Rorbert Half Technology – User Interface Design Specialist

Originally at http://jobs.workopolis.com/jobshome/db/work.job_posting?pi_job_id=6705359

ROBERT HALF TECHNOLOGY
User Interface Design Specialist

Location: Toronto, ON
Job Category: Computers
Industry: Consulting
Company URL: http://www.rht.com
Date Posted: Oct 11, 2005
Contact E-mail: north.york@roberthalftechnology.com

User Interface Design Specialist
Post Date: 10/11/2005
Location: GTA , ON
Assignment: Full Time
Pay Rate: $65-$75K
Start Date: 10/31/2005
Industry: Software Development
Job Order Number: 505-9263117

Requirements

Reporting to the Director of Product Development, you will be responsible for the consistent design of the user interface for all of their software products. You will interview stake holders, create uses cases, story boards, screen shots and documentation. You are skilled in design, creative and a team player. As the ideal candidate you have the ability to create functional specifications based on information gathered, and precisely document the requirements. Your communications skills and customer service skills are exemplary. Ideally you have a Computer science degree or equivalent specializing in design. You are detail oriented and a team player.

Description

Our client in the GTA requires a User Interface Design Specialist to coordinate and manage the “look and feel” of all of the GUI’s for multiple products… All interested candidates should apply online or send their CVs to North.York@rht.com quoting “User Interface Design Specialist” in the subject line. Due to response volume only those deemed qualified will be contacted
With more than 100 locations in North America, Europe, and Australia, Robert Half Technology is a leading provider of IT professionals on a project and full-time basis for IT initiatives ranging from Internet development and multiplatform systems integration to network engineering and technical support. Robert Half Technology offers online job search services at www.roberthalftechnology.com .

Robert Half Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Apply for this job now or contact our branch office for additional information:

Robert Half Technology North York
5140 Yonge St
Suite 1500
North York, ON M2N 6L7
Phone : 416 – 227 – 0581
Fax : 416 – 226 – 4498

Infinet Communications – Information Architect

Infinet Communications in downtown Toronto is currently looking for an Information Architect to help in the functional architecture and design of our client sites. A large part of the position responsibilities will include writing technical and functional documents for the clients and management team in order to ensure clarity and understanding.

Requirements

  • Design the architecture of the site navigation and content flow; mentor writers and designers on this process.
  • Prepare and lead the appropriate usability activities to identify user needs, objectives and behaviors.
  • Write required project documentation (Functional Specification, Requirements Documentation, etc.)
  • Writing technical documents for the clients and management team in order to ensure clarity and understanding of what is being outlined
  • Label information in a usable, intuitive fashion; this involves determining site navigation, interaction, data flow, workflow, and overall user experience for Internet, intranet and extranet sites as well as web-based applications.
  • Identify and assess end users expectations with exercises such as interviews, persona development and analyzing web logs.

Qualifications

  • 3+ years internet industry experience in developing user-centered web-based applications
  • 3+ years working on medium size projects (> 100 pages, > three months in duration, combination of dynamic and static pages with tight project timelines include mid level functionality and technology integration)
  • 3+ years planning, documenting, developing and troubleshooting interaction design (Visio, PowerPoint, Word, Excel)
  • 3+ years document writing and creation
  • 2+ years planning, conducting and analyzing usability tests
  • Relevant undergraduate and /or masters degree
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in developing and evolving user experiences for web applications.
  • Understanding of interface design and usability testing methods.
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Highly developed client relationship management skills
  • Proven time management skills

