Quick! Shake the dust off that resume! This is a huge opportunity that’s got everything going for it: a leadership role in a massively successful company, with a startup feel, during a time of reinvention and innovation. It’s one of those rare chances for you to be your best self and be rewarded nicely for it, as the UX lead for the part of the business that’s building a whole new app store for specialized software. What? The perfect blend of risk and stability? Get after it!
The company is what you might call the 400-pound gorilla in the enterprise solutions space (We know, the saying is “800-pound gorilla,” but gorillas max out at around 400, so c’mon). Rather than resting on its laurels, it’s rethinking its entire software offering, not just executing a big-time product redesign but actually creating a new framework for designing new products — for all manner of businesses. Isn’t that something? We think so; we think it’s something indeed.
Where you come in is on that app side of things: putting together the design tools necessary to tap into the platform’s data and build applications that will help businesses take their internal functions to the next level. You’ll be the leader of the pack when it comes to design thinking across the whole application area; you’ll geek your heart out on process flows, user journeys and information architecture, creating great patterns for re-use. With a straight face we exhort you: raise the bar across the industry. Humanize people’s businesses. Change the ways in which people interact with their companies.
Hired Gun Proﬁle
It won’t be long now before you’ll be boasting of a decade in the space, over which time you’ve contributed substantially to some very impressive products and emerged as a leader of people. You’ve spent so long thinking like a user that your headspace goes there automatically — and while you know what tools to reach for and have a great instinct for solutions, you still bring fresh thinking to every problem. One of your key strengths is your ability to verbally hash out problems and solutions; if sometimes there’s a person in the room who’s been left behind by the conversation, that person is never you. It’s not always easy to get other people to think like users, either, but you seem to have a gift for it, probably linked to your general ability to communicate clearly and articulate things that linger hazily unspoken in the minds of others.
Your enthusiasm is abundant; when people are around you, they sense the hum of action and fall under its spell. Designers love having you at the helm, as a sounding board, as an inspiration, and as a guide. You’re friendly, fair, and just a general pleasure to have on the premises.
A detailed portfolio — wireframes, prototypes, the works — will go a long way toward helping you win this one.
Nothing by-the-numbers about this gig. An experienced UXer with leadership skills will have a simply rip-roaring time helping this more-than-established company break brand-new ground.
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.