Senior UI/UX Designer

Smith & Nephew k

Pittsburgh, PA

Jul 17
Job Description

As part of the Smith & Nephew Human Factors & Design team the Senior User Interface Designer will drive, shape and lead UI/UX efforts across a number of Smith & Nephew's life changing device programs. You will demonstrate and champion user-centered design principals, employ UI/UX best-practices, identify unmet needs and generate design requirements for global surgical device systems.


Support the Human Factors & Design team in the creation and implementation of strategic UI/UX initiatives
Collaboration with internal and external stakeholders in order to maintain design intent across capital equipment systems and mobile device based applications
Work with software development teams to design and test prototypes; i.e. low fidelity wire frames to high-fidelity interactive simulations
Create UI specifications; i.e. screen designs, asset creation and management, animations, sounds, etc.
Contribute to the planning, execution and documentation of formative and summative usability studies at they relate to the UI/UX
Drive a consistent user experience across S&N systems
Maintain a network of external contacts who can be referred to for advice when appropriate
Contribute to usability research across multiple programs to understand users (clinicians and lay users), use environments, user characteristics, behaviors and constraints


4-6 years’ experience in product development
Understanding of UI/UX in the healthcare industry
Understanding of physical and digital production constraints
Knowledge of Usability/Human Factors with experience working on medical devices, capital equipment a plus
Strong organizational, prioritization and communication skills.
Experienced understanding the user context at a deep level by using techniques such as naturalistic observation.
Proven experience with design methodologies such as sketching, story boarding, wire framing, prototyping, etc.
Proven experience creating software applications that ensures a consistent user experience across multiple products.
Experienced creating applications where clinical safety and efficiency are simultaneously achieved.
Experienced creating applications that takes into account our disparate demographics.
Experienced creating applications where localization and internationalization has to be done for the application to be adopted globally.
Experienced creating UI for software applications that have cross-platform use (example desktop, tablet, mobile)


You know and care about the business
You focus on the customer
You build positive relationships
You Embraces Innovation and Change Management
You deliver on commitments
You value People


Minimum BSc in relevant area (Human-Computer Interaction, UI/UX, Graphic Design, Industrial Design)


Microsoft Office Suite: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Project and Visio
Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, InVision, Axure or similar
Travel Up to 25%


Not a budget holder but responsible for selecting partners and defining / monitoring Scope of Work which may exceed $100k

Internal Supervision

Build and maintain internal relationships
This role will predominantly involve communication with other functions at a similar level and functional managers of other departments.

External Relationships

Your day will include extensive communication with third party authorities.
You will be able to engage with external human factors and design partners
You will take advice regarding overall strategic direction on projects from HF Director. Requires little to no supervision in day to day activity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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

Smith & Nephew

Smith & Nephew supports healthcare professionals in more than 100 countries in their daily efforts to improve the lives of their patients. We do this by taking a pioneering approach to the design of our advanced medical products and services, by securing wider access to our diverse technologies for more customers globally, and by enabling better outcomes for patients and healthcare systems. We have leadership positions in: • Orthopaedics Reconstruction - joint replacement systems for knees, hips and shoulders • Advanced Wound Management - wound care treatment and prevention products used to treat hard-to-heal wounds • Sports Medicine - minimally invasive surgery of the joint • Trauma & Extremities - products that help repair broken bones We have around 15,000 employees around the world. Annual sales in 2016 were more than $4.6 billion. We are a constituent of the UK's FTSE100 and our shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange and through American Depository Receipts on the New York Stock Exchange (LSE: SN, NY)