iRobot Corporation

  • Visual Designer/UI Designer

    Job Locations US-MA-Bedford
    Category Product Development/Engineering
    Requisition ID
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date
    1 month ago(3/12/2018 2:24 PM)
  • Summary

    Our ideal staff level Visual Designer/UI Designer (3-5 yrs of exp.) will support 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 UX and UI Designers and Product Marketing, primarily as it relates to the visual UI of our application/s.



    Essential Functions/ Job Duties

    • Create world-class visual design solutions for our application/s.
    • Create world-class motion design solutions for our application/s.
    • Leverage user centered design processes for both visual and motion design solutions.
    • Assist in ensuring that user needs are being communicated and prioritized throughout development process and across all touch-points
    • Help define user testing requirements and procedures to deliver the optimum user experience for integrated software and hardware solutions
    • Support heuristic evaluations of hardware and digital user interfaces
    • Support research activities aimed at a deep understanding of iRobot’s existing and prospective users
    • Help 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
    • Assist in translating 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. Help in 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 UI or Visual Design, UX Design, or related discipline.
    • 3 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
    • Strong negotiation skills to achieve win-win solutions under time pressure and conflicting demands on the design
    • Good organizational and interpersonal skills; capable of multi-tasking and managing multiple projects at the same time
    • Ability to work under minimum supervision with wide latitude for independent thinking and design decision-making, as well as collaboratively in a team environment
    • Passion for designing appealing, revolutionary products that make an impact on people's lives
    • High level of ethics, values, integrity and trust

    Desired Skills/Experience

    • Ability to fabricate user interface mock-ups and models using various media and tools
    • Knowledge of Human Factors principles
    • Experience designing and developing for a variety of interaction methods: tactile controls, touch, gestures, GUIs, speech-based UIs
    • High level of proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, and various UI prototyping tools.
    • A strong desire to continually improve products and processes

    About Us

    We are the leading global consumer robot company, designing and building robots that empower people to do more, both inside and outside of the home. Founded by MIT roboticists who had the vision of making practical robots a reality. To date, we have sold over 20 million robots and globally employ more than 600 of the robot industry’s best and brightest. iRobot is committed to fostering invention, discovery and technological exploration in the pursuit of practical and valuable robot products for the home. iRobot stock trades on the NASDAQ stock market under the ticker symbol IRBT.


    iRobot is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts, accessible by our corporate shuttle directly from Alewife Station. We also have offices in California, Europe, Japan, China & Hong Kong. Imagine the future you could help us build as a fellow iRoboteer! Check out #LifeAtiRobot and follow us on Instagram: @irobotcareers


    iRobot is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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