For anyone pulling this up on Google down the road; I’d say not the post date of February 15th, 2011. Now if it’s a few months or so later, this might still be open.
So anyway, I’m looking to hire a good Information Architect to work on my team. Someone that lives and breaths this stuff. Goes to the bookstore just to read more on design and UX.
Here’s some job info: (Note: Disregard the difference in the description and content on the company site. HR still tweaking it to match what I have below.)
Apply Here Note: Disregard the difference in the description and content on the company site. HR still tweaking it to match what I have below.)
Job Title: Information Architect
Location: Tampa, FL OR Needham, MA.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Wolters Kluwer is a market-leading global information services company. Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and healthcare rely on Wolters Kluwer’s leading, information-enabled tools and solutions to manage their business efficiently, deliver results to their clients, and succeed in an ever more dynamic world.
Wolters Kluwer has 2009 annual revenues of €3.4 billion ($4.8 billion/£3.0 billion), employs approximately 19,300 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.
MediRegs, a Wolters Kluwer business, provides integrated health care compliance content and software solutions for professionals in healthcare, higher education and life sciences, including professionals in accounting, law and consulting. The company’s ComplyTrack Suite offers streamlined Web-based solutions for auditing, investigating, managing, assessing and mitigating compliance and enterprise risk. In addition, the company’s online portals for regulation and reimbursement, higher education, pharmaceuticals, food, and medical devices provide the most comprehensive and consolidated solution available for managing compliance content and research.
The Information Architect is responsible for developing IA documentation (site maps, transaction flows, sketches, scenarios, wireframes, navigation models) for a web site application. You will also work closely with the clients and internal team to present and review IA deliverables. A firm understanding of user-centered design processes and interaction design principles is crucial.
- Understanding target audiences' needs, tasks, and goals and translating them into creative concepts and functional components.
- Working closely with clients to translate business requirements into meaningful interactive experiences into a BDD (Behavior Driven Development) style stories.
- Leading and/or participating in immersive user research, concept testing, and usability testing
- Collaboratively developing prototypes for demonstration of concepts to clients and the internal team.
- Developing and documenting detailed user experience specifications for highly interactive interfaces
- Work directly with customers in a Business Analyst role and understand how the information is used and how best to accommodate customer needs and decision making when using the application.
- Design and create wireframes, including layout, navigation, and graphics based upon user input and incorporating user's needs, strategies, and goals as well as accepted web usability standards.
- Work with developers and QA so that final product reflects what was designed.
- Assess an existing site/property for usefulness, usability, visual design, content, and branding.
- Lead participatory requirements gathering sessions and manage debrief process.
- Facilitate user scenario planning sessions with both internal team and clients.
- Develop personas/segmentations based on research findings
- Create visually compelling representations of the solution's high- level interaction, navigation, and organization design (i.e., concept models).
- Execute comprehensive process flows / screen flows.
- Create comprehensive and detailed wireframe systems.
- Respond to UI demands as project requirements change
REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALITIFICATIONS:
- We are looking for someone with experience creating wireframes, process flows, and user interface specifications.
- Candidate must be able to work well in multi-disciplinary groups including technical, business, and customer experience perspectives.
- Experience producing polished, UX deliverables including site maps, wireframes, process flows, concept models, etc.
- Excellent analytical and process-oriented skills
- Excellent verbal and written skills
- Attention to detail
- Keen sense of customer experience and customer needs
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
ADDITIONAL DESIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:
- Experience with standard design and documentation tools (Axure, Visio, etc.)
- Prefer experience working on transactional Web sites or software applications
- BDD (Behavior Driven Development) Specification Writing a plus
- Knowledge of Axure a plus.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATIONAL REQUIRMENTS:
- Bachelor's degree in Information systems, computer science, business/management or related field such as Library Science, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Human Computer Interaction.
- Equivalent experience will be considered. Related experience may substitute for a degree, such as Information Architect or User Experience practitioner, interaction designer, or experience designer (or similar role)
- Two years of experience in modeling, prototyping or wire framing.
We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce.
Visit our website (www.wolterskluwer.com), YouTube or follow @Wolters_Kluwer on Twitter for more information about our customers, market positions, brands and organization.
Wolters Kluwer offers a competitive compensation and benefit package including 4-weeks of paid time off (1st year), 12 paid holidays, and a generous profit sharing program.
Some pre-screening questions you will have to answer via email before going into a phone Interview:
- What is information architecture to you? In general, why is it important?
- How long have you been doing information architecture work?
- Can you describe what role you will have to play as an information architect?
- Describe yourself in few words.
- How can a well-developed information architecture make a web site more usable?
- What tools have you used, and are familiar with, to create wireframes, mock ups or designs?
- Are you confident that you will be selected for this post?
Thanks. Hope you’re out there.