Lead Designer drives and coordinates the design effort at the Data Innovation
Lab, but also spreads and promotes it through the instances of the AXA group.
He/She leads the team of designers and is responsible for ensuring the right design
choices, tools and methodologies that leads products to innovation success.
1. Contribute to build a design-driven
Lead Designer works towards the design transformation of the Data Innovation
Lab and its stakeholders or partners. He/She is involved in the early phases of
projects and participates to different governance instances and in order to infuse
a design-driven culture. He/She:
to preliminary workshops with stakeholders and contributes to opportunity
discoveries, along with the Customer Engagement team and the Product
contributes to the roadmap of the Business Lines of the group by providing
insights and design directions, along with the Product Owners.
to the different streams or task forces of the group in order to promote
2. Coordinate the design practice
The Lead Designer manages the designers contributing to the projects of
the Business Products team, including internal designers and external
contractors. He/She defines the design methods, techniques and tools to be
adopted by the teams and works towards the creation a common language that
fosters collaboration and innovation. He/She:
- Manages the internal and external design
- Evaluates the workload and distributes it
among the design staff;
- Evaluates, defines and promotes the right
methods and techniques required for the design of compelling data
visualizations, user interfaces and human-computer interactions.
Contribute to the strategy of products
with Product Owners and Project Managers, the Lead Designer is responsible for
ensuring that the envisioned products meet the business requirements. This
includes gathering specific information and identifying end-users’ problems and
needs. This requires good communication skills with stakeholders and an
understanding of design and technical issues that a cross-functional team must
address in the design process. He/She:
Shares ideas and concepts to
ensure consistency throughout projects and consolidate the user experience
strategy of the Business Products team.
and develops methodologies to link usage to technologies and business
to co-creation and reviews sessions organized by the Deployment teams in
order to capture issues and needs from a user-centered perspective;
Technical and professional skills
- Excellent expertise in designing user
- Good understanding of the consumer market, technology trends and new
- Good knowledge of methods and tools employed to model a user experience;
- Experience with usability principles and testing methods.
- Cutting-edge user interface design and
interaction design skills:
- Very familiar with Web and mobile user interface guidelines;
- Great sense of visual design and art direction skills;
- Ability to design and implement intermediary objects (functional,
interaction or visual mockups);
- English - Fluent in speaking and writing
- Autonomy, curiosity and innovation
- Not afraid of unclear and ambiguous
situations with a need to invent the path for success;
- Good relational capabilities necessary to
contribute to complex projects involving many persons and skills;
- Talent for communication (written and
oral) and team working;
- Leadership capability for mentoring and
coaching designers and contractors.
- 5 to 8 years of professional experience as
a designer in a research center, in a university laboratory, an innovation
design agency or in an innovating company. He/She demonstrated in his/her
previous professional experience a talent for running a design activity leading
to innovation, scientific and technology finding;
- Experience in user experience design,
interaction design, user interface design and usability;
- Experience in working in an international
- A successful introduction of design in a Research
and Development team contributing to the success of the organization;
successfully implemented products or applications.
Would you like to wake up every day driven and inspired by our noble mission and to work together as one global team to empower people to live a better life? Here at AXA we strive to lead the transformation of our industry. We are looking for talented individuals who come from varied backgrounds, think differently and want to be part of this exciting transformation by challenging the status quo so we can push AXA - a leading global brand and one of the most innovative companies in our industry - onto even greater things. In a fast-evolving world and with a presence in 64 countries, our 166,000 employees and exclusive distributors anticipate change to offer services and solutions tailored to the current and future needs of our 103 million customers.
The headquarters of the AXA Group, based in
Paris 8th, brings together the Group's corporate activities. It coordinates the
various entities with the Group's strategy, and is responsible for managing
international projects. The headquarters has approximately 800 employees and
is distinguished by its strong international culture (39 nationalities).
in January 2014, the Data Innovation Lab (DIL) acts for the Group as a
business-focused center of expertise on data analytics to foster R&D for
AXA’s offers and services. The DIL supports AXA entities’ big data projects by
acting as an accelerator to carry out pilots and drives the creation of
technological platforms to ease the operational roll-out. We have gathered both
the latest data science tools and a team of experts in innovation, data and
DIL’s key mission is to help AXA entities become data-driven companies by
contributing to build technological platforms, acting as a technological hub
that explores technological opportunities for the insurance business.
approach for supporting entities’ projects relies on 4 principles:
“Entrepreneurial spirit”, “Fail fast”, “Agile” and “Learning by doing”.
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