[JOB] Interaction Designers - Redwood City, CA and Mississauga (Toronto), Waterloo, & Ottawa, Ontario - RIM (Research In Motion) - Full Time

19 Apr 2009 - 10:09pm
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John Childs
2009

RIM, creator of the BlackBerry, has openings for Interaction Designers
in Redwood City, CA and Mississauga (Toronto), Waterloo, & Ottawa,
Ontario.

Relocation, including international, is provided with each position.

• Interaction Designer – Redwood City, California
• Senior Interaction Designer – Ottawa, Ontario
• Senior Interaction Designer – Waterloo, Ontario
• Interaction Designer – Waterloo, Ontario
• Interaction Designers - Mississauga & Waterloo (2 positions)

Detailed job descriptions for each position are given below.

Interested candidates need to send a copy of their Resume and their
Portfolio of design work (as a link or as a PDF file, 2MB maximum
size) to John Childs at jchilds at rim.com

Sincerely,
John

John Childs
Recruitment Sourcing Specialist
Research In Motion, Ltd.
jchilds at rim.com

SIX OPENINGS AS FOLLOWS:

>>>INTERACTION DESIGNER, REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA. RELOCATION IS
PROVIDED.

POSITION SUMMARY

We are looking for Interaction Designers to create compelling design
solutions for the mobile user experience in the areas of core UI,
handheld applications and mobile web services.

You are passionate about design and prolific in creating engaging
visual content and design interactions with a meticulous focus on
simplicity and elegance. You are well versed in the tools of 2D
graphics and animation and communicate your ideas and concepts
effortlessly using storyboards, simulations, prototypes or videos.

RESPONSIBILITIES

As a member of the IxD team you will help to further understand and
define user behaviors and interactions, exploring and proposing
innovative features, developing and refining concepts and playing a
key role in their implementation. You will work in a cross-functional
team that includes usability analysts, engineers, marketing, product
managers, as well as other interface/visual designers. You will be
responsible for presenting and documenting your user interface
designs as well as contributing to design specifications and
guidelines.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
• Ability to formulate simple, elegant interaction design solutions
• Ability to formulate and distill design rationale for their work
• Strong visual design abilities and attention to detail both
functional and aesthetic
• Demonstrate design solutions using interactive prototypes on
handheld and PC
• Ability to work on your own or as part of a team
• Strong organizational skills and ability to work in a fast paced
environment
• A skilled communicator comfortable with meetings and presentations
• Solid understanding of user centered design methods and principles
• Experience with contextual and lab-based research methods
• An appreciation for underlying technical requirements and
constraints
• Practical knowledge of graphic design tools, such as Adobe
Photoshop, Illustrator or of 3D modeling, animation and prototyping
tools, such as Adobe Flash, After Effects...
• Degree preferred, but not required: BA in either Human
Factors/HCI, Industrial Design, Multimedia Design or related field
• A minimum of 3 years creating user experiences for commercial
software or devices

>>>INTERACTION DESIGNERS, MISSISSAUGA & WATERLOO (2 POSITIONS).
RELOCATION IS PROVIDED.

POSITION SUMMARY

We are looking for two Interaction Designers (one based in Waterloo,
one in Mississauga) to create compelling design solutions for the
mobile user experience in the areas of core UI, handheld applications
and mobile web services.

You are passionate about design and prolific in creating engaging
visual content and design interactions with a meticulous focus on
simplicity and elegance. You are well versed in the tools of 2D
graphics and animation and communicate your ideas and concepts
effortlessly using storyboards, simulations, prototypes or videos.

RESPONSIBILITIES

As a member of the IxD team you will help to further understand and
define user behaviors and interactions, exploring and proposing
innovative features, developing and refining concepts and playing a
key role in their implementation. You will work in a cross-functional
team that includes usability analysts, engineers, marketing, product
managers, as well as other interface/visual designers. You will be
responsible for presenting and documenting your user interface
designs as well as contributing to design specifications and
guidelines.

>>>INTERACTION DESIGNER, WATERLOO, ONTARIO, RELOCATION IS
PROVIDED.

POSITION SUMMARY

We are looking for an interaction designer for handheld device and PC
user interfaces. In this role you must be passionate about design and
prolific in creating totally engaging visual content. You design
interactions and create user experiences with a meticulous focus on
simplicity, elegance and refinement. You are extremely well versed (a
master) in the tools of 2d graphics and illustrations as well as for
3d modeling and animation. You communicate your ideas and concepts
effortlessly using storyboards, Flash simulations, prototypes and
videos. The ability to quickly grasp and distill highly complex
matters are essential skills. You will work in a cross-functional
team that includes engineers, marketing, product managers, as well as
other designers. You will be responsible for presenting, refining and
specifying the user interfaces designs and guidelines.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
• Degree preferred, but not required: BA in either Human Factors/HCI,
Industrial Design, Multimedia Design or related field.
• At least 3-5 years experience developing successfully web and/or
software applications A skilled communicator comfortable with
meetings and presentations.
• Exceptional understanding of user centered design methods and
principles.
• Familiarity with field and lab-based usability research
methodologies
• Ability to formulate and distill design rational and guidelines for
their work.
• An appreciation of underlying technical requirements and
constraints.
• Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize work in a
fast paced environment.
• Advanced knowledge of graphic design tools, such as Adobe
Photoshop, Illustrator and of 3d modeling, animation and prototyping
tools, such as Adobe Flash, After Effects.

