IBM Software Designer in St Louis, Missouri
Candidates must be willing to work in any of the following locations: Cambridge, MA and TBD
We are seeking full-time designers to work on various product teams within IBM.
We hire 4 different types of designers:
Front-End Developer (FED): FED’s have passion and experience for building responsive, elegant and engaging experiences with future friendly web technologies. Front-End Developers will lead the conversation about the various devices a person will use when engaging with our products. They will collaborate on the overall design, creating prototypes to explore and demonstrate nuanced interaction patterns; which will influence or be the frameworks used for front-end applications.
User Experience (UX): User Experience Designers are masters of information architecture, user interaction, intuitive workflows and content prioritization. They work with product management and Design Researchers to obtain market and user research and translate it into a draft of what the product will look like, how it will behave, and how it ties back to the user’s goals - typically in the form of wireframes.
Visual Designer (VIS): Visual designers organize information visually to engage audiences emotionally and communicate effectively. They demonstrate exhibited skills in visual design principles including typography, layout, imagery, color, etc. Demonstrated skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, and other tools are a must. Their work will provide end-users with an instant emotional connection to a product even before they start using it.
Design Research (RSR): As a Design Researcher, you will specialize in uncovering user needs. You must have a foundation in qualitative and quantitative research methods and a practical ability to interview and observe users. Design Researchers also use analytical techniques and their own judgment to prioritize design work and communicate those results to other members of the design team. Their findings yield insights that can be used to determine what people need from their tools, the exact points where users are abandoning solutions, and even help uncover the next big innovation in a product line.
Formal education or relevant experience in visual, interactive, or industrial design.
Strong foundation in visual, interactive or industrial design tools. i.e., must have the ability to use industry standard design tools at an intermediate level or higher.
Ability to pay close attention to detail and handle multiple projects under tight deadlines. Ability to work autonomously.
Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
Working knowledge of HTML.
Designers will articulate and envision the future of IBM’s entire portfolio of products, ranging from software, hardware to consulting.
Our position offers an opportunity to develop design skills with a multidisciplinary team of developers, designers and business professionals focused on the next generation of software. You will gain real-life experience with a corporate position that will not only impact IBM’s bottom line but also influence the future of software.
In order to be considered for position, candidates must submit portfolio to the Design Careers page: https://www.ibm.com/design/careers.shtml
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
- English: Fluent
Preferred Tech and Prof Experience
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.