Senior UX Designer Job

Austin, TX, US
October 12 2017
Organization Type
Requisition ID: ENG003469

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its 125-year legacy. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck’s Information Technology organization partners with colleagues across the business to help serve our patients and customers around the world. Ours is a high energy team of dynamic, innovative individuals dedicated to advancing Merck’s contribution to global medical innovation by leveraging information and technology to efficiently advance the business by driving revenue and productivity.

How will you invent the future?

As a Senior UX Designer at Merck’s Austin IT HUB, you will be part of inventing tomorrow. Our Innovative centers are where great people come together and deliver solutions that save and improve lives.

Join a Global Application Development team to help us build beautiful digital solutions which solve important problems.

We are seeking motivated talent interested in solving problems to improve tomorrow.

You will: 

  • Define interaction models, user task flows, and UI specifications 

  • Communicate scenarios, end-to-end experiences, and screen designs to stakeholders 

  • Produce high-quality visual designs from concept to execution, including those for desktop, web, and mobile devices at a variety of resolutions 

  • Create and iterate on assets that reflect a brand, enforce a language, and inject beauty and life into a product 

  • Work with stakeholders, development teams, product owners, user researchers, visual designers, and others to ensure a great user experience is delivered 

  • Have your say in product visions and roadmaps before development of products starts 

  • Help with defining, implementing, and evangelizing UCD methodology and Lean UX principles 

  • Be part of the Global User Experience team with representation in the US, Prague, and Singapore. 

  • Have the chance to lead smaller UX teams or coach junior colleagues

The ideal candidate would also be able to create functional implementations of a product's interface. Often, a UX Designer hands off a static mockup to a front-end developer who then translates it into a working, interactive experience. Front-end developers are also responsible for coding the visual interactions that the visual designer comes up with. The ideal candidate will be able to both specify an interface and then implement portions of it.

You will work and learn more about: 

  • Software Engineering and being part of a diverse, global team 

  • Leading edge DevOps and Continuous Integration tools and techniques 


Educational Requirements: 

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related Engineering field 

  • Master's degree preferred

Required Experience: 

  • 5 or more years of experience designing for the web and for mobile devices 

  • Knowledge of how individual components of user-centered design (user research, interaction, and visual design) work together 

  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a broader team 

  • Able to effectively communicate to all levels of the business 

  • Proficiency in graphic design, motion graphics, digital art, a sensitivity to typography and color, a general awareness of materials/textures, and a practical grasp of animation 

  • Knowledge of Design Thinking, and the ability to facilitate Discovery Workshops and Design Sprints 

Preferred Experience: 

  • Experience with and knowledge of qualitative and quantitative user research techniques 

  • Knowledge of Lean Agile development 

  • Technical education or prior programming experience 

  • Knowledge of as many of the the following would be beneficial - Photoshop, Sketch, Illustrator, Fireworks, InVision, CSS, HTML, JavaScript

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life. 

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