User Experience Design Lead - Organic Growth Ventures

Company: IBM
Location: Austin, Texas, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 31.AUG.2021


IntroductionAs IBM doubles down its focus on growth, it is critical to foster an entrepreneurial mindset with outside-in thinking and rapid ...


IntroductionAs IBM doubles down its focus on growth, it is critical to foster an entrepreneurial mindset with outside-in thinking and rapid experimentation. IBM has a long history of investing in innovation and, to continue that investment, we are excited to announce the launch of IBM Organic Growth Ventures. The OGV program has been created to give our best ideas a chance to solidify into sound products and business models in search of the next game-changing innovative products. The program will make many small risky bets and use best practices to conduct in-market experiments to quickly amplify those bets that show progress. At the heart of the program is a thoughtful product and business model validation methodology to turn a product idea into a value proposition that customers desire and a business model that can scale. Once that happens the venture will be transitioned into a business unit.Your Role and ResponsibilitiesThe Organic Growth Ventures team is seeking innovative and enthusiastic design and research professionals to join a team building out multiple projects within an internal incubator program, designed to bring IBM's newest ideas and products to market at scale.As the Design Team Lead, you'll be responsible for developing innovative new concepts, working with entrepreneurs, venture executives, research, and providing guidance to a small design team. You can expect an overall breakdown to look something like this:+ 30% Project Strategy & Coordination+ 40% Design (Conceptualization, Storytelling, & Presentations)+ 30% Project ManagementRequired Technical and Professional Expertise+ Portfolio and work samples including user-centered design skills, visualizations of complex experiences such as flows, scenarios, personas, etc. (any fidelity), sketches to mid-fidelity interactions (show your process) and clickable prototypes (any fidelity)+ At least 6 years of experience solving complex user problems and in working in a broad portfolio of related products and/or constitute a complex solution+ Bachelor's degree in a design field or Computer Science or Human Computer Interaction+ Mastery of design and prototyping tools such as Figma, Sketch, InVision, Adobe creative suite+ Demonstration of committed and respectful collaboration between members of cross-functional teams+ Demonstration of delivering exceptional user-centered outcomes to marketPreferred Technical and Professional Expertise+ Successful track record leading interdisciplinary teams informed by stakeholder and user inputs+ Technical background+ Experience creating clickable prototypes (Figma or Invision)About Business Unit.Your matters to you when you're looking for your next career challenge?Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities - where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust - where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.About IBMIBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we're also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it's time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.Being is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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