UX-Lead Product Designer – CIC

IBM

Visualization is critical to discovering data-driven insights and effectively communicating that knowledge to others. Lead all aspects of UX research....

Introduction
Thomas J. Watson said it best: “Good design is good business.” Visualization is critical to discovering data-driven insights and effectively communicating that knowledge to others. Designers at IBM work to create experiences that work together, work the same, and work for our clients. Does the thought of creating the platform at the heart of solutions like Watson, Blockchain, IoT, and Security excite you? If so, read on!

Your Role and Responsibilities

  • Lead all aspects of UX research.
  • Quickly develop a deep understanding of the domain business problems by collaborating with product team and user community
  • Perform qualitative research, brainstorming exercises to extract and document insight of specific issues and potential resolutions
  • Design and document product features using low fidelity sketches, wireframes, and prototypes using tools like Figma, Sketch, InVision etc.
  • Design UX flows to communicate and validate ideas to the stakeholders through usability tests, persona development, and/or user needs analysis
  • Partner with product owner and other stakeholders to lead the design of new user experiences consistent with objectives & requirements, existing capabilities and design standards
  • Identify and document acceptance criteria
  • Work with UI Designer and Developers to implement the approved UX designs
  • Analyze and Evaluate existing software, identify pain points, and communicate suggested solutions
  • Grow our user research capabilities to ensure that we have the knowledge we need to make informed product UI/UX design decisions
  • Test and validate working hypothesis with users through usability testing
  • Perform market research to identify competing or inspirational approaches for solving problems in the domain
  • Translate user needs and requirements into solutions for complex problems
  • Collaborate with the UI Designer for creating wireframes, mock-ups and prototypes;
  • Attend backlog refinement meetings to support the transition from design ideas to implementation.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Demonstrable previous experience as a lead UX designer
  • Good understanding of cognitive psychology, product design or related field;
  • Professional UX experience on a Product team utilizing quantitative and qualitative data to drive the design and user experience
  • Experience in user research, user experience design, product design, and/or visual design
  • Ability to lead user centered design research, report findings to leadership as well as other groups for shared understanding
  • Experience with SaaS component design and B2B solutions
  • Experience working in an Agile / Scrum development process is a plus
  • Ability to create user-interface designs in the form of wireframes, mid-to-high-fidelity screen designs, or prototypes (Sketch, InVision, Figma, or other tools such as Adobe Creative Suite)

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Ability to think strategically and execute methodically
  • Outstanding written, verbal & presentation skills and the ability to articulate complex concepts to cross functional audiences

About Business UnitIBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world’s economy. IBM Services partners with the world’s leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

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