IDEO Munich is looking for a technologist to help shape and lead IDEO’s digital practice. You’ll work with our clients to help build modern digital products and services that live up to the increased expectations of their consumers, their organisation and the world around us. You’ll help to nurture our technology expertise and support developers working in IDEO Munich’s multidisciplinary teams.
As well as being an integral part of the IDEO Munich community, you will work closely with our partners Public Digital, who bring a wealth of experience in transforming governments and large organisations around the world to adapt to the internet era (where many of these organisations were founded, and grown prior to the most recent advances in technology).
IDEO believes that software development is a profoundly creative discipline. However, we lead with human need, not with technology. We have always helped our clients to be creatively competitive, and in today’s world this means that they need to organise themselves and behave like modern internet era companies.
We seek to deliver disproportionate impact through design, in its widest sense. In our conception of design, we see software as an integral part of nearly all of our projects. A modern multidisciplinary team will have digital expertise baked in from the start. We see technology more as a vast set of opportunities, rather than a series of constraints.
IDEO is looking for a technologist with a deep understanding of the internet and modern software development techniques, but we would like to meet candidates who think a little more broadly than that. All of our designers at IDEO take a broad, curious and empathetic view of the world, and we are looking for the same in applications for this role. The day to day will be much about much more than coding, we’ll expect you to contribute to every aspect of the design process and help us to refine that process to take full advantage of the technical opportunities you find. Your knowledge will inspire teams to be creative with solutions as well as to deliver and execute on ideas.
This is a new role to IDEO Munich and one that we hope will be an exciting opportunity for you.
In today’s world, it’s not enough to make things for our clients. Our work can only deliver the impact we crave if our clients can continue that work.
We work with enlightened leaders who want to own their own future rather than outsource it. It’s a tremendously exciting time for IDEO and we’d love you to join us to help us take our digital practice to the next level.
To be successful at IDEO a passion for human-centered design is vital. You’ll need to engage fully with the creative process of putting the needs of users and customers first. You’ll also need to provide practical technology leadership and expertise. You’ll help our clients understand their technology and data systems, and you’ll help them understand how these will shape and influence their digital transformation strategies. You’ll be excited by the opportunity to lead and shape our growing technology and development capabilities in IDEO Munich.
Ask anyone in IDEO Munich why they like working here and they will say it’s our people and the diversity of challenges. It’s a place where you can use design thinking to solve complex problems for our clients, alongside thoughtful, intelligent individuals who lead with curiosity, empathy, and optimism.
We certainly work hard, but we also intentionally focus on our culture to design events where we pause, create, and connect. We encourage our community to bring their whole selves to work and respect the need for work-life balance.
IDEO provides you support and development throughout your time here, while allowing for autonomy in the design process and in your career.
IDEO has had a studio in Munich for almost 20 years. Over that time, we have grown in the scale of our influence and impact.
Although we still work across every industry and sector, our consistent purpose to deliver positive impact through design has meant that we have enabled companies all over the world to be creatively competitive.
To apply, please submit your CV, and cover letter no later than Friday 12th April.
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.