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Principal Experience Designer, UI / UX

Date: Mar 28, 2018

Location: Richardson, TX, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 104701 

 

Position Summary:

Responsible for designing, developing & productizing holistic digital experiences optimized for efficiency and simplicity of Professional Solutions. He/she drives user-centric, iterative and collaborative design process revolving around rapid prototyping, user research, continuous improvement & deployment. Standardize UI/X across software & hardware products within Professional Solution.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities: Manage a global team 3 highly competent, senior software professionals.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for designing, developing & productizing holistic digital experiences optimized for efficiency and simplicity of Professional Solutions using research-based methods
  • Drives user-centric, iterative and collaborative design process revolving around rapid prototyping, user research, continuous improvement & deployment.
  • Standardize UI/X across software & hardware products within Professional Solution.
  • Design and conduct user research using qualitative and quantitative methods, including iterative usability and concept testing, participatory design, ethnography, contextual inquiry, surveys, and holistic usability studies
  • Synthesize user research findings with usage analytics to provide insights to inform design direction
  • Serve as a consultant regarding human behavior and understanding throughout the product development lifecycle (ideation>design>build>test>deploy) for multiple projects and programs
  • Evangelize our user-centered research and design practice to internal and external stakeholders from designers to executive leadership
  • Collaborate with interaction and visual designers to resolve usability and desirability concerns
  • Lead co-creation and participatory design sessions to innovate against an ideal user product model
  • Research design trends and forecast future experiences
  • Team Player - The successful individual will have deep and broad experience leading and managing a team and collaborate with business owners and technology peers. He/She will be able to effectively communicate, motivate, coach and develop technical excellence. Establish credibility throughout the organization and with Corporate Executive Management as an effective developer of solutions to business challenges.

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in any of the following disciplines: Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Human Factors Engineering, Cognitive Psychology, or equivalent.
  • 10-12 years of experience researching complex digital interfaces in a web, mobile, or professional solutions (preferred).
  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely to peers.
  • A strong ability to build relations and work independently.
  • Experience with Scrum in an Agile Development environment and familiarity with relevant tools.

 

Preferred Qualifications::

  • Business Acumen - Business acumen, to gauge not just what can be done but to know what can be profitable, is a key requirement for this role. The ability to manage near-term R&D costs/risks with long-term product commercialization is a critical requirement for this position.
  • Communication Skills - While it is required this person to be technically skilled, he/she must also be able to communicate effectively with customers and constituents outside the engineering organization. This person must have the ability to promote and explain technology initiatives to business leaders outside of the technology organization and to external partners and customers.
  • Organizational Leadership - This person should have led a significant part of a technology team. He/She must bring strong people leadership experience up to and including senior technologists.
  • Strategy - This person must be a strategic technology leader; that is, he/she must combine a solid technical foundation with forward-looking strategic skills to effectively develop a software strategy to enable Harman to capitalize on emerging technologies including emerging technology trends outside of Harman’s core domain.
  • Domain Expertise - Understanding of Professional Solutions in the domain of Audio, Video, Lighting & Control will be an added advantage. Knowledge of professional system control technologies is highly desirable.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel 15% of the time.
  • Willingness to work in an office.
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

 

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status.  HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!  (www.harman.com)


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