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Director Usability Engineering (m/f/d)

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Frühestmöglicher Eintrittstermin Dezember 2019

About us

designaffairs is a strategic design consultancy with the brains, hands, hearts and guts to rock the future. We believe only exploration beyond boundaries will spark truly new ideas that enable our clients to grow and create a sustainable future.

As a Director Usability Engineering (m/f/d) at designaffairs you are the primary point of contact between our clients, their projects and our project teams. You are asked to take on the challenge of actively forming and developing one of the most essential institutions of our company – the Usability Concept Team. Your background within UX and your in-depth knowledge, inspirational ideas and an analytic, still creative approach to solve complex UX-challenges with a software focus, mixed with an enthusiastic, energetic mind-set will assure a high level of service for the clients. We offer you an exciting and interdisciplinary work environment with daily exposure to an extremely colourful group of innovators, designers, engineers, scientists and researchers.



Your Responsibilities

  • As the Director Usability Engineering / Team Lead (m/f/d) you are a representative of designaffairs - externally as face to the client and as a speaker and ambassador of the competence - and internally by leading, developing and growing the Usability Team as well as guiding, inspiring and mentoring the team members with your expertise.

  • You are responsible for budgets, chargeability and the professional quality of your team`s output, besides aligning regularly with other team leads on the planning of resources.

  • This requires your fine sense for challenging and motivating a very diverse group of people with a great variation of skill sets and characters.

  • You will develop a clear perspective of where your team is heading towards in the future and you are keen to conceive and communicate new processes, working models and topics.

  • Your solid project management skills and your experience in analysing, concepting, detailing, and implementing strategic design challenges help you to assure our clients of the scope of professionalism and quality we want to deliver.

  • You have a hands-on mentality and project work will be part of your daily routine.

  • As an usability engineer you already are a reference. Ideally you have also led professional or project teams in the past. Now is the time to merge your outstanding abilities as a UX designer with exceptional people management skills!

Your Profile

  • We are looking for someone with an analytic yet highly creative approach to innovation and design as well as to handling social dynamics.

  • You have gained at least 8 years of professional experience and you are familiar with the challenges of leadership responsibilities.

  • You have already independently led interdisciplinary project teams and managed clients.

  • Your experience has developed though working in a variety of industries and commercial environments.

  • Please note: Proficiency in German (min. C1) and English language is required for this position.



What we offer

Our agency advises successful brands worldwide and supports customers in the development of holistic product experiences. We think outside the box and change perspectives. Our dynamic team structure and flat hierarchies promote open exchange - we create innovative solutions that inspire. We are more than 100 creative minds: ergonomists, strategists, engineers, designers and ethnographers in Munich, Erlangen and Shanghai. Team spirit really matters to us! Together we enjoy cooking or barbecuing and love to relax on the rooftop terrace.

    Do you have the spirit of an Xplorer and are you interested to become a Director Usability Engineering (m/f/d) Account Manager?