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Senior UX/UI Specialist

iRobot Corporation, founded in 1990 by three MIT associates, with a mission of “empowering people to do more” is at the forefront of the development of robotics and artificial intelligence technologies. iRobot has a global presence, operates across three markets: Home Robots, Defense and Security, and Remote Presence, and has become one of the world’s preeminent specialist designers and builders of robots. iRobot invests in the development and growth of its people, in a culture of empowerment, innovation and fun. Come work with some of the most talented and influential people in the robotics field utilizing cutting edge technologies, in an exciting, fast-growing industry. Our employees not only enjoy our competitive health and wellness benefits, but also iRobot perks such as summer hours, robot discounts, on-site car detailing, and “have fun” activities and events.

The Senior UI /UX Specialist will drive activities related to User Experience (user research, user testing, persona development, task analysis, usability analysis, user interface design, OOBE) of robotic products and associated user interfaces from concept to production, working closely with Product Marketing, Program Management, Industrial Design, Engineering, and outside consultants.

Essential Functions:

*Ensure user needs are being communicated and prioritized throughout development process and across all touch-points

*Define and manage user testing requirements and procedures to deliver the optimum user experience for integrated software and hardware solutions

*Conduct heuristic evaluations of hardware and digital user interfaces

*Conduct research activities aimed at a deep understanding of iRobot’s existing and prospective users

*Synthesize Research findings into concise reports/recommendations – present findings in a well-articulated and convincing manner to diverse stakeholders, including marketing, engineering project teams, and top management

*Translate the insights thus gained into actionable design directions

*Work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team to develop and execute a user-centered design process, acting as an evangelist for its widespread adoption within the company

*Apply usability principles and activities to all aspects of product and UI design. Oversee their implementation with development teams and suppliers up to final production, with ownership and a high attention to detail

*Identify and benchmark outstanding examples of user interfaces that can inspire and guide UI development efforts

*Create and effectively present UI deliverables and prototypes (wireframes, workflows, prototypes, etc.) to explain and negotiate design solutions to key stakeholders

*Assist in the overall development of the robotic user interface for all aspects of use, including setup, cleanup and maintenance

*Utilize design thinking to solve complex mechanical and ergonomic problems

*Maintaining internal client relationships in order to ensure that design and business objectives are met within constraints of schedules and budget


*BS or BFA degree in Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Cognitive Phycology, Human Factors, Usability or related discipline.

*5 years minimum experience in usability and design

*Experience designing and executing usability test plans for digital and physical products

*Strong knowledge of user research/ethnography methodologies and usability principles

*Proven record of working with engineering teams to bring successful products to market

*Curiosity and understanding of emerging technology, smart device applications

*Understanding of “infrastructure and web/smart device protocols”

*Demonstrated empathetic approach to understanding and meeting the needs of users

*Excellent communication skills, both written & verbal, and the ability to present clearly and effectively to larger groups

*Passion for designing appealing, revolutionary products that make an impact on people’s lives

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