IBM User Experience Designer for Watson Group in Austin, Texas

Ready to change the way the world works? IBM Watson uses Cognitive Computing to tackle some of humanity's most challenging problems - like revolutionizing how doctors research cancer or transforming how clinicians engage with their patients. We have an exciting opportunity for a Watson User Experience (UX) Designer.Technology should work for people, not the other way around. Watson’s cognitive computing experiences represent a potential breakthrough in the ability of computers to become more humane, more helpful to people.Join the Watson Design team’s mission to build revolutionary business and consumer applications that change the way people think and work.Our environment is ever changing and requires a candidate who is flexible, thrives in ambiguity, and can collaborate across cross-functional groups and locations.We are looking for an experienced, hands-on User Experience (UX) Designer with a passion for innovation, creativity, quality, and bringing new capabilities to market that delight and inspire users.Responsibilities Include

  • Communicate the intended experience through artifacts such as concept maps and models, storyboards, wireframes, taxonomies, workflows and design specification

  • Collaborate closely with product managers and development to take projects from business requirements to general availability

  • Defend design choices using previous user research, heuristics and usability standards

  • Lobby for and plan validation activities to ensure a delightful user experience

  • Work closely with Design Researchers to understand stakeholders, users and the markets in which they operate

  • Work closely with Visual Designers and Front-end developers to ensure intended experiences are carried through

Skills Required

  • Demonstrated ability to produce low-fidelity sketches on tight schedules

  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize real user feedback into designs

  • Demonstrated ability to create click through prototypes to test and validate working hypothesis with users.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of responsive design techniques for different form factors (desktop vs. mobile)

  • Working knowledge of how compositions translate to HTML, JavaScript and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) used to deliver feasible designs

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills, including techniques to persuade and negotiate and the ability to articulate alternative approaches

  • Demonstrated communication, presentation skills and attention to detail

Please attach your portfolio for consideration (URL or PDF).Position could be located in the following:Austin, TX, Pittsburgh, PA or Littleton, CO

  • At least 5 years experience in as a user experience designer, interaction designer, information architect, or similar role with a customer focus.

  • At least 5 years experience in working experience with Adobe Creative Cloud, Omnigraffle, Balsamiq and/or other design tools.

  • At least 2 years experience in Agile, Scrum and Lean approaches.

  • At least 5 years experience in working in a collaborative team and directly with developers implementing designs.

  • At least 2 years experience in producing accessible designs.