User Experience Designer ( Calabasas, California 91302 )

22 May 2006 - 8:55pm
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Nancy Falkenburg
2004

Company: Innovative Merchant Solutions (IMS)
Site Location : Calabasas, California 91302

Job Title : User Experience /Sr. UI Designer

Duration: Full-Time
Contact: nancy_falkenburg at intuit.com

Innovative Merchant Solutions (IMS), a division of Intuit, Inc., is a
fast-paced, results- oriented business providing electronic payment
products and services to over a hundred thousand small businesses. IMS
differentiators include a broad array of payment services, great
customer service, and engaged employees.
Intuit's Innovative Merchant Solutions business unit is seeking a Senior
UI Designer to lead the development of user interfaces and interaction
designs for electronic payment systems and related PC and web client
tools. The ideal candidate will help us map user flows, create UI
designs and prototypes, and partner with human factors researchers and
engineering to implement a highly efficient user interface. You will
join the IMS team in our offices just a few miles from Malibu Beach and
the Pacific Ocean in beautiful Calabasas, California.
Responsibilities
- Drive and manage the interaction design process for web and desktop
software applications, from concept development through implementation
and release, using a user-centered design process.
- Deliver user-flows and screen-flows, lo and hi-fidelity prototypes,
mockups, and design specifications.
- Deliver designs that follow user interface and human factors design
principles, meet business goals, and achieve ease of use goals.
- Work with user researchers to help plan for research (e.g. usability
testing), participate in research activities, and use research data to
ensure that the design meets goals around effectiveness, efficiency, and
satisfaction.
- Translate operations staff needs into requirements by interviewing
partners and producing written functional specifications including use
cases and user interface design. Define prototype models to demonstrate
business processes.
- Create/maintain documentation of user interface designs, business
requirement and operations procedures.
- Solve design issues based on user knowledge and data.
- Collaborate effectively with a cross-functional team, including
business analysts, user researchers, engineering, and QA.
- Educate other team members about user-centered design principles.
* Translate operations staff needs into requirements by interviewing
partners and producing written functional specifications including use
cases and user interface design. Define prototype models to demonstrate
business processes.
* Create/maintain documentation of user interface designs, business
requirement and operations procedures.
Qualifications:
- 5+ years of user interface design experience with web and desktop
applications.
- Extensive knowledge and experience with using user-centered design
process.
- Proven enthusiasm, curiosity and ability to empathize with end-users
and their needs
- Experience driving and managing the design process for a new product
and an ability to inspire others.
- Working knowledge of design and prototyping tools and technologies
(e.g. PhotoShop, DreamWeaver, Visio, CSS, HTML)
Candidate should have knowledge in several of the following areas: SDLC,
UML, RUP, data and process modeling and rapid prototyping.
- Experience and interest in documenting processes, systems and/or
product requirements with attention to detail.
- Experience with business process redesign and ability to identify
process improvement opportunities is required.
- Proficiency with MS Visio and MS Office applications and hands-on
experience with developing prototype models and mock-ups is required.
- Must possess strong analysis, organizational, oral and written
communication skills.
- Exhibit good problem solving skills and client rapport
- History of delivering measurable positive customer impact
- Experience developing information architectures for applications and
web sites
- Strong communication skills
- Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams including
engineering, management, user researchers, and business analysts
- Experience with visual design desirable.
* Candidate should have knowledge in several of the following areas:
SDLC, UML, RUP, data and process modeling and rapid prototyping.
* Experience and interest in documenting processes, systems and/or
product requirements with attention to detail.
* Experience with business process redesign and ability to identify
process improvement opportunities is required.
* Proficiency with MS Visio and MS Office applications and hands-on
experience with developing prototype models and mock-ups is required.
* Must possess strong analysis, organizational, oral and written
communication skills.
* Exhibit good problem solving skills and client rapport

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