Contact: jobs@infinentcommunications.com

Eloqua – Senior UI Designer

Originally from http://www.eloqua.com/company/ShowCareerPost.asp?JobCode=D2301

Description

In your role as Senior UI Designer, you will be responsible for the user experience of the Eloqua product suite. You are a strong advocate for the end user and have the ability to passionately represent user needs to other groups. It is imperative that you thrive on challenges and are able to meet tight deadlines. Your positive attitude and character enable you to effectively communicate with clients and your team members. Your aptitude for learning new programs and drive for excellence enable you to produce exceptional results. You bring added creativity and fresh ideas to an already dynamic team.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Design customer-oriented interfaces and workflows for new products and significant changes to existing modules of the Eloqua application suite
  • Create prototypes of new functionality using web standard markup (e.g. HTML, javascript)
  • Work closely with the development team on user interface design decisions and to develop user experience guidelines
  • Create a prioritized roadmap and transition plan to improve targeted areas of the application
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to develop specifications and to assist in testing of new interfaces prior to release
  • Solicit end-user input on usability working both directly from customers and with the client services team
  • Act as the owner and strong advocate for usability and end user requirements within and outside of the Engineering organization

Qualifications

  • University Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Graphic design, Human Computer Interaction, or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years experience in user interface design with at least 3+ years in web applications
  • Expert knowledge of HTML, javascript and standard design tools (e.g. Illustrator, PhotoShop)
  • Knowledge of ASPx and browser and platform compatibility issues an asset
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Hard and efficient worker
  • Able to learn new concepts and apply them quickly
  • Able to have fun while working in a close-knit team

CIBC – User Experience Lead

Originally at http://workopolis.com/job/work/6700285

Special conditions: There is candidate identified for this role, however all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Nice, why is this not unexpected. I love big financial companies.

Job Type: Full Time
Location: Toronto, ON
Job Category: Management
Industry: Banking/Finance
Company URL: http://www.cibc.com/careers
Date Posted: Oct 6, 2005
Job order – J1005-0126 – Full Time

Business Unit Description

Service and Sales Force Automation (SSFA), delivers and maintains end-to-end technology solutions and support for Retail Markets. The group has formed close partnerships with each client to jointly develop strategies, and effectively provide the technology solutions required to fulfill those strategies. SSFA supports the channels that deliver products and services to our customers (the branches, PC banking, telephone banking, and ABMs). It also supports products such as all deposit and payment products, Mortgages and Insurance. Another of its components is Small Business and Commercial Banking.

Key Accountabilities / Activities

The User Experience Lead will consult directly with CIBC business and segments to recommend solutions based on an understanding of the business, segment, customer experience, and technology requirements and implications.

This role will:

*provide a user centered design approach to developing the optimal user experience for Sales and Service Force Automation Applications.

  • plan, prepare and execute usability studies and heuristic evaluations of prototypes and production code.

    *Analyze results and identify usability defects based on analysis, report results & create designs to resolve issues.

  • provide expertise and thought leadership from a human factors perspective, business feasibility perspective, requirements, competitive awareness and overall technology understanding.

    *work along side the Requirements team to help derive requirements from business stakeholders and translate them into usable interfaces to support the business initiatives.

    *Contribute to business process analysis, including translating requirements into Information Architecture schemas, validate error messages, and help improve the overall Usability of the applications.

  • Provide advisory services on all aspects of usability and UI design; work with stakeholders to ensure solutions meet sound usability principles.

Requirements:

  • Excellent usability/human factors skills and experience.
  • Strong working experience facilitating large focus groups, design validations, competitive evaluations, task walkthroughs, and other Usability testing efforts.
  • Practices user centered design methodology
  • Three to five years participating/executing usability studies
  • Two to four years of specifying interface designs•
  • Two to five years experience working with cross-functional software development teams
  • Well-developed writing and verbal skills, sufficient to creatively and precisely articulate ideas and specifications for user interface implementation.
  • Intermediate computer literacy (MS Office, Visio, Photoshop)
  • Relevant certifications would be an asset (ie. HFI’s certification programs
  • CIBC or banking knowledge, a definite advantage
  • Ability to build relationships, work collaboratively, and resolve problems with people at all levels in the organization, across lines of business
  • Be able to promote a sense of expertise/competence within the field of usability and user interface design.

