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UX Architect

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UX Architect

Works as the primary partner with Product Management, Engineering, and Merchandising to identify and understand opportunities. Collaborates with Copy, Visual Design, Front-end development, Research, and Engineering to drive elegant solutions that meet customer and business expectations.

Major Responsibilities

Understand competitive landscape within core area of responsibility

Collaborate with Product Management on creation of creative briefs and/or product requirements documentation

Develop / refine interaction requirements

Support or conduct research (varies by needs of intent) to inform or refine designs

Conceptualize opportunities and experiences using sketching, storyboarding, information modeling, and other methods

Refine and document experiences in frameworks, site maps, page flows, interaction models and wireframe specifications

Establish, maintain, and present a consistent point of view with respect to solutions

Advocate for customer needs and representation in the translation of business objectives into project requirements

Effectively communicate design solutions to all levels of partner and leadership

Actively participate in design reviews at every stage of the process

Address and facilitate resolution of interaction issues on the site

Actively engage in ongoing comparative and competitive analysis of the SHC properties and competition

Adopt and support established discipline guidelines and standards and participate in creating new ones as needed.

Contribute to evolving UX pattern and component library.

Participate in planning UX tasks, deliverables and timelines.

What we’re looking for:

Minimum 5 years experience in design for web, mobile and other electronic disciplines

College Degree in HCI, Industrial or Interactive Design, or equivalent experience

Emphasis in Human-centered design, grounded in human fundamentals: human factors, anthropology, rhetoric, cognitive psychology.

You MUST have a strong understanding of user experience design process and interaction design to be considered

You MUST have experience conducting user research, concept testing, and usability testing to develop user personas and scenarios and translating them into design decisions

Ability to prioritize multiple design projects in a fast paced environment.

Comfortable working in an Entrepreneurial environment
Strong knowledge of User Centered Design and product development methodologies

Strong knowledge of all of the software required (visio, graffle, axure)
Understands the concept and practice of “Responsive” web design

Has and maintains a Pintrest, Tumblr, Twitter or Facebook account
Background knowledge in Content Management Systems

Preferred Minimum Education
Bachelors Level Degree
Years Experience
5 - 10 Years Experience

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