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  • 18 Nov 2014 8:43 PM | Anonymous member

    Your Charge:

    • Recommend and drive the user experience strategy and design solutions for new products based on usability, intuitiveness, consistency, delightfulness and business goals
    • Accountable for the delivery and quality of the product user experience throughout the entire lifecycle, including optimization and innovation with new features
    • Create user-centered designs by considering market analysis, customer feedback, site metrics, and usability findings
    • Work collaboratively within an Agile product team made up of product managers, designers and UX to deliver world-class product experiences through iterative releases
    • Hold brainstorming and cross-product team collaboration sessions
    • Develop effective and impactful deliverables including wireframes, rapid prototypes,  test cases, flow diagrams, storyboards
    • Offer active thought leadership in User Experience issues and trends in emerging technologies
    • Desire to produce the best product experience in the industry hands-down

    Your Role:

    Hubzu’s UX, Product and Technology teams are committed to creating better user experiences with technology. As a leader of the UX team, you will have an opportunity to make major contributions across product design and user research, and grow with the company as we scale.

    You will be responsible for leading new product initiatives that involve Information Architecture, Interaction Design and User Research. The UX Lead will foster out of the box thinking, working collaboratively with Product, Content, Creative and Technology to create compelling, insight-driven, experiences.

    Key Result Areas:

    • Translate business requirements into intuitive and meaningful interactive experiences.
    • Collaborate with Product Management and Development to solve user experience problems.
    • Lead others to create interfaces and experiences that are easier, more satisfying and more useful.

    Your Experience and Know-How:

    • 5+ years in user experience design for a product company or consumer-facing consultancy:  At least 1 year leading projects or managing the work of others
    • Proven experience leading the design, architecting, and optimizing of websites and/or applications, especially consumer-facing and transactional-focused interfaces
    • A proven track record of working collaboratively within agile product teams made up of product managers, developers, and the UX/Creative design team.
    • Demonstrated experience translating user research into design rationale for Web and/or mobile
    • Advanced proficiency in industry tools, such as Omnigrafffle, Visio, or Axure
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills, knowing when and how to defend strategy and design choices.
    • A professional and personal portfolio of delightful and useful user experience solutions
    • Bachelors degree in one of the following: Human Computer Interaction, Information Sciences, Industrial Design, Visual Design or a related field.

    The Hubzu Advantage:

    We’re a small group of big thinkers who are shaking up real estate e-commerce.  Because our website provides an innovative way for people to buy and sell homes online, we’ve been part of more than 100,000 home sales in the last five years. With this solid foundation beneath us, we’re eager to take Hubzu to the next level.

    Hubzu itself is small, but our success has been big. We’re generating significant revenue and don’t have to rely on outside parties for funding or consistent cash flow. Our solid backing also means that in addition to bonuses and company equity, we can offer benefits you don’t often find at a startup: medical/dental/vision, 401(k), flexible spending accounts, life insurance, generous PTO, and disability coverage.

    We’re now hiring for the Innovations arm of our Hubzu Analytics team, based in Seattle. Priding ourselves on the quality of our people, the Analytics team strives to hire entrepreneurs and people who thrive in a startup environment. We value the growth-hacker mentality and are always on the lookout for opportunities to complete projects more efficiently with less effort. Our goal as a group is to drive powerful, big-data analytics products with scalable results. We take our expertise in consumer psychology, quantitative modeling, and data science and apply it to our huge customer base to launch advanced platform solutions.

    Contact: Joshua.Steffan@Hubzu.com

  • 29 Oct 2014 12:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Triad Group- Senior UX Designer- Seattle, WA.- FTE
     

    Please contact Tim Poole directly at timp@triadgroup.com for consideration.
     
    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
     
    The ideal candidate is a brilliant problem solver, with a passion for great design and its role within Human Computer Interaction. A portfolio demonstrating sound design principles and process (sketches, IA, wireframes, etc.) coupled with elegantly functional and pixel-perfect solutions is required, as is a high degree of comfort with web-centric development tools and scripting languages. Experience with game development pipelines a plus. The candidate will work closely with a team of software developers, program managers, and UX designers (some remote), in a highly collaborative environment, employing a subset of Agile methodologies.
     
    REQUIREMENTS
    · A minimum of 5+ years’ work experience in a product development or consulting environment.
    · Solid knowledge of fundamental design principles, Human Computer Interaction, and development process.
    · A strong portfolio demonstrating breadth and creativity in successful interaction design, versatility with design and rapid prototyping tools and methods, and a strong understanding of design and creative process.
    · A strong understanding of touch, NUI, and GUI interaction trends and industry standards, including emerging and speculative technologies.
    · Expertise in designing product interaction models and behavioral prototypes.
    · BA/BS in Interaction Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Computer-related Design, HCI, Human Factors, or closely-related field.
    · Strong foundational skill in Typography.
    · Expertise in major graphics tools (Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketch, After Effects, Maya, Cinema 4D, Unity, et al.)
     
