IDEO is looking for data-driven designers to join our Shanghai location in Fall 2019. We’re looking for people who can creatively apply data science and algorithms design in the real world, who can continually learn new things (both technical and non-technical) independently, and who don’t need a boss to get stuff done.
To be clear, this position is for a Fall 2019 start. We will be reviewing applications and conducting interviews, but the start date would be later in the year.
This is a new role to IDEO Shanghai and one that we hope will be an exciting opportunity for you.
IDEO is growing its data science capability and team in Shanghai, in service of using AI to make things better for humans. As an Algorithms Designer, you will make the biggest impact by designing intelligent systems, products, services, and experiences. We count on our algorithms design colleagues to lead their project teams in data-driven thinking and provide expertise on the positive potential of intersecting intelligent technologies with human-centered design.
To be successful at IDEO, a passion for human-centered design is vital. You’ll need to engage fully with the creative process of putting the needs of users and people first. Not only will you practice your craft on project work -- you’ll then share your way of thinking and your approach with other designers -- from interaction design, to environments design, to industrial design, and beyond.
IDEO is a place unlike any other. It’s a place where you can solve diverse, complex challenges for our clients or the organization, alongside thoughtful, intelligent individuals who lead with curiosity, empathy, and optimism. Sure we work hard, but we also intentionally craft moments that allow our community to pause, create, and connect. We encourage our community to bring their whole selves to work, respect the need for work-life balance, and allow for autonomy in the design process and your career.
We're looking for people who demonstrate visible experience writing reusable code (probably mostly Python) to do exploratory data analysis, simulation, data visualization, and various machine learning and optimization techniques. This could mean a portfolio of open source contributions, personal projects, presentations, or other things that show that you were passionate about a subject, took some initiative to learn about it, and applied it to a real problem.
Just as importantly, we’re looking for people with an entrepreneurial mindset, who are excited about being part of a newly established team, and energized by the prospect of bringing others along a journey to understand the value of data and algorithms in a design context.
Tell us about a project on which you wrote data analysis code as part of a team. What went well on the project and what would you do differently next time? URLs to examples (slides, reports, apps, code) are encouraged.
What excites you about applying data science at IDEO?
IDEO is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.