IBM Z is the World's most powerful business platform. 68% of enterprise production workloads, 80% of structured enterprise data, and 55% of all enterprise transactions, including more than 50% of the back end transactions generated from mobile enterprise applications run on IBM Z. We are embarking on an exciting journey to transform the developer experience on IBM Z by embracing disruptive technologies spanning all aspects of development, test, deployment, and monitoring.
To accomplish this transformation, we are aggressively hiring top talent for a variety of positions, including offering management, design, and development. Join us on this exciting journey, leverage cutting edge technologies at work, and deliver meaningful innovation for the platform that runs business.
The DevOps for z Systems is looking for a User Experience Designer (UX) to join our team. The successful candidate will be a hands on expert in UX, capable of working with UI visual designer, design researchers and developers to ensure the visual look-and-feel enhances the overall user experience of our products.
In addition, the design team will work with the offering manager, and front- and back-end developers. The candidate will co-locate with members of the IBM Studios Toronto, Warden team, who consist of visual designers, UX designers, design researchers, and front-end developers who work in different Business Units.
Other responsibilities include:
Work hands-on creating interface and visual design solutions
Provide visual feedback and guidance to other designers as necessary on visual design execution as part of a multi-disciplinary team
Team with user experience designers, visual designers, design researchers, and developers to ensure visual design enhances the overall user experience of our products
Contribute to storyboards and task flows designs, effectively communicating visual intentions to the design team and sponsor users
Work with design researchers to understand stakeholders, users, and the markets in which they operate
Deliver pixel perfect hi-fidelty designs to enable front-end development to deliver prototyes to engineering
Collaborate on user experience planning with the team's UX lead
Consult with architect, product leads and key stakeholders
Ability to interview and listen to the customer
Ability to create persona from interviews
Create a study to validate an experience and analyze the findings
Create surveys and analyze the findings.
Make recommendations to improve the experience based on research findings.
Present research findings to the team using methods to build empathy
Promote a user first approach to the stated problem
Possess a fundamental awareness of enterprise, technology, developer, and design trends
Evangelize the importance of Enterprise Design Thinking and educate product teams that are new to design research methods in order to help them integrate real users into their design lifecycle
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Experience with design thinking and small group facilitation
Can convert user research findings and ideas into design
Can express a user's journey through stories and various mapping techniques
Create interactive wire frame using tools like Sketch and Invision or similar systems
Good understanding of prevalent design patterns and their application in a design
Understand the capabilities and limitations of enterprise web-based applications
Basic understanding of visual design practices
Ability to write a detailed design specification
Ability to bring a design through the development process
Ability to work with-in a cross-functional team and handle mulitple projects with tight deadlines.
Please provide a portfolio of work that demonstrates skills/ability
web site link is perfect
Preferred Tech and Prof Experience
2+ years of work in the field of design
Ability to work in a team with product team (Design, Offering Management,Development)
Willingness to learn about development on IBM Z and emerging UI technologies
At least 2 years of experience using Sketch, Adobe Creative Cloud, and/or other design tools
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.