General Electric Sr Staff UX Interaction Designer in Chicago, Illinois

Role Summary:

As a Senior Staff UX Designer, you will help lead UX strategy and design next-generation imaging diagnostic software solutions. As a Sr Staff UX Interaction Designer you may lead or be an individual to contributor to multiple user experience engagements as well as work on highly complex projects that require in-depth knowledge across multiple specialized business domains.

Essential Responsibilities:

In this role, you will:

  • Lead and influence business-wide discussions relative to current user experience projects and the future direction of design and user experience

  • Be a passionate advocate and evangelist of UX with executives, business leaders, and GE talent at all levels of the org. and externally

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of Agile / Lean UX methodologies, and utilize the latest UX methods, such as Google Design sprints, collaborative design, service design, informal and formal testing and rapid prototyping

  • Guide effective documentation and communication of design - via wireframes, mockups, prototypes and user stories

  • Contribute to and leverage a healthcare-wide design system

  • Work with product owners across the businesses to understand market needs & vision; work with teams to quickly translate that vision into workflows, interactions and designs for software

  • Participate in and lead team discussions relative to current user experience projects. Feel comfortable independently leading design sprints, UX requirements definition sessions, and design thinking workshops, accurately scoping UX research and design work

  • Become a recognized internal expert on UX for healthcare diagnostic imaging software

  • Lead research and evaluation of emerging design, technology, industry, and market trends Qualifications/Requirements: Basic Qualifications:

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

  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in product or service design

  • GE Leadership Program Graduates will get credit towards relevant work experience, commensurate to the program they have completedEligibility Requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. GE may agree to sponsor an individual for an employment visa now or in the future if there is a shortage of individuals with particular skills

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Chicago, IL Desired Characteristics: Technical Expertise:

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

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

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

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

  • Skilled in standard design & wireframing tools (Adobe CC, OmniGraffle, Sketch), hand drawing and visual communication, time-based and interactive prototyping tools (Hype, Adobe Edge, Keynote).Business Acumen:

  • 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 to the team. Maps industry technology trends to internal vision.

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

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

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

  • Demonstrates sensitivity to key cultural issues.

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

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

  • Acts and decides appropriately when all available information may not be possible to obtain.

  • Demonstrates the ability to extract and communicate how customer groups are thinking and feeling.

  • Asks questions appropriate to translating an abstract problem into a roadmap for identifying solutions.

  • Captures specific information from the audience and validates it back to them for acceptance.#DTR About Us: GE is the world's digital industrial company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry.GE Digital is the leading software company for the Industrial Internet. The company develops software to design, build, operate and manage the entire asset lifecycle – enabling businesses across the energy, aviation, healthcare and manufacturing sectors to operate faster, smarter and more efficiently. All of industry will have to master digital to compete in the future by moving beyond automation to autonomous systems. GE Digital is a critical part of GE’s present and future by helping industrials unlock machine data to turn valuable insights into powerful business outcomes.Headquartered in San Ramon, California, GE Digital is a global team of more than 26,000 with offices in Paris, Shanghai, Bangalore, New Orleans, Budapest and Detroit. We are defining what digital means in an industrial world. Together, we work to build the future.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. Locations: United States; Illinois; ChicagoGE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.