Principal UX Design Strategist, ADP Ventures

ADP in New York, NY

  • Industry: Information Technology - UX/UI Designer
  • Type: Full Time
  • Compensation: $64,820.00 - 105,150.00 / Year*
position filled
ADP Ventures is seeking a Principal UX Design Strategist to lead research and design for an exciting new Incubator. ADP Ventures is charged with creating new growth for ADP. The incubator explores new opportunity areas, rapidly designs and tests innovative concepts and brings the most game-changing ideas to market. If you are a design strategist interested in shaping the world of work and making it a better place, ADP Ventures is for you

We are a small team of problem solvers who exhibit high energy and passion for the projects we are exploring. The team has deep research, design, technology, go to market and business acumen and a dedication to experimentation.

We are driven by the single idea that we can make work better for everyone!

What You'll Do:
  • Discover
    • Uncover new opportunity areas through deep ethnographic and generative research
    • Discover new insights and unmet needs; Synthesize the research findings to articulate key problems to solve
    • Establish research roadmap in partnership with Product Management and Ventures Leadership
    • Establish research & design operations for ADP Ventures; best practices, tools and processes
  • Strategize
    • Define a pipeline of new product concepts in partnership with Product Management, including product vision, value proposition, GTM strategy, opportunity size, landscape assessment and business model
    • Contribute to the overall branding and marketing of new products and services
    • Strategize and propose optimal service design and user experience of each concept; Build stakeholder alignment to the design approaches
  • Design
    • Lead the ideation, design and evaluation of new product concepts informed by the research findings
    • Design and develop prototypes and pitch decks of short-listed product concepts
    • Perform evaluative research or usability tests to improve the design
    • Activelylead and collaborate with cross-functional teams to execute on the envisioned experience, overseeing the end-to-end design process
    • Mentor team members in the art of research, strategy, service and product design.
About You:
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Strategic thinker who is also hands-on in implementation
  • Can creatively express ideas in visual and interactive mediums
  • Skilled across strategy, research and design
  • Comfortable in unpackaging complexities and ambiguities into a clear course of action
  • Enjoys presenting & building rapport with clients and executives
  • Build strong opinions but hold them loosely
Experience You'll Need:
  • Background in User Experience Design, Design Strategy or Service Design
  • Expertise in Persona development, Journey mapping, Service design, and Product ideation
  • Experience in hands-on qualitative research, analysis, and synthesis (ethnographic research, qualitative research, design anthropology)
  • Experience in evangelizing Design Thinking with the ability to plan, facilitate and summarize the outcomes of workshops, and lead teams from idea to delivery.
  • Strong consultative skills with ability to build alignments
What to Expect From Us:
  • A chance to work in an exciting start up environment backed by a Fortune 500 company
  • Learn the exciting world of Ventures and New Product development
How You'll Stand Out:
  • Previous experience in startups or new product incubation a plus
  • People Leadership or experience managing external partners & contractors a plus


We're designing a better way to work, so you can achieve what you're working for. Consistently named one of the 'Most Admired Companies' by FORTUNE Magazine, and recognized by DiversityInc as one of the 'Top 50 Companies for Diversity,' ADP works with more than 740,000 organizations across the globe to help their people work smarter, embrace new challenges, and unleash their talent. "Always Designing for People" means we're creating platforms that will transform how great work gets done, so together we can unlock a world of opportunity.

At ADP, we believe that diversity fuels innovation. ADP is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, genetic information, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, lawful alien status, national origin, age, marital status, or protected veteran status. We support an inclusive workplace where associates excel based on personal merit, qualifications, experience, ability, and job performance.
Associated topics: gui, interactive producer, interface, ui, ui designer, ui ux designer, user interface, ux, ux designer, wireframing

* Estimated salary

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