Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Senior Interaction Designer, IDEXX Lab, Portland, ME

Please apply via our job site:

IDEXX Laboratories is a leader in pet healthcare innovation, serving practicing veterinarians around the world with a broad range of diagnostic and information technology-based products and services. IDEXX products enhance the ability of veterinarians to provide advanced medical care, to improve staff efficiency and to build more economically successful practices. Headquartered in Maine, IDEXX Laboratories employs more than 4,500 people and offers products to customers in over 100 countries.

The IDEXX User Experience team works on a variety of products from touch screen interfaces for medical analyzers and web applications to desktop software for our digital imaging and practice management products.

If you’re a creative interactive design professional with excellent collaboration and communication skills then we’d like to hear from you.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: A key contributor to user experience initiatives and projects, this position is responsible for:

  • Teaming-up with usability engineers, and business and technical staff to understand and refine product requirements
  • Ideation and interaction design of innovative interfaces that meet the needs of our users and business partners
  • Building prototypes and simulations of user interfaces
  • Collaborating with visual designers and usability engineers
  • Working cross-functionally with internal customers and development teams (proficiency with “devspeak” is a plus)
  • Producing wireframes, flow diagrams, detailed specifications, other design related documentation
  • Contributing to the style guide and design pattern library to document a common approach to IDEXX user interface design
  • Participating in user research definition and observing usability tests
  • Being an advocate of the user-centered design process and contributing to the overall user experience of IDEXX products
    EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree required; course work at undergraduate or graduate level in graphic design, computer science, psychology, biology or human factors is desirable.

    EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 5 years experience with interaction design for products; prior exposure to medical applications and software design is desirable.

    REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The successful candidate for this position will have the following skills and abilities:

  • Excellent visual, analytical and conceptual problem solving abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to design, prototype and document user interfaces
  • Ability to work collaboratively with product management, development, QA, visual design, and usability engineers in cross-functional teams
  • Excellent organizational skills and a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to recognize patterns in design and user research findings and make practical recommendations for changing the UI standards
  • Working knowledge of visual design software such as Axure, Visio, Fireworks and Photoshop
  • Familiar with user-centered design philosophy and process
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a multi-team cross-functional environment
  • Strong leadership skills

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: Standard office environment, 15% of time will involve travel

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