Business Segment: Digital Predix Products & Technology
Location(s): United States; California; San Ramon
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.
At GE Digital, we are creating technology and solutions to enable social, mobile, analytical and cloud capabilities for the Industrial Internet. The Industrial Internet is an open, global network that connects people, data and machines. It’s about making infrastructure more intelligent and advancing the industries critical to the world we live in. At GE, we believe it’s about the future of industry—energy, healthcare, transportation, manufacturing. It’s about making the world work better. GE is transforming itself to become the world's premier digital industrial company, executing critical outcomes for our customers. Explore how you can drive greater asset reliability, lower operating costs, reduce risk and accelerate operational performance with our Predix platform and software solutions. 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 Sr. UX Design Technologist you will bridge the gap between Design and Technology. You understand the importance of human-centered design and the implication of technology on experiences. As a UX Design Technologist you will execute on multiple small to medium sized projects as an individual contributor with a focus on at least one specialized technology domain.
Essential Responsibilities: In this role, you will:
Participate as a team member in design validation sessions; execute design technology tasks as assigned in detail
Execute on multiple small and medium sized projects as assigned in a cross-functional environment
Demonstrate awareness of the software development process and how UX designers can best support development efforts
Clearly understand and articulate the team's point of view in broader context
Bachelor’s Degree in Design or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
2 to 5 years of professional experience OR Master's degree with 2 years of experience
GE Leadership Program Graduates will get credit towards relevant work experience, commensurate to the program they have completed
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.
Must be willing to travel (10%)
Must be willing to work out of an office located in San Ramon, CA
Able to create moderately interactive prototypes (in code) to express interactive design ideas based upon user and stakeholder input and feedback.
Able to independently translate designs (e.g. wireframes, mockups, and requirements documents) to engineering teams
Basic understanding of Front-End Framework Architecture (e.g. Polymer, Angular.js, Ember.js, React etc.) and how to use and optimize them
Basic understanding of coding standards and guidelines for various languages and a desire to craft beautiful code
Strong understanding of APIs, Databases, and one server-side language (e.g. Node, Python, Java, PHP, etc.)
Capable of independently researching and exploring new technologies and their implications within projects
Demonstrates knowledge of business’ structure (P&Ls) and the interplay of functions to support business goals.
Understands the competitive landscape, regulatory marketing, etc. Articulates clearly the main industry dynamics.
Understands key principles of design thinking, what it is and why it is important, and how technology can be used in the process to explore possibilities. Explores all ideas, regardless of their source.
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
Translates user-centered design requirements into technical implementations for projects. Continuously measures deliverables of self and team against scheduled commitments. Effectively balances different, competing objectives.
Keeps participants focused on task and end process. Guides participation to include all present; solicits information about absent stakeholders.
Expresses technology options to collaborators on cross functional teams. Goes beyond merely suggesting design technologies and clearly articulates the rationale and benefit of design technology choices.
Understands the value of a rigorous and transparent decision-making process.
Acts and decides appropriately when all available information may not be possible to obtain
Directs and mentors others in critical thinking skills. Helps cross-functional teams use critical thinking skills to engage with questions and problems.
Asks questions appropriate needed to translate an abstract problem into a roadmap for identifying solutions. Seeks out processes and ideas that are out of the norm.
Takes initiative to learn new tools and techniques and integrates new methods to drive improved outcomes.
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