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Senior Information Architect
Bridgeline Software, Inc.
Woburn, MA, USA

Full-time, Permanent

Bridgeline Software is seeking a senior level information architect to create innovative, usable Web solutions for our customers. The Senior Information Architect leads the user-centered design effort on any given project in order to design web applications and sites that meet user and business requirements. The information architect's goal is two-fold: on one hand, you'll define and deliver well-structured and intuitive interfaces (delivered as wireframes or prototypes), and on the other, you'll conduct usability testing on various applications, at various stages of development, in a variety of vertical markets.

Essential Job Functions

  • Requirements-gathering stakeholder and via user interviews and other user-centered design methods
  • Audience, functional, and task analyses to determine and prioritize user workflows and logical process/transaction flows
  • User interface design to provide appropriate user experience and interface functionality
  • Process analysis, optimization, and documentation (may take the form of any of the following: Competitive analyses, content analyses, reverse engineering, and/or heuristic evaluations)
  • Site or application architecture and navigation: (may take the form of site diagrams, wireframes, and/or prototypes)
  • Formal usability testing with participants (may be conducted via remote sessions, or on-site at the customer's facilities, or in a lab setting), as well as less formal usability evaluations

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • 5+ years experience interacting with clients and users in order to develop information architectures for web applications of varying levels of complexity
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in user-centric design processes, such as contextual inquiry
  • Strong knowledge of basic usability principles
  • Strong knowledge of best practices for interaction design
  • Exceptional communication skills, verbal and written
  • Ability to prepare for and interview both stakeholders and users
  • Ability to analyze stakeholder and user needs, and define strategies for meeting them
  • Ability to organize of large bodies of information into a logical, easy-to-use series of interfaces that meet stakeholder and user needs
  • Familiarity with multiple usability approaches, formal and informal
  • Ability to conduct both formal and informal usability tests
  • Strong client-facing skills; Strong presentation and negotiation skills
  • Ability to provide sales support
  • Proficiency in one or more tools, such as: Microsoft Visio, Macromedia Dreamweaver. Photoshop or Illustrator skills are a plus. Coding skills are not required, but an understanding of technical requirements and limitations is key.

Please send résumé and salary requirements to...

Ashley Annis
Bridgeline Software, Inc.
10 Sixth Road, Woburn, MA 01801
email: aannis@bridgelinesw.com
web: www.bridgelinesw.com

Received: 23-Aug-07