Usability Analyst

Usability Analyst

by Brian Borsa|June 30, 2010



We are seeking an individual who has experience as a Usability Analyst and a Marketing Background is helpful.

As a Usability Analyst you will be responsible for:

  • Managing the company portals 
  • Periodic reviews of the interface and determining usability/compatibility
  • Working on navigation architecture to determine which available current technology is best suited for the portal
  • No development skills needed but basic HTML skills are helpful
  • Working with Web CMS
  • Manage Content

Knowledge/Skills/Experience Required:
Minimum 3 years of appropriate experience
In-depth knowledge of GUI prototyping tools, software design, Web development technologies, and protocols
Proven experience in human-computer interaction and usability analysis
Thorough understanding of application development methodologies
Strong understanding of Internet programming languages
Experience with computer graphic and multimedia design
Comprehensive experience with structuring, developing, and implementing software applications and interactive corporate Web sites
Experience in gathering and analyzing business requirements
Project management experience
Good understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives
Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws

Personal Attributes
Excellent written and technical writing skills
Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills
Highly self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
Ability to conduct research into emerging technologies and programming languages
Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language
Keen attention to detail
Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
Very strong customer service orientation
Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

Education Required:
Bachelor degree in the field of computer science, information technology or business administration

Job Description: General Purpose: The role of the User Interface Analyst is to prototype, design, and build graphic user interfaces (GUIs) for software development, Web forms, and other applications. This includes capturing user requirements through collaboration with business analysts, leading and participating in testing sessions, and coordinating final implementation of the GUI based on feedback. Use of a variety of Web and software development languages is required.

Strategy & Planning
Conceive and model user interface prototypes based on collected user requirements, test cases, and developmental objectives
Design high-level flow diagrams and GUI form charts for use in GUI specifications and architectures
Collaborate with business analysts, Web designers, and software developers to ensure prototypes can be efficiently implemented
Define and develop current GUI style standards, as well as remain knowledgeable about emerging GUI standards and trends
Identify, recommend, and prioritize new user interface features and applications in conjunction with end-user requirements or business needs
Establish policies and procedures for following GUI standards design and testing in conjunction with stakeholders
Plan and implement usability tests throughout development lifecycle and analyze results for resolving GUI-design issues

Acquisition & Deployment
Conduct research into current and emerging technologies and issues in support of GUI development efforts

Operational Management
Code, install, and debug user interfaces using appropriate tools or editors
Work with business analysts, Web designers, and software developers to collect and determine user requirements
Present and conduct reviews of user interface designs with project managers, stakeholders, and other involved parties
Diagnose and troubleshoot problems with proprietary or internally-developed user interfaces
Work with database administrator to design, develop, and update databases as they relate to user interface design and functionality
Document design, testing, and requirements-gathering processes and procedures
Manage and/or provide guidance to junior members of the team

To apply for this job email your details to brian@cycle3it.com

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