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We are looking for a User Experience Researcher to join our client's UX team and collaborate with cross-functional agile teams to plan, execute, analyze and deliver actionable insights. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Work with cross-functional product teams to plan, execute and analyze customer-centric research and deliver actionable insights for e-commerce and mobile app products Ability to assess research goals and determine the best research method and lead research using different qualitative and quantitative methodologies Develop research plans and materials for user research, including research goals, tests, prototypes, and other assets Comfortable leading and moderating research sessions in person and remotely with participants Create and support the development of personas, user journeys, experience maps, and other user-centered design deliverables that help communicate user needs, opportunities and pain points Analyze qualitative and quantitative data to deliver actionable recommendations and socialize findings in compelling ways Assist and/or lead recruiting and scheduling efforts for various different methodologies Review and coach others in creating test plans and analyzing feedback Utilize data to help triangulate research, including A/B testing, Adobe Analytics, and inputs from other data sources. EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum 3-years’ experience working as a researcher in an organization with digital and/or mobile products Experience leading research projects, including planning, conducting, analyzing, facilitating research sessions and delivering insights. Excellent organizational skills; detail-oriented and able to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines Comprehensive knowledge of strengths and shortcomings of different research methods, including when and how to apply them during each product phase Self-motivated and proactive with the ability to work with a team and independently to perform multiple tasks under minimal supervision Excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation and collaboration skills. Experience with design and research tools including Axure, Sketch, UserTesting, Mouseflow, preferred EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Cognitive Science, Psychology, Anthropology, or other research related field and 3-years experience Apply now to learn more!
Senior Account Planner
Our client, a well known agency is seeking an Account Planner who will be responsible for providing insights and guidance for Creatives and others to ensure the communication strategy for the client’s brand has relevance for and resonance with the targeted consumer group. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversees strategy development initiatives for specific CPG account Probes and monitors African American consumers’ cultural and social trends and interprets the significance and relevance of these shifts with respect to client brands. Reviews and analyzes qualitative and quantitative research information. To develop business-building strategies and ideas, the Senior Planner leads planning discussions and collaborations between agency account team members. Develops accurate and insightful conclusions from research data and contributes strategy and direction in an impactful, engaging and cogent manner. Writes creative briefs providing clear, descriptive and contemporary consumer insights. Helps ensures that the creative product: aligns with the business strategy; communicates clearly; resonates with the target audience. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in social science, or marketing, or communications required. 5+ years of relevant work experience in an advertising agency, including at least three years in account planning. Proficiency in analyzing and explaining qualitative and quantitative research methods and results. Previous planning experience focused on targeted consumer segments is required, experience with African American target marketing is highly desired. Does this sound like you, apply now to learn more today!
Sr Technical Analyst
Our client, a Fortune 500 organization located downtown Chicago is seeking a Senior Technical Analyst. The ideal candidate will play a key role in the team acting as the primary contact for architecture, security, infrastructure, and other various technical inquiries, and collaborating with both internal and external infrastructure and operations teams to ensure compliance with all corporate regulations. This role requires a diverse combination of experiences across multiple dimensions: PREFERRED SKILLS: • Solutions Design* • Web Service design and Management* • Application Support and Production Support* • Security, Infrastructure, and Operations* • Data Architecture and Data Governance • Software Architecture • Development Operations POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: • Provide technical leadership and consulting across the Loyalty system applications, architecture, security, infrastructure, and web service functions & features down to the project planning level • Demonstrate organizational commitment for all high-level infrastructure plans, and initiate and participate in projects to evaluate technologies and methods for implementing these plans • Establishes, communicates, and executes common goals and directions for teams and provides direction and guidance for technical staff • Document current system integrations, infrastructure, and process flows as well as technical system requirements as needed • Provide feedback to business and technical partners during the requirement and design phases to ensure final solutions effectively and efficiently meet business needs while complying to technical and operational rules • Assist in the design and implementation