>>>SENIOR INTERACTION DESIGNER, WATERLOO, ONTARIO, RELOCATION IS
PROVIDED.

POSITION SUMMARY

We are looking for an Senior User Experience Designer to work on
handheld device and PC applications.

Responsibilities include the design and overall quality of the user
experience for both device and PC applications with a focus on
usability and UI flow. As well you will be guiding the design vision
of those products by conceptualizing, exploring, and proposing new
features, behaviors, and enhancements through interactive prototypes,
design mock-ups, design specifications. You will work in a
cross-functional team that includes engineers, marketing, product
managers, as well as other designers. You will be responsible for
presenting, refining, specifying the user interfaces designs and
guidelines. Frequent and regular travel will be required 20%.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
• Ability to formulate simple elegant design solutions and
incorporate innovative technologies is an absolute requirement
• Attention to detail both functional and aesthetic as well as the
ability to quickly grasp and distill highly complex matters are
essential skills
The ideal candidate will possess:
• Excellent user interface design skills and ability to problem solve

• Ability to formulate timely and appropriate usability testing and
feedback methods
• Exceptional understanding of fundamental design disciplines and
processes
• Ability to formulated UI guidelines and distill overall design
principles
• An understanding of underlying technical concepts
• A deep understanding interface design principles
• Strong communication and organizational skills
• A minimum of 5 years of experience creating user experiences for
commercial software 1-2 years experience as a design lead
• Advanced knowledge of graphic design tools, such as Adobe Photoshop
and Illustrator and of animation and prototyping tools, such as Adobe
Flash

>>>SENIOR INTERACTION DESIGNER, OTTAWA, ONTARIO. RELOCATION IS
PROVIDED.

POSITION SUMMARY

We are looking for Senior Interaction Designers to create compelling
design solutions that cross both the mobile and desktop user
experience, with a focus on media and content management for Mac/PC
and Web applications.

You are passionate about design and prolific in creating engaging
visual content and design interactions with a meticulous focus on
simplicity and elegance. You are well versed in the tools of graphic
design and animation and communicate your ideas and concepts
effortlessly using storyboards, simulations, prototypes or videos.

RESPONSIBILITIES

As a member of the IxD team you will help to further understand and
define user behaviors and interactions, exploring and proposing
innovative features, developing and refining concepts and playing a
key role in their implementation. You will work in a cross-functional
team that includes usability analysts, engineers, marketing, product
managers, as well as other interface/visual designers. The ability to
quickly grasp and distill highly complex matters are essential skills.
You must be fluent in user centered design methodologies and
information architecture and be able to apply this knowledge across a
wide range of platforms. You will be responsible for presenting and
documenting your user interfaces designs. You will be responsible for
developing user interfaces designs specifications and guidelines.

As an advocate for the consumer, you strive for innovation and
simplicity by leveraging research, strategic thinking and your
experience, building relationships within a technology centric
organization. Leading by example you will contribute directly to
projects as well as through design direction, project reviews and
leading brainstorming sessions. You will guide and mentor others on
the team, sharing your personal strengths and experience.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
• Ability to formulate simple, elegant interaction design solutions
• Ability to formulate and distill design rationale and guidelines
for your work.
• Attention to detail both functional and aesthetic
• Demonstrate design solutions using interactive prototypes on
handheld and PC
• Ability to work on your own or as part of a team
• Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize work in a
fast paced environment
• A skilled communicator comfortable with meetings and presentations
• Exceptional understanding of user centered design methods and
principles
• Experience with contextual and lab-based research methods
• An understanding of underlying technical requirements and
constraints
• Practical knowledge of graphic design tools, such as Adobe
Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash
• Degree preferred, but not required: BA in either Human
Factors/HCI, Industrial Design, Multimedia Design or related field
• A minimum of 7 years creating user experiences for commercial
software
• 1-2 years experience in a senior design role

>>>Research In Motion Limited® (RIM)® is a leading designer,
manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the
worldwide mobile communications market. RIM's portfolio of
award-winning products, services and embedded technologies include
the BlackBerry® wireless platform, the BlackBerry smartphone product
line, software development tools, radio-modems and software/hardware
licensing agreements. For more information, visit www.rim.com. If
you're driven to take wireless technologies to the next level, it's
time you join the team at RIM. We offer a challenging environment that
fosters creativity and rewards excellence.

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