Modea: Information Architect

Posted by | February 24, 2011 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

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Location: Blacksburg, VA

URL: http://www.modea.com/careers

Modea is a young but growing digital agency. In fact, we were just featured in the INC Magazine list of the fastest growing privately owned companies in the United States. That growth hasn’t happened by accident. It’s the result of fostering amazing culture that attracts some of the industry’s most talented writers, developers, designers and thinkers. Now, we’re looking for a gifted and experienced Information Architect to join our team.    
 
As an Information Architect at Modea, you’ll play a key part in leading our research and user-centered design for large-scale websites. We look to IAs to collaborate within multidisciplinary teams to define, design, and build immersive, interactive sites and applications. You must be a problem solver who possesses the unique ability to maintain a high-level, strategic view of a site while working in the minutiae to make that vision a reality. The best IAs we know have an obsessive attention to detail that borders on mania – we love that about them.
 
We’re looking for someone who thrives in a challenging environment, is committed to building great things for our clients, and is completely immersed in digital trends and emerging technologies. For this position, we expect an exemplary portfolio of relevant IA work. Within your portfolio, if you’re able to demonstrate how your work contributed to your client’s measured business success as well as achieved exceptional design, we’ll be interested.
 
 
Responsibilities
 
  • Define and lead user-centered design processes and approaches for large scale projects. 
  • Consult with clients and internal teams to establish strategic, measurable objectives for projects. 
  • Collaborate with Content Strategists and Designers to create back-end CMS templates for large sites. 
  • Translate business and user goals into site behaviors, and define features and content to facilitate them. 
  • Collaborate with internal teams to develop creative ideas that solve problems across all media. 
  • Create high fidelity sitemaps, user flows, wireframes, metadata and taxonomy frameworks for websites, applications, and other types of user interfaces. 
  • Define & document use case scenarios and present to project teams to assure design and development decisions serve the user. 
  • Collaborate with strategic planners to conduct usability studies to test work at various stages of a product life cycle. 
  • Collaborate with Content Strategists and Designers to create back-end CMS templates for large sites. 
  • Lead internal and client-facing presentations. 
 
Requirements
 
  • Minimum 4 years relevant experience as an Information Architect or UX Lead 
  • Experience architecting major websites with > 100 pages 
  • Familiarity with a wide variety of web technologies 
  • Agency experience highly desirable 
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative UX research methods 
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Extensive experience in interface design, web design, and mobile design 
  • Ability to work with tight-knit teams across all disciplines 
  • Knowledge of web and user flow best practices and design patterns 
  • Proficiency in wireframing and prototyping tools (such as Visio, Omnigraffle, Axure, or iRise) 
  • A strong understanding of HTML and CSS and familiarity with Javascript 
  • Experience configuring within a variety of server frameworks and CMS platforms 
  • Must have a Degree in human factors, human computer interaction, or industrial design 
  • Portfolio of relevant IA work 
  • You must be authorized to work in the US full-time at our offices in Blacksburg, VA. 

To apply: For more information, or to apply now, you must go to http://mod.cm/dOHJ2i . Please do not email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

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