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Interaction Designer / Creative Technologist, Co-Founder of new IDEO venture

In a nutshell

We are seeking an Interaction Design and Creative Technology Lead as a critical part of the founding team for IDEO’s newest venture. This venture focuses on the intersection of blended learning, innovation, creativity and the future of work.  It will be led out of our San Francisco location. 

We’re searching for an ambidextrous innovator with the delicate balance of bold visioning and intelligent execution, fresh thinking and the ability to design scalable sustainable solutions. The perfect candidate has a unique blend of real-world experience, passion for cutting edge, digital learning experiences, understanding end user and customer needs, prototyping the way forward, translating ideas into technological implementation, and a passion for making change through enterprise learning.  While you’ll begin as a founding member of this new venture team, you’ll have the potential to expand into new roles as the venture makes progress.

Why is this role important for IDEO’s work?

This Interactive Designer and Creative Technology Lead will have huge impact by understanding opportunities in the marketplace of digital and adult learning, shaping the vision through understanding learning technologies and best practices in digital experiences, honing the focus of the offer and target market through prototyping this experience, designing and developing the learning experience, building upon and leveraging existing assets, and executing the learning experience for MVP and long term positioning in the market. You will also be responsible for leading the development and build plans from visual and user experience through to managing the software development and integration with existing technologies. You will lead the product research, connect with build partnerships, set relationships in place, and ensure the product design can be tailored for globalization. 

Once here you will

  • Design a new venture that creates new revenues for IDEO while simultaneously having powerful positive impact in people’s lives and work.
  • Bridge between ideas and technology, translating the vision into a technical product through design, prototyping and launch of this learning experience
  • Build upon previous efforts in this space but amplify them and move them toward market
  • Creatively plan, scope, guide, produce and implement work across a core team, but also a network of talent pulled in for these various efforts 
  • Lead the visual and interactive expression, grounding it in best practices
  • Lead other team members or build collaborators to develop this product. This will likely involve creating full stack prototypes and launching production products using an agile process
  • Manage development teams to achieve quality products on a deadline, and knowing when to push for speed vs. quality
  • Build working prototypes and dynamic front-end web experiences that can connect to back-end APIs
  • Deploy applications using cloud services such as AWS, Heroku or Google
  • Ensure that design and build integrate thinking about how to scale to multiple markets and geographies
  • Support the build out of the team defined MVP
  • Participate in the creation and design of curriculum and content when relevant

What does IDEO offer you?

IDEO is a place unlike any other. It’s a place where you can solve diverse, complex challenges for our clients or the organization, alongside thoughtful, intelligent individuals who lead with curiosity, empathy, and optimism. Sure we work hard, but we also intentionally craft moments that allow our community to pause, create, and connect. We encourage our community to bring their whole selves to work, respect the need for work-life balance, and allow for autonomy in the design process and your career. This is a unique opportunity to participate in IDEO through one of our new ventures. You will play on the innovative edge of a company known for innovation. 

Relevant experience:

Our basic requirement is that candidates must have 5-7 years of working experience. You should have demonstrable experience taking an idea from vision and analysis into a market launch. For instance, this could be as an entrepreneur or a core member of a team or startup bringing new products to market.

 IN ADDITION:

  • Successful candidates will combine rigorous digital product design acumen across all of the following areas, along with world-class depth in one or two: online learning, coaching, web design, video creation, ecommerce
  • You should have the ability to coach, lead and teach other designers about digital, product and learning design and energize the community with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • You are able to combine human stories and needs with hard data to identify a compelling path forward for product, service and venture creation
  • Ability to work in diverse work cultures and comfortable with nonhierarchical organizations
  • Direct experience in designing and launching new ventures or direct experience working with Digital Products
  • A Bachelor’s degree or Advanced degree in interaction design, computer science, or education, and technology is helpful but not a requirement
  • Experience creating full stack prototypes and launching production products using an agile process
  • Experience managing engineers and engineering teams to achieve quality products on a deadline, and knowing when to push for speed vs. quality
  • Experience building dynamic front-end experiences that communicate with robust & reliable APIs (e.g. Javascript and Node, Rails or Django)
  • Experience deploying applications using cloud services such as AWS, Heroku or Google

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

IDEO is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Equal Opportunity Employer

IDEO is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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