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User Experience Project/Program Specialist

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Aquent is the world's largest and most successful boutique staffing firm specializing in the creative and marketing field. We place our Talent in contract engagements ranging from 2 days to 2 years! We offer the industry's best benefits that we subsidize dramatically! Medical, dental and vision benefits are available to you after just 30 days and after 90 days you are free to participate in our 401k plan! We also offer an outstanding referral bonus program where you can earn thousands of dollars just for knowing and referring talented friends!

Our client in San Jose is a major consumer electronics giant and has asked for our help identifying a User Experience Project/Program Specialist.

Position- User Experience Project/Program Manager
Location- San Jose, CA
Duration- 5/19/14-8/19/14- possibility of extension
Hourly pay rate- DOE

User Experience Program Manager – Effectively facilitate the coordination of product feature development between the UX team and globally distributed product planning and development teams. Collaborate well with cross-functional, research and innovation teams to drive product features/asks into the Product.
Provide project management support as needed.

Skills Program management skill requirements:


Comfortable with ambiguous design projects - work with interaction, graphic and GUI designers to develop and define user experiences.
Comfortable with well-defined design projects – help design team fill gaps between product management requirements and developer technical requirements; facilitate related trade-off discussions that impact user experience.
Interface with the User Research team to develop, run and evaluate end user studies and related research.
Work with all the stakeholders to review and revise product requirements, specifications and designs in a timely manner.

Project Management:

Ensure that design specifications are delivered on time and at the right level of definition.
Track and drive issues to closure for assigned feature areas.
Following the defined team and organization processes and policies.
Provide timely, accurate status as required.


Be an excellent teammate and support the lab leadership team as requested.
Help monitor and improve team morale.

Professional skills requirements:

Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, including thinking on your feet.
Have experience in lean and agile types of development environments.
Hold a track record of success in working across multiple time-zones and in a multi-culture environment.
Possess the ability to manage multiple independent features simultaneously.

Team culture requirements:

Maintain a high tolerance for dynamic lab and project goals.
Quickly digest significant volumes of feedback in a short amount of time.
Thrive in a fast-paced environment.
Keep a sense-of humor and desire to have fun.

General position requirements:

5 years of relevant experience in software development; experience shipping one product is required - two or more products is highly desirable.
Some domestic and international travel may be expected (~10-15%)

Education A Bachelor's degree in computer science, software engineering, project management or related focus is highly desired; equivalent work experience will be considered.

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