Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Director, Experience Design; Boston, MA - relo provided

Director, Experience Design 
Boston, MA 
Relo provided 

This highly successful, privately-owned 100+-person digital shop helps brands create digital strategies that lead to big ideas that live seamlessly across digital channels —web, social, mobile, online video search and/or experiential. Their success is based on one simple principal: an active and engaged user is the most powerful force in the new economy. This principal has been great for business; they've grown 300+% over the past 3 years alone. 

Culturally, this company has a model that sets them apart from the rest. Their space is very much a community space to facilitate collaboration. They try to hire people who share their vision and are great at what they do. This isn't a place for personal agendas or the uber-competitive personality; they are a collaborative group who share the same passion and enjoy coming to work. Work/life balance is huge here, which is why they have such a low turnover and employee high loyalty and have been on Boston's "Best places to work" list for 5 years' running. Free lunch every day and happy hour Fridays don't hurt either. 

This is a great opportunity for someone who is super-strong in User Experience Design with strong management skills and business sense. The ideal candidate is very client-facing, and comfortable leading engagements from start-finish at the executive level. They want someone to share their vision, yet be able to create a vision for what could be. This role will prove integral throughout the project timeline from business discovery to post-launch, working in collaboration with the creative, visual design, motion, video, digital marketing and tech teams.

Day-to-days: : 
Manage and lead the User Experience team 
Develop cohesive experience structures, intuitive navigation, screen layout and screen hierarchy. 
Lead and participate in business discovery sessions that get to the heart of our clients, their businesses, target audiences, content and goals. 
Exercise both analytical and creative thinking abilities to skillfully merge research, best practices and innovation to generate unique user experience solutions that achieve project goals. 
Design and document sitemaps, user flows, conceptual models and wireframes 
Direct and synthesize user and stakeholder interviews. 
Create user profiles and write functional specifications. 
Help evolve the agency project delivery process 

Must Haves
7- 10 years of dedicated experience with user experience, UX design, IA and related processes in a digital agency/consultancy environment. 
A comprehensive knowledge of human perception, cognition and behavior and its application relevant to user experience design. 
Strong visual communication design skills, as well as the ability to verbally communicate design documentation internally to project teams and externally for client presentations. 
Must be proficient in Adobe InDesign and have a practical knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and a strong working knowledge of Axure, Visio or Keynote and be overall technically savvy. Able to deftly balance client desires with user needs, research, and best practices 

Competitive Base Salary + bonus 2x/year 
401k - 100% vested; match 4% after 6 mos. 
100% subway (MBTA) reimbursement 
Relo provided on East Coast 

Interested? Please submit resume, target salary and portfolio to CarolTaylorRecruits(at)gmail(dot)com

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