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User Experience Strategist (UX) - 6 month plus contract

User Experience Strategist (UX) - 6 month plus contract in the Washington, DC and or New York area (permanent position available as well) 

Pay rate 80/hr range – Consultant

Mid to Sr. Level Person, etc  (someone that can take direction well and not need a lot of hand holding – an ADULT!!!)

User Experience Strategist to join their quickly expanding User Experience Practice. The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker who applies user-centered design methodologies to create compelling and useful digital experiences. It is expected that the candidate be a self-starter that is able to lead client user experience initiatives to deliver quality solutions. The UX Strategist should be as comfortable overseeing a team of creative professionals as they are performing research activities and cranking out documentation (sitemaps, transaction flows, sketches, scenarios, wireframes, navigation models) for web, mobile and application experiences.

The goal of our current engagement is to provide easy access to information and a more engaging user experience on a site that hundreds of millions of Americans rely on. The UX Strategist will be

coming on to fulfill the role of User Experience & Design Lead, overseeing the work of a small team of

Provide UX consultation and strategic guidance to project stakeholders and implementation teams

Work closely with product managers and/or clients to translate business requirements into meaningful interactive experiences

Identify user needs, preferences and objectives by using research, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and interviews to derive personas, use cases, and user journeys to inform the overall

user experience and site architecture.

Define information architectures that support optimal findability

Create and deliver personas, sitemaps, user flows, wireframes and other artifacts to represent user needs and UI specifications

Evaluate and provide heuristic assessment of user interfaces Equally willing to produce artifacts/solutions or provide feedback/advice to solutions/artifacts produced by client stakeholders

Ability to “tell a story” – and clearly (and tactfully) communicate design rationale, alternative perspectives, value proposition, etc

Understanding of designing for 508 compliance and WCAG Knowledge of web-based solutions including data driven websites, portals, web services,

content management systems (CMS), contact relationship management (CRM), e-commerce

(EC), membership management and online community solutions Experience designing solutions for Drupal implementation 10+ years experience as an information architect, interaction designer, experience designer or similar role

Working knowledge of User Research, UI Design, Interaction Design and Usability Evaluation.

Must be able to articulate and follow User Centered Design and Software Development

Processes, but be willing to work outside process to accomplish goals.

Experience illustrating information architecture and user interface mechanisms to facilitate client understanding

Experience planning and facilitating working sessions with clients and the project team

Experience managing customer expectations and facilitating client interaction

Willingness and attitude to help customers find workable and pragmatic solutions

Intellectual curiosity with an interest in learning new technologies and practices

Superb verbal and written communication skills

If you are interested in learning more about this role, please send resume to:

Mike Toohey

mtoohey at careersinct dot com

www dot careersinconnecticut dot com
Company Name:
Contract Staffing Recruiters
Approximate Salary:
80.00 Per Hour
New York, ny
Position type:
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree