Researcher

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My client is currently looking for someone to join them as a UX Researcher. This person will assist with design around web, mobile, and desktop applications. This role will interface frequently with product and technology managers, helping to discover/define/develop user, business, and functional requirements.

The best candidates for the role will have the ability to work effectively across products, communicate ideas quickly, and work effectively with various business groups, design team members and technology departments. In addition, the position requires strong competitive research skills, an understanding of industry and web application design best practices, and a passion for creating elegant data visualizations.

• Create information architecture conceptual models and documentation for complex, data-driven web applications
• Translate business/customer needs into wireframes and interactive prototypes (Axure expert)
• Create global interaction design specifications
• Contribute to the evolution of visual design guidelines
• Contribute to product requirements definition and documentation
• Work collaboratively with product teams in concept design and development

Desired Skills & Experience
• 4-7 years UX design experience
• Willing to take risks, able to iterate quickly
• Excellent visualization skills with the ability to articulate concepts and ideas through low-and high-fidelity prototypes
• Strong orientation toward conceptual modeling with the ability to innovate on process tools and conventions
• Ability to work collaboratively within cross-functional teams
• Excellent communication skills
• Past information/interaction design experience in the financial services vertical desired
• Product management, market research or business analysis experience a plus
• Portfolio/samples of work or products/deliverables are required for consideration.
• Axure expert, and Microsoft Office Suite, additional prototyping software a plus (Visio, Balsamiq, etc.)
• Undergraduate degree required in human factors, interactive design, cognitive science, usability, or related field Master’s degree preferred. 4-7 years’ experience required in interactive design, usability engineering, or related field, with experience in designing for complex metadata-driven web applications.