JOB: Senior Interaction/UI Designer at Intuit Mountain View, CA (FTE)

20 Oct 2006 - 3:22pm
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Nancy Falkenburg



JOB LOCATION: Mountain View, CA

JOB TITLE: Senior Interaction/UI Designer (61715 Cross



Intuit's Small Business Division 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 for
desktop and/or web software. Candidate will be responsible for
delivering exploratory design to UI implementation.

The 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
* 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).

Please reply to: nancy_falkenburg at

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