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Guidehouse Product Designer, Senior Consultant in Des Moines, Iowa

Overview

Guidehouse is a leading management consulting firm serving the public and commercial markets. We help our clients solve complex challenges and guide them to a future that builds trust in society. Put your expertise to work. Join us at Guidehouse.

Responsibilities

Guidehouse is seeking a Product Designer to create and execute design concepts for our clients. The Product Designer collaborates with the Product Owner and other stakeholders to identify product needs and produce the necessary plans and artifacts. Within a Scaled Agile Framework, the Product Designer works closely with the Product Lead and UX/UI Designer to plan objectives and produce high fidelity, interactive prototypes for development within program sprints.

The Product Designer facilitates UX workshops in support of program increment planning via discovery (i.e. personas and journeys), prioritization, ideation (i.e. process flows, service blueprints), and design. They facilitate working sessions with the Product Lead to support epic refinement, cost-of-delay, prioritization, and story grooming. The Product Designer applies human-centered design leading practices and design thinking to facilitate usability and advocate for user needs. The Product Designer plans and manages user testing sessions to evaluate design approaches and elicit feedback. They synthesize research into concise findings and make recommendations to the Product Owner.

The Product Designer must be able to deliver innovative and customized solutions that leverage strategic and analytical thinking. They must have a strong background in the principles of design and a familiarity with emerging trends in design, technology, animation, and user experience. They must demonstrate advanced knowledge of inspired, modern design, with solid ideation and conceptual abilities. As a Product Designer at Guidehouse, you will collaborate within a multi-disciplinary team to produce innovative, thoughtful, and meaningful products for our clients.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Proven experience in all phases of the design process including user research, problem definition, ideation, persona development, journey mapping, process flowcharts, service blueprints, wireframing, prototyping, and usability testing

  • Ability to understand complex qualitative and quantitative research data, business goals and requirements and translate them into functional designs

  • Ability to conceptualize, execute and refine specifications and design standards in the form of interaction models, process flows, information architecture, wireframes, and prototypes

  • Ability to apply human-centered design principles to create digital experiences

  • Proven experience iterating quickly and communicating ideas across different levels of fidelity

  • Proven experience designing for accessibility and 508 compliance

  • Ability to build customized solutions, as well as work with well-established design systems

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams to help inform design decisions

  • Experience leading participatory design activities (e.g. client workshops, card sorting) to understand vision, business model and knowledge about user needs and behaviors

  • Experience mentoring and providing feedback to other designers, with a focus on delivering high quality solutions for clients

  • Ability to problem-solve, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Extensive experience using Figma, Sketch and Invision

  • Knowledge of online collaboration tools such as Mural

  • Familiarity with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and Agile Scrum methodologies preferred

  • Minimum 5+ years of professional design experience (agency experience is a plus)

  • Self-motivated and eager to learn

  • Will work on federal government and commercial projects

Must provide an online portfolio of work for review

US Citizenship is contractually required for this role

Minimum Years of Experience: 5+ (agency experience is a plus)

Minimum Degree: Bachelor’s Degree

Travel: 0-50%

Additional Requirements

  • The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.

  • This position is open to candidates virtually from Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Arizona or Eastern, Pacific, Central, and Aleutian time zones.

Disclaimer

About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at RecruitingAccommodation@guidehouse.com. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

401(k) Retirement Plan

Basic Life & Supplemental Life

Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

Skills Development & Certifications

Employee Referral Program

Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program

Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive

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