Oracle Application User Experience group in Bangalore is hiring…
- Senior Interaction Designers : 3-5 years interaction design experience + Bachelor’s or Masters in Interaction Design, Industrial Design, Product Design, Visual Design, Human-Computer Interaction
- Usability Engineers : 1-3 years usability experience + Masters or Ph.D. in Human Factors, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Design, Ethnography or Psychology with specialization in HCI, statistical methods and experimental design.
Detailed job description, specific job responsibilities, eligibility criteria are given below.
Interested candidates can mail their resumes and portfolios to: Amit.Pande@Oracle.com
1 : Senior Interaction Designer, Oracle Apps User Experience, Bangalore
The Senior Interaction Designer will be responsible for all aspects of product design. This position will take a design leadership role in making Oracle’s enterprise application products the best possible for the Oracle end user community, in coordination with other Usability, Product Strategy, and Development stakeholders.
Successful candidates will implement the User Centered Design process across the product development lifecycle, while instilling it in Development and Strategy processes, to deliver world class enterprise product releases. This position is based out of Oracle’s Whitefield facility in Bangalore, India and involves close collaboration with Oracle’s worldwide User Experience teams.
Specific job responsibilities
Drive the interaction design strategy and design delivery for key Oracle application products
Plan, prioritize, coordinate, and conduct all necessary UCD activities throughout the product’s lifecycle including needs analysis, task analysis, conceptual modeling, cognitive walkthroughs, heuristic evaluations and other interaction design activities
Work closely with product managers to identify and clarify customer requirements developing rich and realistic user scenarios to support product definition and design
Design and specify the user interaction with the product using cooperative and iterative design techniques, including a reliance on usability engineering activities
Produce, communicate and iterate on storyboards, scenarios, wireframes, HTML prototypes, and user interface design specifications with development teams
Present and promote the results of user research, user interface designs, and usability evaluations to product management and development in a way that advances the user-centered design process in the company
Work within a multidisciplinary development team, championing customer interests, and contributing product interface designs during product definition, design, and development
Drive a consistent design direction, as well as resolving trade-offs between your design and implementation issues. Work closely with usability engineers to define front-end research and identify on-going usability efforts throughout the product development cycle. Additionally work closely with visual designers to achieve a world class product appearance.
Mentor junior staff members and design interns
Must have portfolio available for review
Three to five years of industry experience in interaction design for products that will be shipped. Design experience across the project lifecycle for several key products.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Interaction Design, Industrial Design, Product Design, Visual Design, Human-Computer Interaction, or a related discipline
Strong conceptual and analytical skills and demonstrated ability to prototype and design elegant UI solutions to user problems
Proven track record in applying user-centered design processes and methods to product development
Strong communication skills in working in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative environment
Strong written communication skills, proven ability to a consultative capacity, build rapport and forge strong working relationships
Extensive experience with both web and desktop technologies
Expertise in DHTML, XML, Director, Flash or interactive prototyping tools a plus
Experience in the interaction design of enterprise business applications (financials, human resources management, supply chain and/or customer relationship management) a plus
Experience in different software development methodologies and system architectures a plus
2 : Usability Engineer, Oracle Applications User Experience
The Usability Engineer will be responsible for all aspects of product usability. This position will take a leadership role in making Oracle’s enterprise application products the best possible, in coordination with other Interaction Design, Product Strategy, and Development stake-holders. Successful candidates will implement the User Centered Design process across the product development lifecycle, while instilling it in the Development and Strategy worlds, to deliver world class enterprise product releases. This position is based out of Oracle’s Whitefield facility in Bangalore and involves close collaboration with Oracle’s worldwide User Experience teams in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, and India.
