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Usability Specialist

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Our client is seeking a driven and enthusiastic Usability Specialist to provide support in the design of web-based systems, mobile applications, and other digital design projects. A variety of techniques will be used to integrate recommendations and requirements into designs and workflow at various stages of development. Experience in user research techniques across multiple methodologies including heuristic reviews, surveys, and some testing will be required. The Usability Specialist will work with stakeholders and cross-functional teams to compile requirements, quickly map out wireframe solutions, and provide on-the-fly input on usability best practices. This individual will report to the Creative Director and will work with the design department to finalize and style designs.

Position Duties & Responsibilities:

Lead prototyping efforts with designers, developers and stakeholders to ensure quality end products

Create interface designs with hi and lo fidelity wireframes and mock-ups

Define user goals by performing site analysis, persona development and writing scenarios.

Determine requirements for various projects by leading card sorting exercises, prototyping and testing

Education & Experience:

Required Skills:

At least 3 years experience working as usability expert, developing innovative, quick turn solutions for mobile and web

Experience with usability tools such as Wireframe Sketcher or other COTS products

Experience with design software such as Adobe Creative Suite (5)

Experience with user research techniques such as heuristic reviews, surveys and testing

Ability to manage multiple projects or tasks in a deadline driven environment

Team player with excellent verbal and written skills

Desired Skills:

Experience working in an agile team environment

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