IBM Watson Health - Senior Visual Designer in ANN ARBOR, Ireland

Job Description

Ready to change healthcare? IBM Watson Health uses Cognitive Computing to tackle some of healthcare’s most challenging problems. It transforms health with new approaches to care, productivity and well-being. Watson Health’s cognitive systems understand, reason and learn – helping to translate information into knowledge that can help drive more informed decision-making. With cognitive computing, we can see and analyze more data than ever before – and achieve more than we ever thought possible.

Title: Senior Visual Designer

Location(s): New York, NY or Ann Arbor, MI

Our environment is ever changing and requires a candidate who is flexible, thrives in ambiguity, and can effectively collaborate across cross-functional groups and locations. We’re looking for a Senior Visual Designer with a passion for solving wickedly complex problems including big data and data visualization.

Although Visual Design will be your primary role, we’re looking for candidates with secondary skill in Interaction Design and User Research.

Responsibilities:

  • Produce mood boards, storyboards, design briefs, visual language guidelines, visual compositions, and other artifacts required to develop and evolve user experience designs

  • Work with user experience designers, design researchers and developers to ensure visual design enhances the overall user experience

  • Work with design researchers to understand stakeholders, users and the markets in which they operate

  • Work with design team to lobby for and plan validation activities to ensure a delightful user experience.

  • Defend design choices using previous user research, heuristics and usability standards

  • Create world-class customer experiences and beautiful visuals that support and reinforce IBM Watson’s vision, brand and business objectives across all platforms

Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to produce quick, low-fidelity sketches and sleek, high fidelity visuals on tight schedules with a ton of initiative

  • Highly skilled in tools such as Sketch, InVision and Illustrator

  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in typography, color theory and iconography

  • Demonstrated ability to create click through prototypes to test and validate working hypothesis with users

  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize real user feedback into designs

  • Solid understanding of mobile and desktop graphic techniques and production practices

  • Working knowledge of how compositions translate to HTML, JavaScript and CSS used to deliver feasible designs

  • Knowledge of accessible designs

  • Ability to work with brand and design guidelines

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including techniques to persuade and negotiate and the ability to articulate alternative approaches

  • Outstanding storytelling and presentation skills

  • Exceptional attention to detail

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in visual design or closely related field

  • Portfolio/work samples at varying fidelity (show your process)

  • At least 5+ years of experience as a visual designer with responsibilities and skills similar to the list above

  • At least 2 years of experience in agile, scrum and lean

  • Experience working on complex products with multiple user groups

  • Experience with data visualization and designing with big data

  • Secondary skill in interaction design, motion graphics or front-end development

  • Readiness to travel up to 10% annually

  • English: Fluent

Preferred:

  • Experience working with distributed teams, even better if you have international experience

  • Experience with agile and lean approaches

  • Experience with natural language processing or artificial intelligence software

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Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Bachelor's degree in visual design or closely related field

  • Portfolio/work samples at varying fidelity (show your process)

  • At least 5+ years of experience as a visual designer with responsibilities and skills similar to the list above

  • At least 2 years of experience in agile, scrum and lean

  • Experience working on complex products with multiple user groups

  • Experience with data visualization and designing with big data

  • Secondary skill in interaction design, motion graphics or front-end development

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Experience working with distributed teams, even better if you have international experience

  • Experience with agile and lean approaches

  • Experience with natural language processing or artificial intelligence software

EO Statement

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.