JOB: Intuit Small Business Interaction Designer ( Mt. View, CA)

18 Aug 2006 - 7:50pm
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Nancy Falkenburg


JOB LOCATION: Mountain View, CA

JOB TITLE: Intuit Small Business Interaction Designer


The Intuit Small Business Division's User Experience team seeks an
Interaction Designer to help build our growing design team and uplift
our design efforts.

Are you a talented and influential design lead or individual
contributor? Are you a recognized corporate and industry leader and one
who excels in strong and insightful interactive design solutions? Are
you seen as both creative and pragmatic? Are you a person who enjoys
generating and evangelizing team and product vision and who has proven
customer affinity and user empathy?

Intuit QuickBooks seeks a strong designer with skills and experience in
UI architecture and interaction design to help build new and compelling
generations of business-management, financial, and accounting software
for small- and mid-sized businesses. Successful candidate will be well
trained or experienced in end-to-end UI design, illustrate an ability to
apply strategic thinking and business goals to design work, possess an
understanding of both work flow and user tasks, and will be known for
having a good eye, usability focus, and aesthetic values. Candidate will
have worked as a hands-on UI design practitioner and will be responsible
for delivering exploratory design to UI implementation.

Ideal candidate will:
Lead by example, smarts, and design principles
Hold direct responsibility for creating the user interface of key
customer experiences and projects, concentrating on end-to-end scenarios
and top user tasks
Illustrate drive for ease of use and simplicity despite complexity of
software/desktop applications
Learn new technology quickly, from the core applications being developed
to new design tools
Be capable of defining and implementing design criteria, design
guidelines, and design specs; illustrate experience with industry and
corporate design standards
Be capable of independent design process, project, and schedule
Compare and contrast various design solutions, taking technical,
resource, and time constraints into account
Prioritize among competing assignments, features, user tasks and needs
Illustrate experience in conceptual development and creative prototypes
as well as tactical UI design and implementation
Be tolerant of range of projects, from vague to well-defined, simple to
complex, implementation to innovation
Be a creative problem-solver and an effective communicator, presenter,
and negotiator
Exhibit ability to collaborate with user researchers, UI text writers,
peer designers, and art directors; illustrate productive collaboration
with other corporate peers and sponsors

Requirements and qualifications:
Four-year product/interaction design, industrial design, or graphic
design degree
Post-graduate design degree preferred in design or cognitive
science/human factors
Eight or more years total industry experience (corporate, software, web,
agency experience)
Four plus years application product experience. Experience in shipping
high-volume, high-profile, or award-winning software products preferred.
Strong portfolio available for viewing
Strong Photoshop and prototyping and mockup skills
Experience with all other major design, multimedia, and operating system
software: Visio/Visual Basic, Flash, Director, Windows, Office (Word,
Excel, Outlook). Mac experience acceptable as long as candidate has
significant experience designing and producing on the PC as well.

contact: nancy_falkenburg at

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