Product Resident, NPE - Authentic Expression

Product Resident, NPE - Authentic Expression
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Nigeria - Lagos
New Product Experimentation (NPE) is a community of entrepreneurs at Meta building new experiences that will meaningfully improve people’s lives. Our goal is to innovate from within Meta by testing and iterating on a diverse set of products, each with their own hypotheses, people problems and target audiences, that can eventually mature into meaningful new opportunities for Meta. The NPE Residency Program (NPE-RP) is NPE’s new way of enabling Global tech entrepreneurs to make their ideas a reality. Through the course of this 6-month program, you get the opportunity to work with experienced tech builders to ideate and test your product ideas to solve an important problem experienced by people while partnering with mentors who will support you with a combination of real-world experience, design thinking processes, and access to Meta’s resources. You will be trained in design thinking processes while prototyping new products through a capstone project, which is part of the curriculum. Our ideal resident has the ability to work collaboratively in small teams to research a target audience, ideate, prototype, and bring key stakeholders along on the journey. We are most interested in individuals who are: One area of focus for us is building impactful zero to one products that solve important problems experienced by young people (aged 16+) in Nigeria. The successful resident will have interest in exploring problems and ideating opportunities for young people around authentic expression. This effort is focused on addressing user needs for ways to solve cross-cultural exchange, identity exploration, collective achievement and building community with common bonds. We operate from the principle of building local before thinking global, and primarily view Africa as a multi-country market starting with its largest economy, Nigeria. The successful resident will collaborate closely with the resident manager and other cross functional teams to:
Product Resident, NPE - Authentic Expression Responsibilities
  • Conduct formative research to identify and fine-tune the right urban youth latent needs or problems.
  • Design and execute iterative design research needed to mould early product ideas into testable prototypes.
  • Conduct creative evaluative research to improve, refine and prepare the early prototypes for build.
  • Collaboratively develop and execute research roadmaps for the latent needs and problems
  • Lead the various research studies throughout all the phases of the product development lifecycle
  • Plan and execute systems mapping, customer journeys and service blueprints
  • Facilitate workshops with different user panels, clients and stakeholders
  • Take broad, conceptual ideas and turn them into something useful and valuable
  • Design flows and experiences that are simple and elegant
  • Create new interactive prototypes, test and refine them with users.
Minimum Qualifications
  • 2+ years of experience in building consumer products in and for Nigeria
  • Ability to work within a self-directed culture and navigate ambiguity.
  • Experience with rapid prototyping and fast iteration through feedback and user testing
  • Experience in a start-up or a fast-paced product development environment.
  • Bachelor's degree in product development related fields such as HCI, Computer Science, Business, Design, Psychology, Social Sciences etc.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Able to showcase your end-to-end design process across multiple projects, that include interaction and visual design artefacts, multiple iterations, and high-fidelity prototypes
  • Experience in human-centered design, product design, UX strategy, UX research, product management and software development.
  • Communication skills to influence stakeholders and leaders throughout the design journey.
  • Some experience with prototyping tools e.g. Figma, Sketch, Framer, InVision or similar.
  • Experience with data and utilizing data to define and support hypotheses
  • Experience in human-centred design, product design, UX strategy, UX research, product management and software development.
  • Deep passion and proximity to a product opportunity that serves the needs of Nigerian consumers, as evidenced by their portfolio of projects.
  • Experience with storytelling to get traction with various audience
  • Relevant experience in taking a novel idea from concept to delivering a new customer product
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