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Product Design Lead

Company: LG Electronics
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

At LG we make products and services that make lives better, easier and happier through increased functionality and fun. Put simply, we offer the latest innovations to make "Life Good" - from home appliances, consumer electronics, vehicle components and mobile communications to business innovations in digital signage, air conditioning, solar and LED lighting. As a global leader, we strive for greatness in product leadership, market leadership and people leadership to realize our growth strategies.

Talk about a mantra. Life's Good with LG!

We offer an environment that enables colleagues to demonstrate their capabilities, focus on their work and create value. At LG, you're encouraged to take a creative and individual approach to challenges with strong emphasis placed on performance and skill-and equal, merit-based opportunities across the board. We want our colleagues to grow with our global business. That's why we deliver sure rewards for exceptional performance and offer industry-leading benefits. Come join the team!

We are currently seeking a Lead Product Designer to join our dynamic team in Santa Clara as part of the LG Silicon Valley Lab organization.

LG Silicon Valley Lab is LG Electronics premier innovation center focused on bringing the webOS platform to the next generation LG consumer electronics products, including the LG Smart TV.

With a diverse and experienced team, LG Silicon Valley lab innovates as nimble as a startup while leveraging upon LG's world renowned brand. We invite you to be a part of our growing team located in Santa Clara and San Francisco California.

Job Summary:

User centric product discovery is at the center of why we do what we do here in LG's Future Experience team within America's R&D Lab.

We are obsessed with connecting with users in their real life, learning what their motivations are, what pain points they experience and what needs they have. We invest in defining the right solutions to solve the right problems.

Our mandate is to discover new business opportunities based off of users needs and we are looking for a Product Designer to join us in driving user centric design thinking from initial product idea to shipping and scaling a full product vision.

Key Responsibilities:

We're looking for a Product Designer that excels across the entire product lifecycle, comes with a entrepreneurial, lean start up mindset, and a genuine curiosity and desire to learn across many different domains to create products that solve real problems.

As a Product Designer, you'll have the opportunity to shape new products from the ground up. You'll bring best practices and experience to many different domains, improve workflows across our teams and evolve and strengthen our discovery and experiment based process. We'll trust you to champion customer needs and maintain a clear understanding of the business goals throughout the lifecycle of every project.

You'll bring your product design expertise in the form of user research, prototyping, interaction design and visual design while using design thinking to facilitate the process along the way.

  • Partner with product and engineering to execute against high-priority business goals, prioritize to lower risk, define experiments and test ideas often.
  • Conduct qualitative research and leverage quantitative analysis to inform design decisions and product strategies. Validate and test hypotheses with lightweight research conducted directly with business customers and end users.
  • Lead by example and bring best practices and design methodologies to the team.
  • Quickly prototype new ideas and experiences to get feedback.
  • Learn from and contribute to the team's process, systems, and culture.
  • Demonstrate proficiency and understanding of information architecture, complex user flows, visual hierarchy, engineering feasibility, and implementation trade-offs.
  • Ensure work meets business goals by getting feedback early and often from your product team, function leaders and cross functional team members and most importantly users.
  • Clearly present and communicate concepts, designs, and prototypes to stakeholders.
  • Adopt and iterate on design processes that encourage collaboration between other designers and product teams.
  • Positively shape the design team's culture through collaboration, feedback, and process iteration.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A strong design portfolio that exhibits an appreciation and understanding of design principles, an attention to detail, and a clear point of view.
  • Experience in conducting qualitative user research using generative and evaluative research methodologies.
  • 8+ years working experience, or 6+ with a higher level degree -ideal past experience includes consumer-facing and B2B technology companies in the retail, automotive, hospitality or home markets.
  • A bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) in a design discipline including: HCI, information architecture, UX, or graphic design.
  • Thoughtful communication skills. You can present design decisions and processes openly, clearly, and confidently, regardless of the audience.
  • A collaborative approach. You believe that product, design, and engineering decisions are inextricably linked and aim to be a great partner to other designers and stakeholders across the company. You respect and value other's input and feedback.
  • A lean-mindset. You're open and receptive to feedback, and can adapt quickly in a fast-paced environment. You're open to changing your opinion with new information or understanding of product goals. You're willing to work outside your comfort zone and are excited about learning and growing to take your professional skills and career to the next level.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with user research is a plus as we grow and integrate research into our lean design practice.
  • You are driven to share your learnings from your successes and failures to an external audience by posting blogs, attending meet ups or conferences and utilizing other avenues to show case thought leadership to the industry.
  • Experience designing across various form factors including mobile, TV, Smart Watch, Web etc.
  • Experience with Sketch, Figma, Abstract, Framer, Adobe Suite and other design software.
  • You bring a range of experience and inspiration from many creative influences such as architecture, fine art, and photography.

LG Electronics, USA Inc., LG Mobile Research USA LLC, and Zenith Electronics LLC provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, the Company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics.

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Keywords: LG Electronics, Santa Clara , Product Design Lead, Other , Santa Clara, California

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