Ah, the agonizing dilemma of the up-and-coming design pro: Go where the work is exciting and risk seeing a startup perish in the crib, or join an established company and nearly die of boredom oneself. Allow us to present, then, the Middle Way: An undisputed champion of a company housing a hungry band of designers, startup style, charged with a massive rethink and reskin of its entire product suite, plus some serious new-development work to boot. We’ve removed our rose-tinted spectacles and rubbed our eyes for kind of a long time, and danged if this gig doesn’t still look just about perfect!
You’ll be part of a team tasked with creating a massive suite of plugins that will build on the company’s core software to answer a whole host of enterprise-type needs for customers. Concerning yourself with the user journey from start to finish, you’ll apply your very best thinking — not only to the creation of individual apps, but to the ways in which the apps fit together as something even more comprehensive than a suite, the ways in which elements can be borrowed and re-used to fine customer effect.
It’s pretty darned pure work: Consider a business problem. Consider requirements. Consider preferences. Fashion a solution. Wireframe. Design. Prototype. Iterate. Gather feedback. Tweak. MVP. Tweak. Launch. This isn’t small-potatoes stuff, by any stretch: The firm has for its immodest goal a complete revolution in the way in which companies handle HR and payroll solutions, becoming more or less the Google Play store for just about every kind of business you can imagine. You’ll be at the heart of it, bringing your first-class UX chops to every piece of the enterprise you touch.
Hired Gun Proﬁle
You’re proud to have sported the “UX Geek” badge for three or more years now, over which time you’ve confirmed your commitment to the discipline and vindicated your choice of specialties, which was initially driven by your tendency to sympathize with users and your drive to build efficient, highly functional, and quite lovely things.
Nothing makes you happier than having a problem to solve, especially since you’re completely confident that you’re fully equipped to solve it. You’ve racked up an impressive record of wins, whether it’s as small a thing as a wireframe that made a process more elegant, or a whopper such as changing the whole trajectory of a product in response to user need. Those wins have come because you’re always on your toes, never on autopilot, always questioning assumptions. They’ve also come because you were able to communicate them clearly to your colleagues in a friendly and effective way. You always strive to bring fresh thinking to your projects, and don’t require much if any guidance once your mission is clear.
Be sure to highlight, in particular, experience you have in data-rich environments and/or collapsed consumer experiences such as inventory management, CRM, healthcare, etc.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: If you’re looking for a broad remit and super-creative work supported by a hugely successful company, it’ll be a while before another opportunity this sweet happens along.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.