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VP - User Experience

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 2/3/2017 1:55:14 PM
  • 2829369
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Aviation Digital
Location(s): United States ; Texas; Austin


About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.
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:
As a VP of User Experience, you will combine your leadership and digital technology expertise to advance GE’s brand strategies. You will shape and develop the user experience talent and talent pipeline. You will use facts and expertise to influence senior leaders. You will directly contribute to strategic decision making related to user experience and GE products, building the future of digital technology at GE.

Essential Responsibilities:
In this role, you will:
  • Oversee a digital technology organization, including shaping strategy and developing talent
  • Use advanced analytical thought and knowledge of industry/competitors to make complex judgments, often with incomplete information
  • Create a vision for the future using an understanding of internal and industry trends, and shape a strategy to execute that vision
  • Partner with executive leaders to understand business needs and create strategy to address those needs
  • Evangelize the UX practice internally and externally

    Qualifications/Requirements:

    Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Interaction, Graphic, or Industrial Design preferred or “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) or related field; or 4 years of equivalent work experience
  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in user experience
    ,li>A minimum of 6 years of professional experience in people management

    Eligibility Requirements
    ,li>GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this role.

  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.
  • Ability and willingness to travel, as required.
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Austin, TX

    #DTR

    Desired Characteristics:

    Technical Expertise:

  • Evangelizes the value of all UX disciplines, techniques and methods; stay abreast of industry trends and drives GE to adopt as appropriate
  • Identifies the ways in which UX can help GE achieve its goals
  • Promotes and uses systems and design thinking to address and reframe business problems

    Business Acumen:

  • Directs and mentors others to use systems thinking to address problems and questions at scale.
  • Plans and scopes design programs that improve product and service UX at scale.
  • Creates, analyzes & manages projects that provide direct business impact.
  • Demonstrates detailed knowledge of how industry trends & competitive landscape impact GE.
  • Partners with business leaders to align strategic projects with business objectives.
  • Demonstrates detailed knowledge of business operations and strategic direction, including merger
    and acquisition opportunities.
  • Identifies cross cutting business needs that intend to leverage similar technologies.
  • Sees patterns within industry issues.
  • Identifies new project opportunities based on design thinking principles and prior outcomes.
  • Translates the realistic and creative ideas into plans and actions. Thinks beyond boundaries to create vision.
  • Assembles the larger 360 view and communicates that picture to others.

    Locations: United States ; Texas; Austin

    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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