    Tim Poole
    Principal Recruiter/Account Manager

    PH: 425-454-0282 ext. 180
    Fax: 425-454-5784
    timp@triadgroup.com
    www.triadgroup.com

  • 28 Oct 2014 1:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Speech and Language Data Researcher

    To apply contact: Rachel Burns, racburns@Amazon.com
     
    Amazon is seeking a highly motivated speech and language data researcher to join our growing user research and data collection team. The ideal candidate will be flexible, detail-oriented, good with people, and comfortable working with participants in the field. This position requires the ability to work with minimal direction, the capacity to work quickly and be flexible while delivering high-quality results. Having an eye for process improvement is critical as we will look to the speech researchers for input on how to evolve our collection processes.
     
    Primary responsibilities:
    -Work one-on-one with research participants by training and assisting them through the research process to ensure research objectives are met
    -Manage data collection processes including securing testing materials, handling logistics, troubleshooting technical or process issues and providing daily report
    -Own defined projects focused on improving parts of the data collection processes
    -Work closely with user researchers to improve software usability and the participant experience

    Basic Qualifications:
    -Bachelor degree required in a relevant field
    -A high level of professionalism, integrity, and discretion in handling confidential information
    -Ability to work well with people at all levels inside and outside the company
    -Excellent communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills
    -Willingness to roll up your sleeves to get stuff done, support several projects at one time, and to accept reprioritization as necessary
    -Comfortable working with technical equipment
    -Ability to deliver high-quality work within tight timelines
    -Ability to follow through, work independently and take ownership of assigned responsibilities
    -Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task effectively
    -A good sense of humor, a positive attitude and great team work skills are a must
    -Ability to work in the field locations the majority of the time and travel between field locations as needed
    -Availability nights and weekends for on-call work as needed
    -Ability to lift up to 15 lbs

    Preferred Qualifications:
    -Degree in Education, Linguistics or Languages, Human Factors, Psychology, Market Research, HCI
    -Experience with speech and language data collection and processing
    -End-to-end, hands-on experience with all aspects of data collections (recruiting, moderation, analysis, reporting)
    -Experience moderating a 1:1 session with users independently in the field
    -Experience moderating sessions with participants of different age and demographics is a big plus
    -Consumer electronic research experience
    -Experience in customer service

  • 23 Oct 2014 10:33 PM | Anonymous

    Volunteers are needed to help build  an interactive walk-through of an Ebola Treatment Unit designed for the World Health Organization (WHO) Training Center in Liberia.  UX specialists, game designers, developers, simulation and online training experts are invited to join the hack-athon 5pm Friday Oct. 24 to 4pm Sunday Oct. 26 at the Living Computer Museum in South Seattle. The prototype will be used to gain support for a more comprehensive tool covering the entire set of training material used by the WHO to combat the Ebola virus.  Details at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ebola-training-hackathon-by-shift-labs-tickets-13747825115

     

  • 08 Oct 2014 6:14 PM | Anonymous member

    If interested then please email your resume to tyrel.lucke@compucom.com. 

    User Research Moderator (contract)

    Location:  Redmond, WA

    Start:  ASAP

    Position Type:  Contract

    Contract Length:  6 months to start, likely to extend

    Work Space:  Research for confidential consumer products

    Pay:  $ DOE

     Job description:

     •         A User Research Moderator builds experience and expertise with research  tools and processes to empower User Researchers to focus on research planning, study design, project planning, product team relationship management, and ultimately driving user research insights into improving the user-experience for games and entertainment products.

     Primary responsibilities:

     •         Confidently demonstrates the ability to implement study session design, as provided by a User Researcher, to ensure optimal quality and efficiency of data collection throughout qualitative and quantitative research activity supported.

             Confidently demonstrates expertise of research tools and processes required to conduct designated research activity.

             Coordinates user research study schedules by contacting prospective participants and screening them for availability and profile qualifications.

             Supports User Researchers or other team members with administrative responsibilities related to testing research activity, as directed by the lead moderator.

             Contributes to non-testing research activity tasks, such as, but not limited to:

    o    Miscellaneous research projects

    o    Data coding

    o    Gratuity fulfillment

    o    Confidentiality documentation processing

    o    Lab and facilities maintenance

    o    Tools and tech development testing

     Qualifications:

     •         General knowledge of, and working experience with, human observational research, experimental design, and questionnaire research.

             Resilient personality; Must look for opportunities to adjust through applied feedback, must be able to shift focuses quickly.

             Must be extremely detail-oriented

             Must have excellent interpersonal skills. This person will be working in a true team environment. Experience working consistently in collaboration with others is ideal.

