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  • 21 Mar 2015 12:41 AM | Anonymous member

    If you are interested and qualified for this role, please send me email and your resume to tyrel.lucke@compucom.com.  If you know of someone else that is qualified, my company will pay referral bonuses.  I look forward to hearing from you.

    User Research Specialist 1 (contract)

    Location:  Redmond, WA

    Start:  ASAP

    Position Type:  Contract

    Contract Length:  6 months to start, likely to extend

    Work Space:  Research on various areas – gaming, mobile, tablet

    Pay:  $ DOE 

    Job description:

    •              A user research specialist designs and carries out qualitative and quantitative studies to deeply understand the user experience of our in-development products. The specialist translates these data into actionable findings that product teams use to improve the product.

    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).

    If you are interested and qualified for this role, please send me email and your resume to tyrel.lucke@compucom.com.  If you know of someone else that is qualified, my company will pay referral bonuses.  I look forward to hearing from you.

  • 18 Mar 2015 11:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    To apply contact: Eddie Antuna - Technical Recruiter

    eddie.antuna@widenet-consulting.com

    Our client is looking for a senior user experience designer with strong interests and capabilities in the design and development of engaging and responsive user experiences. The Senior user experience designer will collaborate with product owners, business stakeholders, UX peers, and feature teams to understand requirements, identify core use cases to be solved, and translate this understanding into compelling, elegant, and easy to use customer experiences. As a member of the UX team you will serve as a user experience champion, working with our stakeholders and engineering teams, to instill a user-centered mindset targeted at the enterprise hospitality industry.


    As a Senior UX Designer, you will be a member of the UX team working across multiple projects within the organization providing the best possible user experiences in our SaaS applications.

    The ideal candidate must have the following skills:

    - 8 + years of UX design experience

    - Enterprise, web-based application with extensive experience in responsive design

    - Executing interaction design and visual design as a part of a multi-disciplinary UX team

    - Experience with heuristic, high and low fidelity usability testing is a plus

    - Ability to multitask on cross team projects

    - Evaluate existing user experiences and identifying areas for improvement

    - Communicate scenarios, end-to-end experiences, interaction models, and screen designs to stakeholders

    - Axure prototyping skills is a must

    - Be able to adhere to an established visual design guide and generate pixel perfect mockups

    - Strong working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and associated design tools

    - Understanding of Agile software development practices is a plus

    - Mentor and guide other UX and Graphic designers to maintain design consistency and coherence across the product as appropriate

    - Produce design documents that explain your design to peers, manager, and developers

    - Create UI resources such as flows, wireframes, simple visuals, audio, video, and help documentation

    - Test application UIs to ensure proper implementation, and filing bugs to track problems/discrepancies

    - Solid knowledge of HTML/CSS/JS is a plus

    - Experience with hotel or hospitality industry is a plus

    Eddie Antuna - Technical Recruiter

    Office: 425-777-4928
    11400 SE 6th St, Bellevue WA 98004

    eddie.antuna@widenet-consulting.com

    www.widenet-consulting.com

  • 27 Feb 2015 10:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    User Centered Design Instructors Needed

    To apply please send a resume/cover letter to:

    Mary McClain at mmcclain@spscc.edu

    South Puget Sound Community College’s Corporate Education:  Our mission is to provide a wide variety of quality courses and certificate programs that meet the professional and personal needs of business and individuals in the community. We are trying to meet our local business demands for User Center Design classes in Olympia Washington.  Our Corporate Education program is seeking qualified individuals to help develop and teach two to three day User Center Design Web focused classes that include phases from planning, testing, documenting and analyzing for instructional feedback.
     

    Qualifications:

    · Proven subject matter experience or expertise required in directing user-centered design projects from developing a user-experience strategy through user research, design evaluation and feedback

    · Proficiency in research and usability testing

    · Experience delivering instruction in an adult learning environment

    ·  Available to teach daytime, single, two and /or three day courses in the Olympia Washington area

    We are excited to bring this opportunity to our community.

