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Staff UX Design Technologist

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/18/2017 3:37:28 PM
  • 2924238
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Digital Predix Products & Technology
Location(s): Australia; Richmond


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.

Role Summary:
As a Staff 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 Staff 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
• Articulates the pros/cons of specific technology for with regards to the user experience of a given product/service

Qualifications/Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Design or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
• A minimum of 5+ years of professional experience in web/mobile app development OR Master’s degree with 3 years of experience web/mobile app development

Desired Characteristics:
Desired Characteristics:
• Advanced knowledge of HTML5, CSS, JavaScript and principals of responsive design and modern software development workflows
• Able to create complex interactive prototypes (in code) to express interactive design ideas based upon user and stakeholder input and feedback.
• Basic understanding of Front-End Framework Architecture (e.g. Angular.js, Ember.js, React etc.) and how to use and optimize them

Technical Expertise:
• Strong knowledge of CSS and JavaScript techniques for creating complex animation and interactions for user interfaces
• Basic experience with native mobile application design (e.g. iOS, Android)
• Basic infrastructure experience setting up web applications (e.g. AWS, Azure, or traditional in-house)
• Advanced knowledge of APIs, Databases, and one server-side language (e.g. Python, Java, PHP, etc.)

Business Acumen:
• 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.

Leadership:
• 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.

Personal Attributes:
• 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.

Locations: Australia; Richmond
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