design lifecycle by creating rapid prototypes across interactive platforms
• Influence the experience by building solution-based prototypes
• Work as both a Front-End Developer, UI expert and design enthusiast (and is viewed internally as both a hybrid and a specialist)
• Collaborate with product managers, creative directors and technologists to invent practical yet imaginative solutions
• Contribute to the growing library of knowledge around User-Centered Design, through the products developed and best practice research

Qualifications:

• B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, Design or related field
• Knowledge of front-end development (UI) with a keen eye for design
• Experience in interaction design, typography and motion
• Expertise in Web, HTML, Flash and AfterEffects (ability to program TV remote control functionality into most prototypes strongly desired)
• Mobile skills-App Cooker, Realizer, Keynote, HTML
• Online skills-HTML/Javascript, Adobe (compilers for device apps) Fireworks/Indesign click-throughs
• XHTML/HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, basic XML/Database skills
• Graphics production using both Photoshop and Fireworks
• Browser specifications and limitation, basic video formats and encoding
• Familiarity with the latest techniques for responsive cross-platform coding (must be proficient in hand-coding-not using WYSIWYG editors like Dreamweaver)

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