Lead User Experience - Visual Designer
GE Corporate - San Ramon, CA

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GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation.

Essential Responsibilities
You will:
  • Act as a member of the Software Center of Excellence, representing the face of high quality design practices. This includes participation in key of UX phases: ideation, interaction design and visual design.
  • Be a subject matter expert in the area of visual design, experience design, design technology and engineering. Stay up to date on current trends in interaction design for web, mobile, desktop and tablet apps.
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple small to large projects in a cross-functional environment.
  • Write and speak as a thought leader for high quality software development through a focus of UX.
  • Research and define patterns and libraries that support a well-designed user interface on all of GE's software products. Work with various engineering teams to support adoption of these practices.
  • Lead and contribute to the behavioral design and information design of GE’s next-generation software products and services.
  • Lead and contribute to the effective documentation and communication of these interaction designs, via wireframes, mockups, and requirements engineering.
  • Develop and apply methods and measurements to ensure the usefulness, usability and desirability of GE’s software products and services, with a strong focus on human performance and business value.
  • Collaborate with interaction designers and user interface developers to create innovative, high quality user interface designs for software programs; use visual design techniques to help conceptualize new ideas.
  • Collaborate with visual designers and user interface developers to execute user research and design activities for software R&D programs.
  • Build relationships with GE’s businesses to develop and champion differentiating design concepts.
  • Produce and document design deliverables that can be shared and reused across software programs for multiple businesses. Actively contribute to and promote the use of a shared repository of design patterns and artifacts.
  • Support GE’s User Experience Center of Excellence in growing world-class user experience design capabilities throughout GE.
  • Contribute to GE’s global reputation for excellence in user experience design by developing industry and academic networks.

  • We are looking for an experienced visual designer. MS in Design, Human-Computer Interaction or a closely related field, with a minimum of 5 years of related industry experience; or a Bachelor’s Degree in Design, Human Computer Interaction, Fine Arts, or a related field, specializing in Graphic Design, Web Design, with at least 7 years of relevant professional experience.
  • At least 5 years of industry experience as a visual designer in a cross-functional UX team, delivering successfully launched software and web applications.
  • Experience designing applications for a variety of platforms including web, desktop and mobile.
  • Working knowledge of web app front-end technologies including HTML5, CSS, JavaScript.
  • A solid understanding of all phases of human-centered design, user interface design and development, and contemporary user interface design conventions.
  • Has a proven track record of innovative design contributions to high impact software programs.
  • Is well versed in all aspects of visual design, including typography, iconography, color theory, and branding strategy, and contemporary user interface design conventions.
  • Demonstrated ability to create intuitive visual representations of complex information and interactions.
  • Works effectively with cross-functional teams and is able to communicate clearly with engineers and technologists.
  • Expertise in Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or other visual design tools.
  • Strong working knowledge of opportunities and constraints of current and new UI languages, devices and technologies as they pertain to visual design.
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals at or below the Masters level for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in San Ramon, CA.
  • Must be willing to take a drug test and submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must be willing to travel.
  • You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at www.gecareers.com to be considered.

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications
    GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

    Desired Characteristics
  • Related experience in one or more of GE’s industrial markets, including Healthcare, Energy, Aviation, and Rail Transportation.
  • Experience in natural user interface design, design for mobile devices, interactive visualization and/or collaboration technologies
  • Experience in an agile development process.
  • Formal training in user centered design, interaction design and/or UI development

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