             A BA/BS in Psychology (cognitive, experimental, or social), HCI/HFE, or experience in Human Factors, or User Research is preferred, but not required.

    If interested then please email your resume to tyrel.lucke@compucom.com.

  • 02 Oct 2014 8:10 PM | Anonymous member

    ***I am posting this to network with local members and see who you might know.  If you know someone interested in this role and they live local to the London, U.K. area, then please send email to me at tyrel.lucke@compucom.com.  Referrals are welcome.  Thank you.***

    User Research Specialist

    Location:  London, U.K. (client not willing to consider candidates who need to relocate)

    Start: November 1, 2014

    Contract Length:  9 months, very likely to extend

    Work Space:  Video game research

    Pay:  $ DOE

    Job description:

    • ·         A User Research Specialist leverages their experience and expertise with qualitative and quantitative research methodology, and relationship management, to influence games and entertainment product teams to improve the user-experience by driving insights generated from applied user research into the development process.

     Primary responsibility:

    • ·         Confidently demonstrates the ability to communicate with product team stakeholders, locally and remotely, and accurately identify critical research questions to be investigated through strong relationship management practices.
    • ·         Confidently demonstrates the ability to consider cost, timeline, and philosophy to determine the appropriate research method to apply to an outstanding research question.
    • ·         Designs, forecasts, and conducts user research studies, and acts as the primary communicative liaison between the product team and Research Operations PM.
    • ·         Establishes deadlines associated with analyses, reports, presentations, and projects, and works closely with Research Operations PM to ensure timely and polished delivery of responsibilities.
    • ·         Effectively assesses when a work item needs to be directly-owned by a User Researcher, and works closely with Research Operations PM to delegate otherwise trainable tasks to a URA or Moderator, based upon competency appropriateness, available staff bandwidth, and priority.

     Qualifications:

    • ·         General knowledge of, and working experience with, human observational research, experimental design, and questionnaire research.
    • ·         Must have participated in major research projects that involved running tests and analyzing data; working in an applied research or product development environment; and, presenting results to critical audiences is a plus.
    • ·         Must be able to work quickly and independently.
    • ·         Must have excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate with, and persuade, varied audiences and argue for results (both orally and in writing) is a plus.
    • ·         A BA/BS in Psychology (cognitive, experimental, or social), HCI/HFE, or experience in Human Factors, or User Research is required.
    • ·         An MA/MS or PhD in Psychology, HCI/HFE, HCDE, or related field is preferred.
    • ·         General knowledge of popular computer and video games and game culture are required.
    • ·         Must be a ‘gamer'--likes to play games either on the PC and/or current gaming consoles (Xbox 360, Playstation 2, Wii).

    ***I am posting this to network with local members and see who you might know.  If you know someone interested in this role and they live local to the London, U.K. area, then please send email to me at tyrel.lucke@compucom.com.  Referrals are welcome.  Thank you.***

  • 18 Sep 2014 12:41 PM | Anonymous member
    ***HIRING*** Ethnographer / Field Researcher on contract in the Redmond, WA area.  Need someone with Master’s or Ph.D. in the field along with 3-4+ years of work experience.  May consider candidates who are out of state and willing to relocate at their own expense.  If interested then please email me at Tyrel.lucke@compucom.com.  I look forward to hearing from you. 

  • 03 Sep 2014 5:53 PM | Anonymous member

    Hello.  If you are interested in these roles then please email your resume to tyrel.lucke@compucom.com.  Thank you.

    ***HIRING*** Usability Researchers with 2-4 years of work experience to work on contract in Redmond, WA.  Must have experience running studies from beginning to end on your own.  Work with product teams to determine needs and set research goals, then design and execute studies to meet those goals.  Experience with experimental design, human observational research, and questionnaire research is desired.  Personal interest in video gaming is a plus.  

    Hello.  If you are interested in these roles then please email your resume to tyrel.lucke@compucom.com.  Thank you.

  • 27 Jul 2014 1:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    HP Helion
    Senior UX Designer – HP Helion

    THE ROLE

    HP has been a consistent leader in defining next-generation computing platforms, and we are doing this again with #HPHelion and the next-generation open source computing platform. More than 2,000 enterprise customers and 37% of the Fortune 100 use our cloud solutions today and serve as the foundation for HP Helion. HP is the #1 private cloud provider in the world. We are a leader in OpenStack and Cloud Foundry foundations and communities. HP is committed to investing billions of dollars in HP Helion products, services, technologies and programs, and the global reach of HP Helion, over the next three years.

    We are in search of a passionate Senior User Experience Designer to join our growing HP Helion Cloud UX team. This is a crucial role in which you will lead the user-centered design process to create meaningful experience concepts, and to execute on those concepts. Strategic thinking, innovative vision, modern design aesthetics, and ability to work across the organization and build consensus are critical for success in this role. Ultimately, driving complexity to ground and making it elegant, intuitive, and powerful for end users is your goal.

