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  • 10 Dec 2014 12:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Description: Mid-level UX Designer:

    To apply, contact-

    Dena Barnum–Technical Recruiter dena.barnum@widenet-consulting.com
    p:  425-777-4924 | c:  503-754-4420 | f:  206-299-3430
    www.widenet-consulting.com

    Our client is looking for an experienced mid-level UX Designer to assist in creating the next generation Hospitality Point of Sale solution.  This greenfield project is being developed from Bellevue, WA office. We’re looking for candidates that is able to work within a fluid Agile development environment in creating great user experience, information architecture, user workflow, visual design, and are passionate about bouncing creative ideation with Program Management under abstract business requirements then this role might be for you.
    The ideal candidate will have:
    •4+ years of UX design experience
    •Ability to execute UI interactions and visual design as part of a multi-disciplinary team
    •Ability to create wireframes as well as visual design comps
    •Exceptional design skills and attention to detail
    •Axure prototyping experience is a must
    •Familiarity with modern, iterative rapid software design practices
    Ability to create design from business abstraction through ideations
     
     

  • 04 Dec 2014 1:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    To apply contact:

    Nick Scotti at-nick.scotti@widenet-consulting.com

    Our client is seeking a Senior Consultant with expertise in Web Accessibility to lead the way on their mission to ensure their products achieve industry excellence in accessibility and inclusive design, working across desktop, mobile, and tablet experiences.

    The right Senior Web Accessibility Consultant will have expert level knowledge of website accessibility, implementation services, and standards such as WCAG 2.0, Section 508, and WAI-ARIA as they relate to consumer facing web and mobile properties. This candidate will be able to provide a proven portfolio of assessments and technical guidance provided to organizations to meet federal, state and city compliance requirements and other institutional mandates for accessibility.

    The key responsibilities for the position include but are not limited to the following:
    Conduct Accessibility compliance audits and testing of web sites, mobile applications, and documents using the WCAG 2.0 guidelines or Section 508 technical accessibility standards.

    •Provide guidance and consulting regarding next steps to meet Accessibility standards (WCAG 2.0 Level AA. WAI-ARIA, Section 508), and define best practices for web pages and applications, mobile applications, and documents.

    •Interpret and apply Federal, State, and City Accessibility codes, regulations, and legislation to a wide variety of environments and applications to ensure compliance.

    •Develop and utilize data collection instruments for the evaluation and quality control of website accessibility and mobile, as it complies with industry standards including Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

    •Define and articulate business requirements based on strategy, objectives and business rules related to implementing Accessibility standards for website and Mobile experiences.

    •Write accessibility compliance reports which delineate an application’s compliance with the appropriate set of technical standards.

    •Provide technical assistance and remediation guidance to Developers regarding Accessibility issues and standards.

    •Document analytical methodologies and processes used in the execution of Accessibility solutions related projects and initiatives.

    •Effectively communicate both orally and in written form. Present data in a compelling fashion appropriate for the audience.

    •Participates in program planning, development, training, and implementation.
     
    Required Education and Experience:
    •BS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.
    •In-depth and extensive knowledge in Accessibility experience of software, web, and documents. Knowledge of W3C WAI-ARIA and W3C WCAG 2.0 web accessibility guidelines.
    •Knowledge of web and mobile accessibility practices & testing techniques
    •Direct experience with assistive technologies including JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, TalkBack, Dragon Naturally Speaking, etc.
    •Prior experience complying with or addressing corporate &/or web governance policies.
    •5+ years of web architecture and development experience with website accessibility practices.
    •2+ years’ experience leading Website Accessibility projects, preferable in a SaaS or Cloud based software environment.
    •Preferred: Familiarity of C# / .NET as well as modern web development technologies
    •Results driven professional with the ability to work well and deliver under pressure in a fast paced environment.
    •Experience with various software design patterns and their applications.

    www.widenet-consulting.com

  • 01 Dec 2014 1:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Description

    To apply contact: Stacy Emmons
    Sr. Technical Recruiter | Akvelon, Inc.
    (206) 905-4626 X 8812 | stacy.emmons@akvelon.com

    We’re looking for an experienced freelance UX designer to work closely with our R&D team in designing a product that is easy to use and raises the bar for content authoring. Your focus will be interaction design rather than visual design.

    Working collaboratively with product managers, developers, and the principle UX designer, you’ll participate in team brainstorming, sketch, create wireframes in UXPin, and define interaction flows for a full-featured SaaS web application.

    Although you won’t be writing code, you’ll work closely with developers and apply your deep understanding of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and modern web application design approaches to specify user interactions for desktop browsers, tablets, and mobile devices.

    Using UXPin, you’ll create semi-interactive prototypes for remote user testing and will help conduct these tests.

    Your portfolio must clearly demonstrate your deep understanding of user personas, scenarios, and business goals. It should include examples of sketches, wireframes, and explain your roll and your thought processes.

    Prepare to have a blast solving tough design challenges with a fun group of highly creative people in a casual, start-up environment.

     
    Stacy Emmons
    Sr. Technical Recruiter | Akvelon, Inc.
    (206) 905-4626 X 8812 | stacy.emmons@akvelon.com 
    3120 139th Ave SE #180, Bellevue, WA 98005

  • 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. 

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