SAPIENT Government Services, INC.
Sapient Government Services (SGS) is looking for people who are driven to make a difference.
Do you view a challenge not as an immovable obstacle, but as an achievable chance to make a difference? If so, then you will find that Sapient is the ideal place to nurture that perspective and build a rewarding, long lasting career.
By solving some of today’s toughest challenges, our teams are helping to transform organizations in the areas of business, technology and marketing. Working at SGS, you will be in an environment that fosters people growth and creativity and celebrates initiative and innovation.
The chance to bring your ideas and new thinking to today’s challenges and work in a truly unique work environment is now – it’s at Sapient.
JOB TITLE – Senior information architect
Job Title: Senior Information Architect L2
Reports to: Associate Creative Director, UX
Location: Arlington, VA
Employee Status: Regular, full-time
Travel: 25 %
Start Date: Immediately?
Clearance Requirement: None
Senior Information Architects at Sapient are responsible for the navigation, organization, interaction design, and business/user process engineering for leading-edge Web solutions, software, mobile and other interactive devices. This involves application of user-centered design methods to translate user needs, business objectives, and technology capabilities into world-class user experience for leading companies. Additionally, this role involves leading tracks of work, being the client point of contact, and guiding developers and other designers/ Information Architects in projects.
Evaluate existing sites in terms of their persuasiveness, emotional design, and conversion; assess properties for usefulness, usability, visual design, content, and branding
Lead participatory design/user testing sessions; lead Information Architects in the sessions
Identify and document meaningful patterns from the user research, audit the findings; provide recommendations to the client/internal team based on findings
Lead development of personas/segmentations based on research findings; integrate personas/segmentations with related deliverables such as opportunity maps and wireframes
Prepare, conduct, and analyse behavioral in-context research events
Identify opportunities to create business value and improve the user experience
Execute participatory requirements gathering sessions, participate in debrief sessions
Conduct and analyze stakeholder interviews to understand key success factors for a project or pursuit
Present concepts to clients and internal stakeholders with research and best practice annotations
Provide consultancy to other IAs in layout, placement and content of design elements towards persuasive design strategy; mentor junior Information Architects towards client delivery and excellence
Provide guidance to Visual Designers for creating optimal emotional engagement and “connectedness”
Develop Navigation Model, Primary and Secondary Navigation structure; develop Sitemap as required
Analyze task flows, task decompositions and create optimal Task Flow
Develop frameworks describing key aspects of proposed experience, how it reconciles business/user needs
Create prototypes using tools such as InDesign, Visio, Axure as required
Present concepts to clients and internal stakeholders with annotations
Collaborate with Project Manager and Project Director to assemble a quality IA team for small to medium projects; assist with management of the IA schedule and resource plans
Lead and motivate the IA team to realize overall goals and deliver a successful project on time
Provide direction to, and help set up evaluation criteria for, other Information Architects
Conduct periodic Knowledge Sharing sessions
- Must be a U.S. Citizen
- Eligible for U.S. Government Clearance.
- Must be flexible to work at varying locations in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area, per project requirements.
Bachelor's degree required; preferred in design-related discipline: Interaction, Information or Interface design; Human-Computer Interaction; Design Planning; Graphic Design; Communications
4-5 years of industry experience
Candidates must be versed in user-centered design methods and techniques
Proficient to expert in: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Visio, Microsoft Office
Excellence in analytical thinking, process-oriented skills, verbal and written skills
Experience working on multiple projects simultaneously, ability to work collaboratively on multi-disciplinary teams
Prior experience in a consulting firm or agency preferred, prior experience in UI design for mobile devices a plus
About Sapient Government Services
- 4-year Bachelor’s degree is required.
Sapient Government Services, a division of Sapient, is a leading provider of consulting, technology, and marketing services to a wide array of U.S. governmental agencies. Focused on driving long-term change and transforming the citizen experience, we use technology to help agencies become more accessible and transparent. With a track record of delivering mission-critical solutions and the ability to leverage commercial best practices, we serve as trusted advisors to government agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Library of Congress, National Institutes of Health, United States Department of Health and Human Services, and United States Department of Homeland Security. For more information, visit http://www.sapientgov.com .
Sapient is a registered service mark of Sapient Corporation.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this role, which include hearing, speaking, typing, and occasionally moving and/or lifting up to 15 pounds.
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