General Electric User Experience Scientist in San Ramon, California

Role Summary:

As a User Experience Scientist at Global Research you will conduct research, design, and development on projects related to but not limited to the areas of visual analytics, intelligent user interfaces, and augmented reality to enhance individual and collaborative user experience for people at work.

Essential Responsibilities:

Work with engineering, design, and product teams to turn the research and design concepts into digital platform and service innovations that will transform the industrial world. Current projects include interactive collaborative visualization for big data, visual analytics, 3D printing & additive manufacturing, AR for people at work, and other topics.

You will:

  • Define and implement research & design in the areas of visual analytics, 3D printing, as well as user experience innovation for people at work, and drive impact into businesses & products

  • Publish, and continue to grow the portfolio GE intellectual property in the tradition of Edison

  • Provide intelligence to GE about new trends in user experience, visualization, and HCI methods, tools and technologies as well as disruptive design concepts and research ideas

  • Stay abreast / ahead of new trends in user experience, visualization and HCI methods and technology, and drive innovations in information visualization and HCI in the industrial space

  • Help build a world class human-systems interaction and AI research organization

  • Actively participate in professional and academic organizations to bring in top talent, new ideas and to grow GE's reputation as an experience leader and innovator


  • Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Cognitive Science or closely related disciplines with a focus on user experience and visualization for both 2D & 3D information & digital means OR Masters Degree in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Cognitive Science or closely related disciplines with a minimum of 3 years of experience with user experience and visualization for both 2D & 3D information & digital means

  • Experience with Javascript and other front-end web technologies specifically with React-Redux

  • Ability and willingness to work out of an office located in San Ramon, CA or Niskayuna, NY

  • Ability and willingness to travel, as required

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

  • Must be 18 years or older.

  • You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at to be considered.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Professional research and publication history in user experience, visual analytics, information visualization, intelligence interfaces, or related area(s)

  • Research in areas of user experience, information visualization, 3D interfaces, AI, or the ethnography of work and technology diffusion

  • A broad understanding of the theories and principles in user experience, information visualization, and human-computer interaction

  • The ability to create tangible design concepts that demonstrate research and innovation outcomes in user experience and information visualization

  • The ability to effectively communicate research and design results and to work with engineering and product teams to translate research into business impact

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working on cross-functional teams in research settings (industrial or academic), and the ability to define and build support for a research and development program

  • Proven innovation and analytical skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to influence through insight

About Us:

At GE Global Research, we’re redefining what’s possible. From cutting-edge research in molecular pathology for use in personalized cancer diagnostics to programs in coal gasification and renewable power that drive clean energy solutions, our work at Global Research is world-renowned. As part of our team, you’ll find yourself among scientists and engineers from every discipline in a dynamic atmosphere where you’ll be constantly challenged to learn and grow. You’ll have access to leaders on all levels of the organization and collaborate across the globe with the very best in the field. If you have an insatiable intellectual curiosity and the ability to articulate your vision, then join us and watch the work you do create the next generation of products and processes that will impact the globe for generations to come.

At GE Global Research we redefine what's possible, finding answers to some of the world's toughest problems. Find out more at at or , and connect with our technologists at and

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at . 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.

Locations: United States; California, New York; San Ramon, Niskayuna

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.