As a member of the User Experience Design (UXD) team, the Design Strategist will work with multi-disciplinary teams to apply strategic thinking to short- and long-term design directions and will deliver innovative, end-to-end user experiences that optimize among user needs, business goals, and technological realities for each project. Projects will include cloud-based software, knowledge portals, embedded software in various medical devices, mobile, and more. The Strategist will create the 3-year design strategy for the Next Generation infusion product line and will manage four+ direct reports who are executing on that project.
This position is extremely collaborative and requires a high degree of professionalism, communication skills, mentoring capability, and influencing skills to work effectively with cross-functional internal stake-holders. The ability to evangelize user experience work and to influence leadership is critical. On the tactical level the Strategist will develop and maintain deliverable schedules, track personnel assignments, and drive trade-offs as needed for all Next Generation design work streams. Soft skills that create successful employee-manager relationships are necessary. Growing and mentoring UXD talent to improve bench strength within the organization is an important and rewarding aspect of this role.
•Drive and apply user-centered efficient design processes while working collaboratively with cross-functional teams on multiple matrixed work streams
•Transparently manage, track, negotiate trade-offs, and report out success UX metrics for all the Next Generation projects you oversee.
•Implement regular 1-1s, design review meetings, demonstrations, and training opportunities for the UX team
•Create close professional relationships with key cross-functional leaders in order to understand where the business unit is going so that we can prepare our team (hire, train, etc) adequately to support future needs
•Effectively utilize and teach relevant user experience methods to developers and other stake-holders, such as how to apply a corporate design language, design frameworks, problem framing, design principles, how UXD works in Agile Scrum, and overall design thinking
•Ability to deliver and manage the creation and delivery of UI specifications, wireframes, workflows, and low- and high-fidelity Axure prototypes, and other relevant outputs
•Build positive, collaborative relationships across teams/groups/functions through facilitative leadership, storytelling, teaching, mentoring, and inspiring colleagues to value UX work and to include UX early in every project
•May manage the industrial design of hardware and interact with manufacturing and suppliers
•Demonstrated track record of success designing software and hardware in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
•Ability to effectively communicate interactive and interface design data, design proposals, and product specifications and to explain the rationale behind design decisions clearly and in a way that inspires stakeholders
•Ability to concisely critique designs for improvement and to translate customer feedback into strong design decisions
•Strong skills in creative design tools including Axure, InVision, Adobe Creative Cloud, Jira, Kanban, MS Project etc
•Strength in responsive design, cross-platform development, and strong understanding of HTML, CSS, JQuery
•Success in following, applying, teaching, and maintaining a company product design language guide and ensuring that colleagues apply elements accurately with strong design thinking behind their decisions
•Proven ability to work closely and collaboratively with developers implementing your designs to save time, create the best possible designs, reduce rework, and improve outcomes
•Proven success working in an Agile development environment and strong knowledge of how interaction and visual design are best utilized in a SCRUM environment
•Organized, self-directed, efficient, and able to manage multiple and complex projects in a timely manner
•Experience with the healthcare field and medical devices is a plus
•Online portfolio available for viewing required
•Bachelor's or Master's degree in User Interface Design, Cognitive Science, Fine Arts, or equivalent
•Minimum 10 years of experience working as an interaction/visual designer in a leadership role