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  • 1. NMTG UX Job Description: User Experience DesignerCisco’s Network Management Technical Group (NMTG) User Experience Designer is responsible forcreating compelling, innovative design solutions that demonstrate the power and value of rich client, web-based Internet experiences. The Designer is responsible for collaborating with Product Engineering andMarketing to conceptualize, design, and prototype innovative, highly usable applications, including UIdesign patterns and frameworks for next generation network management applications. The Designer isresponsible for working with other designers in the development of highly interactive prototypes todemonstrate NMTG vision. There will be a need for close coordination with all relevant stakeholders toensure that the designs can be adopted and extended across product suites.Responsibilities: Work in cross-functional teams, especially with Engineering and Product Marketing, to plan, prioritize, and deliver information architecture, information design, visual design/page layouts, tools, services and applications to support the complete cohesive user experience. Leverage modern web technologies to define innovative user interfaces and interaction models that result in improved user productivity and operational efficiency. Work closely with key stakeholders to communicate design strategy and rational. Collaborate with product teams within and outside of NMTG to develop UI common components and design patterns for next generation application suite. Make understanding end user requirements a constant priority. Educate internal teams on best practices around information architecture, interaction and visual designs, usability and supporting technologies.Qualifications: 5+ years of experience in design complex enterprise level desktop and web applications. Created seamless and consistent user experiences. Track record of developing and delivering successful, intuitive, and compelling designs that contribute toward market leadership. Successful track record of delivering integrated, high-end user interfaces on schedule, on budget, and with exceptional quality. Deep knowledge of user center design processes and methodologies. Broad knowledge and advanced skills in visual design, information architecture, usability evaluation, and appropriate technologies. Solid understanding of interactive web technologies (HTML/CSS, DHTML, JavaScript, Flash, Flex, Ajax, Mashups) and industry trends and experience designing applications leveraging these trends. Experience gathering and documenting business, functional, and end user requirements. Experience collaborating with multidisciplinary teams to successfully develop and deliver shipping productsPersonal Attributes Results-oriented team player who takes absolute ownership, and champions all aspects of customer and product initiatives. Strong communication skills, oral and written; able to engender trust and respect of peers and stakeholders. Ability to communicate with and understand the needs of non-technical internal clients. Sense of urgency. Escalates product issues when appropriate; maintains a sense of "problem ownership" to see all issues through to successful resolution. Strives to turn around issues with an efficient and effective approach to the end customers satisfaction Self-confident, possesses a strong work ethic, and is continually focused on improvement, innovation, and bottom-line results.
  • 2. Passionate commitment to the customer and to product quality. Champions the product and thecustomers needs and implements a model of continuous improvement in both company goals andproject-related tasks.Capable of juggling a number of priorities and delivering results on time in a high pressure,dynamic environment.