User Experience Developer Gist
Research In Motion Limited (RIM) is a world leader in the mobile communications market and has a history of developing breakthrough wireless solutions. RIM's portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies is used by thousands of organizations around the world and includes the BlackBerry wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld? product line, software development tools and software/hardware licensing agreements. RIM is seeking driven individuals who can take our wireless data products to the next level in the global wireless market. Are you ready to make a difference in the world of mobile communications with RIM?
This position is part of RIM's recently acquired Gist group, located in Seattle's historic Pioneer Square. In this role you will experience the best of the start-up Agile environment, while working directly on systems that support millions of users. We work in a dynamic environment that utilizes multiple programming languages on various platforms including cloud services, browser extensions and mobile devices. Our product is an extremely powerful "personal relationship management" application that aggregates all your contacts (Outlook, Gmail, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter?), all their updates (news, blogs, tweets, Facebook updates) and delivers you the most important information about your key relationships wherever you need it.
As a member of the User Experience Design Team, the successful candidate will support user-centered design throughout the product development process, from concept to commercialization. Working closely with other cross-functional teams as well as external partners, he or she will create design concepts, specifications, storyboards, and prototypes for BlackBerry smartphones and a range of web-based and desktop-based products. He or she will package, present and 'sell' design ideas and recommendations to other teams and senior management. Additional responsibilities include creating and maintaining UI specifications and guidelines, working with user experience analysts to conduct research and testing, and contributing to product requirements and use cases.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Related post-secondary education in graphic design, information design, interaction design, or human-computer interaction
5+ years experience working in a professional environment on interaction design
Experience creating polished design concepts and storyboards
Excellent written and verbal communication skills to present ideas effectively
Experience creating prototypes using Flash, PhotoShop, Illustrator, or other tools
Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects at once in collaborative, fast-paced environments
Excellent analysis and problem-solving skills to translate requirements into designs
Strong product management skills and ability to translate market requirements into product specifications
Experience designing applications for mobile devices is an asset
Ability to create iconography and graphics
Must be passionate about user-centered design
A portfolio of work is required for candidates selected for interviews
If you're driven to take wireless technologies to the next level, it's time you join the team at RIM. We offer a challenging environment that fosters creativity and rewards excellence. Employees also have use of our award winning BlackBerry!
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