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UX Analyst - IA
Medina, Minnesota  |  Hybrid
Contract Position
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Applied on July 30, 2021
Job Id #48449 Posted July 12, 2021

This role will involve working both collaboratively and independently to make usability decisions on how to best present content and functionality across a variety of web experiences. As an Information Architect, you will serve as a practioner and advocate for UX methods in the following areas:
 
Strategy definition for User Experience and Information Architecture
Illustration of IA concepts: workflows, journeys, jobs-to-be-done, site maps, content diagrams, wireframes, taxonomies, etc.
Content strategy and consultation with business leaders and content creators
Usability testing via automated tools including test writing, recruiting, issue validation and report writing
 
This position best suits a creative problem-solver with an eye for how to engage users in both marketing and complex e-commerce environments. A successful candidate will be someone with a start-up mentality who does not mind ambiguity and is confident when faced with many moving parts.  
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
Thought Leadership
Responsible for guiding the project approach and for serving as internal reviewer for connecting concurrent architecture projects with the goal of efficiency and consistency
Serve as a departmental liaison for IA and UX, and business and content teams to foster understanding and appreciation of the customer experience
 
Information Architecture Production and Definition
Document navigation and taxonomy, including requirements with Sketch, Axure, Adobe XD or comparable tools
Develop information architecture, data models, task flows and hierarchical illustrations of products, product relationships, content, shopping tools, experiences, and sitemaps
Test and validate architecture models, taxonomies, and navigation within and across digital products and sites
Map business and systems requirements to functional features and definitions, provide recommendations based on usability results and other research results
Develop a high understanding of the content management system and pattern library and work closely with content creators.
Attribute design decisions to data points, partnering with our in-house analytics team.
Support and iterate upon web styles and interaction patterns
Support SEO best practices by partnering with SEO and analytics specialists
Deliver work according to project timelines within production schedules.
Work directly with business partners to capture user flows and detailed wireframes based on high level user stories
Influence and cooperate with other departments to ensure consistency and quality across brands and platforms
 
Usability Consultation
Work as a Subject Matter Expert for our business partners
Provide guidance in new development estimates and release planning
Present work and represent marketing iniatives, often balancing and communicating multiple interests from different groups and sources
Function as internal expert in usability and information architecture, representing the best practices of the team dna broader UX field
Work with internal and external partners to collect and translate research findings into design improvements
Communicate design concepts effectively, build consensus, and justify decisions
 
SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE
  
Minimum of 4+ years completed toward a post-secondary degree in a related field and/or related work experience, evidenced in portfolio and resume
Minimum of 4+ years as a UX designer specializing in information architecture in web marketing and/or service design including mobile web and/or app design
Experience working in both waterfall and agile environments
Using standard discipline-focused software tools (InVision, Adobe Creative Cloud, Omnigraffle, Axure, Balsamiq, Sketch and related applications)
Excellent writing and communication skills
Ability to work effectively with multiple teams of people in an often high-pressure and fast-paced environment
General understanding of development required to fulfill coding of designed experiences
 
Agency experience preferred
Corporate experience preferred

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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