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VMware Senior Product Designer - Opportunity for Working Remotely in Dallas, Texas

About VMware MAPBU and VMware Tanzu

Ready to build? So are we. Come join VMware’s new and exciting Modern Applications Platform Business Unit (MAPBU) team, made up of products and services under the Tanzu portfolio to help customers build, run and manage their most important applications. To learn more about Tanzu watch this video. #TeamTanzu


You have strong product design instincts, and an appreciation for and understanding of lean, agile and user-centered design values, principles, and practices. You are excited by the mission and organizational value that technology can unlock. You thrive in a complex ecosystem, collecting, sharing, and synthesizing input from many directions and enabling your organization to continuously deliver customer value. You love working with effective teams and driving excellence in practice. You are inspired by the opportunity to help customers and partners modernize their in-house software development capabilities. You bring humility, empathy, and a learning mindset to everything you do. You believe in doing the right thing and doing what works.

What You’ll Be Doing

You will be working on the VMware Pivotal Labs Services team, helping client product teams to design and deliver modern, business-critical, cloud-native applications serving a variety of business and user needs. As a “Labs” Product Designer, you will cross the boundaries between organizational levels, alternately coaching client product designers in user-centered design and lean UX methodologies and approaches.

All of our product team positions are highly collaborative consulting roles, with 85-90% of time spent in direct, 1:1 pairing or larger team collaboration. During the COVID-19 crisis, this collaboration (including user interviews and usability tests) is all managed remotely, with the expectation that face-to-face engagement in a VMware Pivotal Labs office in [insert office location] or various client locations will pick up again once the crisis is resolved.

A typical day in this role:

  • You maintain a user-centered approach in design perspective and practice

  • Collaborate to understand business requirements and work closely with team members to develop solutions

  • Lead products through discovery, framing, and iterative delivery

  • Mentor and upskill client design pair in user centered design practices

  • Commit to exploring and finding the right solution for your users

  • Thrive in a highly collaborative, dynamic, agile environment

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 5-8 years Software Product Design or similar experience, shipping products to users (enterprise or large-scale consumer products preferred)

  • You are highly competent in all areas of Product Design, from user research, experience, interaction, and visual design.

  • Experience with lean and agile philosophies

  • Experience operating in a highly technical environment and translating complex design patterns into simple solutions

  • Experience in training, mentoring, and/or upskilling designers

  • Ability to expertly facilitate collaborative design activities in a workshop context

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and organizational skills with a strong work ethic

  • A portfolio of design work that represents your design process

  • Experience closely collaborating with engineers and product managers as part of small co-located teams

  • Experience working independently with clients or stakeholders in a consulting role

  • Familiarity with modern design tools such as Figma or Sketch

  • Ability to rapidly iterate on prototypes

  • Ability to articulate design direction and communicate the designs to Software Engineers

  • Consistently provides direct and impactful feedback in design reviewsDemonstrates strong consensus and alignment building skills within their product team

  • Frequently engages designers in their own/adjacent product teams to help them grow their skills and design toolkit

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • User research experience in technical domains

  • Some visual identity and branding experience

  • Experience with data visualization

  • Mobile design experience

  • Service Design experience will be valuable

  • Contributes to the culture of the Product Design team by participating in design-led projects, events and discussions

  • Experience with supporting the Product Design interview process

Additional information

50% travel is expected in this role (post COVID-19 crisis)

What’s it like to work at VMware

We believe that teams should spend more of their time delivering incremental value and less on building infrastructure. We’re building platforms, tools, and automation, including Tanzu Application Service, Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, and Tanzu Mission Control, to enable our customers to easily and confidently develop and run the software that powers their organization. Hundreds of companies and government agencies rely on our platform to meet the needs of millions of their customers. Our engineers embrace Extreme Programming (XP) as a way to go fast forever and deliver remarkable results. Our product managers and product designers work side-by-side with our engineers in small, empowered teams, using Lean and UCD as guides. We measure success by making our customers more productive, as software developers, product managers, and product designers.

Our Principles

  • Empower Teams - Diverse teams with shared context, psychological safety, and decision-making authority move faster.

  • Start Simple - Learn just enough to begin and let the work inform the direction.

  • Embrace Change - Expect change and turn it into opportunity.

  • Deliver Early and Often - Ship value to users and measure impact to lower risk.

  • Improve Continuously - We are always learning and humbled by what we don’t know.

  • Contribute to Open Source Communities - Share our time, tools, and methodologies to maximize our impact.



Category : Engineering and Technology

Subcategory: User Experience

Experience: Business Leadership

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Posted Date: 2021-05-13

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