GE Software UX Designer - GE Intelligent Platforms - Edmonton, AB | GE Corporate | | 05/08/15
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GE Software UX Designer - GE Intelligent Platforms full-time

Location: Edmonton, AB
Company Name: GE Corporate ()
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The UX Designer will work on multiple projects as an individual contributor with a focus on at least one specialized user experience domain.

Job Number: 2249024
Business: GE Corporate
Business Segment: Corporate Business Innovations
Relocation Assistance: No

About Us:

GE {NYSE: GE} works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. GE operates in over 160 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide, finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance to build, power, move and cure the world. Not just imagining. Doing.

At GE Software, we are creating technology and solutions to enable social, mobile, analytical and cloud capabilities for the Industrial Internet. The Industrial Internet is an open, global network that connects people, data and machines. It’s about making infrastructure more intelligent and advancing the industries critical to the world we live in. At GE, we believe it’s about the future of industry—energy, healthcare, transportation, manufacturing. It’s about making the world work better. Stay connected with us. Join our Talent Community!

Essential Responsibilities:

In this role you will:

  • Contributes across multiple small to medium projects as assigned in a cross-functional environment.
  • Build features for use in software portfolio (software suite), including reusable core components consumed by solution teams.
  • Experience in developing designs using “Design Thinking” techniques.
  • Accustomed to developing User Personas to help guide and inform the interaction design process.
  • Researches emerging design, technology, industry, and market trends for application to GE Intelligent Platform solutions.
  • Understands and applies Agile / Lean UX methodologies.
  • Contribute to the effective documentation and communication of design - via wireframes, mockups, and requirements engineering.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Design (e.g. interaction, graphic, visual communications, product, industrial) or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
  • A minimum of 2 years of professional experience UX design

Desired Characteristics:

Technical Expertise:

  • Understands value and activities associated with getting feedback for design ideas from users and stakeholders.
  • Focused on content centric solutions. Allows data-driven solutions to emerge at the appropriate time.
  • Familiar with different ways of representing product & service design at different levels of fidelity
  • Strong rapid prototyping skills with web technologies, including CSS, HTML, and JavaScript
  • Understands how company-wide UX standards are integrated into product management and software development.
  • Ability to develop linear storyboard walkthroughs based on business use cases. To be used to guide users and customers through a “happy-path” scenario.
  • Alternately, create interactive wireframes that allow a more organic path through content to test with users and stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with the capabilities of Responsive Design methodologies. Ensure all design solutions accommodate a broad range of user platforms and devices.
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (e.g., Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.) Business Acumen:
  • Understands user centric design process and delivering highly effective customer solutions.
  • Understands key cross-functional concepts that impact the organization.
  • Understands industry knowledge at a high level.
  • Understands key principles of design thinking, what it is and why it is important. Explores all ideas, regardless of their source.
  • Understands that designing, developing and deploying products and services for infrastructure-level domains requires attention to the complex behavior and relationship within and between systems. Leadership:
  • Assists with developing project plans for UX projects or the UX portion of a larger development project.
  • Communicates clearly the purpose and desired outcomes of meetings.
  • Understands the purpose and role of user experience within a larger collaborative work ecosystem and actively considers the needs and constraints of other parties when making design decisions.
  • Engages with product managers, engineers, and other members of the UX team in discussions; Uses body language to signal undivided attention in collaboration settings.
  • Ability to articulate the user(s) landscape through the creation of personas and journey mapping. Personal Attributes:
  • Communicates effectively to ensure synergies across GE Intelligent Platforms product portfolio. This applies to both customer and internal project teams.
  • Engages with design and project-related problems and questions in a disciplined, rigorous manner. Defines objectives, problems and questions and gathers appropriate inputs before generating and evaluating solutions and answers.
  • Identifies when additional information is needed from customer/manager and asks cogent and relevant questions to obtain it.
  • Demonstrates a deep passion for learning and courage to push the boundaries of one’s own thinking.
  • Recognizes how this approach can identify unforeseen opportunities that add value for both our customers and the bottom-line.
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