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VMware Staff Product Designer, MAPBU - Opportunity for Working Remotely in Los Angeles, California

Job Description

Ready to help product teams deliver great customer and user experiences? So are we. Come join VMware’s new exciting Modern Applications Platform Business Unit (MAPBU), made up of products and services under the Tanzu portfolio to help customers build, run and manage their most important applications. We build applications with velocity to run in a cloud-native environment, run open-source Kubernetes with consistency, and manage our customers' entire footprint with confidence to help them achieve their business outcomes. To learn more about Tanzu watch this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYO4WrPKWI8) . #teamtanzu

As a Staff Product Designer for VMWare, you will work with a globally distributed team to apply your craft on a range of products, services, and experiments. Our culture provides the opportunity to explore the technologies we’re researching and investing in. Some of your work will be functional, practical user interaction design, applied to software used by thousands of people. Other work will be speculative, generative explorations that you carry out in collaboration and partnership across the organization to flesh out, frame, and help prioritize solutions in an ever-evolving and complex problem space.

What you’ll be doing

You will be working on Octant, an open-source software (OSS) developer tool built for the Kubernetes Community.

Octant is a developer-centric view into a Kubernetes cluster that lets users inspect Kubernetes clusters where applications live. This tool helps developers to understand and visualize how their Kubernetes workloads are operating in a cluster as a plugin platform and ecosystem which allows teams to create unique views. Octant provides a browser-based interface that shows cluster objects, how they relate to one another, and insights on how to fix problems, increase robustness, or operate more efficiently.

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Continuously learn from open source community users through generative and evaluative research

  • Help identify new opportunities to solve valuable OSS user problems

  • Verify and improve on both low and high-fidelity designs through reviews, validations and formal usability testing with end-users in the community.

  • Research and synthesize user needs to help conceive, define, test and evolve solutions for our users across a range of mediums and experiences

  • Advocate for users and delivering user outcomes in a dynamic work environment

  • Bring a systems-thinking lens to the conversation

  • Craft user-centered artifacts and end-to-end journeys to align teams contributing to Tanzu around the broader user experience

  • Design and facilitate co-creation design workshops with the team and cross-disciplinary partners

  • Keep abreast of competitor products and industry trends

Who we are looking for:

  • You are comfortable leading by influence in an open-source software (OSS) environment

  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and opinionated on where the product team should focus their attention

  • You bring clarity and focus to uncertain and ambiguous situations by leveraging

  • You are able to define end to end workflows and able to tell simple user stories illustrating solutions

  • You have experience leading and conducting user research, both generative and evaluative, through an inclusive cross-discipline process with an open source community of users to create feedback cycles for validation

  • You navigate ambiguity through solid command of a user-centered design process

  • You have excellent oral and written communication, presentation, and analytical skills

  • You are a design leader, undertaking explorations into new technologies and territories while also delivering practical designs in a fast-moving product-driven context

  • You are someone who sees design as a partner in shaping strategic and operational product and UX outcomes

  • Your portfolio will show that you've worked on complex and challenging projects across all aspects of the design process.

  • Experience designing tools for developers preferred, but not required

  • Experience interacting with an Open Source community preferred, but not required

  • Some experience with Kubernetes is preferred

What’s it like to work at VMware

We believe that our customer 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 business. Hundreds of companies rely on our platform to meet the needs of millions of their customers. Our product managers and product designers work side-by-side with our engineers in small, empowered teams, using Lean and User-Centered Design as guides. We measure success by making our customers more productive, as both software developers and platform operators. We spend time with our customers to understand and build empathy for the jobs that they need to get done.

What are the benefits and perks of working at VMware?

You and your loved ones will be supported with a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Below are some highlights, or you can view the complete benefits package by visiting benefits.vmware.com .

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Medical Coverage, Retirement, and Parental Leave Plans for All Family Types

  • Generous Time Off Programs

  • 40 hours of paid time to volunteer in your community

  • Rethink's Neurodiversity program to support parents raising children with learning or behavior challenges, or developmental disabilities

  • Financial contributions to your ongoing development (conference participation, training, course work, etc.)

This position is eligible for JoinTeamTanzu referral campaign. #DAP

Category : Engineering and Technology

Subcategory: User Experience

Experience: Business Leadership

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Posted Date: 2021-07-19

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