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IBM Visual and User Experience Designer in AUSTIN, Texas


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 Role and Responsibilities

We are seeking a Visual and UX Designer to work on IBM Storage offerings. Our interdisciplinary design teams work with development and offering management to create user experiences that delight our IBM storage clients. The designers on our team work within the design loop, while having the agility to respond to changing business requirements and user needs.

You will be working with a highly motivated and skilled design team, that is passionate about the outcomes they design and deliver for our clients.

  • Drive alignment by collaborating with designers, developers, marketers and product managers to drive a shared understanding of user’s needs and behaviors.

  • Translate research into outstanding user experiences, steward design from concept to final code. Creation of key UX artifacts such as concept maps, storyboards, taxonomies, prototypes, patterns, information architecture, workflows and design specifications.

  • Develop and playback interaction concepts to the larger team and be able to clearly defend design choices through employing prototypes at different fidelities to communicate design intent.

  • Identify new components, patterns, and templates to be incorporated into the design standards while working with other designers to ensure consistency.

  • Prioritize design projects into tasks using agile methodologies and maintain alignment through roadmaps, deadlines, and stakeholder reviews.

  • Review designs of the multi-skilled design team, improving the work while growing the designers. Foster a team culture of transparent collaboration.

  • Advocate for and facilitate Enterprise Design Thinking in everyday work, internal workshops and client meetings.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Demonstrable knowledge of wireframing and visual design tools such as Sketch, InVision, Adobe Creative Cloud, etc.

  • At least 3 years' experience in solving complex user problems through user interface design, creating mockups and prototypes (low- and high-fidelity), as well as documenting interaction patterns for product UI.

  • Strong communication, storytelling and documentation skills.

  • Experience using agile principles towards the delivery of product.

  • Portfolio of previous work must be presented incorporating UI designs and/or sketches that demonstrate an understanding of wireframing, interaction design, visual design and design best practices.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Understand modern design thinking and design trends (including responsiveness and accessibility).

  • Understand different industries to better gauge how design issues and users can differ across them.

  • Have an appreciation for detail — every pixel and interaction is important.

About Business Unit

IBM Systems helps IT leaders think differently about their infrastructure. IBM servers and storage are no longer inanimate - they can understand, reason, and learn so our clients can innovate while avoiding IT issues. Our systems power the world’s most important industries and our clients are the architects of the future. Join us to help build our leading-edge technology portfolio designed for cognitive business and optimized for cloud computing.

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 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.

Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

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.