Specific job responsibilities
Work closely with stake-holders to outline overall usability research and test plans and coordinate usability efforts with the rest of the UE team. Identify and apply appropriate usability methods at different stages for different types of enterprise products
Conduct high level task and work-flow analyses, usability evaluations, prototype reviews, comparative product analyzes, cognitive walkthroughs, and overall user research
Prepare research materials for data collection, site visits, interviews, surveys, focus groups, and other contextual inquiry techniques
Contribute towards user requirements gathering for new product releases through scenarios and storyboards, user profiles and personas, use cases and other methods
Develop test plans and materials for formative (early stage) and summative (pre-release) usability testing. Recruit and coordinate with test participants, setup usability lab, and plan testing logistics for one or more application product domains. Conduct lab based and remote usability tests, analyze test data and deliver recommendations
Work with other usability engineers to log usability issues and usability metrics, conduct audio/video recordings and report on test findings
Work with practice manager and UE staff members on usability methods and processes, interface with lab administrative staff to run and maintain usability labs, maintain project reports and plan for key usability projects
Contribute to Oracle’s knowledge base of tools, methods, and best practices through new research on Usability, HCI and Design
1-3 years of usability and user experience activities in the enterprise software/web development industry. Successful application of usability engineering as part of key product launches
Masters or Ph.D. in Human Factors, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Design, Ethnography or Psychology with specialization in HCI, statistical methods and experimental design. Experienced candidates with equivalent experience and a Bachelors degrees should also apply
Experience in maintaining and using usability lab setups for data collection with test participants. Skilled in designing and implementing reliable and repeatable experiments
Experience in applying the User Centered Design process for end to end product development cycles
Familiarity with current usability and HCI research and methods, especially for web and enterprise software products. Familiarity with industry standards such as ISO, CIF, and Section 508 guidelines is a plus
Foundational coursework or relevant experience in different fieldwork methods, including ethnography, usability studies, focus groups, telephonic interviews, user surveys and related approaches, and in statistics and fundamental research techniques
Familiarity with basic prototyping tools is a plus
All candidates must have
Strong conceptual, creative, and analytical abilities
Ability to collaborate and drive design with multiple stakeholders in product teams
Hands on experience with web and desktop technologies
Passion for bringing the users’ perspective into the design of new technology products
Ability to effectively document, articulate and communicate usability value
Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills
Proven ability to work with others in a consultative capacity, quickly build rapport and forge strong working relationships
Hands on experience with User Centered Design methods and practices
Good understanding of contemporary research literature in the usability field
Functional knowledge of enterprise software products, including CRM, Manufacturing, Financials or related areas is a plus
Applied knowledge of different development tools and system architectures is a plus
Send your resumes and portfolios to: Amit.Pande@Oracle.com
Amit S. Pande
Manager | EnterpriseOne User Experience
Oracle India | Whitefield, Bangalore
About Oracle Applications User Experience
The Applications User Experience group at Oracle is a centralized team that provides comprehensive interface design, usability engineering, and user interface research for Oracle’s enterprise applications. Team members have experience in a wide variety of disciplines, including cognitive psychology, graphic design, interaction design, usability engineering, and computer science with a specialization in Human Computer Interaction (HCI). The group is spread across Redwood Shores and Pleasanton in California, Denver, Boston, Canada, Australia, the UK, and Bangalore and Hyderabad in India.
The group follows a user-centered design methodology that includes activities such as user research, heuristic evaluations, prototyping, competitive evaluations of products, and formal usability testing. In addition, we manage extensive laboratories for usability evaluations and research projects in areas such as information visualization, mobile computing, universal access, and distance learning. Advanced projects are also carried out in collaboration with university partner labs. These labs are located across US and international locations and are equipped with high end equipment to cater the needs of local and remote usability testing, collaborative design and user research.
Visit http://ui.us.oracle.com to more about the global Oracle Applications User Experience Group
About Oracle User Experience, Bangalore
Oracle has a User Experience practice in Bangalore that works closely with the Denver team, performing UCD activities to support the Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne product line and other Oracle application products.
More information on the Oracle EnterpriseOne mid-market product line.