[JOB] User Experience Designer: Biotech firm, South San Francisco - Recruiter: Aquent ­ Fulltime contract position.
19 Feb 2008 - 2:40pm
Our client, a leading Biotech firm (voted ³top employer in biotechnology² by
Fortune magazine 10 years running) is seeking an experienced User Researcher
and Experience Designer well versed in user-centered design methodologies,
preferably with portal/web application experience.
The User Experience group is responsible for gathering user requirements via
research, user testing, and the quality design, some front end development
and usability of web based applications.
Responsibilities will include:
-Gauge the usability of new and existing products, and make constructive
suggestions for change
-Conduct generative and evaluative user research
- Work with internal UX team, Business Customers, Project Managers, Business
Analysts and Technical Leads to develop high level and/or detailed
storyboards, mockups and prototypes to effectively communicate interaction
and design ideas
- Perform usability studies with an eye toward enterprise scalability needs
(i.e., can this swiki be used for everyone?)
- Create UI mockups, UI flow diagrams, final UI designs and help provide
digital assets to developers
- Establish and leverage existing UI design guidelines to promote
consistency and ease of use across the product lines
-Validate resulting UI for consistency and adherence to guidelines and alert
PMs for escalation when guidelines are not followed
We are looking for a self-starter with an enthusiastic, approachable,
confident, "can do" attitude. This position requires the ability to work
well with other team members with a minimal amount of direction. Good
communication skills, verbal and written, are a must.
To be considered, you must be creative, passionate about process
improvement, working with diverse groups and have strong technical ability
with Usability, User Interface Design, and related web technologies, and be
exceptional at written and verbal communication.