JOB: Interaction Design Manager, SF Bay area

26 Jun 2006 - 11:19pm
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Nancy Falkenburg


LOCATION: Mountain View, CA

POSITION TITLE: Interaction Design Manager (60476)


JOB DESCRIPTION: Are you a talented and influential design contributor
and manager? Are you a recognized corporate and industry leader and one
who excels in strong and insightful interactive design solutions and
personnel management? Are you creative and strategic? Are you a person
who enjoys generating and implementing team and product vision?

Intuit QuickBooks seeks a strong UI design manager with skills and
experience in UI architecture and interaction design to help build new
and compelling generations of business-management, financial, and
accounting software for small- and mid-sized businesses. Successful
candidate will be well trained or experienced in end-to-end UI design,
illustrate an ability to apply strategic thinking and business goals to
all design work and resource allocation, possess an understanding of
both work flow and user tasks, and will be known for superb management
and design. Candidate will have worked as a hands-on UI design
practitioner, will have kept his or her hands-on design skills sharp and
up-to-date, and will have been responsible for managing and developing
an interaction design team.

Ideal candidate will:
* Lead by example, smarts, and design principles * Be capable of
defining and implementing design vision, end-to-end tasks and solutions,
design standards * Illustrate drive for ease of use and simplicity
despite complexity of software/desktop applications * Learn new
technology quickly, from the core applications being developed to new
design tools * Collaborate with a team and product development partners,
compare and contrast various design solutions, taking technical,
resource, and time constraints into account * Prioritize among competing
assignments, features, user tasks and needs * Illustrate experience in
conceptual and creative development as well as tactical UI design and
implementation * Be a creative problem-solver and an effective
communicator, presenter, and negotiator * Illustrate previous effective
partnership with User Research, Visual Design, Writing, Brand, Finance,
Product Management, Executive Management * Illustrate powerful and
effective leadership and change management prowess

Qualifications : * Four-year product/interaction design,
industrial design, or graphic design degree
* Post-graduate design degree preferred in design or cognitive
science/human factors * Eight or more years total industry experience
(corporate, software, web, agency experience) * Four plus years design
management and team lead experience * Five plus years application
product experience. Experience in shipping high-volume, high-profile, or
award-winning software products preferred * Strong portfolio available
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