Lead Product Designer

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You make the complex simple. Data driven decisions help you navigate workflow heavy business challenges for exciting clients. You see around corners, positioning the team and our clients to proactively handle obstacles, leveraging past experience and critical thinking. When unforeseen challenges arise, you are comfortable helping teams navigate back toward stability. You can step into any product team and seamlessly contribute value.

You are energized by sharing your mastery of tools, techniques, stakeholder management with your colleagues. You can teach others how to translate ambiguous vision into an actionable plan, growing strategic accounts through successful delivery and new opportunity exploration.

As a member of Devbridge, you will have the opportunity to work on some of the most complex challenges in software development today. You will be part of a growing team including Product Managers and Engineers, creating world-class digital products for some of the largest companies in the world.

The Lead Product Designer role is the Associate Director’s right hand. Acting as the most senior practice role within the team, you are responsible for setting technical direction, mentoring Product Designers, and contributing to sales efforts. The Lead Product Designer will directly create value on the most complex engagements as a billable contributor, splitting their time equally between client delivery and practice/team development.

Responsibilities

  • Set the research and discovery direction for engagements to ensure the right products are built
  • Oversee, and as needed, directly perform the day-to-day aspects of key client engagements, including:
  • Design strategy for engagements incorporating timeline, budget, goals and complexities that enables the team to produce designs for delivery, following best asset creation and management practices
  • Identification of areas of meaningful measurement on design engagements supported by research efforts
  • Technical feasibility and quality of designs for engineering hand off, and alleviation of design blockers with engineers throughout a project’s iterative sprint cadence
  • Consultation for clients on product strategy and direction and working directly with delivery teams on design options
  • Provide input to the account leadership on the design team’s performance and development opportunities.
  • Provide advisory support for engagements in trouble at any stage of digital product delivery for our clients
  • Collaborate with Practice Directors to define, evolve, and uphold Devbridge methodology and standards
  • Upskill the practice through mentoring and training of team members, recruiting, thought leadership, and teaching top-tier delivery practices
  • Drive new business and promote mutually successful client engagements, renewals, and expansion of services by:
  • Assessing how we can solve clients’ business problems and creating asssets to help prospective clients define and visualize potential solutions
  • Collaborating to define solutions and build estimates and proposals that reflect the optimal partnership
  • Forming deep, trusted advisory relationships with clients allowing for identification of new workstreams and solutions within current engagements

Requirements

  • BS or BA degree
  • Proven track record of consistent, high quality product delivery
  • Strong experience and understanding of software development
  • Mastery of translating a potentially ambiguous stakeholder vision all the way through into a detailed, technically sound product solution
  • Experience coaching and mentoring team members
  • Ability to tailor communication and set expectations effectively to multiple audiences
  • Strong product design background with mastery of methodology, tools (i.e., Sketch, Figma), and techniques needed to drive business and human value
  • Ability to pick up technical and business concepts quickly and advise clients on options
  • Commitment to lifelong learning and continuous improvement
  • Excellent organizational, time management, prioritization, and project management skills
  • Demonstrated problem-solving experience for complex business challenges
  • Willingness to travel up to 30%

Bonus Points

  • People management experience
  • Proven track record of growing new business
  • Experience delivering end-to-end custom software solutions in a technology consulting environmen

Benefits

  • A quickly scaling international company with a variety of challenging and compelling projects
  • Growth opportunities in a matrixed management environment
  • Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses
  • Health, dental, life, and vision insurance
  • Four weeks paid vacation plus standard United States holidays
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Maternity/Paternity benefit
  • Flexible health and wellness benefit
  • Opportunities for professional development such as conferences, seminars, and educational courses
  • Team building events, Friday lunches, and stocked kitchen
  • Employee referral bonus program

This position is based in Chicago, IL. We have a hybrid working model requiring 3 days per week in the office and allowing for 2 days per week remote. This position may require travel up to 30%.

Devbridge is committed to providing equal employment opportunities available to all. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical to our success as a company, and seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • FluxLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We are located in River North, across from the Merchandise Mart adjacent to the Chicago River in the heart of the city.

What are Devbridge Perks + Benefits

Devbridge Benefits Overview

We believe happiness is a result of making a contribution, creating meaningful products, and sharing that journey with like-minded colleagues. Staying healthy and fit is a nice side effect! Here are some of the benefits at Devbridge:

- Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses

- Full benefits package, including health, dental, and vision insurance

- 401K / pension plan with company matching options

- Generous paid time off

- Opportunities for professional development such as conferences, seminars, and educational courses

- Flexible health and wellness reimbursement

- Catered Friday team lunches

- Monthly company-sponsored team-building events

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Devbridge participates in local volunteer activities chosen each year.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Employee Assistance Program and reimbursement for meditation classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Acme Co. employees receive 20 days per year of paid time off.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Devbridge reimburses its employees for a variety of health and fitness activities.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our culture is rooted in our company values. For us, our values aren’t just words; they’re something our team actively practices daily, whether on a macro level with our clients or internal communications or on a micro level with how we work with one another as individuals. We enjoy solving complex challenges and celebrating success together with a like-minded team of talented and passionate professionals. We firmly believe that our "Team Matters" and that our most important asset is our people. In addition to the benefits noted above, we offer Kickoff where global employees travel to our main offices in Chicago and/or Lithuania to plan for the year ahead and learn from/celebrate the past year's successes. Each summer, when financial goals are met, the whole company travels to Lithuania for summer camp - a weekend where the whole team enjoys one another's company, camps, plays, and has fun.

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