Senior Product Designer

at upGrad

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Posted by Priyanka Muralidharan
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Remote, Bengaluru (Bangalore), Mumbai
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7 - 10 yrs
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₹24L - ₹35L / yr
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Full time
Skills
Product design
Product Designer
User Experience (UX) Design
Prototyping
User Research
Leadership

About Us 

upGrad is an online education platform building the careers of tomorrow by offering the most industry-relevant programs in an immersive learning experience. Our mission is to create a  new digital-first learning experience to deliver tangible career impact to individuals at scale.  upGrad currently offers programs in Data Science, Machine Learning, Product Management,  Digital Marketing, and Entrepreneurship, etc. upGrad is looking for people passionate about management and education to help design learning programs for working professionals to stay sharp and stay relevant and help build careers of tomorrow. 

• upGrad was awarded the Best Tech for Education by IAMAI for 2018-19 • upGrad was also ranked as one of the LinkedIn Top Startups 2018: The 25 most  sought-after startups in India 

• upGrad was earlier selected as one of the top ten most innovative companies in India by FastCompany. 

• We were also covered by the Financial Times along with other disruptors in Ed-Tech • upGrad is the official education partner for the Government of India - Startup India program 

• Our program with IIIT B has been ranked #1 program in the country in the domain of  Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning \


Role Summary 


This role will primarily be responsible for envisioning, defining, and owning the execution of upGrad's product design strategy. As the strategic design leader, team coach, and customer champion you'll galvanize people to solve complex problems, developing strategies, and ensuring product designers have the space to create products that deliver enduring value.  You will also lead change cross-functionally to drive better experiences and influence our company's product, operations, content, and data to unlock the unrealized wants of learners and coaches across new subjects and fields.


You’ll lead your team through the design process, help build a vision, and navigate ambiguity through partnering with research and enabling experimentation, all while mentoring, and growing a hardworking and capable design team.  

You’ll run design critiques, host collaboration & brainstorming sessions, drive design execution excellence, identify areas of process efficiency, and promote a high-output and fast-paced design practice.


Roles & Responsibilities

  •  Work closely with your team and other designers in defining, designing, and iterating  on product features across web and mobile platforms 
  • Get out of the Office and work with research to observe the impact of your work in the real world, and take that input back to your work as a designer to be constantly improving our products.
  • Invest in design standards, documentation, and processes alongside your team members to further our design practice 
  •  Shape product strategy and vision together with product managers and have a significant impact across all the product teams
  • Bring consistency to all the platforms and products
  • Drive and support cross-team initiatives that make the Design practice better at upGrad such as improving our hiring processes, expanding our community presence,  interviewing potential new team members
  • Work in the way that works for you and what you're designing, whether that's spending time sketching or jumping straight into pixels and code.
  •  Work with other members of the Design team to help them deliver great work and develop their own skills. This could be as a mentor, a coach, or a collaborator. 


Skills Required::

  •  7 years of Product Design experience with at least 2 years of experience leading  product design teams
  • Consistent track record of leading highly collaborative cross-functional teams thought ambiguity and deliver the best products possible to our customers are an experienced mentor and coachable to give and receive honest, thoughtful,  and direct feedback that removes roadblocks encourages growth, and accelerates delivery
  • Are intent on crafting psychologically optimistic spaces where your direct reports and your collaborators are confident in sharing their ideas, opinions, and reservations in order to get to the best customer-focused solution
  • Experienced recruiting, hiring, and retaining multi-disciplinary design teams
  • Ability to understand complex feature sets and their dependencies while being able  to deliver a design strategy that accounts for capabilities and limitations of the product 
  •  Methodology rich, including standard approaches for design deliverables including  user journeys, research plans, mocks, prototypes, documentation, and quality checks 
  •  Have the ability to communicate research findings and design decisions openly and  confidently, regardless of the audience  
  • Have partnered with research teams or led research experiments to validate and  inform product thinking 
  • Have a proven history of partnering with engineering in a continuous delivery environment

About upGrad

upGrad is an online higher education platform. Founded by Ronnie Screwvala, Mayank Kumar, Ravijot Chugh and Phalgun Kompalli in March’ 2015, upGrad provides rigorous industry-relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. Merging the latest technology, pedagogy, and services, upGrad is creating an immersive learning experience – anytime and anywhere.


Through exclusive partnerships with some of the most prominent universities like IIIT-Bangalore, MICA, BITS Pilani, ISB, Cambridge Judge Business School- our aim to impart university education, online.  

Learning online can be tough, especially when you have to do it all by yourself. Reasons why you should upskill with UpGrad:

  • We provide an engaging experience via our suite of learning applications right from the university applications till you get a job and transition
  • We provide structured online courses in collaboration with some of the prominent universities and industry experts
  • We co-create a rigorous curriculum in collaboration with these universities to provide the learners with a holistic learning experience
  • All our courses are comprehensive, structured and rigorous - delivered online, providing you the flexibility and opportunity of continuous learning
  • We conduct regular live lectures with the industry experts and the professors
  • Each of our learners is allocated with a dedicated student mentor who helps them chart a career path and motivates them to push themselves
  • We provide in-depth feedback on all the assignments, case studies, and projects
  • We have delivered 400+ successful career transitions and we’re committed to building careers of tomorrow
  • You get access to an alumni network of 3,000+ students across the globe
  • We also conduct periodic offline events like Hackathons, Bootcamps, Alumni Nights and connect you not only to the professors and industry experts but the peers in your batch too
  • Last but not the last, we provide career assistance and help all the learners with interview preparations, mentorship calls, and job placements even after the completion of the program



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