KOHL Group Job Description KR031306_Web Usability
Arrangement: Long-term contract position; work is full-time on client’s site; there is no provision for relocation or per diem for this engagement – local candidates preferred.
Location: Malvern, PA
Title: Web Usability Engineer (Human Factors Engineer)
Looking for a Web Usability Engineer to lead user research and usability activities for our client’s internal and client-facing web-based applications. The usability engineer will lead all user research (including user interviews, contextual inquiries, field studies, and surveys) and usability testing activities for a project. He or she will collaborate with business leads, information architects, information designers, and project managers throughout the design life cycle to ensure usability and design quality. The usability engineer will plan usability activities, determine appropriate methodologies, collect data, summarize findings, and report results to management and project teams. He or she will identify, prioritize, and track usability issues and make design recommendations. The usability engineer will use his or her knowledge of design principles to conduct heuristic evaluations of sites when appropriate. In addition, he or she will contribute to the creation and implementation of design standards and to the promotion of user-centered design throughout the organization.
Position Requirements: -Minimum five years’ experience in user-centered design techniques, such as creating user profiles and user scenarios; analyzing users’ goals and creating personas; articulating conceptual models of users’ complex tasks; planning, conducting, and summarizing usability studies. -Minimum three years experience in Web site usability. -Ability to make strategic and tactical design recommendations based on usability findings and standard design practices. -Solid understanding of websites and Web application design and working knowledge of HTML. -Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Must be able to communicate and work productively in a multidisciplinary environment. Desired skills: -Advanced degree (master’s or Ph.D.) or equivalent experience in human-factors engineering, human-computer interaction, cognitive psychology, or a similar field. -Experience determining which user-centered design techniques are appropriate throughout the interface development life cycle.
If you are interested and qualified, please email your resume in MSWord for Windows format to Aboschetti@kohlgroup.com with a brief note mapping your skills and experience to the specific requirements of this job description.