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Experience Design Architect – Product Design & Manufacturing Solutions

Autodesk

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Job Requisition ID #

21WD54185

Position Overview

The Experience Architect at Autodesk is an innovative futurist, a creative thinker and problem-solver, a supportive mentor, and a discipline leader all rolled into one. Our Experience Architects use creative problem-solving skills to continually challenge the team to think beyond the expected, and ship high-quality experiences our customers will love. They’re seasoned leaders with expertise facilitating conversations to solve complex problems.

The Experience Architect will work on experience visions and strategic frameworks, systems, and models to create cohesive and scalable customer experiences for Fusion, our manufacturing platform. The role will require a strategic mindset and ability to collaborate with and influence product teams.

Responsibilities

  • Driving Direction: Participate in defining and driving Product Design & Manufacturing strategic direction from a user experience perspective. Serve as both an information resource to executive management regarding existing user experience and as a design visionary, providing executive management with a grasp of future possibilities
  • Leadership: Act as a leader in the Autodesk design community; evangelizing, communicating, and distributing design information. Maintain relationships with other product groups to ensure common strategy for the company and coordination of efforts. Maintain relationships with user experience architects across the company and work with them to develop long-term strategic design directions for the Company
  • Visionary: Create and communicate a user experience vision that describes specific long-term goals for the user experience, including conceptual models and metaphors, interaction techniques, interoperability with other company products and visual design directions. Create prototypes to test and communicate the vision. Create and effectively present to the product and executive leadership
  • Ensure Execution: Work with user experience designers to ensure the implementation of the user experience vision. Facilitate brainstorming sessions, attend design reviews and work with the application during development to provide feedback on usability, internal consistency, consistency with UI guidelines and consistency with the user experience roadmap
  • Focus on the Customer: Maintain active contact with users through field research, interviews, and user conferences. (May) lead user research, facilitate data analysis and guide its translation into the design of new products and upcoming releases. (May) produce and deliver presentations to product teams and management of research results
  • Innovative: Research user interface trends and the potential impact of new technologies on the user experience. Maintain familiarity with design directions and innovations in competing products. Track product design developments across the company through regular contact with design teams for other product lines

Minimum Qualifications

  • 8+ years’ experience in user experience design or related field
  • Experience in using user-centered design practices
  • Experience driving and articulating a design vision that aligns to customer and business priorities
  • Experience creating high-level user experience flows as well as design concepts
  • Experience presenting design goals, process, and vision to executive stakeholders
  • Ability to work in agile and fast-moving design environment
  • Strong written, presentation and verbal communication skills. Must have the professional polish and poise to communicate at a level appropriate to the audience (customers, staff, peers and senior management)
  • Excellent facilitation, negotiation and consensus building abilities
  • Ability to act independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments. May supervise the activities of others
  • Experience in creating influential relationships within and across product groups

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors or equivalent work experience; Masters in HCI or related field preferred
  • Experience implementing personalized and dynamic user experiences
  • Experience in the design & manufacturing industry
  • Experience with PDM/PLM systems
  • Experience using Fusion 360, or competitive applications

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