DESIGN PROTOTYPE LEAD. . **OR**. **AND** **35341BR** Add your resume and apply to jobs with your Glassdoor profile. Create Profile. Job. **Job Title:**. **Job Description & Qualifications:**. **Design Prototype Lead**. As a Design Prototyper, you use the physical and digital as your creative design medium, with a deep empathy for the end user's needs. You have an interest in the whole design process-from research to building prototypes to MVPs. You lead the team through an iterative prototyping process, building in order to learn and understand what is desirable and feasible. Your methods will inspire teams to be creative with possible solutions and enable the team to test with real users.. **_As a Design Prototype Lead you will_** **...**. + Lead multidisciplinary teams through the human-centered design process by inspiring process and direction of all aspects of project work and deliverables. + Lead the planning, design and operations of experiments relating to new products and services at varying levels of fidelity, depending on learning goals. + Balance team autonomy and guidance through harmonious collaboration and team engagement. + Manage design director support, project budget, and communication with internal stakeholders and external partners. + Approach problems with an exploratory mindset, asking \"why\" and \"how\" before deciding on \"what\" to build. + Participate in design research to build understanding and empathy for users' needs, debriefing user feedback from the field and synthesizing findings into meaningful concepts and next steps. + Keep abreast of a breadth of platforms, code languages, prototyping tools, and frameworks, staying aware and curious about emerging tools and services. + Provide practical technology expertise as you and your team test and evolve specific concepts using digital tools and platforms. + Work on concepts in a pre-MVP stage, meeting the right level of fidelity that is necessary to learn through feedback from users. + Stay nimble and be willing to scrap what isn't working to iterate on the problem to solve, and the design and implementation to solve it with. + Translate between non-technical team members and stakeholders and technical practitioners, at all levels of the organization. + Steward design intent and concepts into development, potentially with external development partners. + Support talent growth and craft development of your practice as a software design and engineering community by exploring emerging tools and processes, hiring great designers, and inspiring culture and craft excellence. **Basic Qualifications**. + Bachelor's Degree. + High School Diploma or GED **AND** 5+ years of experience in fabrication, mechatronics, software design or software development, preferably in a startup environment. + 2+ years of experience of human-centered design. **Preferred Qualifications**. + Experience of utilizing design thinking and/or human-centered design in large organizations. + Hands-on experience of a broad range of technology systems. + Experience working on and leading highly collaborative design teams, or other multidisciplinary teams. + Experience of working with both engineering and design teams. + Experience of working on products and digital services. + Passionate about automotive and transportation industry. Join our team as we create tomorrow! We believe in putting people first, working together, and facing challenges head-on, because we are Built Ford Tough. We are one team striving to make people's lives better while creating value, delivering excellence and ultimately going for the win.. Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.. Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status. Associated topics: application architect, architect, backend, develop, devops, expert, lead, perl, senior software developer, software engineer lead
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