Pivotal is a recognized leader in lean and agile software design and development practices. We build consumer and enterprise web and mobile applications for global clients, and a cloud platform for applications and data.
Our mission as Product Designers at Pivotal is to define and deliver the experience of the products we build to be simple, powerful, and delightful to use. We work directly with developers, product managers, users, customers, and stakeholders to define, design, and ship. Pivotal’s renowned agile approach ensures our pace is fast yet sustainable. Our commitment to quick feedback loops keeps us lean and focused. We have openings for designers with a variety of backgrounds, including: Design Research, User Experience, Interaction Design, and Visual Design.
Why we love what we do (and so could you)
Design pairing and cross-functional pairing
Seriously collaborative, even with people not on our teams
Work alongside and learn from lean and agile leaders
Daily product decision making and real product delivery with product managers and developers
Freedom to try out new design processes; in the spirit of agile, do what works, try new things, stop doing things that don’t work
You are always shipping!
Immerse yourself in one project at a time
Environment that encourages learning and growing as a professional and individual and infrastructure to support and motivate those goals
Community oriented design team
All the designers have different skillsets: you’re not expected to be an expert in everything but having access to someone who probably is means we all get smarter by teaching and learning
What we do as Product Designers for web and mobile applications
Maintain a user-centered approach in design perspective and practice
Work as a collaborative team member with developers, PMs, and fellow designers
Lead products from discovery and framework through iterative development and delivery
Help product managers assess and prioritize opportunities and constraints
Guide product decisions through user research, customer development, and iterative feedback loops
Determine best practice approaches and lead others through our process
Rapidly iterate on design prototypes and working applications
Conduct frequent user research, testing, and analysis
Develop visual identity systems, data visualizations, visual design, illustrations, etc.
Produce materials for clients and developers, including user flows, wireframes, mockups, live style guides, and assets
How you can become a Pivot
Be open-minded, creative, and self-critical; be collaborative and communicative
Be thoughtful about the role of design in relation to contemporary technology; be committed to lifelong design learning
Have experience with and curiosity of agile and lean philosophies
Have experience working independently with clients or stakeholders
Have experience designing full-service consumer and business applications
Bring deep experience in research, visual design, consulting, or development
Show command of modern front-end technologies and frameworks (e.g. HAML/SASS, grid systems, responsive design)
1+ years experience with agile and/or lean philosophy and methods
3+ years experience in related field
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in design-related discipline (preferred, but not required)
Interested in becoming a Pivot? Apply by sending us a resume and a cover letter.
Pivotal Labs is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
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