JOB: Usability Analyst at SAS R&D Pune, India - Full Time

10 Sep 2008 - 12:47am
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Harshada Deshpande

Job Description for the Position of Software Specialist – Usability


As a member of the R&D Usability team, this person will design, prototype,
and document SAS Platform user interfaces. The duties of this position will
include conducting usability studies, prototyping and producing detailed UI
design specifications; ensuring user interface consistency within a
multi-application suite; creating and maintaining usability standards;
evaluating new technology, and other duties as assigned.


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· Works on a single product or product suite.

· Focuses on user goals and needs and the flow of tasks to achieve
those goals.

· Designs and conducts usability field studies & contextual design

· Influences the product development team to support UCD.

· Demonstrates awareness of market/ competitors and knowledge of
users in problem solving.

· Independently develops long term strategy for usability work on

· Communication and presentation skills necessary to present,
explain, negotiate, and monitor design solutions.

*Primary responsibilities ***

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· Performs research focused on understanding work practice and user
behavior as individuals and as part of a work group.

· Interacts with customers, user groups, and marketing to identify
functional requirements.

· Works in cross functional teams to translate functional
requirements into system design.

· Designs, develops, and documents high level and detailed
prototypes to effectively communicate designs.

· Runs design reviews and usability tests with key stakeholders and
representative users to validate designs.

· Produces specifications describing the appearance and behavior of
the user interface for a product in development.

*Technical Skills***

· Creates screen designs using image processing tools like
Photoshop, Fireworks and MS Visio.

· Develops functional prototypes using Flex.

· Familiar with UI guidelines for relevant development platforms
like Windows, Swing and Eclipse.

*Educational Background***

· Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Design, Human-Computer
Interaction, Computer Graphics, Cognitive Psychology, or related field.

· User interface design experience.

*Work Experience***

· Minimum years of experience: 5 years

· Maximum years of experience: 8 years

*About SAS*

SAS is the leader in business intelligence and predictive analytics
software. The R&D centre in India is a key resource arm for the global SAS
community and focuses on R&D and Industry Intelligence Solutions

Job Code: Software Specialist - UI

Location: Magarpatta City, Pune, India

SAS website:

You can mail the resume to Harshada.Deshpande at, Senior Software
Specialist - UI.

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