Information Architect (Contract)

Location: Toronto

FCV Interactive is a User-Centred Strategy and Design agency focused on creating digital experiences that Make Life Better. As a result of exciting new business wins, we are seeking an outstanding Information Architect to join our Experience Design team of talented designers who truly love the craft.

You have at least 5 years of experience and a solid track record creating, optimizing, and managing taxonomies, ontologies, and controlled vocabularies across a range of client accounts.

You must be a champion for the end-user experience and a team player comfortable with taking ownership of your work.  You'll be involved throughout the entire project lifecycle - from strategy, research, and experience ideation all the way through to solutions architecture and guiding the development and design teams in user-centred best practices.

Responsibilities

  • Working collaboratively with User Experience and Strategy leads to identify and implement taxonomy solutions
  • Championing best practices for taxonomy-related activities within our award-winning UX team
  • Participating in user research and testing alongside our dedicated research team
  • Leading taxonomy-specific research activities such as open and closed card-sorting and tree-testing
  • Working in collaboration with FCV Business Analysis, Content Strategy and Management, SEO, UX, and Technical Development resources to implement and effectively manage taxonomies and meta-data on large and complex digital projects
  • Describing, maintaining, enforcing, and interpreting standards specifically related to improving search functionalities and SEO on client projects
  • Help to develop IA and taxonomy standards and processes
  • Involvement in wider UX activities to support our growing capacity and capabilities over time

Skills and Experience

  • Degree in related disciple (human factors, library sciences, computer science, data science) or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • You should have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as an Information Architect in a similar role
  • You have an online portfolio that will wow us, showcasing your capabilities and more importantly, how you think
  • Experience with website development projects ideally at scale
  • Experience with content management, including SEO, metadata, and taxonomy creation
  • Familiarity with descriptive metadata development, definition and management
  • Exposure to usability testing an asset
  • Experience working within a digital department at a large organization, or within a digital agency preferred
  • Experience with lean and agile UX practices, as they relate to information architecture is an asset
  • Experience with metadata standards like Dublin Core, RDF or XMP and/or content strategy is an asset
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong problem solving skills and the ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to focus under pressure and deal with ambiguity
  • A sense of humour and a positive attitude

Please forward your resume to: recruiting@fcvinteractive.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you for your interest in FCV Interactive. Due to the large volume of resumes we receive, we are only able to contact those applicants that are most qualified for each position.

Please no calls from recruiters or employment agencies. FCV Interactive does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Services Agreement, FCV Interactive will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee.

FCV Interactive is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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