Any Web Architects out there looking for a great (government agency) job downtown Toronto (Front and Simcoe) with a secure future and a nice, stable paycheque?
Web Architect – User Interface
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)
This position is currently being evaluated; the final pay grade has yet to be determined however, we anticipate the range to be $76,568 – $89,000.
Check this job description over, and if it suits you, then go ahead and contact our friend Kira James at WSIB down below. Tell her FRANK
There is currently a vacancy for a permanent Architect- User Interface in the Architecture Branch of the Business Technology Services Division, located at WSIB Head Office at 200 Front Street West in Toronto.
The position of Architect - User Interface is accountable for building user interface design concepts and prototypes for WSIB’s next-generation of applications, including researching, evaluation, planning, designing, alignment and defining specific components of the Enterprise Architecture that provide a sound foundation for the development, operation, support and maintenance of systems at WSIB.
Provide recommendations to WSIB and Business Technology Services (BTS) management and project teams on a variety of transformational and growth initiatives related primarily but not exclusively to web-based products.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Developing usability goals and objectives to better understand our customer needs in order to better serve them
• Recommending technical solutions which will drive automated processes and/or minimize internal sourcing needs (ie. simplifying navigation; devising efficient approaches to content and media utilization through design of WSIB web- tools; directing development of web-presence).
• Conducting field studies and collecting user feedback through surveys, interviews, workshops to continuously improve the User Experience
• Performing competitor analysis (ideas and benchmark)
• Conducting usability testing at both WSIB and stakeholder locations
• Conducting user interface reviews to determine impacts of infrastructure change and ensure solutions are aligned with corporate strategy, objectives and architectural principles
• Participate in the development of Business Technology Services’ strategies, principles and plans
• Conduct architectural reviews and integrate, as required, legislative requirements and business processes
• Documenting users, tasks, and environment (personas , task analysis , scenarios , user performance requirements)
• Keep abreast of industry (both technical on business-related) trends and internal strategies and directions through publications, research papers, personal networks and vendors to identify opportunities for WSIB
• Conduct other related work duties as assigned or required.
· User experience is a multi-disciplinary field that includes field research, information design, technology, writing, visual communication. A minimum of five to eight years experience is required. The candidate should be versed in the following areas:
· User research: experience in planning, designing and practicing the various techniques of user research (field research, interviews, usability testing, card sorting, surveys, web analytics, paper prototyping, usage log analysis)
· Information Architecture: experience in designing information architectures with an eye towards future growth; ability to notate and diagram such IA.
· User interface (UI) design: able to deliver a high level UI design: navigation, layout, visual hierarchy. Must have the ability to communicate, and lead, through the design phases to the business and to the technical talent that will refine and implement it; familiarity with various UI prototyping techniques.
· Accessibility: a good understanding of accessibility for people with disabilities. Knowledge of the standards and legislation must be complemented with real life experience working with users with disabilities.
· Methodology: understanding of the various roles and deliverables within user centered design, how they fit together and within the overall product lifecycle with demonstrated ability to plan and recommend the appropriate activities for a project, as the process can scale up or down depending on various constraints; experience with methodologies such as Iterative development , Agile, RUP, and Lean
• Communication: strong writing and verbal communication skills are a must in this position, as information needs to be exchanged with the project team and at all levels of the organization; superior interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate actively and proactively with others in a cross-functional team
• Self-motivated and self-managed with a high degree of analytical ability and intellectual curiosity
· Strong attention to detail, and a commitment to delivering highly-polished web-based prototypes under tight time constraints
Qualified candidates please send your covering letter and resume quoting
“Architect – User Interface – ID #10-0015” by 4:30 p.m. on February 8, 2010 to:
Kira James, Talent Acquisition Specialist
at The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
200 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 3J1
E-mail: Kira James
(tell her FRANK sent you!)
FAX: (416) 344-4299
As a precondition of employment, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
may require a prospective candidate to undergo a criminal records name check prior to or at anytime following hire.
We appreciate the interest of all candidates, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.