IBM Senior Designer in MULHUDDART, Ireland

IBM Business Unit - IBM Watson HealthDivision – Watson HealthProject Name – Government Analytics Job description: Senior UX Designer Ready to change healthcare? IBM Watson Health uses Cognitive Computing to tackle some of healthcare’s most challenging problems. It transforms health with new approaches to care, productivity and well-being. Watson Health’s cognitive systems understand, reason and learn – helping to translate information into knowledge that can help drive more informed decision-making. With cognitive computing, we can see and analyze more data than ever before – and achieve more than we ever thought possible.In Watson Health we have an exciting opportunity for a Senior UX Designer. Our environment is ever changing and requires a designer who is flexible and motivated 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:

  • Produce user requirements specifications, conceptual models, personas, storyboards/scenarios, flow charts, conceptual sketches, wireframes, IAs, design prototypes, and design specifications.

  • Participate as a design lead to cross-functional teams that include creative leads, other designers, project management, product management, software developers, and QA.

  • Participate in product and feature ideation and conceptual development for web and mobile solutions, also taking into account responsive design considerations.

  • Design and specify user interfaces using participatory and iterative design techniques, including observational studies, customer interviews, usability testing, and other forms of requirements discovery.

  • Create digital assets that effectively communicate product function and intent, user interaction, and screen hierarchy.

  • Effectively communicate research findings, conceptual ideas, detailed designs, and design rationale both verbally and visually to stakeholders and team members.

  • Work closely with development teams to ensure that design specifications are implemented.

  • Manage multiple projects at one time, switching focus between projects as required to manage priorities.

Key Skills:

  • Demonstrated application of user interface design principles and the user-centered design process, including user research techniques, both in creating designs and discussing design decisions with the product team

  • Demonstrated ability to produce quick, low-fidelity sketches on tight schedules that utilize design heuristics and usability standards

  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize real user feedback into designs

  • Demonstrated experience managing design deliverables with Agile project management techniques

  • Demonstrated experience with Sketch, Invision, Adobe Creative Cloud, Balsamiq and/or other design tools

  • 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 storytelling and presentation skills

  • Creative, outside-the-box thinking; quality is a must!

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree any of the following: HCI, Interaction Design, Industrial Design, Visual Design, and/or related fields.

  • 7+ years proven experience designing data-intensive software applications for a global audience.

  • Strong knowledge of interaction design processes and methodology, particularly as applied to desktop & mobile products.

  • Thrive in a fast paced work environment that requires independent self-direction with an aptitude for team collaboration and open communication.

  • Proactive and takes ownership for producing positive results

  • Contributes as a valued team member and colleague with leaders at all levels

  • Demonstrates personal self-awareness and desire for continual learning and personal development

  • Readiness to travel 10% travel annually

  • English: Fluent

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