JOB: Senior User Experience Designer - FT - San Mateo, CA

13 Dec 2006 - 11:40am
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Senior User Experience Designer, Global Platforms

Company/Group Overview

The Global Platforms group at Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) is an exemplary
organization with the unique combination of technical entrepreneurial
vibrancy and financial stability. D&B is a Fortune 1000 company and
traded on the NYSE as DNB. The 70-person Global Platforms team is a
core product development team within D&B charged with revolutionizing
the way customers interact with D&B through its flagship product,
DNBi™. The team is in an exciting stage of growth and the culture is
organized and process-driven.

Product Overview

DNBi is an innovative, Web-based application that empowers credit
professionals to make faster, easier and more insightful credit
decisions. DNBi showcases the power of D&B's DUNSRight™ data delivery
process by emphasizing ease of use.

To learn more about DNBi, along with the newly released Decision Maker
and Account Manager features, please visit:

Position Overview

As Senior UE Designer, you will advance Global Platforms' standards
for innovation, ease of use and intuitiveness, and help deliver
best-in-class products for new customer segments and markets,
including international markets. This job is for you if you have: a
passion for creating great products by working closely with customers
and collaborating with a product development team; and strong desire
to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment where your personal
success is critical to overall company growth.

The newly hired Senior UE Designer would join the existent 4-person
team consisting of 2 PMs, a Technical Writer and the Manager. A third
PM position is also open in this group.


* Ensure that our products are the easiest-to-use, most-intuitive
products in the market

* Define customer research strategy to provide relentless focus on
improving user experience and usability

* Conduct research that influences product design and roadmap decisions

* Execute on lab-based, web-based (remote), focus group and field tests

* Publish results and recommendations that translate customer feedback
into actionable product enhancements.

* Brainstorm and refine interface concepts with Web Design and Product
Management to maintain our award-winning user experience

* Work with the team to architect a user interface schema to enforce
consistency within a product and across products

* Create user interaction and usability principles, guidelines and metrics

* Identify and promote best practices in usability and interaction design


* Educated/experienced in

>> Human factors & visual design

>> Usability testing & moderation

>> User-centric interface design constructs for web-based products

* Proven track record for

>> Taking initiative to create a best-in-class user experience

>> Translating customer feedback into innovative, easy-to-use interfaces

>> Understanding business needs and creating products that make sense
for both the user and the business

>> Excellent written and verbal communication and facilitation skills

>> Building consensus across departments on design decisions

>> Ability to work in cross-functional environments including product
management, web design and product development teams

>> Attention to detail

* Some exposure to working with web-based products is preferred, with
emphasis on financial or credit products a plus


Commensurate with experience

Principals only please!

Please contact Nancy Agatiello, Technical Recruiter, Global Platforms

NAgatiello at or 650.773.2123


If you have question feel free to just hit reply, otherwise please
submit to above email.

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