Thursday, September 10, 2009

Senior Product Designer, ICI, Waltham

The Senior Product Designer is a Human Factors generalist that creates
next generation web based products by working with marketing, product
management, and product development and ensures that a user-focused,
high performance, high commitment environment is developed and
maintained. Senior Product Designers drive the product design process
through all phases of the product lifecycle from product/feature
conceptualization through prototyping and detailed user interface/
functionality design to implementation and are responsible for
innovative information organization structures, interaction designs,
page-level content organization, navigation, and prototypes of
systems. The Senior Product Designer works as the chief user advocate
on each project team. They are responsible for promoting user needs
within an overall structure of deliverables that integrates the
recommendations of the project team regarding user experience. They
have demonstrated superior analytic skills and an ability to translate
business and task requirements into workable, efficient solutions for
the end-user. Likewise, they have demonstrated knowledge in using the
latest web technologies, including execution of Ajax, Java and GWT.

Required Skills:
• Must have a strong portfolio of past work assignments available.
• 5+ years experience in a commercial software product company.
• BA/BS or advanced degree preferred in Human Factors, Human-Computer
Interaction, Industrial Design, Cognitive Psychology, or a related
field or demonstrated comparable experience designing commercial
software products.
•Demonstrated current experience with designing B2B and B2C web-based
products or web sites.
• In depth knowledge of User Interface Design principles, Human
Factors, User-Centered Design Processes, Interaction Design
guidelines, Usability Testing Methodologies, web-industry standards
and trends, platform standards, software development process, and
• Ability to translate audience, technology and other key product
requirements into effective UI design solutions.
• Experience designing prototypes and writing design documents to
effectively communicate functional behavior to stakeholders.
• Experience influencing product development teams to implement
customer-centric solutions.
• Experience creating, running and analyzing user-centered test
regiments and incorporating these activities and resulting data into
overall UX design processes.
• Proficient using graphic imaging and design tools such as Photoshop,
Illustrator, DreamWeaver, MS Visio, MS Visual Design Studio, etc.
• Innovative, creative problem solver with an eye for detail and
• Knowledge of web technologies such as application and web servers
(Knowledge of Java and GWT technologies a plus)
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and initiatives
• Experience performing UX within an Agile SDLC or variation thereof.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must.
• Ability to work in a dynamic multidisciplinary team.
• Proven team player.

• Knowledge in good execution of Ajax

• Working knowledge of HTML, XHTML and CSS coding.

David Gordon
651 Washington Street, Suite 210
Brookline, MA 02446
617-566-6121 x 304
617-566-6124 (fax)

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