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Watson Health – Visual Designer

  • Country:US
  • State:TX
  • City:AUSTIN
  • Category:Design & Offering Management
  • Required Education:Bachelor's Degree
  • Position Type:Professional
  • Employment Type:Full-Time
  • Contract Type:Regular
  • Req ID:135478BR
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Job Description
Ready to transform health care? IBM Watson Health is ushering in the next era of health care by using Cognitive Computing to tackle some of the industry's most challenging problems - like revolutionizing how doctors research cancer and identifying new drugs to treat diseases. By making connections that may not have been previously considered, Watson can generate new insights that expedite the process of matching subjects to clinical trials and keep patient safe from the adverse effects of drugs.

Position: Visual Designer
Product Area: Watson Health Life Sciences (Sugar.IQ)
Location: Austin, TX or Cambridge, MA (Boston)

We have an exciting opportunity for a Visual Designer on our Watson Health Life Sciences team responsible for initiating and maintaining user behaviors, evoking intended emotional reactions, and leaving users with a positive reflection when interacting with our products and services. While supporting the product teams, the visual designer will produce and harvest assets to be leveraged across our delivery teams. . Our environment is ever changing and requires a candidate who is flexible, thrives in ambiguity and can effectively collaborate across cross-functional groups and locations.

Although Visual Design will be your primary role, we’re looking for candidates with secondary skill in Interaction Design.

Responsibilities include:
  • Work hands-on, creating interface and visual design solutions from concept to final code
  • Provide visual feedback and guidance to other designers as necessary on visual design execution as a part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Team with user experience designers, design researchers and developers to ensure visual design enhances the overall user experience
  • Contribute to storyboards & task flows designs, effectively communicating visual intentions to the design team and sponsor users
  • Work with Experience Researcher to understand stakeholders, users and the markets in which they operate
  • Deliver pixel perfect hi-fidelity designs to enable front end development to deliver prototypes to engineering
  • Promote a user first approach to the stated problem

We’re looking for someone who can:
  • Demonstrated ability to produce quick, low-fidelity sketches through to sleek, high fidelity visuals on tight schedules with a ton of iterations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in typography, color theory, iconography and data visualization
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize real user feedback into designs
  • She the ability to work with and contribute to brand and design guidelines
  • Understanding product design principles
  • Display knowledge of accessible designs and globalization
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including techniques to persuade and negotiate and the ability to articulate alternative approaches
  • Focus on exploration and inventiveness but balanced with reuse and extensibility
  • Be invested in discovering ways to evoke emotional and behavioral responses
  • Show exceptional attention to detail


Required Skills:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Visual Design or closely related field
  • Experience with Data Visualization and designing with big data
  • Portfolio/work samples at varying fidelity (show your process)
  • At least 2 years’ experience as a visual designer with responsibilities and skills similar to the list above
  • At least 1 year of experience in Agile, Scrum and Lean
  • Experience working on complex products with multiple user groups
  • Secondary skill in Interaction Design, Motion Graphics or Front-end Development
Preferred Skills:
  • Experience working with distributed teams, even better if you have international experience
  • Experience with Agile and Lean approaches
  • Experience with natural language processing or machine learning technology


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Bachelor's Degree in Visual Design or closely related field
  • Experience with Data Visualization and designing with big data
  • Portfolio/work samples at varying fidelity (show your process)
  • At least 2 years’ experience as a visual designer with responsibilities and skills similar to the list above
  • At least 1 year of experience in Agile, Scrum and Lean
  • Experience working on complex products with multiple user groups
  • Secondary skill in Interaction Design, Motion Graphics or Front-end Development


Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Experience working with distributed teams, even better if you have international experience
  • Experience with Agile and Lean approaches
  • Experience with natural language processing or machine learning technology


EO Statement
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.

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