Staff Interaction Designer

Illumina | San Diego, CA

Posted Date 6/23/2022
Description What if the work you did everyday could impact the lives of people you know? Or all of humanity? At Illumina, we are expanding access to genomic technology to realize health equity for billions of people around the world. Our efforts enable life-changing discoveries that are transforming human health through the early detection and diagnosis of diseases and new treatment options for patients. Working at Illumina means being part of something bigger than yourself. Every person, in every role, has the opportunity to make a difference. Surrounded by extraordinary people, inspiring leaders, and world-changing projects, you will do more and become more than you ever thought possible. Position Summary: Illumina is seeking a mid-career Interaction Designer to join our growing team of designers and researchers as we build best-in-class customer experiences across all Illumina hardware and software platforms and touchpoints. You must be well versed in user centered design principles, with a portfolio of projects that spans desktop, cloud, and mobile experiences with an emphasis on enterprise-level applications. You must be able to translate business objectives and customer needs into stellar customer experiences, while resolving technical and team challenges. In this role you will be responsible for driving the user experience across a wide array of projects, and must be passionate about understanding the underlying personas, use cases, goals, and pain points of our customers, and use these insights to deliver quality products and features. You must be extremely organized, able to knit the big picture together while sweating the details, love collaborating with others and driving teams towards success. Responsibilities: Design creative solutions for desktop, web, & mobile applications using modern design methods in a variety of product development methodologies including Agile frameworks and Phase-Gate approaches Develop high level and detailed storyboards, wireframes, mock-ups, and prototypes to effectively communicate design concepts Collaborate with Product Management and Engineering to understand and incorporate business and technical requirements in design strategies Collaborate with technical leads to negotiate design requirements and play an active role in design iterations Partner with User Researchers on user testing activities to understand design and usability issues and propose changes to solve them Manage assigned design projects, coordinating design activities with visual designers and researchers, to ensure delivery of products that meet business objectives and delight customers Be a strong driver of user centered design processes, ensuring that these processes are foundational to all the projects you oversee Be able to balance user needs and business objectives as you design products, possessing the acumen and flexibility to gain alignment with large teams, and making adjustments when needed Requirements: Masters in Human Computer Interaction, Industrial Design, Human Factors or other design-related field is preferred 8+ years of experience in Interaction Design with emphasis on desktop, web, and mobile product design Excellent knowledge of all aspects of user centered design process, methodology, and UI design best practices Excellent analytical ability, especially with regard to understanding user behavior and design theories Advanced experience with design and prototyping tools such as Figma, Sketch, and the Adobe Creative Suite Demonstrated experience with turning customer insights into interaction designs A proven track record of working well with multi-disciplinary/multi-cultural teams, and an ability to embrace collaboration with all team members, including product, project, and development team members as well as UX colleagues Knowledge of the software development process and ability to communicate well with software development teams Ability to know when to leverage existing design patterns and when an innovative approach to a design problem is called for Background in scientific, healthcare, or enterprise B2B is a plus All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional task and responsibilities. Concerns regarding COVID-19 continue as positive cases are experienced in the communities in which we operate. Please be aware that, as a condition of employment, Illumina may require proof of COVID vaccination in accordance with local statutory requirements (subject to limited exceptions) beginning November 1, 2021. At Illumina, we strive to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace by cultivating an environment in which everyone contributes to our mission. Built on a strong foundation, Illumina has always been rooted in openness, collaboration, and seeking alternative views and perspectives to propel innovation in genomics. We are proud to confirm a zero-net gap in pay, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or race. We also have several Employee Resource Groups (ERG) that deliver career development experiences, increase cultural awareness, and demonstrate our collective commitment to diversity and inclusion in the communities we live and work. 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