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Sr. User Experience Designer (IA)
Mounds View, Minnesota
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Applied on June 3, 2020
Job Id #40917 Posted March 6, 2020

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The Senior User Experience Designer (IA) will work with end-users, stakeholders and development teams to design user experiences and user interfaces for applications. This individual will work on complex, transactional, responsive web-based and mobile systems as part of a shared services organization in Information Technology. These applications often have a high profile within the company because they support all business units and geographies.

The Senior User Experience Designer (IA) will be responsible for guiding user experience design activities on multiple projects, and will:
?    Translate business and user needs and technology constraints into solution concepts that are meaningful, easy to use, and engaging.
?    Create storyboards, prototypes, and interface mockups to demonstrate product design ideas.
?    Bring complex data products to life through maps, dashboards and infographics.
?    Facilitate workshops to answer critical business questions through design thinking, rapid prototyping, and testing ideas with customers.
?    Establish design patterns and apply UX best practices and approaches to products, services & user interfaces.
?    Document product and service specifications.
?    Help drive user research and assessments for the projects that fall into UX criteria
?    Lead the efforts to develop measurable UX KPIs for key projects.

The Senior UX Designer (IA) will be expected to:
?    Work effectively with distributed teams, on- and off-shore team members, and third-party partners
?    Document the final user interface design in a format that is useful to various members of the development team, and consistent with Medtronic’s internal project documentation standards
?    Work effectively under the guidance of a UX lead, or work independently, depending on the project
?    Operate comfortably in iterative and waterfall methodologies
?    Provide UX consultation and guidance to project sponsors and implementation teams
?    Understand usability heuristics and crafting of effective usability requirements, and evaluate and provide heuristic assessment of user interfaces
?    Communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) with all levels and roles in the organization
?    Understand and demonstrate the ability to work in a highly-regulated industry
?    Effectively facilitate working sessions, design reviews and collaborative design meetings
?    Possess strong knowledge of web-based application design, including responsive and adaptive methods.
?    Conduct user research, including usability testing
?    Remain current with internal quality training and regulatory requirements

MUST HAVE (Minimum Qualifications)
?    Bachelor’s degree
?    4+ years of relevant experience with a bachelor’s degree or 2+ years of relevant experience with an advanced degree

The right candidate will have experience with the following:
?    User-centered design techniques
?    Axure RP
?    Using and/or creating design style guides or design systems
?    Working collaboratively with development teams.
?    Interaction design using wireframes and prototyping tools, both low and high-fidelity
?    Design of highly transactional websites or web-based applications. Design of native mobile applications is a plus.
?    Site mapping and user flows.
?    Cardsorting and tree studies
?    UI Design Documentation/experience writing interface design specifications
?    Global teams and systems, including non-English user interfaces
?    Visio or other flow mapping tools
?    Business tools, including Word, Excel, Outlook

?    IT Experience desired
?    Knowledge of iOS screen controls, application flows, knowledge of Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines, iOS design best practices is a plus
?    A desire for continuous learning
?    Willingness to experiment and iterate
?    Experience conducting usability tests
?    Ability to facilitate a collaborative design process, demonstrating developed interaction skills (facilitation, instruction, presentation, interviewing, meetings) 
?    Ability to create and manipulate graphic design elements for mobile and web-based applications
?    Experience participating on Agile (or other iterative methodologies)  development teams as the individual who is accountable for the user interface design 
?    Broad business knowledge and experience 
?    Broad knowledge of mobile and web application development technologies
?    Excellent communication skills (oral, business writing, and listening)
?    Strong organization and leadership skills

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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