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[Sigia-l] Re: Posting Job Opportunity
From: Richard Hill (rhill_at_asis.org)
Date: Wed Sep 10 2003 - 09:47:38 EDT
[Forwarded. Dick Hill]
Orbitz the premier travel website would like to post the attached opportunity.
TITLE: Information Architect
DEPARTMENT: Product Marketing
REPORTS TO: Lead Information Architect
An Information Architect at Orbitz will work closely with
multi-disciplinary teams in the planning, designing and documenting user
experiences and functionality for web-based travel booking, travel
management and marketing products. Information Architects will also work
closely with internal teams to ensure that user experience; industry and
usability standards and best practices are adhered to and in alignment with
Orbitzís business goals.
∑ Create, maintain and continue to evolve the information
architectures and interactions for the Orbitz.com Web site and associated
∑ Evaluate the scope of projects, identify issues and risks and
∑ Identify and prioritize tasks and then evaluate the level of effort
required for the IA portion of initiatives.
∑ Stay abreast of user interaction relationships and dependencies
across multiple initiatives.
∑ Work closely with Lead Information Architect to manage
availability, report on progress and plan for future efforts.
∑ Develop a broad understanding of Orbitzís and the competitionís
business, technologies and products.
∑ Work closely with internal teams to ensure that user experience
best practices are promoted.
∑ Work closely with Product Marketing teams to ensure that product
requirements are understood, complete and then transformed into user
experiences that are sensitive to the userís needs, business goals and
∑ Effectively present solutions to internal stakeholders.
∑ Work closely with Consumer Research team to understand consumer
needs prior to efforts and evaluating usability of designs that are both in
progress and final.
∑ Work with IA team to establish and continue to evolve documentation
standards and work flow.
∑ Present finalized and in progress designs to designers, editors,
front-end developers, QA and engineers to aid these teams in the
development of their project plans, to ensure that solutions are feasible,
to alert others to potential risks and to gather feedback.
∑ Create low and high fidelity prototypes for usability evaluations
∑ Create and maintain documents such as wireframes, flow charts, site
maps, content inventories, functional specifications (schematics)
∑ Participate in and report on usability studies performed by
Consumer Research team when necessary.
∑ Must demonstrate a high level of experience in either information
architecture, interaction design, user experience design or human factors
engineering in the development of large-scale, dynamic Web sites, intranets
or web based applications.
∑ Must demonstrate direct involvement in the creation of artifacts
such as wireframes, process flows, flow charts, schematics, functional
requirements, user scenarios, personas, use cases or content matrices.
∑ Will have a thorough understanding of how technologies such as
browsers and scripting languages can impact or constrain potential solutions.
∑ Will have broad experience working closely with multi-disciplinary
∑ Must have a thorough understanding of Information Architecture,
Interaction Design and User Experience concepts combined with strong
technical ability, practical skills, creative problem solving skills and a
high level of analytical ability is required.
∑ Must have strong conceptual skills, a critical eye for detail and
the ability to translate complex concepts into visual representations.
∑ Will have experience with and an understanding of Human Factors and
usability methodologies, protocols and processes such as analysis,
prototyping and participation in studies.
∑ Will demonstrate experience with project management processes such
as estimating efforts, assigning resources, creating schedules, identifying
tasks, prioritizing tasks and updating project plans
∑ Excellent communication, interpersonal, and team work skills.
∑ Must be organized, self-motivated and able to switch rapidly
between different projects.
∑ Must have a high level or proficiency in Visio, Word, Excel and
Ready to launch a new career? Contact Orbitz today
Email resume to:
Orbitz is an equal opportunity employer
American Society for Information Science and Technology
1320 Fenwick Lane, Suite 510
Silver Spring, MD 20910
FAX: (301) 495-0810
PHONE: (301) 495-0900
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