Junior Category UX Designer

Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: Biandronno, VA, IT, 21024

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is committed to being the best global kitchen and laundry company, in constant pursuit of improving life at home. In an increasingly digital world, the company is driving purposeful innovation to meet the evolving needs of consumers through its iconic brand portfolio, including Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and Yummly. In 2020, the company reported approximately $19 billion in annual sales, 78,000 employees and 57 manufacturing and technology research centers. 

Whirlpool Corporation is consistently recognized by FORTUNE as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Our values are the driving force behind everything we do. Integrity, Respect, Inclusion & Diversity, One Whirlpool, and Spirit of Winning propel our teams to excellence. Get to know us and see what it's like to be part of a company that is in constant pursuit of improving life at home.

Job mission

Currently, we are seeking a Junior Category UX Designer opening to join our Global Consumer Design organization. 
At Whirlpool we believe in having people as our central focus, both our users and our employees. Our User Experience team takes pride in having a pulse check on what our users really want while riding the waves of emerging technologies. As a team member, you will be crafting experiences that will make the lives of millions of consumers around the globe a whole lot easier and delightful right in their homes!
You will have the freedom to explore sound, light, graphics, written and spoken language, motion, sensors, and remote capabilities to craft a symphony for a solution that you can validate with our real consumers.
If you are excited about orchestrating such experiences, hopefully, you are able to check off most of these requirements for the role.
A portfolio highlighting multiple projects and your direct contributions will be needed to be considered for the role.
 

 

Your task in the role will include

  • Understand our consumers’ needs, behaviors and abilities and be an advocate for them throughout product development.
  • Plan and conduct usability and research activities to ensure that user-centered design principles and methods impact our wide range of consumer products, providing input and actionable recommendations to strategic partners such as Industrial Designers, Product Developers, Engineers, and Marketers.
  • Create innovative user interaction concepts for our home appliance products and services that stand out in the marketplace. Communicate the same through storyboarding and storytelling.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional global stakeholders to understand requirements and co-create thoughtful solutions.
  • Develop and conduct in-home research to gather insights by observing the user in their home environment.
  • Plan and execute heuristic evaluations with users or experts to evaluate potential issues in the design and propose how to fix them.
  • Collaborate with the Strategy Team to create and maintain now-near-far term roadmaps for user experience design and technology application.
  • Communicate the user experience at various stages of the design process with wireframes, flow diagrams, storyboards, mockups, and/or high fidelity prototypes.
  • Document the specifications utilized by engineers to execute your design.
  • Co-Create compelling, inspiring, and unique digital designs for Whirlpool connected home appliances and services.
  • Stay on top of the latest trends for product innovation by analysing the competitive landscape and the adjacent industries

 

Background and experiences

  • Minimum requirements
    • You will hold at least a Masters Degree in Experimental Psychology, Human Factors, Ergonomics, Human-Computer Interaction or a closely related behavioural science discipline
    • Understanding of the human-centered design process.
    • You will have 1-3  years of industry experience as a hands-on Human Factors or Usability practitioner
       
  • Preferred skills and experiences
    • Previous industry experience. 
    • You will have a research background, with experience in experimental design, data analysis, and results interpretation;
    • You will have experience of taking ownership of projects, and will be able to produce work of a high standard without close supervision;
    • Knowledge of design thinking methodologies and application of those
    • Ability to design seamlessly between the physical and digital experiences.
    • Excellent communication skills written and verbal in both Italian and English
    • Experience collaborating with a cross-functional international team throughout the design process. 
    • Skills in communicating and influencing product design strategy.
    • Excellent problem-solving skills and familiarity with technical constraints and limitations as they apply to designing for multiple platforms and modalities.

Connect with us and learn more about Whirlpool Corporation 

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