What’s cool is when a company that’s a leader in its space has the chutzpah to revolutionize that space, to more or less disrupt its own part of the world, not because it has to in order to get a piece of the pie but because it sees a way to offer its customers more. What’s even cooler is when such a company goes on the hunt for the talent to make this thing happen. And what’s coolest of all is when that company needs somebody just like you, to be its main product thinker and its creative and design directors all rolled into one, a role it modestly refers to as “UX lead.” If you’re ready to bring product vision to a fast-paced team that functions like a startup within a Fortune 500 company, you’ll want to jump at this gig, and be lively about it, too.
What’s all this revolution talk about? Well, think of it this way: the company is rebuilding everything it does from scratch, creating a whole new suite of products that will exist alongside, and then replace, the company’s flagship software — and what’s more, it’s creating a platform and a marketplace for back-office apps, many of which will be built from the components of the basic product set. That’s an ambitious job of work, right there.
Your team’s focus will be the core set of products for which this company is known; specifically, you’ll pitch in on a total rethink according to the latest design principles. Y’all will be working (in a code-free, drag-and-drop development environment) on all the tools for product-building at the company: navigation, menus, fields, animations, error validations, elements, style guide.
So as this rolls out, there you’ll be, guiding and shaping the look and feel, applying a steady creative hand, thinking big about how all the pieces fit together, ensuring that UX conventions are being adhered to, and just generally seeing to it that the products have all the very latest in functionality and aesthetic appeal.
Hired Gun Proﬁle
You’ve been eight years now in the product design game, and my goodness, how the time has flown. Seems like only yesterday you were a feckless junior, banging out user personas and wireframes, but here you are these days thriving in a management role. One of the reasons for your inexorable rise has been your ability to present theoretical problems and talk about their solutions, to communicate complicated ideas in real time, in real language. You understand and can abide by complex business rules for the products you build. You thrive in a fast-paced environment. Everything you do — whether it’s leading a team, designing a feature, or communicating with colleagues — is shot through with efficiency and clarity.
Have your killer portfolio ready — and be ready to talk in depth about all the steps you took getting from scratch to launch.
It’s an exciting time at this market-leading company, a time when creativity is on the rise, a time ripe for the blossoming of careers. To us, it’s the perfect time and place for a seasoned UX pro who’s looking for the next big challenge.
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.