Director, Product Design and Development

Atlanta, Georgia
Aug 05, 2019
Metro Area
Full Time
This is an opportunity for a cutting-edge industrial designer to take the next step in their career and help lead our effort to develop and commercialize new connected health solutions. You will plan, organize and drive product design and development from prototyping through product lifecycle and coordinate efforts with engineering, marketing, business development, legal, operations, and other key stakeholders. In this role you must be comfortable wearing many hats from delivering executive presentations to detailed discussions with our engineers.  
Specifically, this role will:
• Help develop new product concepts and define product vision and strategy • Lead all design activities from sketches through refinement, rapid prototyping, and mass-production• Incorporate innovative learnings from areas such as gaming and behavioral science/behavioral economics into product design to maximize consumer engagement and retention while creating a unique and differentiated consumer experience• Perform market & competitor analysis to develop the business case using relevant data and metrics to back up critical pricing, revenue, and cost assumptions• Develop typical product management deliverables including marketing requirements (MRDs), product requirements (PRDs) • Work with marketing to develop marketing collateral and GTM strategies• Own and manage the product roadmap and related consumer research by working closely with engineering and other internal teams for on-time delivery of relevant features and deliverables• Research relevant healthcare and consumer technology trends, competitors, and market offeringsQualifications:• A strong understanding of product design, user research and design execution. Experience in leading projects successfully, firm understanding of consumer needs, branding, technology and manufacturing methods while delivering world class design• Experience using rapid prototyping and other creative mechanisms to gather direct customer feedback early in the product design and development process• Experience translating ideas and customer input into creative consumer products, designs, and solutions• Knowledge of industrial design, mechanical design and electrical engineering techniques, principles and evaluation. Familiar with electronics board layout, packaging, manufacturing feasibility, etc. • Knowledge of various hardware components and architectures including sensor technology (i.e. PPG, Accelerometer/Gyro), mobile processors (i.e. Qualcomm 2100/3100, low power MCUs), wireless technologies (BT, BTLE, Wi-Fi, LTE), display technologies (OLED, TFT LCD, e-ink), battery technologies, etc. • Familiar with Agile/Scrum development, JIRA, or similar program management methodologies• Ability to set priorities and manage time to complete tasks and meet deadlines• Strong capacity to communicate detailed, persuasive information to all partners – verbally and/ or in writing
Requirements5+ years' experience in product design/development with consumer technology and/or digital health experience. Bachelor's degree required; technical degree in related engineering or design field. Master's degree or MBA is a plus. Occasional travel required.

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