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Senior Product Designer - Modern Applications Management - Opportunity for Working Remotely

Company: VMware
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?Do you like working on the edge of nascent technologies? Join our Runtime team and help design the curated tools software developers need to deploy their state-of-the-art applications on Kubernetes. The Runtime Program is a critical part of our recently launched Tap Application Platform (TAP). It is a series of efforts that straddle the boundaries of Open Source Software and proprietary environments. Some of the specific technologies you'll design for include Knative, a serverless application deployment tool that allows users to focus on the code they are writing, and Data Streaming, a service that processes data generated continuously by different sources. Your job is to empower end-users to understand and take advantage of these much-anticipated application capabilities.Sound exciting? Great! We would love to hear from you.Success in the Role: What are the performance outcomes over the first 6-12 months you will work toward completing? -

  • Simplify complex domain problems for end-users by developing a mastery of these concepts and refining the domain models
  • Identify gaps in our current understanding of our runtime efforts in conjunction with engineering and product management
  • Conduct user research with existing customers, potential partners, and Open Source software community members.
  • Lead design thinking sessions to take advantage of everyone's good ideas
  • Define the Runtime Program's end-to-end user experience -
  • Design all of the artifacts associated with the program
  • Partner with your engineering and product development partners to envision the strategy that ultimately shapes the Runtime program
  • Collaborate with other members of the design team to ensure a cohesive TAP experienceThe Work: What type of work will you be doing? What assignments, requirements, or skills will you be performing regularly?VMware is a highly collaborative environment, and the Runtime Program is no exception. You will work closely with your product and engineering colleagues every step of the way. As the design lead for the program, you will:
    • Collaborate cross-functionally with stakeholders and design to take products from concept to launch
    • Lead user experience design to help solve complex problems from concept to delivery in an agile environment
    • Understand the involvement and impact of the Open Source Software community on the program
    • Learn continuously - from the users through generative and evaluative research, and educate your product team on research practices & UX interview techniques -
    • Research and synthesize user needs to help conceive, define, test, and evolve solutions for our users across various mediums and experiences
    • Verify and improve on low and high-fidelity designs through reviews, validations, and formal usability testing with end-users
    • Design and participate in co-creation design workshops with the design team and cross-disciplinary partners
    • Advocate for users and deliver user outcomes in a dynamic and agile work environment
    • Bring a systems-thinking lens to your design work
    • Help identify new opportunities to solve valuable user problems
    • Keep abreast of competitor products and industry trends
    • Define end to end workflows that tell simple user storiesAs a Product Designer for VMware, you will work with a globally distributed design team to apply your craft to various products, services, and experiments. Our culture provides the opportunity to explore the technologies we're researching and investing in. Some of your work will be functional and practical user experience design applied to software used by thousands of people. You will help our design team drive cohesive user experience across GUI, API, CLI, IDE, and other interfaces. Other work will be speculative, generative explorations that you carry out in collaboration and partnership across the organization to flesh out, frame, and help prioritize solutions in an ever-evolving and complex, often ambiguous, problem space.What you'll be doingYou will drive out user experience strategy and execution for our Developer Experience program area within the Developer and Application Platform (DAP) pillar of MAMBG. The DAP pillar's purpose is to help developers build great software with a modern supply chain and get it to production faster and more often.--- We are responsible for developing and delivering tools, frameworks, products, and communities that support the needs of enterprise application builders and operators.Within DAP, you will work with our Runtime team. Their mission is to provide the ability for developers to utilize a curated selection of tools that enable them to run their applications on Kubernetes more efficiently. -The Runtime program splits into a series of efforts that straddle the boundaries of Open Source Software and proprietary environments. Some of the specific technologies you'll design for include Knative, building-block-based software, and Data Streaming, a service that processes and merges data generated by different sources. -In this role, you will be responsible to:
      • Collaborate cross-functionally with stakeholders and design to take products from concept to launch.
      • Lead user experience design to help solve complex problems from concept to delivery in an agile environment
      • Teach your engineering and product partners about research practices and interview techniques. -
      • Research and synthesize user needs to help conceive, define, test, and evolve solutions for our users across various mediums and experiences.
      • Verify and improve on low and high-fidelity designs through reviews, validations, and formal usability testing with end-users.
      • Design and participate in co-creation design workshops with the design team and cross-disciplinary partners
      • Advocate for users and deliver user outcomes in a dynamic and agile work environment
      • Bring a systems-thinking lens to your design work.
      • Help identify new opportunities to solve valuable OSS user problems
      • Keep abreast of competitor products and industry trends
      • You can define end to end workflows that tell simple user storiesWhat is the leadership like for this role? What is the structure and culture of the team like?You will report directly to a Product Design Manager situated within the TAP. You will work closely with a Staff Level Designer who oversees the comprehensive TAP experience. You will have access to a broader team of designers. They are supportive, work with growth mindsets, and help TAP, and other programs evolve.Your engineering and product management partners will work closely together with you. They are eager to unpack and solve issues dogging our customers and looking for ways to separate ourselves from the competition. They will help you understand some of the more technical aspects of the platform, as well as keep you abreast of business goals and changes in strategy,Collectively we believe that our customer teams should spend more of their time delivering incremental value and less on building infrastructure. - We're building platforms like TAP - to enable our customers to quickly and confidently develop and run the software that powers their business. - Hundreds of companies rely on our platform to meet the needs of millions of their customers. -Our product managers and product designers work side-by-side with our engineers in small, empowered teams, using Lean and User-Centered Design as guides. - We measure success by making our customers more productive as software developers and platform operators. We spend time with our customers to understand and build empathy for the jobs that they need to get done.What are the benefits and perks of working at VMware? -VMware puts the wellness of its employees front and center. We care about helping people grow skills and follow their career interests. You will not be expected to work long hours, and plenty of room is available so you can take care of yourself and your loved ones. The bar is high but not unreasonable.You and your loved ones will be supported with a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Below are some highlights, or you can view the complete benefits package by visiting.
        • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
        • Medical Coverage, Retirement, and Parental Leave Plans for All Family Types
        • Generous Time Off Programs
        • 40 hours of paid time to volunteer in your community
        • Rethink's Neurodiversity program to support parents raising children with learning or behavior challenges, or developmental disabilities
        • Financial contributions to your ongoing development (conference participation, training, course work, etc.)This job may require the candidate to comply with travel restrictions and/or work from a facility that requires full vaccination prior to entry.Category : Engineering and TechnologySubcategory: User ExperienceExperience: Manager and ProfessionalFull Time/ Part Time: Full TimePosted Date: 2022-04-01VMware Company Overview: At VMware, we believe that software has the power to unlock new opportunities for people and our planet. We look beyond the barriers of compromise to engineer new ways to make technologies work together seamlessly. Our cloud, mobility, and security software form a flexible, consistent digital foundation for securely delivering the apps, services and experiences that are transforming business innovation around the globe. At the core of what we do are our people who deeply value execution, passion, integrity, customers, and community. Shape what's possible today at http://careers.vmware.com.Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: VMware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: VMware is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at VMware are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. VMware will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. VMware encourages applicants of all ages. Vmware will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.

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