Special conditions:
There is candidate identified for this role, however all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

CIBC is an equal opportunity employer. It is the Company’s policy to recruit and select applicants for employment solely on the basis of their qualifications, with emphasis on selecting the best qualified person for the job. CIBC does not discriminate against applicants based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Skills

  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Confident
  • Creative/ Innovative Thinking
  • Impact & Influence
  • Initiative
  • Results Orientation

MDS Inc. – User Experience Architect

From Workopolis

Location: Toronto, ON
Job Category: Architecture
Industry: Healthcare
Company URL: http://www.mdsintl.com
Year(s) of Experience: 5
Date Posted: Oct 4, 2005
Reports to: Manager, System Engineering
Department: System Engineering

MDS SCIEX is a global leader in the research, design and production of analytical instruments that enhance the quality of life for people around the world. As part of MDS Inc., our core purpose is to make a distinctive contribution to the health and well being of people. At MDS SCIEX a large emphasis is placed on continued learning, teamwork and employee well being. We have an extensive learning program and wellness program to help our employees maintain balance and growth within their lives.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop and maintain a user-centered design approach for MDS Sciex.
  • Lead a cross-functional team that uses this approach to create successful user experiences. This position will focus on two software products in an XP (Extreme Programming) development environment and include an element of hardware human factors requirements gathering and analysis.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead a cross functional UI design team, providing training and
    instruction to other team members in customer research techniques, usability techniques, and user-centered design.

  • Apply ethnographical interviewing and observational techniques to collect information about how our customers work and what their goals and tasks are. Disseminate this information appropriately through the project team.
  • Coordinate and arrange customer visits for the purpose of insight gathering and prototype testing. Facilitate this type of visit for other functional groups as required.
  • Write user requirements based on information gathered from end user and participate in project requirement definition and analysis.
  • Develop and maintain personas, task flow models and other user information.
  • Develop and test UI prototypes using a variety of tools and testing techniques including customer and internal reviews.
    Write UI design specifications and test stories, scenarios (use cases) that can easily be interpreted by the rest of the project team.

  • Develop usability test plans, plan and execute usability studies,
    analyze data and provide actionable recommendations to product managers and development teams to.

  • Evaluate competitive software from a usability and user experience point-of-view.
  • Provide leadership to product development teams to ensure appropriate application of human factors and usability principles, techniques, and results to product development.

General Skills Description

  • 5 + years experience in interaction design, usability, and UI design.
  • Post-secondary degree in Cognitive Psychology, Computer-Human Interaction, Information Design etc.
  • Extensive experience with ethnographic studies, contextual research, field testing etc.
  • Extensive experience with UI prototyping tools.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Excellent organizational and analytic skills.
  • Detail and deadline oriented.
  • Self-starter who can take a project and run with it.
  • Hardware human factors/ergonomic experience an asset

Apply Online

WORKBRAIN: Interaction Designer


Job Description:

Under the direction of the Manager, User Interface Design, the Interaction Designer will be responsible for assisting in the design and prototype of usability enhancements to Workbrain’s products. This individual will be a key member of the usability team that will work closely with product management and development to deliver customer-centric features which make
Workbrain’s products the easiest to use in the industry.

