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Interaction Designer
Metavante Corporation
Milwaukee, WI, USA

Metavante Corporation, a billion dollar software development company, seeks two experienced interaction designers. As a designer for the financial services industry, you will collaborate with a well-established and well-respected team of design and usability professionals gathered from across the nation. We welcome innovation in an environment that features a world-class usability lab complete with a study room, a focus group room, and the latest in editing equipment.

Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Metavante continues to grow, and that growth has created this opportunity. Our benefits package includes a competitive salary, excellent medical insurance, continuing education, and an employee-stock purchase plan. Milwaukee is an exciting city, offering great restaurants, a world-class symphony, the theater, professional sports teams, museums, major universities, and a summer full of festivals on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all aspects of software interface design including audience and task analysis, scenario building, storyboarding, prototyping, and defining interface specifications, guidelines, and standards.
  • Collaborate with developers and business analysts to design the total human-computer interaction and to architect the flow of information in Metavante's software applications.
  • Act as a representative for Metavante's users and customers.
  • Contribute to the user-centered design process by participating in field observations and interviews, surveys, focus groups, exploratory studies, and task analyses.
  • Work closely with clients to identify and interpret specific business needs and to develop creative products to meet those needs.
  • Act as a designer and consultant on several projects simultaneously.
  • Lead design teams.
  • Collaborate with product teams to ensure that a user-centered design process is incorporated into Metavante's development lifecycle.
  • Collaborate with designers to conceptualize and prototype software human interfaces using development tools.
  • Develop and maintain human interface specifications, guidelines, and standards.
  • Research and analyze target audience(s) for software. Work with usability specialists to conduct necessary front-end research. Create user profiles and personas.
  • Participate in the usability testing process by working on test plans, attending test sessions, and brainstorming solutions to interface problems with usability specialists.
  • Participate in defining and communicating design guidelines and ensuring creative products adhere to security, usability, and quality standards.
  • May be required to represent the usability team in relevant product meetings.

Education, Experience, Skills

  • Four-year degree in Cognitive Science, Interface/Visual Design, Human Factors, Technical Communication, or related field, or equivalent experience. Master's degree in above preferred.
  • Five to seven years of design and usability or related experience in research and development environment required.
  • In-depth knowledge of graphical user interface and visual design principles, guidelines, and standards required.
  • Must be familiar with Windows- and Web-based human interface development.
  • Previous exposure to experimental design, human factors, ergonomics, research methods, and behavioral sciences required.
  • HTML knowledge a plus.
  • Strong communication, presentation, analytical, and problem-solving skills required.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit www.metavante.com and submit your resume for Job Requisition #6283 or 6284. Or, you can inquire further by contacting Tom Griffith, Metavante Human Resources, at Thomas.Griffith@metavante.com.

Received: 24-May-06

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