Director of User Experience
Affinnova - Waltham, MA

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"Director of User Experience"
Waltham, MA - Headquarters

About Affinnova

Affinnova is a global provider of software and services used by brands to dramatically improve their innovation and marketing success rate. Using Affinnova’s technology, marketers can explore a wider creative space of possible product, messaging and design ideas and use predictive analytics and consumer-driven insights to identify what will perform best in market. Our patented optimization platform can be applied to everything from product concepts and packaging, mobile applications, Web sites, brand positioning, advertising and retail store layouts. Leading organizations including Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Walmart and Citibank leverage Affinnova’s technology to achieve greater profits and fuel innovation. For more, visit .

Responsibilities will include:
Define and maintain user profiles, personas and scenarios
Lead the user experience design process to develop and refine interfaces for clients, consumers, and internal users
Schedule and conduct user interviews, usability tests, user groups, and usage diagnostics to evaluate and refine application architecture, workflows and design
Solve challenging usability issues such as simplifying complex tasks, enabling non-designers to create professional consumer concepts, and integrating diverse workflows and assets in an easy-to-manage application suite

Reports to
Chief Innovation Officer

Candidate Profile
Technical Skills and Experience

5+ years experience of User Experience within a collaborative team environment
Experience leading or significantly contributing to the design of a complex HTML web-based application
Solid understanding of user-centered design principles and methodologies
Familiarity in developing user profiles, user scenarios, task flows, and information architecture
Ability to define appropriate usability methodology, processes, estimates, and artifacts for a project or application
Ability to understand and design within business and technology constraints
Experience creating interactive prototypes using software such as Balsamiq and Axure
Experience working in an Agile environment a plus

Strong written and verbal communication skills
Attention to detail
Driven by progress and accomplishments
Exceptional project planning and time management skills
Conscientious and highly accountable
Open, collaborative and inclusive
Mature, self-aware and self confident
Desire to continuously learn and improve

Bachelor's degree in Product/Interaction Interactive Design, Human Factors, Computer Science, Graphic Design or related field from a reputable school

A portfolio demonstrating relevant experience in user-centric design

About this company
Affinnova is revolutionizing how the world innovates. Our patented technology dramatically expands the field of creative ideas and reliably...