Lead Product Designer

Robert Half
December 23, 2021
San Ramon, CA
Job Type


Ref ID: 00340-0012106064

Classification: Product Designer

Compensation: DOE

Our client is looking for a Lead Product Designer who will be part of the Product Design team and report to the Head of Design. This team is responsible for designing the digital product experience (mobile, mobile web, and online web apps) for clients, candidates, and talent professionals. The design team leverages human-centered methods and platforms such as user research, service design, digital product design for native mobile and responsive web apps (interaction and visual design), information architecture, job stories, workshop design and facilitation, design strategy, and design systems. At the more senior levels, IC and manager leadership responsibilities include scoping and defining work; facilitating, co-creating, and communicating design strategy and vision cross-functionally, including to executives; structuring design workflow, teaching and elevating design competency in other functions; directing, developing, and coaching other designers, and structuring a culture of critique and feedback

Specific responsibilities include:

• Lead the design strategy, vision, and execution for multiple product areas across the system of native mobile and responsive web app touchpoints

• Collaborate jointly with product squad (engineering, product management, and research) to improve existing products and services or help lead the creation of brand new or extensions of existing products and services

• Collaborate jointly with product squad and leadership (engineering, product management, research) to define the human-centered approach for new digital transformation experiences

• Manage and communicate the design approach for planning, framing, ideation, prototyping, and testing new ideas

• Collaborate with other designers and guide the creation of interactive prototypes to conceptualize and demonstrate design vision

• Design and facilitate (lead) process for collaborative design sprints

• Understand service design and help advocate for service design methods like experience mapping, service blueprints, journeys, etc.

• Help teach and build design competency in cross-functional teams

• Align job stories (inspired from research) and experience design to business outcomes

• Help structure experiments (including prototypes) to define and test risk

• Define and iterate design workflow, help support emerging design systems, and operationalize efficient product development hand-offs

• Guide creation of style guides, patterns, design language system

• Help develop visual identity guidelines (voice and tone, color palette, fonts, etc.)

• Help structure and develop design principles (brand values, purpose, product principles)

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