Senior Manager - UX Team Leader
GE Home & Business Solutions - Louisville, KY

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

GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training & competitive compensation. The UX Team Leader is responsible for designing best-in-class digital experiences for GE Appliances. This player-coach role provides direction, professional development & day-to-day management of User Interface Designers & closely partners with the product, marketing & development teams to deliver innovative & differentiated sites/interfaces

Essential Responsibilities
  • Develops, implements, and communicates a strategic vision using the principles of User Centered Design
  • Use coaching and mentoring skills to help broaden the teams skill set in usability, interface design and information architecture
  • Promote user centered design principles throughout the organization
  • Create a culture supportive of individual contribution and teamwork
  • Leverages understanding of the business' clients, people, processes and technology to balance the needs of the business and the users with the technology to create optimal outcomes
  • Develop user interfaces that are clean, easy and intuitive, which incorporate the latest technologies, customer feedback, and UX best practices
  • Builds relationships with IT partners and formulates innovative technology solutions to business problems.
  • Develops and maintains an advanced knowledge of the competitive Web landscape; providing this information to the Business and IT to help shape web vision.
  • Uses and interprets web metrics and user behavior to inform web direction
  • Conduct Front End analysis, interviewing, focus groups, requirements gathering
  • Use storyboarding, user scenario development, high level use case definition, user and task analysis, to capture and develop user requirements and integrate elements into user interaction designs
  • Create, evaluate and modify high and low fidelity prototypes to support development process
  • Design and develop usability testing plans. Plan, coordinate and facilitate usability tests
  • Communicate effectively across the organization, from developer to executive

  • Bachelor’s degree in Interactive Design, New Media, Visual Arts, Graphics Design or equivalent.
  • Minimum 6-8+ Years of combined experience in visual design, information design, interactive design and production including knowledge of HTML5, AJAX, JSON and latest design / development trends for different devices
  • Passionate about designing clean, intuitive interfaces with knowledge of current best practices
  • Ability to work both at a strategic and tactical level with a broad understanding of the business drivers for design deliverables
  • Proven ability to lead high performance teams
  • Strong portfolio that shows a variety of successful web/mobile application solutions, including visual and interactive design, concept development and communication
  • Must have strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills, and be able to work well in a collaborative team environment
  • Applicants must be flexible and able to adapt well to changing priorities in an exciting, fast-paced company
  • Must be very organized and self-motivated and have the ability to manage projects on tight deadlines

    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
  • Demonstrated leadership, working across a diverse groups of employees, consultants and vendors
  • Demonstrated experience of budget management
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with and influence Senior Management
  • Ability to effectively manage priorities in a highly dynamic environment
  • Experienced in demand planning and resource allocation
  • Demonstrated ability to drive change
  • Experienced in transforming the focus and skillsets of an established team

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    GE Home & Business Solutions consists of two business segments. Appliances and Lighting. At GE Appliances, we are imagination at...