IBM Software Designer Intern in New York, New York

Job Description

This is an internship position, candidates applying must be registered students.

Candidates must be willing to work in either Austin, Armonk, Astor Place, or Emeryville.

IBM is looking for candidates for an intensive internship program that emphasizes a curriculum rooted in IBM’s own form of Design Thinking. The outcomes are real. At this time, we are in need of four competencies or a combination therein: Visual Designers, User Experience (UX) Designers, Design Researchers, and Front-end Developers.

Front-End Developer (FED): FED’s have passion and experience for building responsive, elegant and engaging experiences with future friendly web technologies. Front-End Developers will lead the conversation about the various devices a person will use when engaging with our products. They will collaborate on the overall design, creating prototypes to explore and demonstrate nuanced interaction patterns; which will influence or be the frameworks used for front-end applications.

User Experience (UX): User Experience Designers are masters of information architecture, user interaction, intuitive workflows and content prioritization. They work with product management and Design Researchers to obtain market and user research and translate it into a draft of what the product will look like, how it will behave, and how it ties back to the user’s goals - typically in the form of wireframes.

Visual Designer (VIS): Visual designers organize information visually to engage audiences emotionally and communicate effectively. They demonstrate exhibited skills in visual design principles including typography, layout, imagery, color, etc. Demonstrated skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, and other tools are a must. Their work will provide end-users with an instant emotional connection to a product even before they start using it.

Design Research (RSR): As a Design Researcher, you will specialize in uncovering user needs. You must have a foundation in qualitative and quantitative research methods and a practical ability to interview and observe users. Design Researchers also use analytical techniques and their own judgment to prioritize design work and communicate those results to other members of the design team. Their findings yield insights that can be used to determine what people need from their tools, the exact points where users are abandoning solutions, and even help uncover the next big innovation in a product line.

In order to be considered for position, candidates must submit portfolio to the Design Careers page: https://www.ibm.com/design/careers.shtml

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Basic knowledge in designing software products and applications

  • English: Fluent

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • At least 1 year experience in designing software products and applications