Staff UX Design Lead

New Orleans, Louisiana
03 Oct 2016
23 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Works on or leads highly complex projects that require an in-depth knowledge across two or more specialized user experience domains.You will manage a team of interactive and visual designers ensuring consistent design and design processes are followed on Power Services projects. Serves as the Primary liaison to other UX teams in GE Power and GE Digital.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Participate in and begins to influence the business-wide discussions relative to the future direction of design and user experience
  • Participates in and leads team discussions relative to current user experience projects
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of Agile / Lean UX methodologies
  • Guide effective documentation and communication of design - via wireframes, mockups, and requirements engineering
  • Begin to lead research and evaluation of emerging design, technology, industry, and market trends


    Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in "STEM" Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) OR completion of a code development pair-programming, bootcamp-style, or accelerated training curriculum focused on contemporary software development OR High School Diploma / GED with 2 years minimum of IT
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in Interactive or Visual web design OR Master's degree with 3 years of experience Interactive or Visual web designEligibility Requirements
    Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job
    Must be willing to travel
    Must be willing to work out of an office located in New Orleans, LA

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications

    GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

    Desired Characteristics

    Technical Expertise:
  • Leads individual interviews/workshop with individual contributors.
  • Creates research protocols. Selects appropriate research methods to answer questions and develop holistic understanding of user and customer needs.
  • Facilitates group understanding of research data; leverages data to derive actionable insights.
  • Identifies appropriate synthesis techniques to meet the needs of specific business and design situations.
  • Understands the existing architecture of or application and our design system. Understands what constitutes a well-defined technical architecture.Business Acumen
  • Demonstrates knowledge of business' structure (P&Ls) and the interplay of functions to support business goals
  • Understands the competitive landscape, regulatory marketing, etc. Articulates clearly the main industry dynamics
  • Understands key principles of design thinking, what it is and why it is important. Explores all ideas, regardless of their source
  • Works to create an understanding of how individual people and things fit within larger structures (like systems or organizations), as well as the relationships between parts of a system and the system as a wholeLeadership
  • Creates basic project plans for UX projects or the UX portion of a larger development project. Continuously measures deliverables of self and team against scheduled commitments. Effectively balances different, competing objectives
  • Keeps participants focused on task and end process. Guides participation to include all present; solicits information about absent stakeholders
  • Expresses UX and design concepts to collaborators on cross functional teams. Goes beyond merely presenting designs, explains the story of the rationale and benefit of design ideas
  • Understands the value of a rigorous and transparent decision-making processPersonal Attributes
  • Acts and decides appropriately when all available information may not be possible to obtain
  • Directs and mentors others in critical thinking skills. Helps cross-functional teams use critical thinking skills to engage with questions and problems
  • Asks questions appropriate needed to translate an abstract problem into a roadmap for identifying solutions. Seeks out processes and ideas that are out of the norm
  • Takes initiative to learn new tools and techniques and integrates new methods to drive improved outcomes#DTR