The usability team will be responsible for the development of user interface designs & prototypes for new and enhanced features, conducting field research, usability testing and gathering feedback from clients, and setting usability standards across all Workbrain products. This team will also work closely with the pre-sales solutions consulting team, sales, and industry marketing to configure and deliver compelling, easy-to-use demos to the field that showcase new features and industry-specific capabilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with product management, development and other stakeholders during the storyboard, design and implementation of new usability features, applying user-centered design practices.
  • Work closely with clients to understand their tasks, activities, needs and behaviors and test usability concepts and features.
  • Assist in defining usability and user interface design standards across the entire application, in order to ensure a consistent look and feel and design philosophy.
  • Be an evangelist for product usability throughout the organization.
  • Work closely with sales, marketing and product management to ensure the swift configuration and delivery of compelling, easy-to-use demo instances that showcase new features and capabilities.
  • Conduct ongoing research of usability and user interface design best practices.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3 years experience in Human Factors, HCI or related area
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills and the ability to collaborate actively and proactively with others in a cross-functional team
  • Able to demonstrate strong interaction design process and skills and demonstrate familiarity with usability best practices and usability engineering methodologies
  • Excellent understanding and experience with user-centered design tools and methodology, including persona creation, information architecture, wireframe design, storyboarding and usability testing (ad hoc and formal)
  • Extensive work experience with HTML, CSS and Javascript, with excellent knowledge of web-based technologies and design
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing, verbally and as a
    presenter

  • Creative approach to problem solving and issue resolution
  • Self-motivated and self-managed with a high degree of analytical ability
  • Post-secondary degree, preferably in Computer Science or related discipline

Please send your resumes to mrovinsky@workbrain.com with CHI-JOBS in the subject line.

WORKBRAIN: Information Architect

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Workbrain is seeking talented Information Architects who will lead the design of best-in-class user interfaces for Workbrain’s next-generation of applications. Successful candidates will become key members of a rapidly-expanding product usability team that is focused on deploying innovative products that maximize ease-of-use for a wide range of end-users.

The Information Architect works on various project teams to develop user- centered designs for enterprise web applications. Responsibilities include end-user requirements gathering, information architecture and interaction design, heuristic evaluations, and usability testing. You will work to actively improve the usability, usefulness, and desirability of Workbrain’s applications in collaboration with Workbrain’s Product Managers, Developers, end-users and clients.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with clients and end-users to understand their tasks, activities, needs and behaviors for the purposes of designing and usability testing new concepts and features.
  • Work closely with product managers, developers and other internal stakeholders throughout the product design process, applying user-centered design practices.
  • Assist in defining usability and user interface design standards across all Workbrain applications, to optimize ease-of-use and a consistent look and feel.
  • Conduct ongoing research of usability and user interface design best practices.
  • Be an evangelist for product usability throughout the organization.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3 years of experience and/or Bachelor degree in Human Factors, Human-Computer Interaction, Usability, Information Architecture, Interaction Design, or related area (Masters degree preferred)
  • Excellent understanding and experience with user-centered design tools and methods, including:
    • competitive analysis and heuristic reviews;
    • persona creation and scenario analysis;
    • site mapping and documenting process flows;
    • wireframing and storyboarding; and
    • usability testing (ad hoc and formal)
  • Creative approach to problem solving, innovation and issue resolution
  • Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate actively and proactively with others in a cross-functional team
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing, verbally and as a
    presenter

  • Self-motivated and self-managed with a high degree of analytical ability and intellectual curiosity
  • Understanding of web standard technologies, including CSS, HTML and JavaScript

Please send your resumes to mrovinsky@workbrain.com with CHI-JOBS in the subject line.

N49 Interactive – Web Designer

N49 Interactive is looking for a new web designer to join our team.

Qualifications

  • Degree or diploma in interactive or multimedia design
  • 1-2 years of web design experience
  • Portfolio website or links to examples of your work
  • Organization, communication, multi-tasking, and time management skills
  • Excellent eye for design in regards to colour, typography, image selection and manipulation.
  • Experience in designing user interfaces for websites or other interactive projects.

Responsibilities

  • Report to Creative Director & Production Co-ordinator
  • Create layouts for websites
  • Create & follow graphical templates
  • Design and produce graphics for web & print projects
  • Build HTML and Flash websites and web pages

Skills

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Flash
  • Dreamweaver/HTML
  • Ability to work independently & as part of a team
  • Ability to meet deadlines
    -* Quick to learn new systems & software

    Bonus

  • Sound/Video Editing experience
  • Advanced level of ActionScript
  • Advanced level of Javascript
  • Graphic Design

We offer a pleasant work environment along with a variety of clients and challenges. We are centrally located near Yonge & Eglinton, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Please email your resume and cover letter designer@n49.com with the subject “N49 Designer – Firstname Lastname” Be sure to include a link to your online portfolio or links to samples of your work.