of security and infrastructure projects to maintain compliance and optimal performance of the loyalty system • Act as a liaison to internal leadership and application owners to provide best practices and priority recommendations to ensure systems of responsibility are operating at optimum levels • Evaluate new technologies to determine if/how they could benefit systems of responsibility • Integrate loyalty business-level processes and data within an enterprise and between organizations by linking applications, whether purchased or developed in-house, to better support business processes, reduce cycle times (or latencies), costs and increase agility to respond quickly to new business opportunities • Analyze, document, and understand the IT architecture, loyalty business processes and data that exist within the enterprise • Makes recommendations for modifications to existing software to fit specialized loyalty needs and configurations • Provide architectural consulting expertise and direction to the application development team • Conduct research on emerging technologies in support of development and operations • Design, develop and oversee implementation of end to end integrated systems • Review new and existing IT projects, system designs, and procurement plans for compliance • Creates and/or review high level and detailed architecture and design documents for logical and physical application architectures, interacting with multiple teams and stakeholders • Actively engage third-party partners understanding industry and technological trends EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: • 5+ years’ work experience in solution design and systems architecture. • Proven experience in systems design and development. • Strong understanding of information processing principles and practices. • A solid grounding in core enterprise applications. • In-depth technical knowledge of network, PC, and platform operating systems. • Working technical knowledge of current systems software, protocols, and standards. • Strong knowledge of hardware and software evaluation principles and practice. • Proven project planning and management experience. • Exceptional analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities. • Exceptional understanding of the organization's goals and objectives. • Superior written and oral communication skills. • Excellent technical architecture and technical support documentation skills. • Strong interpersonal and consultative skills. • Ability to research emerging technologies and trends, standards, and products as required. • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language. • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment. • Sizing, deployment and delivery experience, preferred in 1 or more of the following technologies - Kubernetes, NoSQL, APIs, Big Data Technologies, NLP, MLP, graph, elastic search, RDBMS, SQL Server, Azure or AWS cloud technologies. • Experience in Event managed microservices architecture, BRMS/Business Rules Engine in micro services-based architecture. • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment. • Excellent organizational skills and detail orientation, with demonstrated ability to prioritize and multi-task under tight time frames and with competing priorities. EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in MIS, computer science, or a related field Apply now to learn more today!
Our client, a Fortune 500 firm with offices downtown Chicago is actively seeking an experienced Agile Coach to join the team. In this role, you will act as a trusted advisor and servant leader to the organization and Agile teams. You will be instrumental in the Agile journey and will collaborate closely with our teams, providing your Agile thought leadership along the way. You will champion the ongoing work of Agile practices and work to shape and influence our strategies to enable and build out high performing teams. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: • Act as a trusted advisor and servant leader to the organization and agile teams. • Coach and mentor stakeholders on their respective agile responsibilities. • Providing agile thought leadership to executives. • Provide hands-on coaching for the teams in all aspects of agile (e.g., time boxing, daily stand-up, sprint planning, release planning, sprint demo, retrospectives, backlog grooming, self-organization, collaboration, etc.). • Lead workshops and training sessions to educate individuals on agile values, principles, and practices. • Excellent skills in pragmatic problem-solving, resolving interpersonal conflicts and overall helping people communicate and collaborate effectively. EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: • 5+ years of experience as an Agile Coach or Scrum Master. • Past experience implementing agile techniques (e.g., Scrum, Kanban, Lean, XP) in different cultures and environments. • Deep knowledge of Agile principles and practices and the ability to transfer that understanding at all levels of the organization. • Agile Coach or Scrum Master Certifications Does this sound like you, apply to learn more today!
Project Manager needed for a 6-month extendable contract in Chicago with a Global Hospitality company. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: • Creates, manages and executes project plans to support the ongoing needs of the IT department. • Coordinates resources, establish deadlines and assigns responsibilities. • Tracks the progress of projects and compiles status reports for senior management. • Builds working relationships with team members, vendors and other departments involved in the projects. • Relies on knowledge and professional discretion to achieve goals. • May manage others. • Usually reports to a department head. • Significant ingenuity and flexibility are expected. Apply now to learn more today!
