Product Designer (W/M)
Geneva, CH
vor 2 Tg.

Your mission :

The aim of the EPFL Blue Brain Project (BBP), a Swiss brain research initiative founded and directed by Professor Henry Markram, is to establish simulation neuroscience as a complementary approach alongside experimental, theoretical and clinical neuroscience to understanding the brain, by building the world’s first biologically detailed digital reconstructions and simulations of the mouse brain.

The brain is one of the greatest Big Data problems we have today. Therefore, the Neuroinformatics Software Engineering team open sourced in January 2018 Blue Brain Nexus () to organize, store and process exceptionally large volumes of data in a semantic way and support usage by a broad number of users.

Going beyond the specific use case of the BBP, Blue Brain Nexus is designed to be agnostic of the data domain it is applied to, making it suitable for semantic data management within the scientific community as well as in many other industries.

Blue Brain Nexus is already being used by scientists and researchers around the world.The ultimate goal of Blue Brain Nexus, beyond integrating and organising data, is to enable and accelerate science.

In order to achieve this, we are looking at developing the following capabilities :

  • Digitally manage a scientific project (lifecycle, collaborating scientists, data, workflows, dissemination...).
  • Enable scientists to easily integrate and organise their data,
  • Facilitate discovery of data and their reuse,
  • Integrate scientific computational workflow (data pipelines, interactive notebooks, ...) and enable scientists to execute them upon suitable data being made available,
  • Leverage machine learning techniques and data available in the underlying Knowledge Graph to facilitate and accelerate scientific activities,
  • Leverage information available about scientific data to automate strategic IT tasks (e.g. copy of critical data to enable disaster recovery),
  • Enable FAIR data publication processes,
  • Facilitate the integration of data in the scientific publishing process.
  • In order to design a delightful and effective user interface for Blue Brain Nexus, you would be joining the Neuroinformatics Software Engineering team, as Product Designer .

    If you would like to read more about what we do, you can read about the of Blue Brain Nexus in this . We have also published an interview on the role of Neuroinformatics at BBP (read the Technology Networks’ ).

    If you are curious about Simulation Neuroscience and Blue Brain, you can read .

    Main duties and responsibilities include :

  • Design the user experience for new and existing product capabilities, including acquisition and onboarding.
  • Collaborate with users, stakeholders, product manager, and developers.
  • Develop wireframes and prototypes to communicate interaction and design ideas.
  • Create effective design solutions to complex problems - easy to understand, aesthetically appealing and consistent user experience.
  • Invest time with users to discover their needs and test both early prototypes and released features.
  • Develop and own our design system to increase design consistency.
  • Collaborate with the communication team to align on design guidelines.
  • Your profile :

    Experience and preferred skills :

  • Experience designing complex enterprise applications, not just websites, is a must.
  • Experience with design tools such as Adobe Xd, Figma or Sketch.
  • Excellent attention to detail, with a commitment to putting the user first.
  • Online portfolio or work samples demonstrating a variety of user-centered experiences.
  • Ability to create responsive design.
  • Effective communicator, presenter, and negotiator.
  • Experience in any of the following areas would be a plus :

  • HTML and CSS.
  • Modern JavaScript and preferably Typescript.
  • React and other JavaScript frameworks.
  • Profile :

  • Bachelor's degree in design, human-computer interaction (HCI), or equivalent professional experience.
  • 2+ years of experience as a product designer, user experience designer, interaction designer or similar role.
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written), French is a plus
  • We offer :

  • An internationally visible and rising project in simulation-based research in neuroscience using supercomputers.
  • A modern working environment, based at the Biotech Campus in Geneva Sécheron
  • A dynamic, multidisciplinary, international and collaborative working environment committed to benefitting the global community
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