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UX Interaction Designer

  • GE Digital
  • Entry-Level
  • Posted 10/31/2017 12:51:25 PM
  • 2997721
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Digital Technology
Location(s): United States; Michigan; Van Buren Township


About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

At GE Digital, we are creating technology and solutions to enable social, mobile, analytical and cloud capabilities for the Industrial Internet. The Industrial Internet is an open, global network that connects people, data and machines. It’s about making infrastructure more intelligent and advancing the industries critical to the world we live in. At GE, we believe it’s about the future of industry—energy, healthcare, transportation, manufacturing. It’s about making the world work better. GE is transforming itself to become the world's premier digital industrial company, executing critical outcomes for our customers. Explore how you can drive greater asset reliability, lower operating costs, reduce risk and accelerate operational performance with our Predix platform and software solutions.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
GE Digital is seeking a UX Interaction Designer to join the Enterprise UX team. In this role, you will collaborate with colleagues to create useful and desirable software product and service experiences. As a UX Interaction Designer you will work as an individual contributor on multiple user experience engagements, with a focus on at least one specialized user experience domain.

Essential Responsibilities:

In this role, you will:

  • Contribute to produce effective documentation and communication of design - via wireframes, mockups, and requirements engineering
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of Agile / Lean UX methodologies and work as an embedded part of an agile product team
  • Conduct user-centered research and validation: interviews, in-person observations, user testing
  • Articulate your own point of view in team discussions relative to current user experience projects
  • Help conduct research of emerging design, technology, industry, and market trends

    Qualifications/Requirements:

    Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Science, Graphic Design/Media, Industrial Design, Information Systems, Information Management, Human-Computer Interaction; or equivalent industry experience
  • Minimum 2 years professional experience

    Eligibility Requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen
  • Must be willing to work in an office located in Van Buren Township, Michigan

    Desired Characteristics:
  • Knowledge of the agile development process
  • Experience working within a global enterprise organization

    Technical Expertise:

  • Understands how IxD interacts with product management and software development.
  • Uses participatory design activities (e.g. paper prototype co-creation, card sorting) to understand vision, business model and assumptions and tacit knowledge about user needs and behaviors.
  • Conducts user research to understand user needs, mental models and working contexts
  • Creates annotated prototypes or wireframes of user interface designs that visually and textually communicate the behavior of a software application.
  • Skilled in standard design & wireframing tools (Sketch, OmniGraffle, Adobe CC), hand drawing and visual communication, time-based and interactive prototyping tools (Axure, InVision).
  • Participates in agile product development as integrated part of scrum team.

    Business Acumen:

  • Will acquire knowledge of business products, key processes, suppliers, customers and market/competitors.
  • Understands and stays up to date on the industry’s technology landscape; brings new ideas to the team. Maps industry technology trends to internal vision.
  • Basic understanding of Design Thinking and the principles of Atomic Design
  • Works to create an understanding of how individual people and things fit within larger structures (like systems or organizations), as well as the relationships between parts of a system and the system as a whole.

    Leadership:

  • Uses generative techniques (sketching, brainstorming, etc.) to establish a variety of possible design decisions and decision scenarios.
  • Expresses UX and design concepts to collaborators on cross functional teams. Goes beyond merely presenting designs, explains the story of the rationale and benefit of design ideas.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to key cultural issues.

    Personal Attributes:

  • Acts and decides appropriately when all available information may not be possible to obtain.
  • Demonstrates the ability to extract and communicate how customer groups are thinking and feeling.
  • Asks questions appropriate to translating an abstract problem into a roadmap for identifying solutions.
  • Captures specific information from the audience and validates it back to them for acceptance

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    Locations: United States; Michigan; Van Buren Township

    GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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


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