Product Designer Consultant/Expert in Dearborn, MI at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 12/12/2019

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Job ID: 54750

Product Designer-54750 Position Description:

  • Our GDIA Tech department crafts innovative services to prepare smart vehicles for a smart world
  • Here in the data science division, we apply user experience principles to build Mach1ML
  • Our company’s  AI/ML/Data Science platform 
  • Our product designers are members of a small, cross-functional, and co-located team that embraces extreme programming methods and agile development
  • They collaborate directly and continuously with users, stakeholders, product owners, product managers, software engineers, and data scientists 

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Represent the user’s perspective throughout the product lifecycle through discovery, ideation, and validation 
  • Facilitate and lead design thinking sessions/workshops with various technical and non-technical stakeholders 
  • Help product managers and product owners assess and prioritize opportunities and constraints 
  • Conduct 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. 
  • Apply user experience best practices and principles to low and/or high fidelity designs, from wireframes to mockups to interactive prototypes 
  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders, product owners, product managers, software engineers, data scientists, and fellow designers 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • 3+ years of experience in UX research 
  • 3+ years of experience in interaction design 
  • 2+ years of experience in visual design 
  • Bachelors. or master’s degree in human-computer interaction, human factors, psychology, communications, or equivalent 
  • Passion for growing your skills, tackling challenging problems, and sharing your learning with others 
  • Flexibility to work on initiatives with unclear and changing requirements 
  • Familiar with design tools such as Sketch and InVision

Experience Required:

  • User experience product design

Education Required:

  • B.S. Information Systems, Computer Science or equivalent work experience in the requested field

At Fast Switch, 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.  Isn’t that cool? 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 at Fast Switch have been doing this for 22 years. We’re doing business in almost half the states in the union with offices in Detroit, MI, Columbus, OH, New York, Hartford, CT, Massachusetts, Minneapolis, MN, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Tucson, AZ.

We're a 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 companies, Inc. 500 companies, and technology start-ups. We also have a strong belief in giving back to the communities we serve.

Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefits options you can choose just the benefits that you need or want, options include:

• Medical and Dental (Fast Switch 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.

In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Fast Switch was named one of the Top Work Places in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press and one of the Best Staffing Firms in 2016 and 2017. We have won the Columbus Business First “Fast 50” award 9 times in 12 years because of our strong growth which translates into more and better opportunities for our consulting staff members.

Ranked '#1' supplier by over 50% of our customers nationally.

Ranked 'Top 3' supplier by over 75% of our customers nationally.

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