Our client, an international law firm with offices in the Loop, is seeking a Proposal Coordinator to join their team. In this role, you will work with a team to handle large multi –practice area RFPs. Duties and Responsibilities Produce RFP responses under the direction of Sr. Proposal Writing Manager or other marketing staff Coordinate and produce pre-qualification submittals/Requests for Information (RFIs) Review proposal requirements and develop Work Plan drafts Craft key messages and team differentiation statements to target audience(s) Schedule coordination calls/meetings Request research packages Interact with various firmwide departments to obtain up-to-date information Review and edit presentation materials for internal trainings Work with creative staff to request graphic materials to support proposals and presentations Manage production of drafts and oversee version control Coordinate with in-house printing or courier services Schedule proposal/presentation review session(s) Coordinate final files and logistics Maintain organization of team’s files within firm’s document management system Create and update records in firm’s record management system Provide record copies to select lawyers Update content management system as new assets are developed Archive past proposals and presentations to the appropriate locations Maintain/update content in the RFP procedure manual Track and report metrics on proposal activity File and organize marketing tools and materials Experience Required: 2+ years exposure to complex RFPs and proposals Excellent grammar/proofreading skills along with excellent writing and reading comprehension skills Flexibility to work OT as needed including evenings and weekends (must have ability to adjust to last minute requests or changes to meet lawyer requests) Proficency with PowerPoint and Excel experience. Open to industry but law firm or professional services experience is preferred.
Senior Software Engineer
Global Hospitality Company is seeking a Senior Software Engineer in Chicago to join them for an ongoing project. The Senior Software Developer's role is to design, code, test, and analyze software programs and applications. This includes researching, designing, documenting, and modifying software specifications throughout the production lifecycle. The software developer will also analyze and amend software errors in a timely and accurate fashion and provide status reports where required. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: • Work with business end-users to determine requirements and propose approaches to address users' needs. • Analyze requirements to determine approach/proposed solution. Design and Build Solutions using relevant programming languages. • Thoroughly test solutions using relevant approaches and tools. EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: • 10+ years’ experience working as an application designer and software developer working with enterprise applications. • Hands-on software troubleshooting experience. • Experience with specific phases of the software development life cycle including requirements gathering, requirements analysis, design, development, and test. • Technically proficient. • Flexible and adaptable in regards to learning and understanding new technologies. • Ability to conduct research into software-related issues and products. • Highly self-motivated and directed. • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities. • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment. • Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment. • Technically fluent in programming languages, including C, Java. • Knowledge of database design and file management techniques. • Knowledge of Service-Oriented Architectures. and Web-based Architectures Apply today!
Our client, a leading financial institution is seeking an Email Designer/Developer to be a part of their inhouse Creative team. In this role you will be responsible for design and development primarily of email campaigns, however you may assist with other dynamic ads, social media or digital content, etc… Responsibilities: Translation of the email design and development, UX design requirements and wireframes to actual code such as HTML that will produce visual elements Build reusable code ensuring the technical feasibility of designs Work with designers to develop and execute emails and creative materials Collaborate with cross functional team members Manage multiple projects of variable complexity and deadlines Requirements: Excellent visual, verbal and written communication who is flexible and adaptable Strong organization and project management skills Creative holistic thinker with experience in conceptualizing ideas and successfully executing them In-depth knowledge of trends for digital marketing content Reach out today! We cannot wait to hear from you!
Brand Design Manager
Our Global CPG client is seeking a Brand Design Manager who will be responsible for the management and execution of comprehensive brand and graphic design projects within a portfolio segment The main scope of this role is to execute major packaging design projects across the global portfolio. The design process will involve planning, organizing and implementing design and production processes ensuring all brand and style lines are met. In this role you will be interfacing with cross-functional teams to drive the full process from conception to completion. Responsibilities: Drive design proposals to visualize needed outcome and vision it with internal and external team members Creatively Concept ideas for a branding refresh and update to drive into new areas Participate in research activities resulting in actionable design requirements and push through to design solution Execute on design strategy to push the brand forward Astutely manage the project and needed deliverables for on time and in budget solution Requirements: 7+ years of brand/package design experience A passion for branding through design and branding refreshes Phenomenal design taste with strong proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite Strong communication skills with an ability to communicate with all levels within an outside of the organization An ability for some light travel Are you interested in hearing more about this opportunity? Please apply now with your resume and updated portfolio.