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Sr Staff UX Design Researcher

  • GE Healthcare
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/30/2017 1:57:57 PM
  • 2747034
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Healthcare Digital
Location(s): United States ; Washington; Seattle


About Us:
At GE Healthcare Digital in Seattle, WA, we’re leveraging our leadership in software development, user experience, platform analytics, cyber security and cloud-based solutions to deliver our vision to drive quality and efficiency globally through digital health technology. This is not aspiration. It’s transformation. And it’s happening now. We help medical professionals deliver great healthcare to their patients, and we are proud to be improving lives in moments that matter.

You will be joining the Software Platform User Experience team within GE Healthcare Digital. The team guides and supports the GE Health Cloud program, which is reinventing the way collaboration and analytics is done in healthcare, as well as driving UX success for GE Healthcare overall as a center of excellence, ensuring that the businesses and product programs have the tools and training they need to enable valuable experiences for our users.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
We are looking for a very senior user researcher to join our Seattle office. You will have a deep understanding of user research methods and best practices along with a nimble, creative and pragmatic approach. You will design, conduct, and advise others on research activities that will drive design direction and product capabilities creating value for our customers, while also achieving the utmost safety and efficacy for users.

Essential Responsibilities:

In this role, you will:

  • Frame, scope, and lead execution of user research projects
  • Lead constructive research & design critiques
  • Provide leadership, research guidance and mentor ship to team members; provide coaching on feedback gathering techniques.
  • Select and use the most effective user research methods to address design opportunities.
  • Propose design or product solutions based on research and synthesis outcomes; influence change
  • Plan and facilitate interview sessions with users, customers, stakeholders, and executives.
  • Research and evaluate emerging design, technology, and industry trends; champion new ideas as
    appropriate.

    Qualifications/Requirements:

    Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Factors, User Experience, or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) AND 10 years of work experience in design research or user experience; OR equivalent experience.

    Eligibility Requirements: (Country Specific)

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. GE may agree to sponsor an individual for an employment visa now or in the future if there is a shortage of individuals with particular skills.
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.
  • Must be willing to travel up to 25%
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Seattle, WA

    Desired Characteristics:

    Desired Characteristics:

  • Master’s Degree
  • User research conducted within healthcare regulatory frameworks such as Meaningful Use, 510K filings, EPCS, and others
  • Previous impact on corporate intellectual property, inventions, or patents a plus
  • Interaction or visual design experience a plus

    Technical Expertise:

  • Leads and oversees and recommends both short- and long-term research activities, creating a
    research plan
  • Leads and oversees and conducts qualitative and quantitative research activities such as ethnographic studies and usability studies
  • Leads and oversees the creation and communication of research artifacts, findings, reports, and recommendations to stakeholders
  • Leads planning of research topics and usability tests and contributes to the analysis and synthesis of research findings
  • Leads management of usage analytics and Voice of the Customer solutions, mining usage data, and communicating findings to stakeholders
  • High attention to detail; extremely strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Deep knowledge of research tools such as Morae Observer, Camtasia, Axure, InVision, and Omniture

    Business Acumen:

  • Creates, analyzes and manages projects that provide direct business benefit. Demonstrates detailed knowledge of business operations and strategic direction, including merger & acquisition opportunities.
  • Sees patterns within industry issues. Demonstrates how UX provides solutions for internal/external customer challenges.
  • Takes various stakeholders through the design thinking process to frame a project.
  • Works to create an understanding of how individual people and things fit within larger structures (like systems or organizations), as well as the relationships between parts of a system and the system as a whole.

    Leadership:

  • Uses root cause analysis to identify, correct and/or eliminate the causes of problems as well as the problem itself.
  • Keeps participants focused on task and end process. Guides participation to include all present; solicits information about absent stakeholders.
  • Proposes UX and design concepts to leaders. Creates meaningful stories and communications that drive behavior.
  • Uses active listening techniques to diffuse tense collaboration and decision-making situations in teams.



    Personal Attributes:

  • Identifies new opportunities by creating bonds of trust with customers.
  • Identifies opportunities for necessary changes and actively pursues/leads appropriate changes.
  • Directs and mentors others in critical thinking skills. Helps cross-functional teams use critical thinking skills to engage with questions and problems.
  • Acts and decides appropriately when all available information may not be possible to obtain. Makes small informed decisions and course corrects as a result of the feedback from those decisions.

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    Locations: United States ; Washington; Seattle

    GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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