Designer

2-5 years
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Job Description


Qualifications

  • 2+ years of relevant industry experience designing applications, experiences, websites, products and services that balance user needs, business objectives and technological constraints
  • Ability to conduct user research through interviews, analysis, surveys, usability tests, etc. excellent knowledge of rapid prototyping tools such as Sketch, Axure, Invision or Flinto
  • Experience with Agile software development processes and methodologies
  • Holistic and human centered approach to product and service design, from research and insight generation to concept to deliverable
  • Interaction and Visual design skills including use of a diverse set of software such as Adobe CS, Sketch, OmniGraffle good experience with MS Office
  • Proven ability as a solid hands-on practitioner demonstrated through a diverse body of work across a range of leading clients connected to the design community with a passion for design
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Self-organized and structured ability to define own tasks ability to function, adapt and succeed in a constantly changing, fast-paced environment
  • Positive attitude and motivation to deliver the highest quality of work
  • Strong influencing, negotiation and communication skills (written, verbal, presentation) with the ability to be a thought partner/coach to clients and internal team experience mentoring designers and other members of a cross-functional team
  • Strong command of English and the local office language(s)
Who You'll Work With

You will be based in our Cairo office as part of McKinsey Digital. This group brings together the best of McKinsey's digital capabilities to help our clients use digital technology to transform their businesses.
As part of this group, you'll join a global team working on everything from IT modernization and strategy to agile, cloud, cybersecurity, and digital transformation. You'll typically work on projects across all industries and functions and will be fully integrated with the rest of our global firm. You'll also work with colleagues from across McKinsey & Company to help our clients deliver breakthrough products, experiences, and businesses, both on technology and non-technology topics.
Our Design team offers the breadth and experiences of 350+ world-class design talent from Lunar Design, Veryday and McKinsey's homegrown experience design practice. At Digital McKinsey, we bring a diverse community of designers and innovators passionate about getting in the midst of our customers and elevating design capabilities to the forefront of business decisions, impact and results.
Our office culture is casual and social, with an emphasis on education and innovation. We have the freedom to try new ideas, experiment and are expected to be constantly learning and growing. There is also a strong emphasis on mentoring others in the group, enabling them to grow and learn.What You'll Do

You will work on a variety of projects that integrate digital designs into products, services and environments.
In this role, you will be part of a blended cross-functional team and tackle all aspects of the design process. Moving from insights to ideas, you will creatively solve complex problems, threading design and business thinking together to deliver inventive, durable and thoughtful solutions from concept to launch. You will create desirable and feasible digital solutions across multiple platforms, smartly bringing together user needs, business goals and technical realities. You'll utilize industry design standards and best practices to define and implement design criteria. You'll apply user centered design methodologies to ensure your ideas are based on customer needs and you'll prepare research and testing, produce personas, map customer journeys and develop service blueprints for complex products and services.
Additionally, you'll communicate research findings, conceptual ideas, detailed design and design rationale both verbally and visually. You'll use a variety of methods to convey ideas and concepts (e.g. storyboards, wireframes, prototypes, etc.). You'll bring product ideas to life and construct quick interactive prototypes with initial, low fidelity visual designs that illustrate your UX/UI design that present a realistic feel of the intended experience. Further, you'll perform task analysis and define the User Interface Design through information architecture, wireframes and user flows and validate it through usability testing to lead usability testing sessions, consolidate findings and iteratively integrate into design solutions. You will also mentor others and capability build to cultivate and support them through their path at McKinsey.
You'll also participate in workshops, concept sprints and hackathons to inject design thinking tools and methodologies to produce tangible results in a rapid and iterative way. You'll work closely with development teams to ensure that design specifications are implemented and you'll communicate the product's vision to clients and customers.

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