Pratt & Whitney is working to, once again, transform the future of flight—designing, building and servicing engines unlike any the world has ever seen. And because transformation begins from within, we’re seeking the people to drive it. So, calling all curious.
Come ready to explore and you’ll find a place where your talent takes flight—beyond the borders of title, a country or your comfort zone. Bring your passion and commitment and we’ll welcome you into a tight-knit team that takes our mission personally. Channel your drive to make a difference into shaping an organization and an industry that’s evolving fast to the future.
Where the difference you make is on display every day. Just look up.
Are you ready to go beyond?
The Digital Technologies Organization has a rare opportunity for an experienced Product Designer. The Product Designer will help define and design the next generation of Pratt & Whitney digital applications, products and services. As a member of our cross-functional team, you will contribute to provide UI and UX design support to your dedicated product development team.
Collaborate cross-functionally on a team of designers, product managers, engineers, data scientists, and project managers.
Create high-quality artifacts that capture critical conceptual aspects of an experience, including high quality user interfaces, personas, customer journey maps, service blueprints, application maps, task flow diagrams, wireframes, et al.
Work in an agile software development environment.
Help contribute and support the design system team.
Design and/or participate in primary (in-field) and secondary research activities with customers, employees and other relevant business stakeholders.
Understand complex business processes and audience constituencies.
Present design work, articulate underlying motivations and support decisions through argument.
Tight collaboration with product managers to help define, review and refine user stories and related project documentation.
Participate in design critique sessions; both providing and responding to feedback on designs.
Bachelor’s Degree with 5+ years of related experience OR Masters Degree with 3+ years of related experience.
US Citizenship required due to government contract.
Degree in Design, HCI or CS.
Digital Design portfolio required for consideration.
Propensity for self-directed problem-solving and the ability to work with limited guidance.
Extensive experience applying user-centered design processes and connecting business and user needs to design decisions.
Experience designing, participating in and leveraging user research activities; ability to understand and gain fluency with complex problems and drive elegant solutions that address them.
Deep systems thinking skills; fluency with conceptual considerations such as modularity, hierarchy, inheritance and flow.
Ability to identify, articulate and leverage common design patterns and argue why they should or shouldn’t be used.
Familiarity with concerns and constraints that inform product experiences (distinct from websites and other media).
Ability to create high-quality visual artifacts—diagrams, presentations, wireframes, et al.— that drive understanding between users, team members and project stakeholders.
Experience using and working with component-based design systems.
Mastery of digital design tools, such as Sketch, Adobe XD and Figma et al.
Fluency with simple prototyping tools, such as Invision, Figma, and experience with more advanced prototyping tools that offer richer interaction and animation capabilities, such as Principle or Framer.
Familiarity with agile methodologies, particularly as they pertain to design.
Strong presentation, written and verbal communication skills.
Comfort collaborating with cross-functional teams (IRL and remote) and working under tight deadlines.