Information Architect

Washington, District Of Columbia | Job #310685

Our client is looking for an experienced Information Architect to support their customer currently located in Washington, DC. Our client is a professional services firm focused primarily on serving the federal government. Our client is looking for an individual for a contract opportunity who understands the federal domain and the unique challenges that federal agencies encounter. Candidates must have a strong desire to work closely with customers to understand their needs so that our client may further enhance our products to better serve our clients.

The Information Architect is responsible for supporting the strategy and development of creative concepts, defining best practices for the navigation, organization, interaction design, and business/user process engineering for leading-edge marketing and web solutions.

He/she supports the creative lead role on an engagement and is responsible for collaborating with a team of creative people ranging from developers, IA, copywriters to designers. He/she also works and collaborates with account, media, strategist and research as a part of the creative process.

Information Architect Responsibilities: 

  • Assess an existing site/property for usefulness, usability, visual design, content, and branding
  • Articulate objectives to guide the development of evaluation criteria
  • Identify strategic opportunities for competitive advantage based on findings
  • Support participatory design/user testing sessions
  • Present findings to clients
  • Provide recommendations to cross-functional teams based on findings
  • Lead participatory requirements gathering sessions and manage debrief process
  • Lead stakeholder interviews, including: conducting, preparing notes, and analyzing findings to understand key success factors for a project or pursuit
  • Facilitate user scenario planning sessions with both internal team and clients
  • Develop personas/segmentations based on research findings
User Experience & Interactive Design
  • Drive the development of frameworks that describe key aspects of a proposed experience, and how it reconciles business and user needs
  • Create visually compelling representations of the solution's high- level interaction, navigation, and organization design (i.e., concept models)
  • Create (and support the development of) comprehensive sitemaps for large-scale solutions
  • Execute comprehensive process flows / screen flows for large-scale solutions
  • Create (and support the development of) comprehensive wireframe systems for large-scale solutions. Present deliverables to clients

Visual Design
  • Support designers in the application of color, typography, photography selection, organizing elements and usability
  • Collaborate and works closely with other disciplines to ensure executions are meeting business objectives and criteria
  • Defend and provide rationalization for design choices to clients
  • Coordinate project schedules amongst the UX/Creative track
  • Respond to UI demands as project requirements change
Information Architect Requirements:
  • Knowledge of standards compliant markup and code, XHTML and CSS2/CSS3.
  • Knowledge of the agency culture and processes
  • Experience building government websites and complex web applications
  • Understanding of designing for 508 compliance
  • Experience in UI design for complex task-oriented web applications
  • Experience in working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Basic familiarity with CSS, HTML, and use of JavaScript
  • Proficient in: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Visio, Microsoft Office
  • Excellent analytical and process-oriented skills
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Experience in working on multiple projects or tracks of work simultaneously
  • Ability to work collaboratively on multi-disciplinary teams
  • Bachelor’s degree required from college or university  
About The BOSS Group
We offer an attractive compensation package including competitive salary, 401(k) plan, weekly paychecks, holiday pay and a health benefits program. 

A specialist in placing creative, marketing and digital talent, The BOSS Group, offers temporary and direct hire/full-time positions with corporations, associations design agencies and non-profit organizations across the U.S. With 28 years of experience staffing and recruiting top creative talent we seek the best placement for you.  The BOSS Group is an equal opportunity employer. 

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