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SPOTLIGHT ON JOBS: WAYFAIR

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Where: Wayfair in Boston, MA

Wayfair Inc. offers an extensive selection of home furnishings and décor across all styles and price points. The Wayfair family of brands includes:

  • Wayfair.com, an online destination for all things home
  • Joss & Main, where beautiful furniture and finds meet irresistible savings
  • AllModern, a go-to online source for modern design
  • DwellStudio, a design house for fashion-forward modern furnishings
  • Birch Lane, a collection of classic furnishings and timeless home décor

Position: UX Designer

Position Details: 

Wayfair is looking for a User Experience design professional with a proven record of creating engaging experiences that foster repeat visitation. The ideal candidate is self-directed, analytical, and creative.

Executing interactive design and informing visual design as part of a multi-disciplinary team, the perfect candidate researches UX design trends and lives and breathes e-commerce best practices. At the end of the day, we want natural shoppers with the ability to dive into the customer mindset.

(IA) Information Architect Responsibilities

  • Limited ability to produce detailed IA documents, ensuring all details are distinct and user-friendly. All documents must clearly define the scope of the relevant project. These deliverables include: Site maps, user flows/task flows, user journeys, page flows, taxonomies/folksonomies, paths to purchase, etc

Interaction Designer Responsibilities

  • Produce fully annotated wireframes and functional specifications
  • Make interaction recommendations based on existing Wayfair UX design standards and industry best practices
  • Work closely with front end developers to ensure user-facing experiences meet our interaction design standards
  • Lead cross-functional design reviews for all necessary deliverables

User Researcher Responsibilities

  • Generate design prototypes to utilize during research
  • Competitive analysis: Evaluate competitor and industry websites. Provide a meaningful analysis of the findings
  • Conduct research that address both user behavior and attitudes
  • Conduct research using various qualitative and quantitative methods. This includes first person and remote research.
  • Conduct research using the following techniques: Competitive Analysis, User Interviews, Usability Testing, Mall Intercept

General Responsibilities

  • Produce design deliverables utilizing the Sketch app
  • Determine how HTML, CSS and JavaScript production issues might impact UX decisions and visual design considerations.

Requirements:

  • 2+ years of UX design experience for consumers and consumer brands—a big plus if you have experience in e-commerce
  • Exceptional knowledge of Sketch, PhotoShop the rest of the Adobe Suite
  • Unfailing advocacy for the user. This should be demonstrated in concepts, user flows, wireframes, and features that work across devices to produce a seamless user experience
  • Analytical thinking and a love of focusing on things like flow, scenarios, and usability
  • Demonstrated passion for mobile design
  • Prototyping that brings to life ideas that can be put into seamless user testing
  • The confidence and self-motivation to drive forward projects that have unclear direction or unknown variables
  • An online portfolio that includes e-commerce work, mobile wireframes, or comps, and demonstrates strategic thinking

To receive full consideration for this position, candidates are asked to submit an application on the Wayfair website. 

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SPOTLIGHT ON JOBS: State Street Corporation

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Where:State Street Corporation,  Global Operations and Training/Employee Programs, North Quincy, MA

About: Our clients are looking to the future. We’re helping them get there. We are the engine that powers the world’s investments. We hold and manage money for millions of people: our clients and their clients. We’re responsible for 11 percent* of the world’s assets. Our clients face big challenges. Risk. Regulation. Complexity. It’s those challenges that inspire our solutions. Systems to improve efficiency. Tools that turn data into insight. Research that shapes strategies. Large enough to serve more than 100 markets, we’re local enough to deliver on the ground. This means we’re closer to the world’s investments; closer to the communities where we operate; and closer to the clients we serve.

Position: Instructional Designer

• Participates in all phases of course design and development including conducting training needs analysis, development of instructional materials and deployment.
• Works with training manager to determine needs of the course and appropriate method of delivery.
• Works with subject matter experts to design and develop training courses that support State Street Global Operations; may require analysis and data gathering with SMEs.
• Creates course evaluations to measure effectiveness and modifies course as needed.
• Able to utilize multimedia technology and e-learning authoring tools.
• May provide support and mentoring to less experienced designers on the team.

Requirements:

Education:
Bachelor’s degree required. Master in Education – Instructional Design preferred.

Experience:
3 to 5 years instructional design and/or technical writing experience. Experience supporting business operations.

Skill Requirements:
• Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Demonstrates solid project management skills.
• Knowledge of instructional design methodologies and adult learning theory.
• Knowledge of the latest trends in emerging adult distance learning.
• Strong eLearning design and development background; virtual classroom (webinar/webcast) design and development experience strongly preferred.
• Detail and deadline oriented; able to complete tasks in accordance with a defined schedule.
• Must be able to work collaboratively, as well as independently.
• Must be able to work on multiple projects and move rapidly from one project to another.

Software:
• Proficiency in MS Office suite
Camtasia
Articulate Studio ‘09
Articulate Storyline

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Alex Chasson-Colebourn at Alexandria.Colebourn@statestreet.com, and copy Laura Bolsover at lkbolsover@statestreet.com.

The hiring team is looking to move fast on this position!

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