[JOB] Senior/Principal Designer at Bose Corporation | Framingham, MA

14 Sep 2006 - 8:47am
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Robert Reimann
2003

Senior/Principal UI Designer at Bose Corporation

The User Experience group at Bose is looking for world-class user
experience / user interface / interaction designers to help us create
our next generation of easy to use, elegant, high-performance personal
and home entertainment products. Your job will be to create desirable
and practical design solutions through a process of user research, user
modeling, concept synthesis, and detail refinement. You will work
closely with engineering, program management, marketing, industrial
design, graphic design, user research, user documentation, and usability
in a creative environment to ensure a superior overall user experience.

We are looking for designers who believe that human goals and desires
should be the driving force behind technological and design innovation,
but who can at the same time work pragmatically within real-world
constraints and solve detailed interface problems within a
cross-functional, collaborative work environment.

Responsibilities include:

* Work with user researchers and product marketing to plan, coordinate,
and conduct user research and analysis to determine target users
(personas) and goals for product design efforts

* Develop user interface/interaction design concepts/frameworks based on
user research and analysis

* Develop detailed interaction architecture in support of new and
continuing product development efforts

* Define and generate layouts for the controls, displays, and back
panels for consumer and professional media products

* Work closely with industrial designers, graphic designers, and
usability specialists to ensure superior ease of use of new products

* Work closely with advanced development and the model shop to develop
detailed prototypes for evaluation of product design concepts

* Work closely with product marketing and product development to
understand business and technical concerns and constraints

* Mentor junior members of the UI/Interaction Design staff

* Work with technical writers to produce detailed design documentation
in formats suitable for use by design, engineering, SQA, and marketing
stakeholders

* Supervise and coordinate the integration of product graphics pertinent
to user interactions to ensure consistency with product and experience
design strategy

* Collaborate with software engineering to ensure the successful
execution of user interface designs and the preservation of design
intent in the final product

* Work with user documentation to ensure that the product design is
accurately and clearly described for the target users

* Develop design concepts which reflect technical or business
constraints with minimal impact to the overall design intent and
strategy

REQUIREMENTS

Education:

* Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Behavioral
Sciences, Human Factors/Ergonomics, Computer Science, User
Interface/Interaction Design or related field is required; Master's
degree desirable.

Professional Experience:

* 5+ years of digital product interaction/UI design (consumer or
otherwise) preferred. 7+ years of user interface design for desktop
software or web-based applications also considered.

* World-class creative, aesthetic and concept development skills

* Strong analytical and process-oriented problem-solving skills

* Excellent visual (sketches, storyboards, wire frames, screen mockups,
flow diagrams, etc.), verbal, and written communication and presentation
skills

* Ability to function successfully in a fast-paced, collaborative,
cross-functional team environment

* Solid understanding of the product development process, including
meeting the needs of business, software, hardware, and quality assurance

* Proficiency with drawing and image manipulation (e.g.: Illustrator,
Photoshop, Visio, PowerPoint, etc.)

* Proficiency with a user interface prototyping tool (Flash, Director,
Visual Basic) desirable

* Familiarity with ethnography, ergonomics, anthropometrics,
biomechanics, and/or other human factors / usability concepts and
methods preferred

* A solid portfolio of past work, preferably including consumer
electronics or other device design examples

If you are interested in this position, please send a resume and
portfolio link to mailto:John_Sakalowsky at bose.com.

Thanks in advance for your interest in Bose!

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