Mar 19, 2019

Learning Design & Development Senior Specialist

  • Merck
  • Upper Gwynedd, PA, US

Job Description

Requisition ID: INS000117

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare. 
The Learning Experience Designer
reports to the Strategic Partner and is part of the Learning Shared Services (LSS) Learning Design & Development group. Success in this role depends on the following efforts:
  • Lead the strategic design process, assuming responsibility for the overall learner experience.
  • Harmonize user needs with business objectives to solve complex problems through the design of intuitive interfaces and transformative digital experiences
  • Manage and lead user experience (UX) design across multiple initiatives in a fast paced environment
  • Gather primary and secondary research regarding user needs, UX best practices, and technology strategies and tactics
  • Design and deliver wireframes, mockups, and prototypes to test user experience and needs
  • Develop personas, analyze and translate data on usage
  • Collaborate with product owners and team members to ensure designs meet the business needs
  • Conduct and participate in empathy based user research with focused outcomes
  • Champion principles of usability and user-centered design
  • Collaborate with other peers in the UX role across the organization on procedures, processes, and best practices
  • Build client trust and respect, establish client relationships, and develop rapport with clients
  • Continually seek out opportunities for improvement and how to gain efficiency


Education Minimum Requirement:
  • Bachelor Degree
Required Experience and Skills:
  • 5+ years of experience as an Experience Designer
  • 2+ years working as a Lead, Principal, or higher level
  • 3 years or more of experience as a UX Designer/lead
  • Broad knowledge of digital interactions, Web site architecture, user interfaces and navigation on various platforms (Web, mobile, tablet)
  • A solid understanding of web and mobile design principles and best use of current web and mobile technologies and scalable dynamic user interfaces
  • Experience with UI design and design thinking principles
  • Experience with usability analysis such as: end-user interviews
  • Strong interpersonal skills, as well as excellent communication skills, verbal and written to both technical and non-technical audiences that geographically dispersed (conference calls, webcam, face-to-face)
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment on multiple assignments at once
  • Experience executing work in a fast paced iterative environment such as Agile
  • Takes initiative to recommend process improvements and demonstrate creative thinking
Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • 2+ years of people management experience.
  • Pharmaceutical or healthcare industry experience
  • Experience conducting usability studies. The ideal candidate will be able to create participant screeners, moderator’s guides and final reports and corresponding UX recommendations
  • Ability to guide / mentor other developers and troubleshoot issues
  • Possess a continuous learning attitude towards technology and finding new ways to leverage it
Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life. 
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Job: Instructional Design & Development
Other Locations: Rahway, NJ, US
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable):
Hazardous Materials: No
Company Trade Name: Merck

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