Bluemix Garage UX\Visual Designer

IBM

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Bluemix Garage UX\Visual Designer

Job Description

*  Represent Design Thinking in discussions with prospective clients, assess design needs for projects, work with development lead to scope and craft proposals.
*  Upon commencement of engagement, run Design Thinking workshops to arrive at minimum viable product (MVP).
*  With input from product management and development, design for the best possible user experience of the MVP, while considering all client objectives, including evaluation of Bluemix technology, Extreme Programming, and Design Thinking methods.
*  Act as product management when necessary, to help client learn how to work in conjunction with Design Thinking and constantly maintain proper prioritization of stories in tracking system.
*  Ability to act as product manager on projects, when necessary
*  Ability to occasionally act as project manager to ensure the project is running smoothly and all client needs are met.
*  Pull together retrospective presentations to document for the client the value-add of Design Thinking to their specific project.
*  Evangelize Design Thinking with local team
* Bluemix Garage Developers & Architects
* Bluemix Garage Practice Leaders
* Customer Product Managers and Subject Matter Experts
*  Masters in HCI / HF or equivalent experience
*  5+ years on-the-job design experience
*  Proven track record of delightful and innovative designs
*  Visualize and mock up user experiences
*  Experience in LeanUX and working with multi-disciplinary teams of design, development, and product management
*  Demonstrated skills developing personas, writing scenarios, wireframing, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop
*  Strong project management capabilities
The ideal candidate will have:
*  Well-versed in Design Thinking methods
*  Experience educating individuals and / or groups in Design Thinking and is capable of observe as non-designers mentally make their way through very new concepts, and adjusting thoughts and techniques to ensure all clients leave with clear understanding of the value of design and their role in reaching the ideal user experience.
*  Experience with customers in services-type engagements – shepherding them through the IBM Garage methods, anticipate client needs, and work with peers and executives to help the client have an excellent experience in the IBM Bluemix Garage
*  Experience designing all manner of software, including applications, web sites, mobile applications, etc.
*  Experience applying Design Thinking beyond software to all levels of business
We are assembling an ‘A’ team of developers, product managers, and designers. Collaboration, and rapid iteration is at the core of the way we design and build products. Garage designers will pair with other designers and developers to rapidly design engaging solutions for client projects in 4 to 12 week cycles. We are looking for user experience designers that will create irresistible experiences - visual design and/or front-end development experience is a plus. Candidate will understand the principles of reaching human beings through design and making software delightful and intuitive.
The Bluemix Garage is an “Innovation and Transformation” consultancy located in the heart of the start-up community. Our design first organization applies IBM Design Thinking and Lean User Experience (UX) techniques to help our clients, large and small, deliver amazing experiences to their customers by helping them identify and build the right app on Bluemix. Our fast paced, collaborative, and co-located teams makes the IBM Bluemix Garage the most exciting place for a designer to be.Bluemix is IBM Platform as a Services (PaaS) and is a core part of IBM’s cloud strategy. Bluemix is trailblazing new technology platform and cloud services, devOps, business models, developer outreach, and with the creation of the Bluemix Garage - a new type of consulting services lab. Our clients choosing Bluemix are looking for innovation and agility in how apps are defined, designed, and developed. The notion of the Garage was born out of the changes on how we work with our customers. This is a distinctively new approach to app development - a 180-degree shift from the way that IBM does client engagements. We are bringing clients into the Garage and using IBM Design Thinking to get the minimal viable product definition correct and adopting agile practices for developing quality apps rapidly.
A design portfolio is required in order to be considered, and your portfolio will demonstrate story telling skills and a command of Design Thinking principles and best practices. Experience working in a contracting environment is a plus.
The Bluemix Garage is looking for talent that has a passion to innovate and is willing to take on challenges that are outside of their comfort zone.

Auto req ID

113854BR

Required Education

Bachelor's Degree

Role ( Job Role )

Designer

State / Province

DUBAI

Primary job category

Design & Offering Management

Contract type

Regular

Employment Type

Full-Time

Is this role a commissionable/sales incentive based position?

No

Travel Required

Up to 10% or 1 day a week

IBM Business Group

Hybrid Cloud

Preferred Education

Master's Degree

City / Township / Village

DUBAI

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.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

*  Masters in HCI / HF or equivalent experience
*  5+ years on-the-job design experience
*  Proven track record of delightful and innovative designs
*  Visualize and mock up user experiences
*  Experience in LeanUX and working with multi-disciplinary teams of design, development, and product management
*  Demonstrated skills developing personas, writing scenarios, wireframing, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop
*  Strong project management capabilities

Country

UAE

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience

The ideal candidate will have:
*  Well-versed in Design Thinking methods
*  Experience educating individuals and / or groups in Design Thinking and is capable of observe as non-designers mentally make their way through very new concepts, and adjusting thoughts and techniques to ensure all clients leave with clear understanding of the value of design and their role in reaching the ideal user experience.
*  Experience with customers in services-type engagements – shepherding them through the IBM Garage methods, anticipate client needs, and work with peers and executives to help the client have an excellent experience in the IBM Bluemix Garage
*  Experience designing all manner of software, including applications, web sites, mobile applications, etc.
*  Experience applying Design Thinking beyond software to all levels of business

Secondary Job Category

Design

Eligibility Requirements

NA

Position Type

Professional

Early Professional Track

Not Applicable - Professional Hire

New Collar Role

No

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