[Ieee_vis_open_positions] Job Listing - Interaction Designer

Javed, Waqas (GE Global Research) javed at ge.com
Wed Jun 19 17:23:59 CEST 2013

Dear Colleague,

GE's Software Center of Excellence is looking for a Senior Interaction Designer who will help create beautiful software and brand experiences for multiple GE initiatives. Kindly see the following job details. If you are interested in this position feel free to email me your resume at javed at ge.com<mailto:javed at ge.com>

Business        GE Corporate
Business Segment        Global Research
About Us        At GE’s new Software Center of Excellence in San Ramon, CA, some of the brightest minds in technology are developing the software, analytics, and user experiences that will transform industries and improve lives by connecting people and businesses to the nearly 50 billion machines and devices that build, move, power, and cure our world. GE calls this vision the “Industrial Internet,” and GE developers are leveraging technology advances such as cloud computing, intelligent devices, and big data and analytics to deliver ground-breaking new ways of tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges.

This new software center is part of GE Global Research, one of the world's most diversified industrial research labs, providing innovative technology for all of GE's businesses. We redefine what’s possible, finding answers to some of the world’s toughest problems. Find out more at www.ge.com/research<http://www.ge.com/research>, and connect with our technologists at http://www.edisonsdesk.com<http://edisonsdesk.com> and http://twitter.com/edisonsdesk

Posted Position Title   Staff Interaction Designer
Career Level    Experienced
Function        Engineering/Technology
Function Segment        Product Design and Development
Location(s) Where Opening Is Available  United States
U.S. State, China or Canada Provinces   California
City    San Ramon
Postal Code     94583-9130
Relocation Expenses     Yes
Role Summary/Purpose    GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation.

We are looking for a Senior Interaction Designer who will help create beautiful software and brand experiences for multiple GE initiatives. The designer will work hands-on and lead projects to create the next generation user / application interfaces that will further define GE’s brand.
Essential Responsibilities

In this role, you will:

  1.  Be responsible for creating the future of software for GE and has identified great interaction design as a priority in the success of our products
  2.  Leverage their years of experience, strong experience vision, deep design expertise, and a full understanding of interaction and visual design to define a UX signature for GE
  3.  Clearly and professionally display the ability to lead design teams, work with internal clients, create and maintain global design systems, and further the GE brand through a variety of efforts
  4.  Be part of GE’s User Experience Center of Excellence, a leading organization dedicated to leveraging digital technologies to drive revenue and customer value for GE’s software lines of business
  5.  Work with some of the best external digital agencies and internal technology leaders in enhancing GE’s software and brand portfolio
  6.  Be a core member of a dynamic, fast-paced global team
  7.  Liaise with GE’s Software Center of Excellence, a new and vital group inside the company focused on growing GE’s software-as-a-service business
  8.  Act as a leading member of the UX Center of Excellence, representing the face of high quality design practices. This includes participation in all aspects of UX: research, ideation, strategy, interaction design and visual design
  9.  Lead project teams to successfully launch projects based in customer and business value while supporting strategic initiatives for GE’s software lines of business
  10. Be a subject matter expert in the area of interaction design, visual design, experience design, design technology and engineering
  11. Stay up to date on current trends in interaction design for web, mobile, desktop and tablet apps
  12. Collaborate with engineering and product development partners, compare and contrast various design solutions and approaches while taking technical, resource, and time constraints into account
  13. Ability to multitask and manage multiple small to large projects in a cross-functional environment
  14. Research and define patterns and libraries that support a well-designed user interface on all of GE's software products
  15. Work with various engineering teams to support adoption of these practices
  16. Collaborate with visual designers and user interface developers to execute user research and design activities for software R&D programs
  17. Contribute to the behavioral and information design of GE’s next-generation software products and services
  18. Guide the effective documentation and communication of interaction design, via wireframes, mockups, and requirements engineering
  19. Build relationships with GE’s businesses to develop and champion differentiating design concepts
  20. Support GE’s User Experience Center of Excellence in growing world-class user experience design capabilities throughout GE


  1.  Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic / Visual Arts, Library and Information Science, Information Sciences, Marketing, Industrial Design, Fine Arts, or a related discipline (or a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience)
  2.  Minimum of 8 years of user interface design processes and methodology
  3.  Minimum of 8 years of User Centered Design Principles and Practices

Additional Eligibility Qualifications   GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.
Desired Characteristics

  1.  Clear-minded ability to translate functional requirements into mockups and storyboards
  2.  Experience using Adobe’s latest platforms: Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, InDesign
  3.  Strong working knowledge of site design; mastery in principles of Web design (HTML5, CSS3)
  4.  Passion for design and eagerness to collaborate with other creative people
  5.  Proven ability to execute high-profile projects and provide thought leadership to the organization
  6.  Excellent knowledge and experience in user research, strategy, ideation and product definition
  7.  Experience delivering applications for a variety of platforms including web, desktop and mobile
  8.  Experience in designing native apps for platforms such as iOS, Android and Windows
  9.  Ability to learn quickly and manage numerous projects or workstreams effectively. A consulting background will prove advantageous
  10. Demonstrated understanding of all phases of human-centered design, user interface design and development, and contemporary user interface design conventions
  11. Collaborated across organizations and disciplines to create new ideas and opportunities, and execute against them
  12. Excellent experience and background in interaction design for device and system user interfaces
  13. Experience in natural user interface design, design for mobile devices, interactive visualization and/or collaboration technologies
  14. Experience in an agile development process
  15. Project management experience and skills
  16. Visual design skills
  17. Self-starter with a hands-on approach
  18. Showcase the intellect and integrity required to establish immediate credibility with partners, GE businesses units
  19. Must be execution orientated and operationally focused on solving users’ needs
  20. Must be collaborative with the ability to build cross-functional and cross-divisional relationships
  21. Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple situations concurrently
  22. Must be an innovative problem solver
  23. Must be a social media "maven" and early adopter of new technology Explore the world from San Ramon, CA – click on the “Apply to job” button below.



Waqas Javed
HCI Researcher
Connected Experience Labs
UX Innovation Lab
GE Global Research & Software Center of Excellence

TEL: +1 925 242 6200 x 26289
javed at ge.com<mailto:wu at ge.com>

2623 Camino Ramon, Suite 500
San Ramon, CA 94583, United States
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