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UX Architect

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Vitamin T is currently in search of a UX Architect for our client in Metro Detroit. This is a contract to hire opportunity!

About the Role:
We are looking for a User Experience Architect to help support user experience needs on all our client's global websites. The ideal candidate will have a blend of creative and technical skills and will be confident as well as proactive. S/he will have the ability to present ideas and negotiate solutions with Clients in a professional and polished manner.

User Experience Architects report to the Associate Director of User Experience (ADUX), and are responsible for initiating and facilitating a sound user experience design process, creating flexible information organization and navigation strategies, and setting interaction requirements that promote engaging experiences. The ideal candidate will work closely with clients and/or business analysts to help translate business requirements into innovative informational consumer sites.

Responsibilities:

• Under the supervision of the Associate Director of User Experience (ADUX) and/or User Experience Director (UXD), develop documentation for digital experiences including overall user experience, functional specifications, navigational structure, architecture map, schematics, user scenarios and task models.
• Strategically integrate graphical, editorial and functional elements into a user interface, addresses usability issues and tests prototypes.
• Collaborate with designers and writers in creating concepts and ideation.
• Advocate for the user.
• Submit work to ADUX and/or DUX for review and approval.
• May present to clients.
Education and Experience:

• Preferably 1-3 years of experience primarily as an IA or User Experience practitioner in an Internet consulting environment or in the e-business area of a large corporation.
• Experience working on transactional sites.
• Strong knowledge of and experience with user-centered design principles and user analysis techniques.
• Basic understanding of Content Management systems and portal environments a plus.
• Must have client management experience, excellent communication skills and be a proven team-player.
• Ability to understand and integrate business needs and strategy with technology and end-user needs.
• Strong communication and organization skills.
• Must be familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures in the field.
• Documentation Tools:
• Experience with Visio and Axure are required.
• Prior knowledge with OmniGraffle or iRise, Photoshop and InDesign is a plus.
• Browser and Platforms:
• Experience with the common browsers (IE, Chrome, Mozilla, Safari) is required.
• Experience with mobile designs for iOS and touch interface are a plus.


How to apply:
+ Click apply at the bottom of this page
+ Email a resume to Brandon at barchambault@vitamintalent.com (be sure to include your portfolio, a link to them, or samples of your work, if applicable)
+ Treat yourself. You've just applied for one of the most awesome opportunities you've ever seen!

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