User Experience Architect in Bedford, Bedfordshire

Applying for the User Experience Architect role

Job Title: User Experience Architect
Location: Bedfordshire / Bedford
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000
Type: Full Time
Job Sector: IT & Telecoms
Sub Sector: Other IT & Telecoms
Job Reference No: LH7526

Job Description

Vacancy: User Experience Architect
Vacancy Ref No: LC7526
Location: Bedfordshire
Salary: IRO £50k Doe

The main purpose of the User Experience Architect is to introduce the concepts, tools, techniques and process required to make User Experience a core element of the development lifecycle. This will require gaining buy-in and acceptance from all levels of stakeholder along with coaching and mentoring of the cross discipline project and Business Analysis teams to ensure cultural acceptance and inclusion as Business As Usual.

• Responsibilities:
• Provide guidance and leadership across the organisation as someone who truly understands and is experienced with everything that touches the front-end.
• Provide expertise in the practical application of UCD (ISO13407) and its integration with other methodologies, in particular SCRUM (or other Agile methodologies).
• Provide expertise in Information architecture / information design / interaction design for complex websites.
• Articulate ideas orally, through written documentation, high and lo-fidelity prototypes, wireframes and graphic designs.
• The designing, conducting and interpreting of usability tests
• Define UX strategy and best-practices.
• Communicate and integrate UX strategy and best practices with that of the larger organisation.
• Be the front end guru to the teams - researching and advising on feasible front-end web technologies / tool choice / bespoke development / 3rd party components.
• Be responsible for improving the teams working efficiency by developing and improving team working practices and providing a framework for others to work with. Eg. Developing design documentation templates, code libraries, organising team training etc.
• Be educated to degree level.

Essential skills:
• Strong affinity for the Internet and the digital lifestyle.
• Strong drive to make interactive technology better for real people.
• Detail-oriented, highly organized, self-sufficient and delivery focused.
• Excellent spoken and written communicator
• Empathy for real users
• Ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Self-motivated and enthusiastic individual with proven ability to work on their own initiative within the team environment
• Awareness of the impact of the quality of software on the business processes of customers
• Knowledge and experience of the complete software development lifecycle

Desirable skills:
• Awareness of the impact of the quality of software on the business processes of customers
• Understanding of Agile Development Methodologies
• Knowledge of Silverlight technology
• Knowledge of accessibility guidelines

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