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Information Architect

Company: Global Technical Talent
Location: Durham
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

Information Architect Summary We are currently sourcing for an IAUX Designer to work at Client in Durham, NC. We are looking for individual to join our fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and highly reciprocal team to chip in to important strategic and tactical initiatives for our firm. In this role, you'll be responsible for bringing our workplace clients-some of the nation's largest employers- and their employees into the design process to understand their attitudes and needs around retirement plans and employee benefits. You'll translate it all into engaging and hospitable online and responsive-ready experiences to be delivered via desktop, tablet, and mobile devices. You'll also need the creativity to architect, design and support deployment activities for these experiences, as well as the presentation skills to convey your vision to the project team and Client's senior leaders. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong information architecture and interaction design skills (iOS design experience a plus). Although the role is part of a team that includes user research, content strategy, visual design and front-end development, familiarity and collaboration with those disciplines is a necessity. In addition, given the distributed nature of the overall project team, wherein business partners and development partners sit in other locations, superb communication and "soft" skills are required. Information Architect Project detail The IA will join the team under the direction of the UX Director. Tasked with helping establish a north star for a great customer experience, you will be collaborating closely with a multi-functional team to understand interpret the needs of the user while balancing the needs of the business and technology. To depict how the user experience could come to life, you'll partner with the UX Director to define the high-level flows and architect the detailed interactions (and everything in between). Strong compassion paired with the analytical and creative ability to translate business, user and technology needs into is a must. Anticipated work you're doing User experience briefs UX guiding principles for the initiatives Concept sketches, wireframes, flow diagrams, sitemaps Scenarios, user profiles and use cases Interaction designs and specifications Leadership of reciprocal design sessions Information Architect Skills Creativity, inspiration and a sense of humor Exceptional empathizer, story-teller and collaborator (especially with multi-functional teams) Exceptional communicator Client management "soft skills" Process-driven, but not process-dogmatic Strong presentation and negotiation skills Ability to understand customer needs, motivations and behaviours and translate them into engaging digital experiences Ability to create low-client prototypes Ability to communicate visually (i.e. sketching high-level concepts, and drawing on the fly to articulate and validate ideas with internal project partners) The ability to quickly understand the larger context in which the project is happening is a must Discipline to move high-level strategic concept designs through to detailed designs. Ability to design a solution that finds a harmonious balance between technical feasibility and the best in customer experience Ability to communicate and demonstrate the value and rationale of design decisions to business and technology partners Self-directed with highly developed organizational skills including the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines Information Architect Education experience 3+ years experience as an information architect, interaction designer, experience designer or a similar role Demonstration of past success instilling and protecting a reciprocal environment, leading designers within the context of a multi-functional team, and reaching consensus within a diverse culture and fast-paced work flow is a must Experience with Agile methodologies Experience with participatory design (e.g. Design Thinking) a plus Experience designing interactions that help people engage with complex subject matter and overcome inertia a plus The User Experience Design team is responsible for designing ' award-winning websites, mobile applications and internal workstations. Our 100+ person team of elite user experience professionals works reciprocally with the business and technology teams to design and deliver digital experiences that enable our customers' financial success.

Keywords: Global Technical Talent, Durham , Information Architect, IT / Software / Systems , Durham, North Carolina

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