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Futurehome AS is hiring a

Product Design Lead

  • Oslo, remote
  • full-time

We are currently looking for a skilled Product Design Lead. As a Product Design Lead in Futurehome, you will be part of our Product Software & Service team. Our goal is to consistently discover, build and iterate on empowering experiences for our customers. In our group, Product Designers work alongside UX Researchers, Product Managers, and Engineers to build simple and delightful products that make a difference for our customers.

On a day-to-day basis, you will:

  • Lead, support and empower other designers in their daily tasks and initiatives.
  • Take complete ownership of the design process, whether it is research, design, prototyping, polish, or the engineering hands-off.
  • Promote and nurture a transparent, positive, and healthy DesignOps culture.
  • Proactively give and seek feedback, supporting and improving the work of your colleagues as well as your own.
  • Organize and facilitate Design Sprints and other Design-related activities.
  • Prepare and maintain exhaustive documentation about our processes and deliverables.
  • Facilitate collaboration and drive alignment with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Transform complex features into experiences that our target customers will find easy to use.
  • Present and communicate in detail the outputs and outcomes of the design process in large team environments.
  • Regularly evaluates existing design processes and tooling and makes recommendations when something can be improved.
  • Advocate for consistency and scalability in all design initiatives and artifacts creation.

Key Qualifications

  • 7+ years of work experience in digital product design.
  • An online portfolio showcasing a track record of shipping design deliverables.
  • Experience in designing mobile app experiences from start to finish.
  • Excellent understanding of visual, user interface, and interaction design principles as well as user-centered design principles.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills allow you to communicate your design work and support your design decisions clearly.
  • Able to function independently and in a team environment, with excellent collaboration skills.
  • Proficiency with advanced prototyping tools (e.g. Figma, Sketch, Framer, Principle).
  • Excellent understanding and knowledge of modern Design Systems paradigms.
  • System thinker that prioritizes consistency and scalability when designing.

Bonus

  • The ability to prototype using HTML, CSS, React/JavaScript, Flutter/Dart.
  • Previous experience working in an IoT environment.
  • Professional working proficiency in Norwegian.

Core Skills

  • Have a high level of understanding and experience in designing experiments and conducting user-centered design processes using modern quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method research techniques. Find out which research frameworks are best suited for each initiative.
  • Run field studies and interviews on-site and remotely to examine user behavior and attitudes. This role requires frequent travels for you to understand better the challenges faced by our users, as there is a physical dimension to our lineup of products.
  • Run workshops with our team and external stakeholders to ideate, prioritize, and validate solutions.
  • Use product analytics and descriptive statistical techniques to extract valuable information and insights from the data. Work alongside Data Analysts for complex analysis.
  • Operate on a day-to-day basis openly and transparently, sharing your work early and often and proactively seeking feedback from the relevant individuals or groups when necessary.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills enabling you to articulate your concepts, defend your experiments and results and drive alignment with a diverse crowd of stakeholders.
  • Documentation-first mindset. Consistently prepare detailed documentation for all the research initiatives launched.
  • Deeply value cross-functional collaboration and communication. Able to work alongside other teams, particularly product management and engineering, and talk in their language. Be a helper, someone people love to work with, consistently positively communicating the value of great design within the whole organization.
  • Operate on a day-to-day basis openly and transparently, sharing your work early and often and proactively seeking feedback from the relevant individuals or groups when necessary.
  • Regularly evaluate existing research processes and tooling and makes recommendations when something can be improved.
  • Mentor junior talent.

Nice to have

  • Experience leading research activities at scale, running studies on thousands of users or more.
  • Experience using data visualizations to inform and illustrate your research insights.
  • Published academic or industry-related articles on topics such as HCI, Anthropology, Ethnography, Sociology, Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Science, etc.
  • Experience transforming complex concepts into bits manageable by a diverse audience of non-technical end-users.
  • Experience with data manipulation and computational statistics using languages such as Python, R, Matlab, and with SQL.
  • Excellent presentation and storytelling abilities.
  • Experience working in a Scandinavian context.
  • Experience working in IoT.

Benefits

  • Flexible working hours.
  • Technological freedom.
  • Hybrid work, remote is possible.
  • Opportunity to work on breakthrough, international projects.
  • Opportunities for career advancement and professional development.
  • Option to participate in multiple learning initiatives, meetups, and internal projects.
  • Learning and development budget.
  • Referral bonus program.