Director of Information Architecture/UX
a2c IT Consulting - Philadelphia, PA

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Overview
Exciting UX leadership role in dynamic cloud based product development environment for experienced thought leader In UX Information Architecture . You will anchor thought UX leadership-strategy for next generation Sass product Suite.

The Environment

  • 21st Century Saas Model
  • Greenfield early stage product development
  • Leading Information Services-content provide
  • Highly innovative Technology stack- Big Data, SEO, Semantic web, NLP, and Amazon Web Services

The Opportunity
You will partner with the executive management for wholesale re-platforming an entire product portfolio suite. This role requires skills in visual design, information architecture, interaction design, user experience and an excellent understanding of front-end web technologies. You will work with other UI/UX Designers in an agile, cross-functional project team that includes Product Owners, Engineers and Quality Assurance personnel in comprehensive UX re-architecture and build-out.
Truly a "Greenfield" opportunity crafting comprehensive UX and design direction. All early stage product development. This is a strategic role within CTOs immediate direct reports. Viable to opportunity to become an industry leader in this particular commercial software space

The Role
The Director shall be spearhead all user experience prototyping and implementation, You will be a key member of a strategic architecture team that determines the vision and direction of product development. The core mandate of this role is to provide dramatic improvement of product portfolios User Experience. Duties to include

  • Provide Thought Leadership and lead new user interface designs through the full design and development cycle (including concepts, information architecture, visual design and interaction design)
  • Lead cross-functional design reviews for design concepts, from initial wireframes and prototypes through feature completion. Create functional prototypes that display highly innovative, engaging, and user centered designs Design workflows that work on multiple devices and platforms including mobile
  • Engage in market research to explore and discover new features that best serve the target market
  • Develop and maintain visual design library and UX pattern library for consistent design
  • Pair with Engineers to integrate code with front end frameworks and implement visual design
  • Work in code using HTML, CSS and Javascript to fix defects and adjust interface to match the designs created

Requisite Skills and Experience

  • Expert level skills in problem solving, creativity and interaction design
  • 7-10 years direct experience in UI/UX Design with a focus on web applications
  • Clear understanding of usability, user-centered design, accessibility and web standards
  • Proficient in HTML/CSS (Javascript experience ideal) * Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong prioritization and multitasking skills
  • Proven experience and understanding of mobile design/development
  • Strong portfolio of work demonstrating the following
  • User focused design sense
  • Excellent use of typography and layout
  • Wireframes/Mockups or comps demonstrating design approach
  • Outstanding visual design skill
  • Thoughtful user work flow
  • Strong leadership/management experience
  • An excellent understanding of common information architecture, information models, meta-models, healthcare-related taxonomies and ontologies, and their associated development techniques

o Strong expertise in data modeling and information classification
o Experience of conceptualizing site layouts and navigation models based on usability best practices

Tremendous ground floor career making opportunity in a best of breed highly innovative environment. Will reply with confidential details up receipt of your resume/Application


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The history of a2c dates back to 1994 when CEO Craig Spitzer founded Alliance Consulting. Alliance expanded to encompass a national market...