UX/Visual Designer for Watson Health, Life Sciences

Location: Cambridge, MA Posted: Mar 9

Job Description

Ready to transform health care? IBM Watson Health is ushering in the next era of health care by using Cognitive Computing to tackle some of the industry's most challenging problems - like revolutionizing how doctors research cancer and identifying new drugs to treat diseases. By making connections that may not have been previously considered, Watson can generate new insights that expedite the process of matching subjects to clinical trials and keep patient safe from the adverse effects of drugs.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced User Experience and Visual Designer on our Watson for Patient Safety team responsible for the user experience, data visualization and visual design. Our environment is ever changing and requires a candidate who is flexible, thrives in ambiguity and can effectively collaborate across cross-functional groups and locations.

Although User Experience Design will be your primary role, we’re looking for candidates with secondary skill in Complex Data Visualization or Visual Design.

Responsibilities include:
Visualize and designs necessary to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas to the larger team (wireframes, clickable prototypes, detailed annotations, etc.) Finesse designs at a napkin, vector, and pixel level.
Work with designers, researchers, product managers and developers to understand and communicate user’s needs and behaviors to inform and shape product strategy/roadmap and create design deliverables for each release/sprint.
Use critical thinking to form design strategies that achieve product goals.
Creating clean and approachable data visualizations to illustrate complex analytics, trends, and data relationships
Deliver, review and critique the designs of a multi-skilled design team to ensure effective and rich designs (great interaction, supreme visual styling, consistent and appropriate use of voice and tone, etc)
Build a cross-functional team culture of transparent collaboration that results in clearly and quickly deliver ideas for feedback and iteration.

Skills Required:
Demonstrated ability to produce quick, low-fidelity sketches and sleek, high fidelity visuals on tight schedules with a ton of iterations
Demonstrated ability to synthesize real user feedback into designs
Ability to work with brand and design guidelines
Knowledge of accessible designs
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including techniques to persuade and negotiate and the ability to articulate alternative approaches
Exceptional attention to detail
Interpret people’s needs, present design concepts, and effectively communicate.
Create technical drawings for presentations and user interface specifications.
Understand limitations of web technologies including: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise:
Bachelor’s Degree in User Experience Design, Human Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Science or related discipline.
7 years experience solving complex user problems
Portfolio and work samples including user-centered design skills including visualizations of complex experiences such as flows, scenarios, personas, etc. (any fidelity), sketches to mid-fidelity interactions (show your process) and clickable prototypes (any fidelity)
Understanding of Design principles and their application
Experience designing for accessibility
Experience working on complex products with multiple user groups
Examples of beginning and ending interactions (micro interactions) and/or mobile/responsive design considerations
Data analysis and statistical analysis experience
At least 2 years of experience in Agile, Scrum and Lean

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience:
Experience working with distributed teams, even better if you have international experience
Experience with natural language processing or machine learning technology

Application Details

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.

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