General Electric Staff UX Interaction Designer in Evendale, Ohio

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:

Uses storyboards and narrative to express how a product or service should behave to deliver capabilities in a way that supports user needs, goals, mental models and workflows.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Designs product or service behavior that creates business value for customers and GE,while meeting user needs and expressing product and corporate brand values.

  • Demonstrates a mastery of Agile / Lean UX methodologies.

  • Develops knowledge of industrial business domains, products, key processes, suppliers,customers and market/competitors.

  • Understands and stays up to date on the industry’s technology landscape; brings new ideas tothe team. Maps industry technology trends to internal vision.

  • Demonstrates principles of design thinking, what it is and why it is important. Explores allideas, regardless of their source.

  • Works to create an understanding of how individual people and things fit within largerstructures (like systems or organizations), as well as the relationships between parts of a systemand the system as a whole.Leadership:

  • Uses generative techniques (sketching, brainstorming, etc.) to establish a variety of possibledesign decisions and decision scenarios.

  • Expresses UX and design concepts to collaborators on cross functional teams. Goes beyondmerely presenting designs, explains the story of the rationale and benefit of design ideas.

  • Understands the value of a rigorous and transparent decision-making process.

  • Demonstrates sensitivity to key cultural issues. Qualifications/Requirements: Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Interaction, Graphic, or Industrial Design preferred or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience Interaction, Graphic, or Industrial DesignEligibility Requirements:

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

  • Uses participatory design and design thinking activities (e.g. paper prototype co-creation,card sorting) to understand vision, business model and assumptions and tacit knowledge aboutuser needs and behaviors.

  • Prior experience with service design methodologies and their application, as well as designingapplications that balance user needs, commercial interests and technological constraints.

  • Conducts user research to understand user needs, mental models and working contexts

  • Synthesizes output of stakeholder research & creates visualizations that effectively summarizekey insights related to user and customer needs and behaviors, product definition.

  • Creates annotated prototypes or wireframes of user interface designs that visually andtextually communicate the behavior of a software application.

  • Skilled in standard design & wireframing tools (Axure, Adobe CC, Sketch, OmniGraffle), handdrawing and visual communication, time-based and interactive prototyping tools (e.g. Axure, Hype,InVision, Keynote).

  • Understands the existing architecture of GE’s Predix software portfolio and GE’s designsystems. Understands what constitutes a well-defined technical architecture.#DTR Locations: United States; Ohio; EvendaleGE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.