Thanks,
The N49 Interactive Team
www.n49interactive.com

SSA Global – Principal User Interface Designer

Originally posted September 7, 2005 at Ok-Cancel

The Principal User Interface Designer will be a founding member of the user experience team at SSA Global. Responsibilities will be broad and varied. The ideal applicant will have many years of experience designing application user interfaces and will be highly skilled in multiple of interaction design, visual design, usability engineering, and user interface development.

Responsibilities

  • Design, prototype and usability test the user experience for Web- based business applications

    *Discover, document and disseminate effective design patterns

  • Adopt and adapt best-practices in user-centered design
  • Train and mentor others in design practices
  • Analyze the user interface of competing products and stay current on user interface technologies.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Expert in interaction design with 8+ years experience
  • Highly skilled in at least one of visual design, usability engineering or user interface development
  • Thorough understanding of User-Centered Design practices and principles
  • A passion for bringing the user’s perspective into the design and development process
  • Strong knowledge of user interface technologies and standards including DHTML, CSS, XML, XSL, JSP, Struts and JavaServer Faces
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience designing enterprise business applications. Functional knowledge of ERP, Supply Chain Management, CRM, PLM and Human Resources a plus
  • Masters degree in Human-Computer Interaction or a related discipline

About SSA Global

SSA Globalâ„¢ is a leading provider of extended ERP solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail, services and public organizations worldwide. In addition to core ERP applications, SSA Global offers a full range of integrated extension solutions including corporate performance management, customer relationship management, product lifecycle management, supply chain management and supplier relationship management.
Headquartered in Chicago, SSA Global has 63 locations worldwide and its product offerings are used by approximately 13,000 active customers in over 90 countries. For additional information, visit the SSA Global web site at www.ssaglobal.com .

Tucows – Usability Analyst

Originally posted September 6, 2005 at OK-Cancel

Salary range Commensurate with experience

Main purpose

The Usability Analyst will work under the direction of the Usability Specialist as part of a cross functional team, developing wireframes for user interfaces and websites. Other team members will often include: product management, content, development, operations, marketing and customer support.

Key responsibilities

The Usability Analyst will mostly work on a project-by-project bases to develop wireframes for websites and interfaces based on the defined user experience requirements. As part of any project the Usability Specialist will be expected to:

  1. Create wireframes.
  2. Maximize effectiveness of site/interface including: content organization, navigation, interaction and visual design to increase customer satisfaction and drive measurable revenue.
  3. Ensure consistency of visual design elements with the Tucows Brand and Logo and the visual identity within individual pages and across the entire web site/interface and amongst sites and interfaces.
  4. Ensure the navigation and design facilitates Search Engine Optimization initiatives.

Ideal Candidate Profile

  • Related experience / Unique skill set Minimum of 3 years experience in a similar role as a usability specialis.
  • Proven experience in applying user-centered design and usability methods to user interface design.
  • Experience producing detailed wireframes and writing functional specification documents.
  • Experience with performing heuristic evaluations and task analyses.
  • High level understanding of general computer science concepts such as operating systems and networking.
  • Ability to think on-the-fly and innovatively use usability methods to handle situations that occur outside the normal course of design.

Education

  • Masters (preferably) or B.S. or B.A. in human-computer interaction,cognitive science, psychology, or related field, or equivalent experience.

Interpersonal skills

  • Able to work as a member of a cross functional team.

Geoff Webb
Technical Recruiter
Tucows Canada
Tel: (416) 535-0123 xt 1619
Email: gwebb@tucows.com