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POST DATE 9/10/2016
END DATE 2/7/2017

Varian Medical Systems, Inc. Palo Alto, CA

Palo Alto, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)


Position Title
Senior Interaction Designer

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Oncology Systems (ONCG)


Palo Alto

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Job Description
Varian Medical Systems is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy, and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers, and medical oncology practices. We employ over 5,500 people who work at manufacturing sites in North America, Europe, and China and sales and support offices around the world.

Are you interested in partnering with customers to develop leading solutions for advancing cancer treatment* Do you want to collaborate with a talented group of peers who will inspire you every day* To increase our velocity, we re looking for a senior interaction designer to join our user experience team in our mission to provide doctors with the means of helping patients around the world to beat cancer.

The senior interaction designer will join us in our Palo Alto office and will focus on defining our next generation information system. A successful candidate will partner with user experience specialists, product managers, and engineers around the world to solve complex clinical and business problems with simple, intuitive, yet powerful designs.

Job Responsibilities:

Design creative solutions for web, mobile, & tablet using modern design methods in a variety of product development methodologies including agile frameworks and phase-gate approaches.
Develop high level and detailed storyboards, wireframes, mock-ups, and prototypes to effectively communicate design concepts.
Work closely with product management and engineering to understand and incorporate business and technical requirements in design strategies.
Collaborate with UI architects and technical leads to negotiate design requirements and play an active role in design iterations.
Partner with user researchers on user testing activities to understand design and usability issues and propose changes to solve them.

Job Requirements
10 + years of experience in interaction design with emphasis on web and mobile product design.
Masters in Human Computer Interaction, Industrial design, Human Factors or other design-related field.
Demonstrated experience with turning customer insight into interaction designs portfolio required.
Excellent knowledge of all aspects of user centered design process, methodology, and UI best practices.
Excellent analytical ability, especially with regard to understanding user behavior and design theories.
Advanced experience with design and prototyping tools such as Axure and Adobe CS.
Ability to rapidly revise design concepts as needed.
Good white boarding and co-design skills.
Experience with Agile methodologies (Scrum, KanBan) is preferred.
Knowledge of the software development process and ability to communicate well with software development teams.
Great communication & presentation skills that speak to a broad range of audiences.
A proven track record of working well with multi-disciplinary/multi-cultural teams.
Experience working in healthcare domain with design control, regulatory practices and standards for medical devices or similar regulated industry is a plus.


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