Who We Are
Today’s operating environment demands a stack that’s responsive to the innovative enterprise – one that can leverage all data types & access the latest technologies. By 2020, businesses will commit at least 50% of IT spend on cloud. Businesses are prioritizing the secure connection and extension mission-critical apps, and IBM Hybrid Cloud is a leader in providing these solutions. Here’s the chance to become a part of the IBM Cloud Design team – a well-established user interface design team designing integrated cloud services for IBM's premier cloud platform, IBM Cloud, as well as other Fortune 500, on-premise, and enterprise software offerings.
We are seeking an experienced User Experience Designer in Hursley, UK with a proven record of delivering irresistible solutions which address our customers’ most challenging business problems and opportunities. The best candidate will have several years of experience collaborating effectively with Product Management and engineering in agile and lean delivery methodologies. The candidate must demonstrate leadership, technical curiosity, and tenacity to partner with some of the leading technologists in the field of cloud and cognitive computing.
Deliver, review and critique the UX Designs of a multi-skilled design team to ensure effective and rich designs (great interaction, supreme visual styling, consistent and appropriate use of voice and tone, etc)
Work with UX Designers, visual designers, researchers and product managers to understand user’s needs and behaviours for the industries in which they work
Participate in and lead lean UX activities (in person and remote) in an Agile environment such as user/design research, interviews and workshops
Analyze and synthesize the findings; distilling the inherent complexity in the user’s experiences and identify the right problems to solve
Translate findings into usable, useful, effective and efficient user experiences
Clearly and quickly deliver ideas to cross-functional teams
Provide information verbally and visually through low and mid-fidelity renderings (starting with paper and pencil/whiteboard) and clickable prototypes
Test and validate working hypothesis with users through usability testing of wireframes, clickable prototypes and published product, and participate in design critique
Work with Visual Designers and Developers to bring concepts to life while maintaining UX best practices
Who You Are
Creative, curious, questioning, open to take and provide critique and have a ton of initiative able to focus on design detail and ascertain user value and impact as part of their software experience. You possess experience solving complex design problems for Web interactions or software solutions, and are capable of translating research findings into complex interaction designs that provide usable, effective and efficient experiences to users. Your keen written and verbal communication skills include the ability to articulate alternative approaches. The ideal candidate has the demonstrated ability to…
Produce and enhance low-fidelity sketches and medium fidelity wireframes to facilitate communication of recommended solutions
Create interactive prototypes
Tell a meaningful story about the user and great presentation skills
Also, branding, visual background for marketing communications ephemera
WHEN YOU APPLY PLEASE ATTACH YOUR PORTFOLIO TO YOUR APPLICATION OR PROVIDE A LINK IN YOUR CV.
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Portfolio and work samples including branding, user-centred design skills, visualizations of complex experiences such as flows, scenarios, personas, etc. sketches to mid-fidelity interactions and clickable prototypes
Examples of beginning and ending interactions (micro interactions) and/or mobile/responsive design considerations
At least 2 years of experience as a UX designer working in a broad portfolio of related products and/or constitute a complex solution
Understanding of Design principles and their application
Bachelor’s Degree in User Experience Design, Human Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Experimental Psychology
Preferred Tech and Prof Experience
Experience working with enterprise software (agile/continuous delivery desired)
Experience designing for accessibility
Data visualization skills
Master’s Degree in User Experience Design, Human Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Science or related discipline
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.