Call for Applications: NPE Residency Program by Meta

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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. 

Product Resident, NPE – Authentic Expression

What Are My 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

Click HERE to apply.

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