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Oracle UX/UI Art Director in Bedford, Massachusetts

Responsible for creating, evaluating and modifying prototypes to support evolving hardware and software application development.

As a member of the User Experience team, you will develop and apply software design/usability processes in the investigation of technical problems. May develop user profiles, with emphasis on human error control, display issues, visual interaction, physical manipulation and task and objective analyses. Provide product usability, evaluation and support to product development teams, including the analysis and investigation of applications/systems including tactile methods, visual graphics, web, multimedia, voice response and conversational user interaction. May assist in developing design concept and implementation, providing input on user design considerations. May produce specifications describing user needs and internal structures for product in development.

Duties and tasks are varied and complex utilizing independent judgment. Fully competent in own area of expertise. May have project lead role and or supervise lower level personnel. BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area. Typically four years of software engineering or related experience needed.

Oracle is an Affirmative Action-Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veterans status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

*Oracle Design, User Experience Designer *

Location:Seattle, WA (preferred) or Austin, TX

Every day, enterprises around the world focus on how to help their employees work simpler and smarter. And while enterprises are as diverse as the people in them, ranging from global manufacturing concerns, to healthcare companies taking care of the elderly, to renowned universities, and even one of the fastest growing cities in the world, they all share many core needs. They need to take care of their employees and their families by putting them in control of their benefits. They need to connect employees with their customers so they in turn can thrive. They need to thoughtfully manage their valuable resources. They need to work efficiently with the vendors they depend on. And so much more.

Helping their employees work simpler and smarter means letting enterprises focus on what makes each of them special. They focus on what they’re best at, and in turn, let Oracle do the rest. The scope of our opportunity is enormous.

At Oracle, we’re committed to creating a state-of-the-art consumer-grade end user experience that will be/the/factor that distinguishes our software from the competition.

Yes. We’re absolutely serious.

And we can’t do it without your help.

We need thoughtful, talented, multi-faceted user experience designers who love empowering technology users with high quality interactionandvisual design to bring their creative ideas and their hard work to join our team.

Here’s the kind of person we’re looking for.

You thrive on working well with others.You make the people around you better. You love to collaborate with designers, user researchers, engineers, product managers, executives, and inspire them to do their best.

You’re a full stack user experience designer.You look at interaction design, visual design and aesthetics, typography, motion, 3D, human factors, and more as tools in the UX designer’s toolkit. You may be better at some than others, but you know how to talk about each and combine them all into an experience that delights.

You get stuff done.

You’re a fantastic storyteller.You know that our products tell our customers a story through the user experience. You won’t rest until that story is a compelling one.

You love rules and you know when to break them.You think systemically because you know that creating a coherent experience requires it. But you know when the system needs to expand to accommodate a user’s varied conceptual model. And you know when to do something completely unique to create an arresting and product-defining moment in the product that makes users ooh and aah.

You don’t already know everything and you love to learn.You’re inspired by helping users solve their problems. You love finding out you’re wrong. You consume large amounts of quantitative and qualitative data to constantly refine your assumptions.

And finally, you want to be part of creating dramatic and impactful change at a company that is committed to becoming a light unto others when it comes to user experience design.

You might have learned your craft via formal training or via on-the-job training. For most candidates, it’s a combination of both. As long as you’ve got experience and passion doing this work at the highest level, we’d love to talk to talk to you and see a portfolio of the work you’re most proud of.

What will you do as a user experience design director at Oracle?

  • You will guide a team of UX/UI designers that will be responsible for Oracle.com and other marketing products and tools

  • You will partner closely with our partners in product management to understand the customers who use it, empathize with them, and imagine creative ways we can make their work lives dramatically better.

  • You will partner closely with your fellow designers to innovate by designing coherent, seamless, and emotionally resonant, state-of-the-art user experiences for our users.

  • You will partner closely with your partners in engineering to take your ideas and turn them into reality.

  • You will partner closely with your colleagues in user research to get customer feedback on your designs, find out where you’ve improved their lives, and find out where you have more work to do.

  • You will learn, grow, and be challenged.

  • And, if we’re being honest (and we are), you will sometimes make tough compromises, or find things take longer than you want them to, or need to work extra hard to convince a colleague of your position, or not get your way.

Core responsibilities:

  • Partner with senior design leadership to help define the UX/UI vision for Oracle.com and other marketing product experiences

  • Individual contributor in creation, ideation, and execution

  • Partner with the design, research, engineering, and business partners to define to define business and customer requirements

  • Audit and ensure all digital touchpoints are on brand

  • Work across Oracle stakeholders at all levels to drive awareness and to support large-scale transformational programs and initiatives

  • Present and persuade senior level stakeholders

  • Lead designers within your team

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 8 years professional experience in related field UX, interaction, graphic design with proven agency and/or in-house experience

  • Experience designing for complex infrastructure and site architecture

  • Award winning portfolio of work

  • Ability to combine business strategy, brand strategy, and customer insight to create compelling creative

  • Ability to adapt to change quickly and work in both structured and changing environments

  • Must be comfortable presenting ideas to senior level stakeholders, receptive of feedback, and quick to apply changes

  • Must be comfortable in fast-paced, deadline-driven environment and able to manage multiple priorities well

  • Self-driven and able to be both strategic and execution oriented

  • Superior written, verbal, and visual communication skills; must be able to edit own work

We have studios in our Silicon Valley headquarters, in the East Bay Area in Pleasanton, and soon in Austin and sunny Seattle. If you’re interested, please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

Job: *Product Development

Organization: *Oracle

Title: UX/UI Art Director

Location: United States

Requisition ID: 200012JJ

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