Senior User Interface Designer/Prototyper -- Intuit (Mt. View, C alifornia)

2 Nov 2005 - 5:47pm
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Nancy Falkenburg

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Position Title:
Sr. UI Designer / Prototyper
Location: Mountain View, CA
Req#: 55709

Primary Responsibilities:
The person in this position has direct responsibility for creating the user
interface of key customer experiences and projects. S/he primarily creates
html-based clickable prototypes and interaction models as well as written
specifications but may also develop static wire frames, screen flows, use
cases and visual mockups. It is critical that the candidate work effectively
within a matrixed organization and be comfortable producing multiple
deliverables under tight timelines. The effectiveness of the deliverables
will be assessed by running customer studies. The candidate must enjoy
feedback and work closely with user researchers and others to understand
current barriers, likely solutions, and must efficiently incorporate changes
that will ensure the deliverable meets users? needs and expectations. This
person must also enjoy teaching best practices out across the organization
and helping others to learn to prototype effectively and efficiently.

Understands and applies sophisticated design principles and iterative design
processes within assigned areas of responsibility
Designs and develops dynamic application page functionality utilizing object
oriented principles and design patterns
Creates clearly documented user goals, plans, designs and results and
communicates clearly to both technical and non-technical audiences
Quickly creates reasonable estimates of schedules, work plans, and
Compares, contrasts, and prioritizes among alternative approaches to meeting
those objectives
Uses judgment to suggest solutions to design problems that optimize among
customer needs, business constraints, and technological realities
Responsible for appropriate levels of quality on owned deliverables
Deliverables ultimately achieve Ease of Use goals (e.g., user success rates)

Must learn and keep up with latest web/windows standards and technology
Effectively collaborates with user researchers, developers, marketing
managers, and others involved in the design projects and the marketing
Takes feedback in a professional manner and provides constructive feedback

Typical Deliverables
HTML clickable prototypes that drive UI designs for web experiences of
moderate to high complexity
Specifications and/or style guides for user experience (for engineers and
Accurate and thorough high and low-fidelity prototypes, mock-ups, wire
frames, screen flows, design guidelines, design specifications, style
guides, etc.
Coded web pages using html and CSS markup
Presentations for communicating any of the above
Hands-on experience developing HTML pages; minimum of 5-7 years experience
working in a design capacity at a web agency, software company or other
web-based business
2 years as a UI designer in a large scale, high transaction web environment
Minimum BA/BS degree in Human Factors, Cognitive Psychology or related field

Extensive knowledge of web design fundamentals including user-centered
design process, information design, visual design, and industry UI standards

Expert, hands-on knowledge of current design tools (e.g., Photoshop,
Illustrator, CSS)
Expert, hands-on knowledge of current web development/production tools
(e.g., html, CSS, J2EE).
Understanding of user research, metrics and basic software/web processes

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