JOB, Sr. Interaction Designer, San Diego CA, Full Time

30 Jan 2008 - 5:36pm
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Don Ostergard

Mitchell International, Inc. is the leading provider of enterprise data,
software and eBusiness solutions for the automotive insurance, collision
repair, medical claims and glass replacement industries. With over 800
employees, Mitchell provides enterprise software solutions and services
to the automotive repair and property and casualty industries. Mitchell
has been providing automotive information and high technology to these
industries since 1946 and is the preferred solutions provider to over
100,000 customers in the United States and Canada with over 137 product
titles. Mitchell offers a competitive compensation and benefits package
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outstanding career growth opportunities.


Beautiful San Diego, CA

The Mitchell User Experience team is seeking a talented Senior
Interaction Designer to join our growing team of dedicated
professionals. We present an exceptional opportunity for the right
individual to spearhead the design of a cutting-edge experience for the
next generation of Mitchell software solutions. The Senior Interaction
Designer will report to the Director of User Experience (UX) and be will
be responsible for ensuring user needs are kept at the center of the
product design lifecycle. They will specialize in UI technology,
information architecture, rapid prototyping, and conducting iterative
review sessions to identify usability aspects and recommendations that
drive the final UI design. They will work closely with Product
Management, Development and other UX team members, and will follow the
Mitchell User-Centered Design (UCD) process.

Experience Required:

* 3+ years experience designing UIs for software applications
* BS in Human Factors, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, or
related field (MS preferred)
* Demonstrated expertise creating prototypes using HTML, CSS,
* Deep understanding of user-centered design (UCD) methodology and
the latest UI technologies
* Strong communication, negotiation and leadership skills
* Proven effectiveness working within cross-functional teams and
interacting with customers and users

Experience Desired:

* Experience designing UIs for thick/smart client applications
* Experience with .NET client design/development
* Experience with rapid prototyping tools, such as Axure
* Master's Degree preferred

Focus and Major Areas of Accountability:

* Supervise the implementation of UI designs to ensure adherence
to design standards and specifications
* Mentor junior team members
* Distill user research findings into actionable design
recommendations and UI requirements
* Synthesize requirements, scenarios and use cases into conceptual
* Conduct design review sessions with project stakeholders,
subject matter
* experts, and customer representatives to iteratively refine UI
* Collaborate with Product Managers and Developers to ensure
designs balance user needs with
* business goals and technological capabilities
* Design and develop high-fidelity interactive prototypes using
HTML, CSS and JavaScript
* Create UI specifications document and communicate designs


Don Ostergard

Sr. Recruiter

Mitchell International

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