Job: Senior User Interface Designer/Prototyper (Intuit) -- Reloca tion benefit provided

10 Nov 2005 - 1:36am
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Nancy Falkenburg

Job Title: Senior User Interface Designer/Prototyper
Location: Mountain View, California 94040 (650) * Relocation Benefit
provided *
Company name: Intuit
Term: Full time (FTE)

Please reply to: nancy falkenburg (email): nancy_falkenburg at

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
deliverables 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 process 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 designers) 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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