UX Designer - Blockchain Services

  • New York  
    $20,000 to 30,000 p/a  
  • Company
    IBM Design  
    Start date
  • Closing date
    14 June 2019  
    Posted on
    16 May 2019  

Job Description:
Location: Preference for New York, NY or Dallas, TX.

IBM Blockchain Services is looking for an experienced user experience designer to join its global practice. As part of IBM’s Global Business Services division, IBM Blockchain Services is charged with educating the market about blockchain, advising clients on how blockchain can improve their businesses, and building new blockchain solutions on behalf of clients. 
The IBM Blockchain Services team is in “startup mode,” recently established but growing rapidly. User experience designers will wear multiple hats, but can expect to:

  • Build demos, prototypes, and production-level client solutions utilizing the IBM Garage method.
  • Support enablement, marketing and communications efforts.
  • Participate in and/or co-facilitate IBM Design Thinking Workshops with clients both pre- and post-sale.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across all divisions of IBM.

Some travel will be required. This an opportunity to work in a global role and help build a design practice in one of IBM’s “hypergrowth” areas. Responsibilities include:

  • Visualize and mock up user experiences at varying fidelities.
  • Produce storyboards, layouts, comps, presentations, graphics, and other design artifacts.
  • Rapidly build and iterate prototypes.
  • Work with visual designers, design researchers and developers to ensure great user experiences.
  • Provide support during discussions with clients and help assess design needs for projects.
  • Collaborate and continually engage with developers to iteratively design experiences that delight customers while improving the bottom line.
  • Defend design choices using previous user research, heuristics and usability standards.
  • Create world-class customer experiences that support and reinforce our vision.

Skills Required:

  • An understanding of interface and user experience design best practices for web and mobility devices.
  • Proven track record of delightful and innovative designs.
  • Experience working with developers.
  • Demonstrated ability to create click-through prototypes to test and validate working hypothesis with users.
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize real user feedback into designs.
  • Working knowledge of how compositions translate to HTML, JavaScript and CSS used to deliver feasible designs.
  • Knowledge of design tools including Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Ability to define user needs from opportunities revealed in research.
  • Ability to work independently, when needed, as well as collaborate with a cross-functional team.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Outstanding storytelling and presentation skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise:

  • 3+ years of experience in user experience design.
  • Knowledge of design tools including Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Portfolio that displays a solid understanding of user experience design principles.
  • Familiarity with industry, design and web trends.
  • Readiness to travel 15-20% travel annually.
  • English: Fluent.

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience:

  • Experience with, or interest in, blockchain-related technologies.

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.

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