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User Experience Specialists

Reference: JSCJ-USERC
Location: Chicago
Salary: $80000.00 to $109000.00
Job Type: Permanent
Job Sector: Web design
Date Posted: 02/04/2012
Recruiter: Request Technology-Craig Johnson
Benefits: Bonus

*Must have a Bachelors Degree* *Must be willing to travel 50%* Prestigious Professional Services Firm is currently seeking User Experience Specialists with strong web technology development experience at all levels. Candidates will assist the application design team with gathering functional and user requirements, creating user profiles and scenarios, planning and executing focus groups, and user interviews. They will lead the design of the information architecture and user interface, planning and execution of usability tests, developing UI prototypes, and documenting user interface design standards and guidelines. Their responsibilities also include communicating user centered design objectives and goals to client executives and other development teams, and mentoring junior team members on user centered design principles and processes.

Key Responsibilities may include:
* Conduct Front End analysis, interviewing, focus groups, requirements gathering
* Use storyboarding, user scenario development, high-level use case definition, user and task analysis, to capture and develop user requirements and integrate elements into user interaction designs.
* Create, evaluate, and modify high and low-fidelity prototypes to support development process. Facilitate iterative testing of prototypes.
* Design highly usable interfaces for multiple channels - Internet, handheld PDA, tablet PC, and touch screen kiosks, etc.
* Design and develop usability testing plans

Basic Qualifications:
* Experience with User Interface Design and Usability
* Experience with web development technologies such as HTML, DHTML, CSS, JavaScript, Flash, Flex or Silverlight
* Minimum of Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Skills:
* Preferable degree in related discipline: Human Factors, HCI, ID and Computer Science with specialty in User Interface Design, Graphical Design or equivalent
* Demonstrated ability to incorporate user-centered design principles into the architecture and design of user interfaces
* Skilled in user & task analysis, user research techniques, storyboarding, information architecture and wireframing
* Proficient with Adobe PhotoShop and Axure
* Demonstrate written and oral communications skills and the ability to articulate ideas effectively
* Strong interpersonal skills
* Strong communication and conceptual skills
* Proficient at project management skills (eg project planning and estimating)

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