(JOB): Sr. Interaction Designer, Toronto, ON or Flexible, RIM/BlackBerry, FT

25 Nov 2009 - 2:43pm
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Cherie LaPierre
2009

To apply please email your resume to clapierre at rim.com

Research In Motion Limited® (RIM)® is a world leader in the mobile
communications market and has a history of developing breakthrough
wireless solutions. RIM's portfolio of award-winning products,
services and embedded technologies is used by thousands of
organizations around the world and includes the BlackBerry® wireless
platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld™ product line, software
development tools and software/hardware licensing agreements. RIM is
seeking driven individuals who can take our wireless data products to
the next level in the global wireless market. Are you ready to make a
difference in the world of mobile communications with RIM?

POSITION SUMMARY

RIM is seeking Senior Interaction Designers to contribute to defining
the next generation of mobile devices and handheld applications. The
User Experience organization is a multi-disciplinary team of
researchers, designers and engineers, responsible for
conceptualizing, exploring, evaluating and specifying the user
experience for the BlackBerry platform, devices and services.

RESPONSIBILITIES

As a senior member of the Interaction Design discipline, the Senior
Interaction Designer is expected to demonstrate excellence in the
discipline, leadership, strong communication and collaboration, good
User-Centered Design processes and a willingness to innovate and take
risks. In addition to working with other IxD designers, you will be
working closely with Product Management and Development teams. The
successful candidate will also:
Define and enhance interactions and behaviors for handheld
applications as well as for core UI controls and components such as
buttons menus, virtual keyboards etc…
Explore, prototype and evaluate candidate solutions and support their
implementation
Develop user scenarios, task flows, storyboards and UX
specifications
Define acceptable performance criteria for core UI interactions

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Graduate or post-graduate degree in a product design related field
such as; Interaction or Interface Design, Interactive Media, HCI,
Graphic or Industrial Design, or the equivalent experience and
training in an area directly relevant to this position, is required.
5 years experience as Interaction Designer with at least 2 years
experience developing handheld applications, core UI controls and
components
A well structured and user centric design methodology
Strategic thinking and creative problem solving skills
Solid technical understanding of core UI interactions
Ability to distill design principles and rationale
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Ability to build relationships across different disciplines

ADDITIONAL ASSETS
Experience prototyping handheld devices, core UI interactions and
applications
Experience with software tools such as Visio, OmniGraffle, Balsamiq
etc…
Fluent in graphic/media design software such as Adobe Photoshop,
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Flash etc…
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. Employees
also have use of our award winning BlackBerry!

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the exclusive properties of Research In Motion Limited. RIM,
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Office and may be pending or registered in other countries.

Research In Motion is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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