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Experience Designer Associate Consultant


Introduction Deliver meaningful impact faster with IBM Consulting Are you about to graduate or did you graduate in the past year? Are you a forward-thinker and eager to learn? At IBM Con


Deliver meaningful impact faster with IBM Consulting

Are you about to graduate or did you graduate in the past year? Are you a forward-thinker and eager to learn? At IBM Consulting we are always looking for superstars to work on multiple exciting projects, in a friendly and energetic working environment. If that’s you, join us as an Associate Consultant!

Inspired Talent is a core principle of the IBM Way. We continuously focus on reinvention with agility to be relevant for our next generation of talent, those who will shape the future of IBM and IBM Consulting. Accelerating Associates entry into their careers within IBM Consulting is critical to our ability to attract and retain top talent — and is fundamental to being essential for clients.

All new Associates will start off with the same foundational knowledge – through an engaging, interactive Induction centered around working in the IBM Way. The induction will introduce them to IBM and IBM Consulting and covers topics including our strategy (Cognitive Enterprise enabled by the Hybrid Cloud), The IBM Way, structure, eight key offerings, market approach, methods (including IBM Enterprise Design Thinking, IBM Garages and Agile), and our history. They will also be trained on the core consulting and client engagement skills necessary to succeed in GBS.

IBM Consulting Associates complete Specialty Training by Job Role Specialty to become prepared for your specific projects, helping you bring more value to their client teams.

IBM Consulting Associates job roles are mapped to one of five career tracks (Consultant, Technical Specialist, Developer, Data Scientist, Designer) which set clearly defined expectations around technical and specialized skills development, staffing, project experiences, and progression.

IBM Consulting Associates extends beyond our Associates’ activities during their first year in IBM Consulting. The journey begins with how we identify, recruit and onboard new Associates. It moves through an Associates’ training and initial project work, considers real-time coaching and feedback, and how best to promote opportunities for on-the-job learning and interesting client work going forward.

Ultimately, the journey is about how we begin to champion growth by providing continuous, holistic development in a world-class business environment over the course of an Associates’ career in IBM Consulting. In other words, the primary aim is to introduce Associates into a workplace full of people determined to lead our clients and themselves to new futures.

As an Associate Consultant you will work directly with our clients on key initiatives. You will have the opportunity to build an in-depth understanding of their business issues and implement organizational strategies that drive adoption of change. We are looking for talents who can build credibility and trust with our clients and provide knowledge that addresses individual and unique business needs.

Your Role and Responsibilities

If you see yourself as someone who believes no problem is too big to solve, and who wants to unleash their potential, IBM Consulting is for you.

As an Experience Designer Associate Consultant, you will have the opportunity to work and learn with the best team of designers, creatives, strategists, business consultants and full stack developers that you ever imagine. From day one, you will be part of a team that works as a start-up but thinks big, with innovation in our DNA. A team that will be more than happy to help you navigating to deal with the challenges that our customers are facing. And, of course, we also want to hear from you, and incorporate your contributions and perspectives in these challenges.

Everyone counts in our teams. We work in the most “hot” and strategic areas in the market such as digital marketing, experience design, mobile & XR and digital product development. To help you on this journey you will have access to unlimited learning and knowledge sessions that will complement your on-the-job learning. Focus of this role will be on Experience Design & Mobile.

Within your role as an Experience Designer Associate Consultant, you will:

  • Shape and conduct research with users, staff and stakeholders to shape a holistic view of the total user experience
  • Analyze, consolidate, and communicate research findings to stakeholders in order to strategically frame, validate and quantify the problem being solved and help inform the wider strategic roadmap of initiatives
  • Translate client needs, business and technology requirements and user research into vision documents, wireframes, user flows, mock-ups and high-fidelity prototypes and user interfaces, all made possible thanks to continuous feedback and iterations
  • Co-facilitate Design Thinking workshops & Design Sprints together with our clients and internal teams
  • Set-up and lead user validation – usability tests, service safaris, A/B testing, etc.
  • Create end-to-end enterprise experiences for prospects, customers, business partners, and employees that span face-to-face and digital interactions.

Recruitment process

  • If you’re interested in this position, please follow the following steps:
  • Apply via our career site and upload your CV and motivation letter (in English)
  • Talent Acquisition team will follow up with your application within the next weeks
  • The most suitable candidates will be invited to an Assessment Day in January / February 2023 where you will spend the day with similar minded graduates.

The vacancy will be closed on 3 February 2023

Expected Start Date for the new hires is 1 September 2023

Work location for this role is Oslo office.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Be a recent graduate or a final year University or University of Applied Sciences student with less than 6 months of studies left in some relevant field e.g. Engineering, Business Administration, Economics, Human Science & Tech, Psychology, Marketing, HR, Innovation & Transformation, Business Analytics, Computer Science or similar and have a strong track record of academic success
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in Norwegian and English with strong communication skills both in writing and verbally
  • Willingness to travel up to 4 days a week
  • Eligible to work in Norway and EU without any restriction

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise


About Business Unit

IBM Consulting is IBM’s consulting and global professional services business, with market leading capabilities in business and technology transformation. With deep expertise in many industries, we offer strategy, experience, technology, and operations services to many of the most innovative and valuable companies in the world. Our people are focused on accelerating our clients’ businesses through the power of collaboration. We believe in the power of technology responsibly used to help people, partners and the planet.

Your Life @ IBM

In a world where technology never stands still, we understand that, dedication to our clients success, innovation that matters, and trust and personal responsibility in all our relationships, lives in what we do as IBMers as we strive to be the catalyst that makes the world work better.

Being an IBMer means you’ll be able to learn and develop yourself and your career, you’ll be encouraged to be courageous and experiment everyday, all whilst having continuous trust and support in an environment where everyone can thrive whatever their personal or professional background.

Our IBMers are growth minded, always staying curious, open to feedback and learning new information and skills to constantly transform themselves and our company. They are trusted to provide on-going feedback to help other IBMers grow, as well as collaborate with colleagues keeping in mind a team focused approach to include different perspectives to drive exceptional outcomes for our customers. The courage our IBMers have to make critical decisions everyday is essential to IBM becoming the catalyst for progress, always embracing challenges with resources they have to hand, a can-do attitude and always striving for an outcome focused approach within everything that they do.

Are you ready to be an IBMer?

This job requires you to provide your COVID-19 vaccination status with supporting documentation, where legally permissible.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.

Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business.

At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location Statement

IBM wants you to bring your whole self to work and for you this might mean the ability to work flexibly. If you are interested in a flexible working pattern, please talk to our recruitment team to find out if this is possible in the current working environment.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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