JOB: Senior Interaction Designer, Redwood City California, Ingenuity Systems"

16 Apr 2007 - 7:07pm
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Danelle N. Blondin

Ingenuity is a group of creative, energetic and motivated people helping
life science researchers understand core biological mechanisms. We
deliver systems biology expertise to biologists and bioinformaticists
through pathways analysis software, genome-scale computable network
datasets, and knowledge management services and infrastructure,
resulting in increased R&D productivity and faster drugs to market. We
are passionate about our products, and dedicated to providing
researchers with the knowledge required to make Better Decisions

As a senior member of the Ingenuity User Centered Design team, you will
work with cross-functional product definition teams to design
innovative, easy-to-learn, and easy-to-use desktop and web-based
scientific applications for biotech and pharmaceutical scientists. With
a well-designed architecture as a foundation, our agile development
environment is highly collaborative and fast-paced. You will join a
passionate and talented team committed to developing innovative
solutions to enable scientists to model, analyze and understand complex
biological systems that are foundational to human health and disease.

This challenging position will require a self-starter who can
effectively work on multiple projects simultaneously, meet aggressive
deadlines, and who thrives in a dynamic environment. You will work
closely with other software engineers, biologists, quality assurance
engineers, marketers, and product managers.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

* Collaborate with diverse product definition teams to define
new product concepts

* Conduct user and task analyses to define user needs (user
scenarios, persona/profile building and interpretation)

* Develop high-level information flows and navigation systems
(concept diagrams, flow charts, site maps, etc.)

* Design user interaction models and detailed user interfaces
such as screen-flow diagrams, UI components and behaviors

* Create innovative product prototypes for usability testing and
proof of concept purposes

* Author detailed design specifications with screen mock-ups

* Participate in usability tests by helping to define
methodology, conducting walks-through, and developing reports

* Work side-by-side with engineers to make designs a reality

* Work with engineers and visual designers to ensure look & feel
of given initiatives meets intended user interaction

Education, Skills & Experience (Required)

* 4+ years experience designing desktop applications or
web-based applications (experience with Java/Swing implementations a

* Knowledge of the drug discovery process, or willingness to
quickly learn

* Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or higher degree in
Human Factors or HCI, Cognitive Psychology, Product Design, or

* Attention to detail and a good eye for aesthetics

* Ability to quickly grasp and distill complex design challenges

* Ability to create clear and clean prototypes in Photoshop,
Visio and HTML

* Excellent writing and communication skills

* Must be able to collaborate within a cross-functional

* Familiarity with user-centered-design methodologies

* Flexible and works well as part of a fast-paced
interdisciplinary product development team

Education, Skills & Experience (Desired)

* Experience designing for domain-specific applications such as
life sciences, financial applications, or data-mining

* Experience applying the theories of both Tufte and Shneiderman
to complex information visualization applications

Apply: Send your resume and a link to your portfolio to
dblondin at and reference job code sddb471-sid-ixda

Danelle Blondin

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