UX Strategist, Cronin, Glastonbury

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UX Strategist, Cronin, Glastonbury

DESCRIPTION

Reports to:  Director, Experience Strategy

The User Researcher/Information Architect is responsible for conducting research activities as well as mapping user-interfaces for web, desktop and mobile applications. The right candidate for this role will possess analytical as well as creative skills along with a thirst for understanding user needs, behaviors, and motivations. Candidates should enjoy leading group activities as well as interacting with clients/new business contacts. This role will work closely with Brand, Analytics, Technology and Creative teams from inception and planning through design and development.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Work with Director, Experience Strategy to develop interview guides, research protocols, and other planning documentation
  • Conduct user/participant/customer interviews both one-on-one and in focus groups
  • Conduct usability testing, both online and in-person
  • Assist with UX audits and assessments
  • Develop sitemaps, wireframes, usability assessments and similar deliverables, both internal and client-facing, based on established styles and guidelines
  • Assume responsibility for maintaining and populating design systems internally and for clients
  • Develop build reference guides, style guides, and other developer-facing documentation
  • Participate in / assist with new business pitches as needed
  • Have experience with or be interested in learning to lead workshops, co-creation activities, brainstorms as needed

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s degree 

EXPERIENCE

5 years of relevant work experience in user research and information architecture including the following:

  • Demonstrated experience in working with clients, designers and developers to create web interfaces, from landing pages to large scale websites
  • Understanding of user experience, web design and development processes, methods and principles
  • Working knowledge of CMS platforms, wireframing & prototyping tools, Photoshop, HTML, and CSS
  • Strong visualization skills with the ability to clearly communicate, in writing and orally
  • Aware of current trends and new technologies in information architecture and design
  • Preparing and conducting user research
  • Preparing and conducting usability research
  • Creating sitemaps and wireframes
  • Documenting user requirements
  • Working in a highly collaborative environment including with design, development and analytics team members
  • Designing and conducting usability tests in both formal and informal settings
  • Preparing and presenting findings and recommendations in small and large group settings
  • Must have a strong understanding of responsive design

SKILLS

  • Emphatic and able to advocate for users
  • Outgoing nature
  • Highly detail oriented
  • A positive thinking problem solver
  • Efficient time manager and able to reprioritize as necessary
  • Self-starter and leader by nature
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Able to be flexible and tolerate ambiguity while still operating effectively
  • Experience with ADA/508 Compliance a plus
  • Knowledge seeker
  • InVision and/or other wireframing/prototyping technologies
  • Familiar with Google Analytics as well as other analytics and insights tools (ie HotJar)
  • Knowledge of standard html development practices a plus

**This is an exempt position.

Please send resume and cover letter to HR@cronin-co.com

You can learn more/apply HERE.