     

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    This role will drive the user experience design process from discovery through implementation. In this position, you will work with a team of UX designers who are responsible for collaborating across Engineering and Product Management to produce a unified experience for HP Helion’s public, private, and hybrid cloud product offerings.

     

    This is not a position for UI development, web page design, or graphic art.  This is interaction design for the enterprise IT community.

     

    Working closely with the Director of User Experience, you will be responsible for

    • DESIGN:
    • Performing qualitative and quantitative research to uncover user needs, perceptions, and preferences
    • Developing workflows and wireframes to effectively communicate interaction and design concepts
    • Assessing and optimizing the performance of new and existing features by actively participating in usability testing/user research and interpreting analytics data
    • Developing and maintaining user-interface specifications and design patterns
    • Driving the end to end user interaction design process
    • COLLABORATION:
    • Designing world class experiences in collaboration with members of the User Experience, Engineering, and Product Management teams
    • Presenting an defending your designs to multiple stakeholders
    • DELIVERY:
    • Presenting design concepts and deliverables to stakeholders and product team members
    • Delivering innovative, engaging prototypes using the latest in front-end technologies
    • Supporting front-end engineers with final development of HP Cloud products and ensuring flawless design delivery
    • Fulfilling several project requests simultaneously while meeting tight deadlines
    • Being a tireless advocate for the user

     

    DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

    You will have many of the following skills and attributes:

     

    • Portfolio of past work including completed designs, concepts and wireframes, design specifications, and final deliverables that clearly demonstrate both thought process and design skills
    • Bachelor's degree in Human-Centered Design, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Digital Design, Psychology, Information Architecture, or related field
    • User Experience and Design:
      • 5+ years’ of experience in an Experience Design role, preferably solving complex, enterprise, and B2B design problems
      • 5+ years’ experience performing user research and usability validation
      • 5+ years’ experience in building user and task flows using products such as Omnigraffle or Visio
      • 5+ years’ experience creating wireframes and prototypes using tools such as Omingraffe, Axure, UXPin, Balsamiq, or native code
      • 3+ years’ experience using the Adobe Creative Suite
      • 3+ years’ experience with enterprise user experience design
    • Strong understanding and demonstration of user centered design principles and techniques
    • Strong understanding of the kinds of experiences made possible by current digital technologies.
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with development teams to understand the problem domain and design solutions that meet user needs
    • Ability to interact with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
    • Excellent leadership, communication, project management, and organizational skills.
    • Demonstrated self-direction, ability to lead other creatives, and manage priorities.
    • Grace under pressure. Comfort in ambiguity. Humor in the face of adversity.

     

    Brownie points if you have:

    • Master's Degree in HCD, HCI, Digital Design, IA or similar
    • Cloud Portal design experience
    • Experience in Cloud, OpenStack, open source solutions and communities
    • Solid knowledge in design and prototyping tools, and knowledge of the latest web technologies such as HTML5, CSS, jQuery, JavaScript·       

     

    Amybeth Quinn
    Talent Acquisition Consultant
    Helion Converged Cloud
     
    amybeth.quinn@hp.com
    P: 360-212-9770
    M: 425-998-8327
    Hewlett-Packard Company

     

    Want to learn more about #lifeatHP? Follow the conversation on Twitter, learn more about our global teams on Facebook, and hear in their own words on our blog and YouTube channel from employees around the world why they chose to #Work4HP.

     

  • 01 Jul 2014 6:18 PM | Anonymous member

    Hello, if you are interested in these roles then please email your resume to tyrel.lucke@compucom.com.  Thank you.

    Usability Assistant (contract)

    Location:  Redmond, WA

    Start:  ASAP

    Position Type:  Contract

    Contract Length:  12 months

    Pay:  $ DOE

     

    Job description:

    We are looking for candidates to run our data collection and research studies. The position will include equipment set up, transportation, recruiting and scheduling participants, and moderating studies on  Campus and in the field.

     

    Required qualifications:

    •             Basic computer skills, proficient in MS Office

    •             Must have valid driver’s license and ability to lift 50 lbs

    •             Experience in User Research, Data Collection, or HCI

    •             Must be trustworthy with no criminal record

    •             Has excellent communication skills and can give clear, precise direction and feedback

    •             Can quickly adapt to changes in protocol or tasks

    •             Available to work occasional nights of weekends if needed

    •             Is a fast learner

    •             Has experience in a leadership type role and is comfortable facilitating groups of people

    •             Is able to problem solve and make decisions

    •             Can work quickly and calmly under clear time restrictions

    •             Can work independently without direct supervision

    •             Is comfortable learning and working with new software and technology

    Hello, if you are interested in these roles then please email your resume to tyrel.lucke@compucom.com.  Thank you.

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