Senior UX Architect - Mobile
Who We Are:
Mobiquity is a rapidly scaling, and key, player in a new category: mobile service providers. Forrester thinks this line of business will hit $32 billion by 2018. We conceptualize, design, and deliver end-to-end mobile solutions for Fortune companies, providing a mix of mobile services and products. We do some incredible work – far beyond flinging birds at pigs. The solutions that we’re coming up with are among the most downloaded apps in the world, and are aimed at transforming how people use mobile. From pharma to retail, financial services to biotech, and beyond, we are there.
Led by one of the most successful serial entrepreneurs in the country, with a headquarters just outside of Boston, and offices opening around the globe, Mobiquity offers opportunities to transform both your career, and the world of mobile. We have doubled our staff in the past 12 months, and expect to do the same in 2014. Right now is an amazing time to join us.
Why This Matters
Mobiquity is a complicated, rapidly expanding technology company that’s focused on a particular Wild West of tech: mobile. We use a variety of systems, OS’s, and devices. We’ve got offices all over the country, and are expanding across the globe. We are looking for a Senior User Experience Architect (UXA) with exceptional design experience to develop elegant, functional and highly engaging mobile user experiences. In other words - we want to make our client's jaws drop with the work we do.
Reporting to a Creative Director, the Senior UXA will have his or her hands full, BUT will have a lot of fun conducting user research, capturing audience needs and business goals, information architecture, interaction design, and usability testing; collaborating with interaction and visual designers, technical architects, business analysts, application developers- essentially - if you've worked on a project from End to End... you'll be golden.
Basically the Senior UXA will wear many hats (and gloves and scarves when it gets cold!) and will have the opportunity to work with our rapidly growing team of passionate and talented strategists, designers, system architects and developers and gain exposure to a wide range of all things mobile.
Facilitate brainstorming sessions and conduct stakeholder interviews to elicit business requirements from our clients, addressing product, brand, marketing, content and overall user experience.
Synthesize qualitative, quantitative and customer data to guide client business decisions and drive change by translating your research insights into actionable recommendations; then work with both internal and client teams to lead the execution of those recommendations.
Plan and execute usability studies (using formal or guerilla UX testing tactics), contextual interviews, usability testing, competitive reviews, and surveys.
Independently lead collaborative design sessions with the target audience, interactive designers, technical developers, and project managers to generate superb design work and happy clients.
Conduct iterative testing throughout project development lifecycle and develop rapid high and low fidelity mockups when necessary.
Develop relevant documentation, which may include audience profiles, journey maps & diagrams, personas, activity scenarios, information/interaction architectures, wireframes and usability test plans.
Work closely with crossfunctional teams to help align our client's business goals with their user's objectives.
Help champion usability standards and user experience/humancentered design for the most intuitive and delightful application experience.
Contribute to the strategy and implementation of a humancentric experience design methodology across all our client engagements.
Contribute to the internal development of UX processes, deliverables and standards.
Stay abreast of innovations in UX best practices, tools and topics of interest to the UX community and help to infuse them back into the organization.
Develop new types of deliverables, workshops, or presentations as necessary.
Occasionally direct the work of contractors or other UXAs in a supporting role.
Contribute to our culture and atmosphere, quality of work and growth into the next generation of user experience design.
Strong human factors background, information architecture, humancentered design and user testing including managing UX projects and assigned personnel.
Wearing many hats
Experience working with both internal and external development and design teams.
A commitment to quality and continuous improvement including a willingness to question current practice, to be handson and with strong attention to detail.
Excellent organizational and presentation skills, ability to manage several projects at the same time.
Ability to communicate with all levels of management and staff to achieve desired outcomes and build strong alliances and relationships.
Strong understanding of the limitations and advantages of developing apps on iOS, Android and other mobile platforms.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office products.
Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud and OmniGraffle considered a plus.
A strong personal portfolio that showcases deep and extensive experience with software, web, and mobile interface design.
Skills & Experience to Get the Job Done:
8+ years experience with usercentred design processes.
5+ years experience working in an agency/consulting practice with a proven ability to work with major international brands.
Knowledge of web and mobile standards, technology and terminology.
Experience designing for Mobile devices considered a plus.
Ability to question assumptions and establish a new normal for Mobile / Web Platform and Tools design.
Knowledge of various user research methodologies such as field research, survey creation, and benchmarking studies is highly desirable.
BA/BS or advanced design degree, related degree or equivalent experience (Human Factors, etc.)
Recruiting Agencies: While we really do appreciate what you do, and how challenging it can be, don’t do it. Please do not send us unsolicited resumes, either to our employees, job listings, or recruiting team. (We call those “free leads”). Mobiquity is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.
Mobiquity is an equal opportunity employer. We feel strongly that the best ideas come from all sorts of directions and sources, and cutting ourselves off from anyone due to our own biases is simply bad business, as well as bad citizenship.