Lead Product Designer
Vancouver, BC, Canada
WE ARE A TRANSFORMATIONAL PARTNER
We create impactful and custom digital experiences that connect brands with consumers in relevant and memorable interactions. We partner in the digital strategy, design and execution transforming the world’s leading global businesses.
Our digital studios are worldwide, yet we are one collaborative global team who recognize the demand for all software and technology products to engage users through compelling design.
Our people are 'full stack’ hustler’s - digital citizens connected to the world of design and technology with stand out skills and business savvy - but most importantly, who like to get their hands dirty experimenting and learning.
We operate across many sectors, but specialize in retail and financial services, healthcare.
ABOUT THE ROLE
As a Lead Product Designer at Cognizant Softvision you will be responsible for defining what elegant, simple, highly usable interfaces look like to millions of people around the world. You will be faced with complex problem spaces in any given industry. You will collaborate with product owners, project managers, engineers and other designers to produce innovative and top quality work for our clients. You will work closely with the Design Manager to make sure the design team is always up to date with industry best practices and team dynamic remains strong.
A successful Lead Product Designer has eagerness to jump in and solve problems with a unique combination of proven talent and ability in all facets of design. Lead Product Designers are often asked to analyze and produce actionable strategies to help solve the problem at hand. They must also be comfortable engaging with clients and managing the execution of objectives.
7+ years working in design industry
3+ years of working in a product-led organization
Experience providing design direction and mentoring to junior colleagues
A strong visual aesthetic and design point of view, exampled in a rich portfolio
Informed and strong opinions, loosely held
A practitioner of user-centric processes and design thinking principles
WE’RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO
Proactive: Takes charge and makes decisions with ease
Values teamwork: Demonstrated ability to collaborate with cross-functional and distributed teams around the world, involving designers, developers and QA engineers
Work enthusiastically: Passion for the work and the role; can-do attitude
Loves problem solving: Thinks about problems holistically and is able to zoom in and out with ease
Master of emotions: Remains calm under pressure and is a master at soft skills
Passionate: Always eager to experiment and never stop learning
Keener: Will contribute to the culture of the design team and organization
Apply design processes from beginning to end based on industry best practices to ensure world class design experiences
Strong understanding of information architecture, multi-step and cross-platform flows
Produce and define UX documentation to support the design process
Produce and conduct UX research plans
Understand and advocate for core accessibility standards within the team and organization
Design, define or vet existing design systems to support the design team
Facilitate and/or lead design workshops with team members and stakeholders
Contribute to high-level strategic decisions at a team and project level
Understand customer and client needs, motivations and behaviors and translate them into actionable deliverables
Have strong client management skills. You can articulate and lead discussions around your process, explorations and conclusions
Communicate with leads from multiple departments such as PM, QA and Development teams
Understand of best practices, development and trends in enterprise, web, mobile, iOS and Material Design
Mentor and provide feedback to junior/intermediate designers
Champion design thinking and user-centered design throughout the team and the broader organization
Proficiency with current design tools including Figma, Sketch, XD, Adobe Creative Suite, etc
Proficiency in facilitation tools (Miro, Mural, Freehand, Whimsical, etc)
Excellent communication skills, written and oral
Excellent presentation skills
Proficiency in Microsoft & Google product suite
ABOUT THE DESIGN TEAM
We are a team of 14 designers in the Vancouver office (80+ worldwide) who are passionate about design, product, and everything in between. We continually look for the best designers in the industry and our goal is to provide them with the environment and support they need to flourish. We do this by providing collaboration opportunities within the team through activities such design reviews, 1:1s, lunch and learns, sharing of inspiration and best practises. We look for people who will contribute in a unique way and are willing to advocate for what they believe in. If you’re looking for a place to learn and grow, to collaborate with a mature design team and to explore diverse projects then this is the place for you. We look forward to meeting you.
Cognizant Softvision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No 3rd Party Agency Candidates.
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