JOB: Senior Interaction Designer: Charleston, SC: Blackbaud, Inc.: Full Time

26 Jan 2007 - 8:51am
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Susan McGaha

Senior Interaction Designer

Blackbaud is the world's leading provider of software and related
services specifically tailored to meet the needs of nonprofit
organizations. Publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol BLKB,
Blackbaud is a successful, growing company with more than 25 years of
experience and annual revenue in excess of $166 million. The company,
led by chief executive officer (and former Microsoft(r) executive) Marc
Chardon, offers an integrated suite of nonprofit management applications
built with Microsoft(r) technology and delivered by our professional
services team. Headquartered in Charleston, SC, Blackbaud has a team of
more than 1,000 talented employees across its three global locations in
positions ranging from product development, consulting, sales, and
marketing to customer support, human resources, and finance.

A unique blend of artist and technology enthusiast, you have a passion
for how interface and interaction design can help make the world a
better place. Like our customers, you see the world as it can be and use
your creative, analytical, and negotiation skills to drive toward
elegant solutions that help our customers fulfill their non-profit

* Develop a deep understanding of our customers' business and
individual needs by assisting in user research activities including
persona creation, heuristic evaluation, and usability reviews
* Work with business systems analysts to translate business
requirements into highly useful and usable interfaces that are easy to
* Communicate your ideas using prototypes, wireframes,
interactive mock ups, or other work products that help others understand
your intended design.
* Diligently ensure that your design deliverables are well
thought out, up to date, and communicated to the appropriate
* Work collaboratively and flexibly with colleagues in
developing prototypes and charting the flow of the customer experience
* Articulate the pros and cons of designs and support choices
with clear, detailed evidence and rationale for decisions
* Champion user needs and continually strive to improve the
usability of our products while understanding business and technical
* Synthesize findings from usability evaluations to suggest
improvements to the software, and/or suggest ways to capitalize on
design patterns that delight our customers
* Establish good relationships with multiple product teams; use
those relationships to ensure design consistency
* Help foster an open, creative, and productive atmosphere

Required Experience:

* Ability to share a portfolio that demonstrates how you have
designed systems that accommodate complex user and business requirements
* Ability to create visually appealing interfaces that help
users successfully achieve their goals
* Commitment to researching and using technology to its fullest
extent to benefit our customers and further their non-profit missions
* Ability to synthesize research and requirements to create
intuitive systems
* Excellent negotiation, teamwork, presentation, and problem
solving skills
* Ability to identify and communicate the positive and negative
aspects of designs and understand technological, time, and business
* Familiarity with usability engineering methodologies and
user-centered design principles
* Competency with design support tools such as Visio, Photoshop,
Illustrator, Fireworks, HTML, Flash
* Solid understanding of Windows design guidelines
* A four year degree in graphic design, human computer
interaction, human factors, industrial design or equivalent, combined
* 5-7 years of experience designing applications

Click here to view and apply:

Susan McGaha
Corporate Recruiter - Human Resources
Blackbaud, Inc.
2000 Daniel Island Drive
Charleston, SC 29492
Phone 843.216.6200, ext. 3537 | Fax 843.216.6101
Susan.McGaha at <mailto:Susan.McGaha at> | <blocked::>

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