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Sr. UX Architect

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Position Location: Reston, VA, or Lawrenceville, GA, or Mt. Laurel, NJ

The Senior UX Architect will set the long-term vision and strategy for user experience and develop tactics to achieve the vision.
Create artifacts to visually communicate designs and user interaction for products and services to Product Management, R&D, and users:

Navigation structures
Information designs
Storyboards
Wireframes
Mockups
Prototypes
Workflow models
User interface designs
Use and create pattern libraries to standardize interactions between web and mobile products
Design products that provide value, and are usable, adoptable, and desirable
Value—product features are aligned with user needs
Usable—product is easy to use
Adoptable—products are easy to access and install
Desirable—product is engaging to use in the intended context, and is visually appealing
Collaborate with Usability Analysts to conduct user studies:
The Senior User Experience Architect will develop mockups and prototypes, and iterate designs based on usability test results. Translate findings into design recommendations to quickly improve product designs early in the design cycle Plan and organize before performing tests or laying out designs

Lead design review sessions with the PDX team, stakeholders, and technologists
Lead process improvement discussions and implementations
Provide design leadership across the Product Design and Experience organization as well as R&D and Product Management
Assist Product Management and feature teams in defining functional interaction requirements specifications

Qualifications:
5+ years of relevant interaction design experience required
Expert with interaction design tools and principles
Expert in mainstream graphics software and interactive prototyping, including but not limited to: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash), Balsamiq, Axure
Strong knowledge and proven experience with mobile and web design standards and technologies (iOS, Android, Windows 8, HTML5, CSS, jQuery, etc.)
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required in Interaction Design, or HCI, or equivalent experience strongly preferred; Master's Degree preferred
BFA or MFA in Illustration, Graphic Design or Computer Graphics desired
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
Must be detail oriented with strong organization skills and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and under time constraints. Understanding of agile development process and methodologies (waterfall/scrum) and how iterative design process integrates
Experience in design for ecommerce, business applications, payment solutions, and other enterprise level solutions a plus

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