Product Management

Head of Product Design

Hyderabad, Telangana   |   Full Time

Role Overview:

We are in search of a visionary Head of Product Design (HPD) to lead the design vision for our products. This pivotal role involves owning the end-to-end user experience, managing a team of UI/UX Designers, and collaborating with key stakeholders across Product, Technology, and Business. You'll drive the evolution of our design approach to ensure intuitive, visually compelling, and outcome-driven user experiences. As our startup grows, your responsibilities will expand, offering exciting opportunities for increased impact.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Vision & Design Leadership:

  • Shape the overarching design philosophy aligned with NxtWave's mission, values, and strategic goals.

  • Conduct user research to inform strategic direction and ensure user-centered product development.

  • Collaborate with Product Owners and Founders to align design strategy with the overall product vision and roadmap.

  • Refine design processes, introduce tools, and champion methodologies for streamlined workflows.

  • Lead the development and continuous improvement of a robust design system for consistency and scalability.

  • Integrate strategies from relevant books to create engaging, habit-forming products.

  • Continuously evaluate existing products, iterate based on feedback, and integrate latest design trends.

Team Leadership & Development:

  • Build and scale a high-performing product design team, attracting top talent.

  • Provide coaching, guidance, and regular feedback to foster continuous learning and career development.

  • Nurture a collaborative and inspiring design-centric culture within the team.

  • Set clear KPIs and objectives, evaluating performance regularly, and identifying areas for growth.

  • Guide the team in understanding and applying behavioral design principles and product psychology.

  • Develop design solutions that optimize resources and are efficient to implement.

User Experience (UX) Leadership:

  • Drive in-depth user research activities to gather actionable insights and inform design decisions.

  • Plan and conduct diverse UX research to uncover user needs, behaviors, and pain points.

  • Emphasize understanding of user needs, motivations, and pain points across all design initiatives.

  • Oversee the creation and use of detailed user personas and ensure clear, intuitive organization of information.

  • Support in planning and conducting usability testing, analyze results, and identify areas for improvement.

  • Champion usability principles in design and advocate for accessibility and inclusion.

User Interface (UI) Leadership:

  • Oversee the creation of user flows, wireframes, prototypes, and high-fidelity visual designs.

  • Provide strong leadership in developing visually appealing interfaces that reinforce NxtWave's brand identity.

  • Oversee interaction design patterns and guide the development of prototypes.

  • Ensure a deep understanding of localization and design considerations for a multi-lingual user base.

Cross-Functional Collaboration & Stakeholder Management:

  • Collaborate closely with engineering and product management teams throughout the development process.

  • Identify primary "North Star" metric aligning with NxtWave's overarching business objectives.

  • Establish key performance indicators tailored for individual product features.

  • Translate high-level product strategy into detailed design execution plans.

  • Actively partner with data analysts to gain insights from user behavior.

Qualities We Value:

Outcome-Oriented, Process-Driven, Growth Mindset, Adaptable & Flexible, Disciplined & Reliable, Detail-Oriented, Ownership Mindset, Effective Communicator, Continuous Learner, Resourceful & Adaptable, Growth Hacker Mentality, Hustle & Ownership, Resilience & Grit, Team Player.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Design, Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, or related field.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Product Design, with at least 2 years in a leadership role. 

  • Proven portfolio demonstrating expertise in UX principles, visual design skills, and design process. 

  • Certifications in UI/UX design or related fields are advantageous.

Foundational Skills: User Research, UX Foundations, Product Psychology, UI Excellence, Design Systems, Data Analytics Savvy.

Technical Skills: Proficiency in Figma, familiarity with other design tools, prototyping tools, basic understanding of front-end development.

Why work with us?

Transform Lives Through Education, Experience startup energy, Rapid Learning, Career Development Opportunities, Transparency.

Additional Information:

Work Location: Hyderabad, India. 

Work Arrangement: Work from the office

Work Schedule: Daily work timings of 09:00 to 18:30 IST. Weekly schedule consists of 5 effective working days.

Let's Build Something Amazing Together!

If you're passionate about user-centered design, excited by the challenges of a startup, and eager to leave your mark on a growing product, we want to hear from you.

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