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Company: Directv

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Date Posted: June 14, 2014

Source: DirecTV

Design Thinker\ Product Design Engineer

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Job Category: Engineering
Date Posted: 06/14/2014
Job Reference Code : 1401857-1

Description

DIRECTV’s Design Thinking team is seeking a Design Thinker/ product design engineer to join our organization. The ideal candidate will leverage their design and innovation skills to help drive breakthrough solutions for DIRECTV’s customers and front-line employees. The role encompasses all aspects of the end-to-end design and innovation process, including development of user insights through field research and empathy, design strategy, ideation and invention, rapid prototyping and testing, as well as go-to-market implementation planning. The ideal candidate will also help the Design Thinking team grow by bringing new processes that complement current methodologies to help drive human-centered solutions. The role will also involve cross-functional project and team leadership and internal client relationship management. Additional responsibilities will include development and implementation of a program to foster a ...

Design Thinker\ Product Design Engineer

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Job Category: Engineering
Date Posted: 06/14/2014
Job Reference Code : 1401857-1

Description

DIRECTV’s Design Thinking team is seeking a Design Thinker/ product design engineer to join our organization. The ideal candidate will leverage their design and innovation skills to help drive breakthrough solutions for DIRECTV’s customers and front-line employees. The role encompasses all aspects of the end-to-end design and innovation process, including development of user insights through field research and empathy, design strategy, ideation and invention, rapid prototyping and testing, as well as go-to-market implementation planning. The ideal candidate will also help the Design Thinking team grow by bringing new processes that complement current methodologies to help drive human-centered solutions. The role will also involve cross-functional project and team leadership and internal client relationship management. Additional responsibilities will include development and implementation of a program to foster a culture of Design Thinking across the enterprise.

Responsibilities:

• Participate in design project activities including stake holder interviews, field research, synthesis, prototype development, testing and concept iteration

• Plan and facilitate executive-level workshops to communicate opportunity areas and final project summaries and recommendations

• Work with internal clients to ensure project efforts transition successfully from concept to deployed products and services

• Identify and manage external contract resources, as appropriate, in order to effectively scale the team when short-term projects are needed

• Create and facilitate Design Thinking workshops to help other organizations apply proven design methodologies to develop innovative solutions for customer and internal needs

• Work as a team member to help strategically plan resource allocation and project priorities

• Interface with other DIRECTV business units to help identify opportunities to work collaboratively and drive innovation across the larger organization

Qualifications

Qualifications:

• A degree in Product design,Human Factors, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Computer Science, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or related degree in Business Administration

• 1-3 years of industry experience applying Design Thinking to identify insights and develop break-through products and services or recent graduate with exceptional resume will be considered

• Knowledge in a broad range of human-centered design methodologies including: ethnographic research, site visits, interviews, brainstorming, rapid prototyping, usability testing, storytelling and project communication

• Extremely well organized, self-directed, efficient and able to manage complex projects in a timely manner

• Team player that enjoys working collaboratively, leading as well as participating, and taking on challenging initiatives

• Sketching, storyboarding, and the ability to develop rapid prototypes are a must

• Animation and video production skills for storytelling and/or mechanical engineering skills for product design are a significant plus

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