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Senior Experience Designer – Solution Technology

East Chicago, IN

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You'll join us in our Chicago office as part of Cube Tech, McKinsey Digital practice's solution technology team. You'll build and shape tech solutions for our McKinsey clients to help solve the world's toughest functional and industry challenges. You'll collaborate with inspiring designers, project managers, and design technologists to tackle all aspects of the design process. Moving from insights to ideas, you will solve complex problems and deliver inventive, technically feasible, and thoughtful solutions from concept to launch.

McKinsey Digital fosters innovation driven by analytics, design thinking, mobile and social by developing new products/services and integrating them into our client work. It is helping to shift our model toward asset-based consulting and is a foundation for –and expands our investment in –our entrepreneurial culture. Through innovative software as a service-solutions, strategic acquisitions, and a vibrant ecosystem of alliances, we are redefining what it means to work with McKinsey.

Our office culture is casual, fun and social, with an emphasis on education and innovation. We have the freedom to try new ideas, experiment and are expected to be constantly learning and growing. There is also a strong emphasis on mentoring others in the group, enabling them to grow and learn. You will have exciting career prospects within an international company that still upholds a startup’s enthusiasm for innovation, while serving as a trusted advisor to some of the most influential institutions in the world. You will work on challenging tasks in an innovative, state-of-the-art, technological environment in small teams of highly motivated colleagues with various cultural backgrounds.

You'll leverage your expertise in human-centered design and systems thinking to create powerful digital experiences. 

In this role you'll utilize industry design standards and best practices to define and implement design criteria. You'll apply user centered design methodologies to ensure your ideas are based on user needs. You'll prepare and execute user research to investigate those needs. Additionally, you'll effectively synthesize and communicate research findings, conceptual ideas, detailed design, and design rationale both verbally and visually.

You'll use a variety of methods to convey ideas and concepts (e.g. storyboards, wireframes, prototypes, etc.) and you'll use your narration and storytelling skills to bring product ideas to life. You'll be expected to perform task analysis and define the User Interface Design through sketches, flows, user stories, and prototypes (both paper and digital) with strong foundational knowledge in information architecture.

You'll validate your designs through usability testing, consolidate findings and iteratively integrate into design solutions. You'll lead workshops and concept sprints to inject design thinking tools and methodologies to produce tangible results in a rapid and iterative way. You'll work closely with development teams to ensure that design specifications are implemented, and lead communication of the product’s vision.

  • Undergraduate degree in Interaction Design, Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction, or Service Design
  • 5+ years of relevant industry experience designing applications, experiences, websites, products and services that balance user needs, business objectives and technological constraints
  • Holistic and human centered approach to product and service design, from research and insight generation to concept to deliverable
  • Interaction design skills, including use of a diverse set of software such as Sketch, Adobe CS, and OmniGraffle or a comparable set of tools
  • Excellent knowledge of rapid prototyping tools such as Sketch, Axure, Invision or Flinto
  • Experience with Agile software development processes and methodologies
  • Willingness to travel approximately 25% of the time to specific McKinsey offices such as New York, Los Angeles, Prague, Berlin

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