IDEO is in search of a Director of Software and Technology Portfolio who will help us develop strong relationships between our clients, software development partners and internal project teams to design, build and launch great software products and prototypes. This person will help lead digital experience efforts, encourage project teams to push the limits of technological feasibility and support IDEO’s more strategic projects through their later-stage development processes. They will actively manage a portfolio of work that overlaps the current state of the market for software design* services and the capabilities of our human-centered design disciplines.
*Software Design is a discipline that places the user at the heart of technology. From early prototypes to production-ready concepts, software developers and creative coders create functional designs and lend a tech-forward lens to every step of the design process.
As a Director, you will work with IDEO leadership team and provide critical guidance to the studio through a variety of capacities including business development, mentoring, brand building, and craft excellence. You will make the biggest impact by developing, managing and executing a business development strategy that capitalizes on the range of software product opportunities in the market, as well as ensuring that IDEO’s design, development and production capabilities are properly represented to meet and exceed the client’s needs and expectations. Your skill set is critical to our work because you have the ability to cultivate client relationships and support the development of world-class software designers*.
IDEO is a place unlike any other. It’s a place where you can solve diverse, complex challenges for our clients and 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.
Please submit your resume and cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for this role.
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.