FASTTEK GLOBALpowered by Fast Switch - Great Lakes
info@fasttek.com
(734) 744-9373
Dearborn, Michigan
Product Designer Senior #883326
Job Description:
  • The Lead Product Designer will apply a design thinking mindset, user research skills, and business strategy to align teams around a human-centric roadmap.
  • They collaborate closely with product owners, product managers, and fellow designers across their portfolio.
 
Position Responsibilities:
  • Represent the user’s perspective throughout the product lifecycle through discovery, ideation, and validation
  • Evangelize UX within your team and across the department, be a strong voice for Human Centered design.
  • Balance user needs, business objectives and technical feasibility to solve problem effectively.
  • Conduct generative user research such as contextual inquiry, ethnography, field research, user interviews, and stakeholder interviews
  • Transform user research into assets such as affinity walls, journey maps, empathy maps, story boards, personas, etc.
  • Justify your research strategy and insights to stakeholders (un)familiar with the UX discipline
  • Work collaboratively with product owners, product managers, and fellow designers
  • Review quality of solution throughout the product development process.
  • Measure and analyze product/idea growth and success.
  • Facilitate and lead design thinking sessions/workshops with various technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Guide product decisions through user research and iterative feedback loops
  • Apply user experience best practices and principles to low and/or high fidelity designs, from wireframes to mockups to interactive prototypes
 
Skills Required:
  • Design Thinking Skills
  • Design Tool
  • Familiarity Analytical
  • User Research
  • Technical Design Writing
 
Skills Preferred:
  • Flexibility to work on initiatives with unclear and changing requirements
  • Previous Lean/agile team
 
Experience Required:
  • Need to be well versed with experience in UX Research, Visual Design, Interaction Design, and User/Usability Testing
  • 2-4+ years of experience in UX Research / User Testing
  • 2-4+ years of experience in Usability Testing
  • 2-4+ years of experience in Interaction Design / Prototyping /Wireframing
  • 2-4+ years of experience in Visual Design
  • 2-4+ years of experience in a UI/UX/ID position
  • Experience leading others in UX and design.
  • Experience with multiple design tools
  • Experience in Agile development, extreme programming environment, test driven development and software craftsmanship.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, as well as facilitation and presentation skills with an engaging presentation style.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with product teams, business customers, and end users.
  • Passion for growing your skills, tackling interesting work and challenging problems; be committed to lifelong design learning.
  • Technical and problem solving mindset
  • Experience working independently with clients
  • Experience designing full-service consumer and/or business applications
 
Experience Preferred:
  • Industry experience in progressive responsibilities across multiple roles in IT
  • Able to conduct virtual design meetings with global teams (e.g. Webex, Bluescape)
  • Experience with customer journey mapping, service blueprints, and value stream mapping
 
Education Required:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or other technical discipline preferred
 
Additional Info:
 
At FastTek Global, Our Purpose is Our People and Our Planet. We come to work each day and are reminded we are helping people find their success stories. Also, Doing the right thing is our mantra.  We act responsibly, give back to the communities we serve and have a little fun along the way.
We have been doing this with pride, dedication and plain, old-fashioned hard work for 24 years!
FastTek Global is financially strong, privately held company that is 100% consultant and client focused.
We've differentiated ourselves by being fast, flexible, creative and honest. Throw out everything you've heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company. We do unique things and we do them for Fortune 10, Fortune 500, and technology start-up companies.
Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefit options you can choose the benefits you need or want, options include:
 
  • Medical and Dental (FastTek pays majority of the medical program)
  • Vision
  • Personal Time Off (PTO) Program
  • Long Term Disability (100% paid)
  • Life Insurance (100% paid)
  • 401(k) with immediate vesting and 3% (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match
 
Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture.
FastTek Global was named one of the Top Work Places in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020!
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