Product/UX Design Lead
-Contract role based in New York, NY
RedStream Technology is seeking a Product/UX Design Lead to join the Design & Innovation team at a global management consulting firm.
With solid UI design skills and the ability to leverage an iterative, user-centered approach across mobile and web platforms, the Product/UX Design Lead 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. We are looking for an experienced professional who possesses 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.
You will collaborate closely with product managers, developers, and other disciplines 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.
Skills & Qualifications
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)
Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Interaction Design, Cognitive Science, HCI, Anthropology, Psychology, or equivalent experience
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 and 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