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Senior Interaction Designer

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Our client, a Life Sciences company, in North County San Diego, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Interaction Designer (IxD), to be part of the newly formed Product Design and User Experience Team in Global R&D, this role will be based at corporate headquarters in Carlsbad, CA.


Responsible for helping to define and apply world-class user experience best practices, this role will be part of a global team that delivers product innovation through revolutionary interaction design experiences and solutions that solve meaningful problems for researchers and lab technicians in the research, applied and medical sciences industry.


From concept to comprehensive UX solutions, the ideal candidate must have the experience of working with peer designers, information architects, engineers, HFE experts and business leaders to create and deliver quality GUI standards and features for all products.


Integral to the creative process, this role requires a high level of collaboration and influencing skills; the ability to work closely with technical experts (developers), product management and marketing / business functions throughout all stages of the product development life cycle. With an ability to apply critical thinking, the ideal candidate must have excellent design sensibilities with an eye for making things even better in the quest to improve the user experience.


Qualities & Responsibilities:
· UX deliverables include concept development, wire framing, user flows, visual design mock-ups and rapid
prototyping / demos and presentations
· UX design leadership, expertise, and support to define approach to programs that accommodate constraints (e.g. scope,timelines & cost etc.) while delivering the best user experience
· Ability to understand goals of a users (both personal and objective) in order to solve meaning problems in
the best way possible
· Leverage behavior based research to create and use tools such as personas, work models, and interactive
prototypes in an iterative and collaborative manner.
· Capable of rendering high fidelity page design layouts and iconography
· Establish global standards, style guides, guidelines as well as graphical assets including icon library and screen design templates to ensure consistency across all software and embedded apps
· Collaborate and develop concept explorations throughout entire project lifecycle, facilitating and driving UX solutions
· Execute UX designs in alignment with overarching business goals aligned with brand language standards
· Articulate and track project milestones, deliverables and risks with UX programs, in addition,
communicate progress, short-term and long-term tasks/deliverables, issues and accomplishments
· Educate the broader organization with in-depth knowledge and examples of why interface design and
information architecture is key to delivering great user experience
· Demonstrate ability to lead and influence across a broad, dispersed global team
· Contribute to the knowledge base around user-centered experience design through the products developed and
best practice research
· Be on-point with external vendor communication directly related to UX visual design support
· Expert facilitation, brainstorming and collaboration skills with expert user experience orientation and exceptional people skills
· Strong analytical skills, and proven creativity
· Proficient with diverse writing, presentation, project management software


Experience & Prerequisites:
· Bachelors Degree in Design, Computer Science, Human Factors Engineering or equivalent work experience and
expertise in Visual Design and Information Architecture
· 12+ years experience in a software application and graphic user interface design role / function
· Knowledge and practice of UX industry best practices including User-Centered Design and HFE best practices
· Must have expert verbal communication skills, including the ability to speak effectively before
staff or other internal groups.

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