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Senior Information Architect

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We’re working with a global IT consulting client to find a Senior Information Architect to join their team for a high profile project.

Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration: One year with potential to extend
Hours: 40 per week
Location: Onsite in Alexandria, VA

Responsibilities
The Senior Information Architect is responsible for research and design efforts for web based information architecture and interaction design. You’ll work with business analysts, SMEs, and client stakeholders to develop strategies and specifications to improve the performance, usability and effectiveness of user interfaces.

Using a User Centered Design approach, the IA will synthesize information gathered from client meetings, team collaboration, best practices, heuristic analysis and competitive analyses to develop site maps and user interface diagrams to illustrate the layout, flow and organization of websites and web enabled applications. In addition, the IA will facilitate Usability Testing and help determine how best to integrate these findings into the site architecture and the user interface.

Requirements
• At least 8 years information architecture and usability analysis experience designing user interfaces for web based applications
• Expert knowledge of Axure, Balsamiq or Omnigraffle for wireframes
• Ability to partner with stakeholders to gather functional requirements based on existing business processes, goals and user needs.
• Experience creating user stories.
• Strong working knowledge of user experience deliverables including strategy an analysis documents, prototypes and UI specifications.
• Hands on design of navigation, interaction, nomenclature systems and UI diagrams including flows, wireframes and sitemaps.
• Experience with usability testing including writing screeners and scripts, running focus groups, facilitating card sorting, survey and remote session testing.
• Expert knowledge of usability best practices and accessibility issues, including 508 compliance and ARIA.
• Understanding of front end technologies including CSS3, HTML5, jQuery UI, and other evolving interface standards to assist in design.
• Understanding of Responsive Design and supporting frameworks such as BootStrap.
• Experience with large scale custom applications and CMS (Content Management Systems) projects.

Soft Skills
-Collaborative
-Strong communication skills
-Practical thinking skills
-Problem solving and organizational skills
-Presentation and consensus building skills

(Note: If an offer is extended a background check will be required.)

Interested? We'd love to hear from you! To apply, please include the following:
-Updated resume
-Portfolio
-Desired hourly rate range

A member of our team will reach out to you directly if your experience best matches our client’s requirements for this role.

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