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Autodesk Design Thinking Practice Lead in San Francisco, California

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Position Overview

Autodesk is searching for a Design Thinking Practice Lead.

At Autodesk, we believe that nothing is impossible, and you can #makeanything, and the right candidate would bring that mindset to the New Employee Experience & Technology team (NEXT). As the Design Thinking Practice Lead you will be instrumental in the transformation of our NEXT team as we embrace design-thinking tools sets to bring human-centered design practices to our tech solutions and bring to life 5-Star experiences for our end users.


  • Develop Design-Thinking and other human-centered design strategies and methodologies to be incorporated in NEXT program and project design

  • Provide leadership and coaching to the NEXT team (and others in the PPL organization) in the areas of design-thinking; journey-mapping; ideation strategies and prototyping/visualization tools and techniques; structured critiques and

  • Develop MyLearning pathways to keep our team informed and updated on new techniques to enable rapid and effective change across the team

  • Facilitate design-thinking type workshops including zero-based design, MVP, Design studio, etc. with stakeholders

  • Build and maintain PPL-lensed personas to include in product solutions

  • Build and maintain relationships with influential teams across ADSK build interest in our strategy and champion design-thinking across PPL

  • Champion design thinking tools and methods. Evolve Lean UX approaches and solutions to account for industry changes

  • Design and build onboarding training for new team members in order to assist with the adoption and predictable usage of Lean UX and design thinking frameworks

  • Embrace design-thinking toolkits and human-centered design when building content to empower and enable the employee experience

  • Manage and/or participate in special projects as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3+ years’ experience working cross functionally with tech and non-tech teams in a program management role

  • 3+ years exposure to Design-Thinking techniques and proven ability to embrace design-thinking and other human-centered design practices

  • Experience in designing, planning, and facilitating live and virtual workshops

  • Demonstrated experience leading enterprise level projects and engaging with senior and executive-level leadership

  • Ability to analyze and draw insights from quantitative and qualitative data

  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate sound judgment in ambiguous situations

  • Ability to coach and bring consensus across multiple functions with diverse perspectives

  • Ability to define Program Management strategies and deliver independently, with limited guidance and structure

  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong prioritization and time management skills, with a high degree of flexibility

  • Demonstrated quantitative and qualitative analytical skills paired with hands-on attitude, excellent attention to detail, and good business judgment

  • Design Thinking Certification(s), preferred

At Autodesk, we're building a diverse workplace and an inclusive culture to give more people the chance to imagine, design, and make a better world. Autodesk is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic. We also consider for employment all qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

Are you an existing contractor or consultant with Autodesk? Please search for open jobs and apply internally (not on this external site). If you have any questions or require support, contact Autodesk Careers (Careers%20%3Ccareers@autodesk.com%3E) .

Autodesk is the global leader in design and make technology, including industry-leading 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software and services, that offer customers better outcomes through automation and insights for their design and make processes. With over $3.5 billion in revenue and more than 12,000 employees, Autodesk has established itself as the leading provider of design and make technology that empowers innovators everywhere to achieve the new possible – for products, their businesses and the world. If you've ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you've experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software. With a vision of a better world designed and made for all, Autodesk serves customers in architecture, engineering, and construction; product design and manufacturing; and digital media and entertainment industries. Its customers design, fabricate, manufacture, and build anything by visualizing, simulating, and analyzing real-world performance early in the design process.