[Job] Senior Interaction Designer, Portland, Maine, Full Time

6 Oct 2009 - 6:38am
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Mabel Ney
2008

Senior Interaction Designer

IDEXX Laboratories is a leader in pet healthcare innovation, serving
practicing veterinarians around the world with a broad range of
diagnostic and information technology-based products and services.
IDEXX products enhance the ability of veterinarians to provide
advanced medical care, to improve staff efficiency and to build more
economically successful practices. Headquartered in Maine, IDEXX
Laboratories employs more than 4,500 people and offers products to
customers in over 100 countries.

The IDEXX User Experience team works on a variety of products from
touch screen interfaces for medical analyzers and web applications to
desktop software for our digital imaging and practice management
products.

If you’re a creative interactive design professional with excellent
collaboration and communication skills then we’d like to hear from
you.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: A key contributor to user
experience initiatives and projects, this position is responsible
for:

• Teaming-up with usability engineers, and business and technical
staff to understand and refine product requirements
• Ideation and interaction design of innovative interfaces that meet
the needs of our users and business partners
• Building prototypes and simulations of user interfaces
• Collaborating with visual designers and usability engineers
• Working cross-functionally with internal customers and development
teams (proficiency with “devspeak” is a plus)
• Producing wireframes, flow diagrams, detailed specifications, other
design related documentation
• Contributing to the style guide and design pattern library to
document a common approach to IDEXX user interface design
• Participating in user research definition and observing usability
tests
• Being an advocate of the user-centered design process and
contributing to the overall user experience of IDEXX products

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree required; course work at undergraduate
or graduate level in graphic design, computer science, psychology,
biology or human factors is desirable.

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 5 years experience with interaction design
for products; prior exposure to medical applications and software
design is desirable.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The successful candidate for this
position will have the following skills and abilities:

• Excellent visual, analytical and conceptual problem solving
abilities
• Demonstrated ability to design, prototype and document user
interfaces
• Ability to work collaboratively with product management,
development, QA, visual design, and usability engineers in
cross-functional teams
• Excellent organizational skills and a strong attention to detail
• Ability to effectively work on multiple projects simultaneously
• Ability to recognize patterns in design and user research findings
and make practical recommendations for changing the UI standards
• Working knowledge of visual design software such as Axure, Visio,
Fireworks and Photoshop
• Familiar with user-centered design philosophy and process
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work well in a multi-team cross-functional environment
• Strong leadership skills

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: None

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Standard office environment, 15% of time will
involve travel

Please apply via the IDEXX job site:
http://www.idexx.com/view/xhtml/en_us/corporate/careers.jsf

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