job: principal user interface designer/interaction designer/San Diego, California/FTE

5 Oct 2007 - 12:36pm
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Nancy Falkenburg

JOB TITLE: principal user interface designer/interaction designer

The User interface / User-interaction Designer role is critical to the
success of the Customer Experience development team. The
Investments/Schedule C team needs to create and fill this role in order
to deliver world-class, amazing designs that are easy to use, inspire
confidence, and deliver unexpected WOW.

Intuit is seeking a strong user interface designer for its TurboTax
Customer Experience development team to help build new solutions for
Intuit's TurboTax software. Candidate will turn ideas into amazing
designs that delight our customers, by solving important customer
problems end-to-end, being easy and efficient to use, and delivering
emotional engagement and unexpected wow.

The Customer Experience development team is responsible for constructing
the user interface of Intuit's leading tax preparation software,
TurboTax, and other products. The team ensures the ease of software use
and accurate preparation of individual tax returns by building intuitive
user interfaces and screen flows that are easy to follow, inspire
confidence, and deliver unexpected wow.

Primary Responsibilities

* Apply strategic thinking to deliver end-to-end user experience
solutions with a focus on user needs and business goals Directly
responsible for delivering all aspects of design, from delivering
concepts and prototypes to UI specifications

* Turn visions into concepts and translate those concepts into designs
that illustrate simplicity despite complexity of the system. Utilize
industry design standards and best practices to define and implement
design criteria, design guidelines, and design specs

* Use judgment to suggest solutions that optimize among customer needs,
business constraints and technological realities

* Stay up to date with new technologies and industry trends

* Collaborate effectively with designers, researchers, tax analysts,
engineering, product management, marketing, and other team members

* Use facilitative leadership skills to drive to the best outcome for
stakeholders, resulting in others learning from you, and inspiring
others to want to work with you

* Participate in and foster the Intuit Experience Design Community


* Minimum BA/BS degree in product/interaction design, human factors,
graphic design or related field

* 5+ years of user interface design experience with Web applications and
sites, desktop, and/or (or?) mobile applications

* Experience in delivering high-volume, high-profile, or award-winning
web sites or products preferred

* Extensive knowledge and experience with driving and applying
user-centered design processes while working collaboratively with
cross-functional teams including engineering, product management, and
user research

* Expertise with design software, such as Photoshop, Illustrator

* Proficient in a variety of methods to convey ideas and concepts (e.g.
wireframes, prototypes, etc)

* Effective communicator, presenter, and negotiator

* Creative problem-solver with the ability to work with a blank slate
and inspire others

* Ajax, Flash, DHTML, scripting, and various other technologies a plus

* Strong portfolio available for viewing


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