JOB: Product Manager UE, Plantronics, Santa Cruz, CA

28 Jan 2010 - 7:43pm
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Hi there,

we are looking for someone who has good understanding of both UI and
business. Could even be someone with a background mainly in
Interaction Design ... or Psychology. The job description leaves some
questions open, best to be discussed in person, I guess.

Please feel free to forward this to anyone who you think might be interested.

Hope all is well,

+ hans

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Company Background

Working at Plantronics gives you the rare opportunity to make a
difference and feel valued, respected and supported, both personally
and professionally. You'll find the ideal blend of a casual, fun,
friendly atmosphere with a strong commitment to the company's success.

Since 1961 Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) people have been bringing sound
innovation to the world. We are a world leader in personal audio
communications for professionals and consumers. Our reputation for
excellence is built on innovative products, a people-centered
workplace and strong ethics.

Headquartered in Santa Cruz, California, Plantronics and its Clarity
division have offices in 20 countries, including facilities in Mexico,
China, Hong Kong and Europe. Plantronics offers a generous mix of
health, financial and lifestyle benefits as well as career development
opportunities to its associates. Discover Plantronics.


Position Summary
Plantronics offers one of the industry's most complete families of
corded and wireless products for unified communications. Widely
recognized for their sound quality, reliability and comfort,
Plantronics' audio solutions help companies extend the benefits of IP
communications throughout the extended enterprise, fostering better
business communication and efficiency regardless of where
professionals are working.

The User Experience Product Manager will drive the initiatives that
turn User Experience into a business strategic function. You will be
responsible for defining, prioritizing, planning and driving the
execution of premium user experience for product lines related to
Unified Communications. The success of our UC solutions portfolio will
be differentiated by user experience and software. You will have the
opportunity to influence and drive the direction of this exciting

Translate the business requirements into interaction proposals,
balancing technical constraints and with user behavior experience and
Generate design proposals that hold up to usability and technical
feasibility (key success metric)
Work tightly with product management and engineering to rapidly
converge on creative, technical, and usable solutions
Working in conjunction wit internal UX sources develop design elements
where needed, independently and working through external resources
Develop proposals for consistent information architecture and
experience paradigms across diverse visual, haptic, and auditory UI
platforms (focus on consistency of flows and paradigms, not gestures
and widgets)
Generate high quality design proposals in a short time frame
Use the appropriate design tool to communicate thinking (this isn't a
role for a dogmatic preference to a particular tool or process)
Obsession with simplicity
The emphasis of the role is analytical and congnitive psychology
oriented, with information architecture and user experience at the
core, as opposed to a pure design centric role


Desired Qualifications
3-5 years of experience creating new user experiences including web,
desktop, and mobile/smartphones
BS in Cognitive psychology, information analysis, cognitive science,
or related degree
Previous experiences with PC peripherals that work seamlessly with
major Windows and Mac applications
Smartphone (iPhone, Palm, Blackberry) and consumer web user
experiences highly desirable
Proven experience demonstrating creativity within constraints and
feasibility (this is not a design exploration role)
A born evangelist - use the most efficient and effective mechanism and
logic to communicate the soundness of the idea and get buy-in from
different audiences
Professionally maturity - comfortable presenting ideas to engineers,
product managers, executives, and marketing
Equally comfortable with whiteboard ideas and rudimentary 3D models
Sound creative sense coupled with pragmatism gained from working on
many shipping products
Strong usability and workflow orientation (note: interviews will
involve exercises on this area)
Deep sense of cognitive paradigms and pragmatism on technical constraints
Creativity around working within constraints (of user paradigms,
pre-existing gestures, and technical limitations)
Highly sensitive to human behavior and interaction
BS in Cognitive psychology, information analysis, cognitive science,
or related degree

Minimum Qualifications
1 year of experience creating new user experiences; including web,
desktop, and mobile/smartphones

Plantronics is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

To all recruitment agencies: Plantronics does not accept agency
resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Plantronics
employees or any other company location. Plantronics is not
responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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