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UX Design Lead

at IBM

Posted: 6/21/2019
Job Reference #: 259929
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: commercial

Job Description

UX Design Lead

Your Role and Responsibilities
The IBM Cognitive Applications team is seeking innovative and enthusiastic software engineering and design professionals to join our team building the next generation multicloud marketplace platform. If you love working with cutting edge technologies, dynamic and high performing teams, then this is the right next step in advancing your career. You will be challenged to design and develop cloud applications and services leveraging a wide variety of open source, machine learning, and commercial technologies aimed at dramatically expanding the reach of the IBM Cloud to millions of enterprise developers. Our focus on delivering performance and predictability for our customers' most demanding workloads, at global scale and with leadership, efficiency, resiliency and security is the cornerstone of our development model and will result in maintaining IBM’s leadership position for years to come. 
The Position
We've structured our teams to have one Design Team Lead responsible for a strategic part of our user experience, working with an integrated squad of designers, offering managers and developers. You might expect your overall breakdown of life to look something like this:
  • 40% Project Strategy & Coordination 
  • 30% Design (Product, Storytelling, & Presentations)
  • 20% Mentoring & Critique
  • 10% Project Management 

Preferred location for this position is Raleigh Durham, NC.

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Required Education
Bachelor's Degree

Role ( Job Role )

State / Province

Primary job category
Design & Offering Management

(0147) International Business Machines Corporation

Contract type

Employment Type

Is this role a commissionable/sales incentive based position?

Travel Required
Up to 10% or 1 day a week

IBM Business Group
Cognitive Apps

Preferred Education
Master's Degree

City / Township / Village

Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Portfolio and work samples including user-centered design skills, visualizations of complex experiences such as flows, scenarios, personas, etc. (any fidelity), sketches to mid-fidelity interactions (show your process) and clickable prototypes (any fidelity)
  • 6 years of experience solving complex user problems and in working in a broad portfolio of related products and/or constitute a complex solution
  • Bachelor's degree in a design field or Computer Science or Human Computer Interaction
  • Mastery of design and prototyping tools such as Sketch, inVision, Adobe creative suite
  • Successful track record leading interdisciplinary teams informed by stakeholder and user inputs
  • Demonstration of committed and respectful collaboration between members of cross-functional teams
  • Demonstration of delivering exceptional user-centered outcomes to market

United States

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience
  • Master’s Degree in a design field or Computer Science or Human Computer Interaction
  • 10 years of experience in design
  • Successful track record participating in interdisciplinary teams informed by stakeholder and user inputs
  • Technical background
  • Experience creating clickable prototypes (Flinto or Invision)

Secondary Job Category

Eligibility Requirements

Position Type

Early Professional Track
Not Applicable - Professional Hire

Location Statement

Thomas J. Watson said it best: “Good design is good business.” Visualization is critical to discovering data-driven insights and effectively communicating that knowledge to others. Designers at IBM work to create experiences that work together, work the same, and work for our clients. Does the thought of creating the platform at the heart of solutions like Watson, Blockchain, IoT, and Security excite you?  If so, read on!

Your Life @ IBM
What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world. What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About Business Unit
At IBM Cognitive Applications, we build open applications that unlock the power of data for clients, partners, and developers. Running on top of IBM's unique Hybrid, Multicloud and AI infrastructures, these applications work across horizontal domains and bring our technology to life for end users. Cognitive Applications unit includes: Watson Customer Engagement, Watson IoT, Watson Media and Weather, Talent & Collaboration, and IBM Developer teams

About IBM
IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.