Superstars are easy to spot. They're bright, dynamic, and passionate. They don't settle for good enough, they demand excellence both of themselves and others. And at Hayneedle, superstars are the norm, not the exception.
Hayneedle owns and operates over 220 online specialty stores. At Hayneedle, customers find what they love and love what they find - for their home, their life, their style. We combine the best selection with innovative online shopping tools and top-notch customer service, culminating in a revolutionary, easy shopping experience.
We've built Hayneedle on hard work, passion, and incredible energy. That's why we've been named one of Omaha's Best Places to Work more than once. If you value a workplace environment that values you, consider applying at Hayneedle. Our expectations are high, but the job satisfaction is higher. And we owe it to our employees to make sure we hire only the best and the brightest.
What does an Information Architect (IA) do for Hayneedle?
As an Information Architect you will work closely with our User Experience Architect and Online Product Manager to design ecommerce applications for the web and mobile devices. You will be intimately involved from beginning to end of each project, specifically focusing on the beginning ideation and conceptualization, IA development, user testing processes and prototype development. You will also have a role in ensuring that the final functionality of each project works as intended by being involved in our project approval processes. The right candidate will be focused on the approach to architecting the experience, not on programming.
Create web based user interaction paradigms and navigation methods.
Construct wireframes, site maps, schematics, process maps, and mockups.
Understand and effectively construct solutions for each and every application scenario on every project.
Participate in the development of working high fidelity prototypes for usability testing.
Observe customers in usability testing.
Report to the User Experience Architect.
What basic qualifications will our Information Architect (IA) need to have?
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.
2+ years of experience as an information architect, interaction designer or experience designer (or similar role) required.
Possess a keen understanding of human-computer interaction.
Have strong Interaction Design skills (IA and UI), visual design sensibilities.
Expert knowledge of HTML and CSS is required.
Knowledge of architecture-related software (Illustrator, Visio, Photoshop, MS Office, Acrobat, Dreamweaver).
Excellent prioritization, organization, and time management skills.
Strategic thinking skills: ability to interpret why customers behave the way they do when navigating a real web site.
Proactive work style – proactively communicates with teams, follows up on issues, and brings projects to closure.
How to apply:
If you think you're the needle in the haystack we're seeking, convince us. Explain in your cover letter why you think you'll be a good fit at Hayneedle. If the idea of a fast-paced, challenging, and fun environment appeals to you, apply. If you can bring fresh ideas, a great attitude, and commitment to your work, apply. If you're a superstar, you're already composing your opening sentence. Read on for details.
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