Designing for Pivotal
Pivotal Software, Inc (the parent company of Pivotal Labs) is building a new platform that changes the way large organizations do business.
Pivotal Labs—the agency known for pioneering pair programming and agile development—is building out a dedicated design team in its offices to support this initiative. Join over a dozen other designers in the Bay Area that work at Pivotal. You get the best of both worlds: diving deep into a product combined with the energy of an agency design team learning from the different projects they experience. We eat lunch together, pair together, share ideas together.
Why enterprise grade design?
Pivotal is pioneering the future of how large companies build software. Pivotal’s PaaS products allow companies to focus on developing software better and faster. Pivotal’s Big Data solutions help companies make better decisions on a scale never known before.
Designing for these enterprise systems can have exponential impact:
1) When you design products (like Pivotal Big Data products, and Pivotal Ops Manager) that analysts or operators use to make systems level decisions, you affect the experience of thousands of customers, which in turn affects a company’s health. You will have design challenges like this at Pivotal.
2) When you design products (like Pivotal CF) that help thousands of developers at large companies deploy their solutions, you help better software reach users faster. You will have design challenges like this at Pivotal
What you will do
Champion and create user centered product design solutions
Conduct user research and usability tests
Contribute to daily product decision making and real product delivery with product managers and developers
Explore and create workflows, wireframes, and comps or prototypes
Refine and create visual systems
Collaborate and sometimes pair design with other members of the design team
Participate in the full lean-agile process
Play ping pong, take a yoga class, eat a fully catered breakfast every morning with your coworkers
Go to a conference (or speak at one!), take a class— all included when you work at Pivotal
We welcome people from diverse backgrounds. In fact we thrive on it. In addition to your unique story, please:
Have 2+ years experience designing the user experience for web applications
And/OR have 2+ years experience designing visual interfaces for web applications
Explore, communicate, and validate ideas through sketching/whiteboarding, wireframing and creating prototypes
Can either generate visual design systems or able to design pulling from a style guide
Know your way around Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
Comfortable designing for developer and data science user needs
Experience working with agile development teams
BA or MA in design or HCI field
You will thrive at Pivotal if you:
Collaborate well. You don’t hesitate to talk, sketch, whiteboard, or prototype to get your idea across. You also know when to listen and when to let go of an idea so an even better one can start to form.
Understand the impact that your design will have on the people developing our technical future.
Will settle for nothing less than user-centric design. You represent the user in product and engineering meetings. You test your ideas out with user tests and embrace rapid feedback loops.
Enjoy systems. You have a burning desire to map a user’s workflow and then wireframe (or code) a prototype derived from that.
Have a sense of humor and enjoy working with intense, smart teams of designers, developers, and product managers.
Are flexible. Priorities change, teams change, but process can be the flexible thread that keeps the project on track.
Are kind. It’s one of our Main Principles.
Want to continually learn and grow.
You are an excellent visual designer
You are a former developer or data scientist
Sustainable pace, 9am to 6pm every day
Full breakfast every morning, Tech/Design talks on Tuesdays (with lunch), ping pong, yoga. Whatever computer equipment you need, we will get it for you.
Generous vacation, health insurance, etc.
Community of 30+ product designers from Toronto to London to New York
Click here to apply.