General Electric Principal UX Interaction Designer in San Ramon, California

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 at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . 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.

Role Summary:

The UX Interaction Designer has a focus on Interaction Design, and responsibilities to drive the user experience strategy for next-generation solutions within the GE Predix user experience. The candidate will contribute to the effective documentation and communication of design - via user analysis, workflows, wireframes, and prototypes.

Essential Responsibilities:

The candidate contribute to the Predix UI guidelines

library. You will be a member of an integrated team working with business

stakeholders to frame problems, estimate design efforts, receive and respond to

design feedback.

In this role, you will:

  • Leads the evaluation and adoption of emerging design,technology, industry, and market trends.

  • Directly contributes to strategic decision-making for UX andinfluences senior leaders (EB, SEB). • Works with cross functional teams andcross-business teams and is responsible for driving broad-reaching solutionsacross the function / business.

  • Influences change through others and begins to set a visionfor future change; evangelizes the practice of interaction design to GEbusiness leaders.

  • Participate in design validation sessions with users andstakeholders to reveal deep insights about user and business needs, as input tothe design process.

  • Use storyboards/narrative/wireframes of varying fidelity toexpress how a product or service should behave to deliver capabilities in a waythat supports user needs, goals, and workflows.

  • Create annotated design artifacts such as wireframes of userinterface designs that visually and textually communicate the behavior of asoftware application.

  • Facilitate user experience design collaborations withindividuals and teams from other disciplines. Multitask and manage the designof solutions in a cross-functional and global organization, in an Agileenvironment. Be a part of a scrum teamsupporting project timeline from a UX deliverables perspective.

  • Develop project plans for UX projects, facilitate thediscovery phase of projects – Report on project status, issues, and risks.Identify and mitigate UX risks on projects.

  • Interface with UI implementation teams to ensure correctrealization of UI prototypes.

  • Guide effective documentation and communication of design –via wireframes, mockups, and user stories.

  • Work with product owners across the businesses to understandmarket needs & vision; work with teams to quickly translate that visioninto UX designs for software.

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of Agile / Lean UXmethodologies.

  • Understands key principles of design thinking, what it isand why it is important. Explores all ideas, regardless of their source.

  • Understands the existing architecture of our application andour design system. Partner with the technical team to understand the technicalboundaries impact on design.

Qualifications/Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Interaction, Graphic, or IndustrialDesign preferred or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering, andMath)

  • A minimum of 10+ years of professional experience

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals foremployment visas, now or in the future, for this job.

  • Must be willing to travel (15-20%)

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in SanRamon, CA. (Ability to work remotely, as well.)

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams.

  • Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact.

  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously.

  • Effective problem identification and solution skills.

  • Proven analytical and organizational ability.

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Locations: United States; California; San Ramon

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeocselfprint_poster.pdf . 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.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.