Sr UX Design Researcher Job
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Post Date: Mar 09, 2017
Job Type: Full time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - Georgia - Atlanta
Job Reference: 2848263
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Description
Job Number: 2848263
Business: GE Transportation
Business Segment: GET Transportation
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.
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.
Posted Position Title: Sr UX Design Researcher
Career Level: Experienced
Function: Digital Technology
Function Segment: Design and User Experience
Location: United States
U.S. State, China or Canada Provinces: Georgia
City: Atlanta
Postal Code: 30305-3326
Relocation Assistance: No
Role Summary/Purpose: In this role, you will work on highly complex projects that require an in-depth knowledge across two or more specialized user experience domains. You will work as an individual contributor, project leader, or internal consultant.
Essential Responsibilities: In this role, you will:
Need to have the ability to multitask across multiple projects multiple projects in a cross-functional environment
Participate in team discussions relative to current user experience projects
Demonstrate a strong understanding of Agile / Lean UX methodologies
Research and evaluate emerging design, technology, industry, and market trends
Guide effective documentation and communication of design - via wireframes, mockups, and requirements engineering
Facilitate user experience design collaborations with individuals and teams from other disciplines
Report on project status, issues, and risks. Identify and mitigate UX risks on projects
Interface with UI implementation teams to ensure correct realization of UI prototypes
Understand how to leverage design systems for designing and building applications
Qualifications/Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic / Visual Design, Fine Arts, Library and Information Science, Human Computer Interaction, Marketing, Industrial Design, or “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in user experience design OR Master’s degree with 3 years of experience
Minimum of 1 year of enterprise User Experience or Interaction Design 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 travel 15% of time
Must be willing to work out of an office located in Atlanta, GA
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: Strong working knowledge of principles of Web and application design (HTML, CSS, JS)Technical Expertise:
Selects appropriate research methods to answer questions and develop holistic understanding of user and customer needs
Collaboratively leads user research, concept testing, and usability testing by utilizing various methodologies, and a variety of user research methods to develop an understanding of user needs
Identifies appropriate synthesis techniques to meet the needs of specific design situations
Facilitates group understanding of research data; leverages data to derive actionable insights
Understands the existing architecture of our application and design system
Creates annotated prototypes or wireframes of user interface designs that visually and textually communicate the behavior of a software application
Use storyboards / narrative / wireframes / prototypes of varying fidelity to express how a product or service should behave to deliver capabilities in a way that supports user needs, goals, and workflows.
Conduct design validation sessions with users and stakeholders to reveal deep insights about user/business needs and technical constraints to determine how a design should be evolved and refinedBusiness Acumen:
Demonstrates knowledge of business’ structure (P&Ls) and the interplay of functions to support business goals.
Understands the competitive landscape, regulatory marketing, etc. Articulates clearly the main industry dynamics.
Understands key principles of design thinking, what it is and why it is important. Explores all ideas, regardless of their source.
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:
Assists with or creates basic project plans for UX projects or the UX portion of a larger development project. Continuously measures deliverables of self and team against scheduled commitments. Effectively balances different, competing objectives.
Keeps participants focused on task and end process. Guides participation to include all present; solicits information about absent stakeholders.
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.
Understands the value of a rigorous and transparent decision-making process.Personal Attributes:
Acts and decides appropriately when all available information may not be possible to obtain
Helps cross-functional teams use critical thinking skills to engage with questions and problems.
Asks questions appropriate needed to translate an abstract problem into a roadmap for identifying solutions. Seeks out processes and ideas that are out of the norm.
Takes initiative to learn new tools and techniques and integrates new methods to drive improved outcomes.



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