#136705

UX Product Design Lead

Location:
New York, NY
Job Terms:
Temporary
Salary:
Competitive
Start date:
09/24/2018
posted by:
Chris Woodbridge
Date:
08/15/2018

Job Description:

Our client, a worldwide management consulting firm, is looking for a stellar Product Design Lead to join their team!

  Product Design Lead – Design & Innovation 

Who you’ll work with: 
Working within the Technology function with our World class client,  you will be developing the tools 
to power the next generation of management consulting. Here, we do not accept our esteemed 
organization’s past success, but challenge it, as we utilize design thinking and digital 
technologies to create new ways of working that will define the future of how this consultancy delivers 
professional services. 
You will be a core member of the Design & Innovation team. You will be part of a global team 
that is distributed across Boston, New York, New Delhi, and Prague. 

This person will need to provide UX research and design supporting these work streams through product phases - Discovery, MVP, Beta, Pilot, and Full Production. 
The Design & Innovation team is responsible for using user-centered methods to inform the 
development and delivery of technology-enabled products and services used across the Firm. 
This work ensures that we create experiences that make the work of our colleagues faster, easier 
and more effective. And that we incubate new ways of working that will move the Firm 
forward. 
What you’ll do: 
The Product Design Lead leverages an iterative, user-centered approach and solid UI design 
skills to conceive and deliver valuable new experiences for our clients and colleagues across 
mobile and web platforms. We are looking for experienced professionals who possess a blend of 
user-centered design practices, creative innovation, and the drive to work on some of the most 
exciting digital initiatives within our organization. 
As a member of our Design & Innovation team, you will contribute to all aspects of the product 
development lifecycle—from research and ideation through to detailed design and delivery— 
with an emphasis on rapid prototyping, frequent validation with end users, and creatively 
approaching constraints. 
You will collaborate closely with product managers, developers, and various other stakeholders 
to identify what will be most critical to the success of a product, what it should feel like to 
interact with a product or service across multiple touchpoints, and to define how we bring that 
experience into reality. You will actively look for opportunities to apply new tools and 
technologies that can help enrich the capabilities the Firm provides to our colleagues to do their 
work. 
You will also have the opportunity to be an advocate and coach for design thinking, helping 
others in the firm develop their knowledge, skills and capabilities in the use empathetic, 
inventive and iterative methods for product development. 
Qualifications: 
• BS or MS in Interaction Design, Cognitive Science, HCI, Anthropology, Psychology, or 
equivalent experience 
• Minimum 6+ years of experience planning, conducting, and communicating the findings 
from user research for digital products and services (familiarity with an Enterprise setting is a 
plus) 
• Experience planning and conducting both quantitative and qualitative user research at all 
stages of product development 
• Ability to frame key questions, create research plans to address those, conduct research, and 
synthesize the findings into meaningful, actionable insights 
• Ability to design and conduct user testing and concept validation - i.e. identify potential 
solution options for a stated user need and design experiments that help elicit the most viable 
solution for users 
• Strong ability to generate and communicate compelling & actionable insights, both verbally 
and visually 
• Strong interaction and visual design skills, including use of a diverse set of tools, e.g. Adobe 
creative suite, OmniGraffle, Sketch, InVision, etc. 
• Solid knowledge of and experience with Agile software development 
• Strong communication skills with ability to articulate and optimize design based on the value 
to the user and the business 
• Strong collaboration – you partner well with others to solve problems and actively 
incorporate input from various sources; experience working with others on a global basis 
• Ability to navigate multiple stakeholder groups and influence others 
• Passionate about creating value through great design and user experience 
• Ability to structure ambiguous problems and define tasks needed to bring clarity 
• Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal and presentation 
• Experience in managing communications with users and stakeholders.