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Sr Staff UX Interaction Designer

  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:50:40 PM
  • 2851015
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Oil & Gas Digital
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.
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:

GE Oil & Gas Digital is seeking a Sr Staff UX Interaction Designer to join its Design, Validation, and Prototyping team for Industrial Internet applications. In this role, you will help create useful and desirable software product and service experiences for the industrial internet of things.

Essential Responsibilities:

As a Sr Staff UX Interaction Designer you may lead or be an individual contributor to multiple user experience engagements prototyping applications that feature in-depth data visualization, complex physics models, and geographic information systems (GIS) all intended to enable customers to visualize, question, analyze, and interpret data; understand relationships, patterns, and trends; and take action in all areas of the Oil & Gas value stream as well as in the domain of asset inspections.

In this role, you will:

  • Lead and influence business-wide discussions relative to current user experience projects and the future direction of design and user experience
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of Agile / Lean UX methodologies
  • Guide effective documentation and communication of design by building wireframes, mockups, prototypes and user stories
  • Lead research and evaluation of emerging design, technology, industry, and market trends

    Qualifications/Requirements:

    Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Interaction, Graphic, or Industrial Design preferred or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
  • A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in product or service design

    Eligibility Requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen
  • Must be willing to travel (20%)
  • Mus be willing to work out of an office located in San Ramon, CA

    Desired Characteristics:

  • Carries a portfolio demonstrating successful examples of conceptual designs, prototypes, and final visual assets used in commercialized products.
  • Must be able to engage effectively with highly technical, scientific colleagues and employees of customer organizations from highly diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively across functions in a matrixed environment.
  • Experience presenting effectively to non-technical and executive audiences.
  • Resourceful and quick learner; able to efficiently seek out, learn, & apply new areas of expertise as needed.
  • Experience working in an Agile software development teams
  • Highly self-motivated, able to work independently

    Technical Expertise:

  • Uses participatory design activities (e.g. paper prototype co-creation, card sorting) to understand vision, business model and assumptions and tacit knowledge about user needs and behaviors.
  • Conducts user research to understand user needs, mental models and working contexts
  • Synthesizes output of stakeholder research & creates visualizations that effectively summarize key insights related to user and customer needs and behaviors, product definition.
  • Creates annotated prototypes or wireframes of user interface designs that visually and textually communicate the behavior of a software application.
  • Skilled in standard design & wireframing tools (InVision, Adobe CC, OmniGraffle, Sketch), hand drawing and visual communication, time-based and interactive prototyping tools (Hype, Adobe Edge, Keynote).

    Business Acumen:

  • Develops knowledge of industrial business domains, products, key processes, suppliers, customers and market/competitors.
  • Understands and stays up to date on the industry’s technology landscape; brings new ideas to the team. Maps industry technology trends to internal vision.
  • Understands principles of design thinking, what it is and why it is important. 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.

    Leadership:

  • Understands the value of a rigorous, collaborative and transparent decision-making process.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to key cultural issues.
  • Uses generative techniques (sketching, brainstorming, etc.) to establish a variety of possible design decisions and decision scenarios.
  • Expresses UX and design concepts to collaborators on cross functional teams. Goes beyond merely presenting designs, explains the story of the rationale and benefit of design ideas.

    Personal Attributes:

  • Must be able to engage skeptical customer organizations and users in order to learn their business Acts and decides appropriately when all available information may not be possible to obtain.
  • Demonstrates the ability to extract and communicate how customer groups are thinking and feeling.
  • Asks questions appropriate to translating an abstract problem into a roadmap for identifying solutions.
  • Captures specific information from the audience and validates it back to them for acceptance.

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    Locations: United States; California; San Ramon

    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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