Senior Design Strategist

Washington D.C., USA

Ranked as #12 on Forbes’ List of 25 Fastest Growing Public Tech Companies for 2017, EPAM is committed to providing our global team of 25,900+ EPAMers with inspiring careers from day one. EPAMers lead with passion and honesty and think creatively. Our people are the source of our success and we value collaboration, try to always understand our customers’ business, and strive for the highest standards of excellence. No matter where you are located, you’ll join a dedicated, diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential.


You are curious, persistent, logical and clever – a true techie at heart. You enjoy living by the code of your craft and developing elegant solutions for complex problems. If this sounds like you, this could be the perfect opportunity to join EPAM as a Senior Design Strategist. Scroll down to learn more about the position’s responsibilities and requirements.

This role will give the candidate a unique opportunity to work with a wide array of clients to solve exciting design challenges, stretch their critical thinking and problem-solving skills and network with executive level clients as well as thought leaders in the industry.

We are looking for a passionate design strategist to turn observations into actionable insights. In this role, you should have deep understanding on the tacit nuances of doing business and can effectively marry that with an understanding of human centered design. You will seamlessly adapt to diverse environments and cultures on both corporate and consultant side.

What You’ll Do

  • Lead multidisciplinary teams through all phases of project work including alignment with client, understanding context, developing non-obvious insights, exploring and defining opportunities, creating actionable/tangible design expressions, and helping clients go to market;
  • Conceptualize compelling and meaningful opportunities for consumers and clients;
  • In this position you will work closely with designers, engineers, and other strategists to develop ideas for new products, services and experiences;
  • Explore real world problems using a combination of creative and analytic tools. Lead your team to develop and test hypotheses;
  • Create compelling value propositions for consumers and clients;
  • Articulate ideas for new products, services and experiences that will compel consumers, and contribute to business success;
  • Help the team make tradeoffs to come up with solutions that work for both people and clients;
  • Mentor future strategists at EPAM and those across the company that will look to you for guidance and expertise in their development.

What You Have

  • 7+ years of experience in design consulting or in a related field;
  • Undergraduate degree required, master’s degree preferred, in design, communications, business or related field;
  • Excellent presentation, communication, writing and organization skills;
  • Experience with consumer/user research and analysis, ideation and brainstorming techniques, sketching, prototyping, and concept validation;
  • Experience in working on cross-disciplinary teams;
  • Comfortable managing and mentoring junior strategist and co-workers;
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and responsibilities;
  • Availability to travel based on project needs.

What We Offer

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance (Subsidized);
  • Health Savings Account;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Healthcare, Dependent Care, Commuter);
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability (Company Provided);
  • Life and AD&D Insurance (Company Provided);
  • Matched 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan;
  • Paid Time Off;
  • Legal Plan and Identity Theft Protection;
  • Accident Insurance;
  • Employee Discounts;
  • Pet Insurance.