Senior Product Designer
The Position: We’re adding another senior designer to our UX team to drive design for our Agile, project, and financial planning capabilities and help establish suite-wide design patterns. As one of few senior people on the design team, they will have a major impact on our design team, our users and our company’s success.
You: You’re used to being at the table with senior product management and development leaders. You want the ball, yet you also crave teamwork. You delight in weighing the pros and cons of a solution with others and you get how this frames decisions and brings cohesion.
You love taking risks with new designs but appreciate the value of the interfaces users already know. Blending the old with the new is satisfying – you’re both quixotic and pragmatic. And you finish the job with the right micro-interactions and polish. You know how the ideals of design pair with the needs of the business.
Us: We have our eyes on being the next billion-dollar software company and we’re well on our way. Our suite of capabilities for managing the business of information technology poses challenges and upside for software innovators. We need even more gutsy, quick-thinking talent on our team to make it happen. As designers we are always looking for ways to improve and we have the freedom to evolve our design paradigms and our design culture. We take our craft seriously and care deeply about making our products easy, useful, and pleasing, but we’re a fun team and we cut ourselves some slack.
What we want you to do:
We want you to translate complex requirements into concrete designs. Requirements won’t always be locked down or well documented, but you will see this as an opportunity to add the user perspective and shape the experience from an early stage. You will partner with product teams to help visualize and form product capabilities and will often surprise the team with new approaches.
The window to deeply influence the product can be fleeting. You’ll rapidly build and iterate on process flows, high-level wireframes, and high and low fidelity prototypes. And you’ll test designs with discount usability techniques (RITE, heuristic analysis, cognitive walkthroughs, etc.). Then, as developers develop, you will stay close to keep the design true, tune your ideas, and ship winning features.
- 5+ years designing complicated, multi-user, multi-step capabilities
- Breadth of experience drawn from designing in multiple distinct domains
- Experience designing from concept through to first customer ship
- Experience as the lead designer, partnering with lead product managers and developers
- Has shipped features through Agile development, and frequent product releases
- Experience conducting discount usability studies
- Experience using Axure and Sketch
- Higher education in HCI or related discipline
- Has supported and mentored other designers
- Experience designing for a high degree of customer configuration
- Comprehension of financial or related business concepts
- Experience designing data visualization
- Can conceive and sketch UI on-the-fly in group discussion
- General understanding of and ability to program with HTML/CSS
- Curious, invests in self-learning
- Systematic, thoughtful, critical thinker able to recognize patterns, spot anomalies, and draw robust conclusions
**Apptio benefits include Company-Paid employee health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, and generous contributions to a health savings account. We also offer participation in a flexible spending account, 401k and other voluntary programs.
Apptio is the leading software to fuel digital transformation. We help technology and finance leaders make smart decisions as they plan, analyze, and optimize technology investments in pursuit of digital transformation. Apptio’s software uses machine learning to translate technology costs and utilization across on-premises systems, vendors, projects, agile and cloud systems into a holistic, business-centric view. With Apptio, IT leaders make smarter digital transformation investments. Companies of all sizes and geographies trust Apptio to fuel their digital transformation, including 50% of the Fortune 100. For more information, please visit www.Apptio.com.
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