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IBM UX Designer in Halifax, Nova Scotia


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

IBM Global Business Services (GBS) helps our clients fundamentally redesign experiences to create new sources of value, digitally reinvent their operations for great efficiency and transform their entire enterprises through cognitive. We invite you to consider joining IBM's global reach, outcome-focused methodologies, domain skills and deep industry expertise that are helping transform the way we live and work.

IBM's state-of-the-art Client Innovation Centre (CIC) opened in Nova Scotia in March 2013 and is the first of its kind in Canada. The Centre weaves together IBM's business insights and industry-leading software portfolio and is ideally suited for any client that needs flexible access to emerging or niche skills that may not be cost effective to grow internally. In addition, our focus on our team is unparalleled as demonstrated by the following:

  • The CIC NS is one of IBM's highest performing delivery centres worldwide - for retention, client satisfaction and utilization. Our employees are empowered to stay and grow within IBM.

  • We are very focused on continuous skill development - staff training is our third largest annual Centre investment. Employees are immersed in a culture of learning and constant growth.

  • Investment in key partnership with universities, government and private sector groups which has resulted in IBM having a key influencing role in Nova Scotia's ICT industry, especially in talent development.

The project team will be focused on delivering a banking platform for the bank's retail clients. The 25 practitioners in the team will be spread across all digital roles within the client environment, including but not limited to Product Owner, Project Management, BA, Architect, Designers, Developers and Content Writers, etc.

The immediate focus of the team will be the delivery of cart platform to financial services client.

The UI/UX role is an integral part of this engagement and this practitioner will work with the project development team collaboratively to deliver the client solution.

As a UI/UX Designer on this project, you will be responsible for gathering user requirements, designing graphic elements, and building the navigation components of the client solution in an agile environment.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise include the following:

  • A minimum of 3-5 years working experience in human factors and ergonomics, , UX & UI Design, Qualtrics, Human Computer Interaction, Design Thinking Methodology, Content/Translation Strategy, User Interface Design, Cognitive Psychology, InVision, Sketch, Agile Development in Design, Communication, Storytelling & Prototyping

  • Advanced in English

  • Working experience in the financial services industry is an advantage

Summary of Responsibilities for UI/UX Designers

  • As a UI/UX Designer, this practitioner will illustrate design ideas and develop UI mock-ups and prototypes that clearly illustrate how the solution will look and function

  • Design GUI elements and build page navigation buttons and fields

  • This practitioner will prepare and present drafts to internal teams and key stakeholders, and troubleshoot UX problems

  • Attend and participate in all planned scrum ceremonies and activities as required by the Scrum Master and/or PM

  • Participate in design/defect remediation sessions with various stakeholders like Business Analyst (BA), Product Owner (PO) to provide the key inputs specific to eBanking project

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 3+ years as a UX or Product Designer,

  • 3+ years experience with Sketch/InVision and/or Adobe CC,

  • 3+ years experience creating user stories, personas, wireframes, and prototypes

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 5+ years as a UX or Product Designer,

  • 5+ years experience with Sketch/InVision and/or Adobe CC,

  • 5+ years experience creating user stories, personas, wireframes, and prototypes

Must have the ability to work in Canada without sponsorship.

About Business UnitIBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

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Location StatementThis role will involve working with technology that is covered by Export Regulations sanctions. If you are a Foreign National from any of the following US sanctioned countries (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Syria) on a work permit, you are not eligible for employment in this position.

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