Principal / Senior Interaction Designer- Full time, contract, contract to hire options!

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## Description
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc, - is currently hiring for a Principal Interaction Designer
The 9-person User Experience team works on wide range of interfaces including touch screen-enabled medical analyzers, web applications, mobile apps and desktop software.
If you''re looking for new challenges where every day is a new learning opportunity then this job may be for you!
A key contributor to user experience initiatives and projects, this position is responsible for:
Teaming-up with usability engineers, and business and technical staff to understand and refine product requirements
Ideation and interaction design of innovative interfaces that meet the needs of our users and business partners
Building prototypes and simulations of user interfaces
Working collaboratively with internal customers and development teams (proficiency with "devspeak" is a plus)
Producing wireframes, flow diagrams, detailed specifications, other design related documentation
Contributing to the style guide and design pattern library to document a common approach to IDEXX user interface design
Participating in user research definition and observing usability tests
Possibly mentoring and managing junior designers
Being an advocate of the user-centered design process and contributing to the overall user experience of IDEXX products
## Qualifications
Bachelor''s degree required; course work at undergraduate or graduate level in graphic design, computer science, psychology, biology or human factors is desirable.
5-10 years experience with interaction design for products; prior exposure to consumer-oriented products, mobile apps, or responsive design is desirable.
The successful candidate for this position will have the following skills and abilities:
Excellent visual, analytical and conceptual problem solving abilities
Demonstrated ability to design, prototype and document user interfaces
Ability to work collaboratively with product management, development, QA, visual design, and usability engineers in cross-functional teams
Excellent organizational skills and a strong attention to detail
Ability to think strategically about the role the product plays in the overall business
Ability to effectively work on multiple initiatives simultaneously
Ability to recognize patterns in design and user research findings and make practical recommendations for changing the UI standards
Working knowledge of visual design software such as Axure, Visio, Fireworks and Photoshop Familiar with user-centered design philosophy and process
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work well in a multi-team cross-functional environment
Strong leadership skills
Standard office environment, up to 10% of time will involve travel
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. is a leader in pet healthcare innovation, serving practicing veterinarians around the world with a broad range of diagnostic and information technology-based products and services. IDEXX products enhance the ability of veterinarians to provide advanced medical care, improve staff efficiency and build more economically successful practices. IDEXX is also a worldwide leader in providing diagnostic tests and information for livestock and poultry and tests for the quality and safety of water and milk. Headquartered in Maine, IDEXX Laboratories employs more than 5,900 people and offers products to customers in over 100 countries.
IDEXX attracts, rewards and inspires exceptionally talented and motivated people who are eager to participate in two of the most important technological revolutions of our time-biotechnology and information technology.
We offer outstanding opportunities for personal growth and success, and support excellence, world-class standards, and continuous improvement.
At IDEXX , we reward leadership initiative and excellence. Benefits include:
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
401(k) Plan
Vacation Time
Sick Days
Paid Holidays
Life Insurance/AD&D;
Dependent Life Insurance
Short- and Long-Term Disability Programs
Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical and Dependent)
Employee Referral Award Program
Employee Assistance Program
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Personal Growth Leave
Bonus Plan
If you are looking for a challenging work environment that unleashes creativity and energy, is refreshingly honest and comfortably casual, and offers opportunities for unmatched personal growth, we want to hear from you!
About the area: Portland, Maine recently ranked number 6 on Forbes magazine''s list of America''s Best Cities for Young Professionals, was ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of the best places to raise kids, was listed by as one of America''s Best Hipster Neighborhoods, was named the Foodiest city in the US by BonAppetit magazine, was ranked by as having one of the healthiest and most affordable housing markets, and has recently been nominated for "Best Town Ever" by Outside Magazine. The magazine chooses its top 10 places to live based on a balance of great culture, breathtaking scenery, reasonable home prices, low-stress living, and, of course, easy access to the outdoors.
No unsolicited Employment Agency resumes are accepted.
Job: Research & Development
Primary Location: Americas-United States-Maine-Westbrook ME
Organization: Usability - 30000316
Schedule: Full-time
Overtime Status: Exempt
Job Posting: Apr 30, 2014, 10:13:51 AM
Req ID: 10118 4

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