    South Puget Sound Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientations and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. The College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    Applicants needing accommodation in the application process in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources office at (360) 596-5500.

    The College is committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and staff, as well as our student population.  We strongly encourage applicants to apply without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legal protected status.  South Puget Sound Community College is a drug-free workplace.
     
     
    Mary McClain
    Program Development Specialist
    SPSCC Hawks Prairie Center
    360-596-5745
    spscc.edu/cce

  • 27 Feb 2015 4:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    To apply online:

    http://tangocard.theresumator.com/apply/XFNhfM/Ux-Designer.html

    Tango Card is the first company to provide Rewards-as-a-Service, RaaS® to enterprise customers. Just as Salesforce moved CRM to the cloud, Tango Card is moving loyalty and rewards to the cloud – a $50 Billion dollar industry in the US alone. 

    We are looking for a talented UX Designer with strong skills in design thinking and building extraordinary experiences. The UX Designer will work hand and hand with our Product Management team to develop new features and work to improve the functionality, usability and discoverability of current features in our products. The UX Designer will develop prototypes for new features/products/tools and conduct user tests to identify pain points. We are looking for someone who can help us iterate quickly on designs and functionality. 

    Do you dislike bureaucracy and slow-paced decision-making? 
    We are a 30-person team based in West Seattle and we make decisions fast. You will be able to get quick feedback on designs and prototypes from our account managers, sales team, engineers, and leadership team – all of whom sit nearby, if not next to you. We are growing quickly and need a UX designer who can help us take our products to the next level. We need someone who doesn’t just wait to be told what to do, but is constantly looking for ways to improve our products and tools.

    Do you want to have a huge impact and work on a wide variety of projects?
    The types of products you will work on will include designing for enterprise customers and end-consumers, as well as internal tools. As the sole UX Designer on our team, the role will offer both breadth and depth. A few examples of projects in the pipeline include:

    • A customer dashboard with analytics and reporting, among other features
    • An internal tool to manage our rewards catalog
    • A revamp of one of our products, Rewards Genius, which allows managers to send rewards to their employees
    • A new redemption flow for an end-consumer redeeming a Tango Card

    UX Design Skills – we are looking for someone with:

    • A BA/BS or higher degree in Interaction Design, Industrial Design, Communication Arts, or field related degree
    • A passion for usability and user experience, who possesses deep knowledgeable of best practices and thought leadership in UX issues and trends for both web and mobile
    • Proven experience and solid working knowledge of wire framing and prototyping design stories based on user goals and key scenarios
    • The ability to clearly communicate and support design decisions and how they add value to the product
    • Proficiency using Adobe Creative Suite, prototyping tools, and diagramming tools; HTML/CSS a plus

    Key Attributes – you will be successful at Tango Card if you can:

    • Respond quickly to project priorities
    • Problem solve and be creative, bringing your own voice to what we do
    • Collaborate cross functionally with our teams
    • Be self-motivated, directed, and independent
    • Balance multiple projects in a fast-paced, and sometimes ambiguous environment 

    Cultural Fit – Key elements that define Tango Card’s culture are: 

    • We have a positive, can do attitude
    • We set a higher standard in everything we do
    • We delight our external customers and keep our focus externally
    • We have a sense of urgency
    • We are great at setting and meeting commitments
    • We win or lose as a team, not as individuals
    • We are fired up and love winning!

    More information about Tango Card – 

    Tango Card has created the ideal rewards and loyalty platform for the modern, mobile and social enterprise. We have over 300 live enterprise customers today, we closed a $3.1M series B round in April 2014, and we work with some of the largest customers in the world including Microsoft, Salesforce, Twitter and Intuit, as well as some successful emerging companies like Beintoo, Extole, Plink, and TrialPay. We also work with the top Gift Card brands in the country including Amazon, Starbucks, and REI locally, and Target, Walmart, Home Depot and almost 50 more nationally. Last but not least, we partner with many of the most respected non-profits in the country including the National Park Foundation and Habitat for Humanity.

    We are excited to meet you!

  • 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

  • 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

     

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