Position Overview

The User Experience Lead is responsible for working with clients to develop meaningful interactive experiences.  This role requires strategic thinking, UE team leadership, and acute communication with all members of the project team.  Your past experience with activities and deliverables associated with user centered design allows you to add value to consumer, transactional and corporate web initiatives.  Planning and conducting user, stakeholder and competitive research will drive personas and scenarios that will result in conceptual concepts, annotated wireframes, interactive models, prototypes and functional specifications.  You will be exposed to web 2.0 paradigms and methodologies that will transform linear UE thinking into a multidimensional experience.
 
Responsibilities

  • Lead and mentor user experience project teams of one to several user experience designers
  • Assist in overall project management, e.g., client communication and estimating resource needs/schedules
  • Work closely with client teams to uncover business needs, develop design strategies, present and defend the design team’s work, and build consensus
  • Participate as a leader within an interdisciplinary team that includes user experience designers, project managers, business strategists, and technical leadership
  • Plan, coordinate and conduct user research, contextual and ethnographic studies, participatory design and usability testing
  • Conceptualize and design user interfaces and information architecture using participatory design
  • Produce personas, scenarios, process flows, annotated wireframes, design prototypes, and functional design specifications for complex transactional web applications and portals
  • Produce scalable taxonomies and metadata tagging for enterprise content management systems
  • Work closely with development teams to QA development and implementation
  • Assist in business development
  • Assist in evangelization of Roundarch, e.g., publishing thought leadership, presenting at conferences, etc.

Required Experience

  • At least eight years of user experience design experience
  • Strong knowledge of user interface design processes and methodology, particularly as applied to web-based applications
  • Excellent communication and organization skills - must be able to function as a thought leader as well as an individual contributor
  • Proficiency with design and prototyping tools such as Visio, InDesign, and Dreamweaver
  • Knowledge of capabilities and limitations of web technologies such as CMS, HTML, JavaScript, Flash, and CSS 

Nice to have:

  • Masters degree in Human-Computer Interaction or a related design or behavioral science discipline
  • Experience with rich internet concepts, mobile and delivery methodologies 

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