Product Designer - Opportunity for Working Remotely at VMWare (Columbus, OH)

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Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?

We are looking for auser experience designer to join our global team. As part of a highly collaborative group of creative problem solvers with a passion for innovation, you will build intuitive, and meaningful products in the space of cloud computing. In this role you will collaborate with cross-functional product teams across the globe to create human-centered experiences. You will become comfortable engaging with customers, partners, and internal teams in both small and large group settings and be amazed at your opportunity for growth within a global technology organization.

As you join VMware, you will help grow a company that makes meaningful and significant technology solutions and is committed to being a "force for good" in technology. Our mission is to become the trusted foundation for accelerating innovation in an unpredictable world. VMware software is essential for making the applications and devices your family and friends use every day a reality. Which means your work is essential for transforming everywhere.

Success in the Role: What are the performance outcomes over the first 6-12 months you will work toward completing?

  • Within the 30 days you will:
    • Meet your immediate team and cross-functional partners,
    • Get familiar with the tools and processes the design team leverages in day-to-day operations,
    • Learn about te cloud computing and infrastructure industry,
    • Learn the VMW vision, strategy and high-level product family
    • Get familiar with our work-tracking tools
  • Within 60 days you will
    • Dig deeper into the specific product your team focuses on and how it connects to the rest of the ecosystem,
    • Learn about the competitor space for your product and understand the existing designs created by your team
    • Get familiar with our design and component systems
  • Within 90 days you will
    • Get familiar with accessibility guidelines and review processes
    • Start contributing through designing smaller projects in collaboration with your design team,
  • Within 6 months you will
    • Lead design for a specific area in your product and drive collaboration with your cross-functional partners
  • Within 12 months you will
    • Be a subject-matter expert in your area
    • Will be collaborating across products to make sure user experience is aligned and consistent within the features you are working on


The Work: What type of work will you be doing? What assignments, requirements, or skills will you be performing on a regular basis?

  • Closely collaborating with your design team as well as theproduct management and engineering teamsto identifyproduct vision and goals
  • Partner with user experience researchers to talk directly with customers to understand their needs, goals, and motivations
  • Conceptualize and define an end to end design strategy that supports customer needs and business goals. Ideate detailed stories and user flowsillustrating the solution
  • Closelycollaborate with ageographically diverse design team to co-design while ensuringconsistency across the suite of products and services
  • Advocate user needs throughout the development lifecycle in an agile, iterative environment to ensure problem : solution fit
  • Verify and improve ondesigns throughreviews, validations and formal usability testing with end users
  • Become a subject matter expert with the ability to understand the latest architecture, technology, solution, and market trends as well as competitive offerings related to cloud computing
  • Define end to end workflows and analyzing user flows
  • Communicate simple user stories illustrating solutions
  • Create realistic, animated prototypes for your designs
  • Working in a growing agile environment, constantly iterating on work and working through slower and faster cycles of delivery for new products and features
  • Take ownership of your work and initiative to execute on ideas. You are expected to be self-motivated and self-reliant.
  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Design, Human Computer Interaction, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field.


What is the leadership like for this role? What is the structure and culture of the team like?

You will be part of the central design organization that reports to the VP of Design, under OCTO (Office of the CTO). You will work in a smaller team of 3-5 people with weekly check-ins with your direct manager, regular team meetings for the project as well as monthly all-hands with the larger design organization.

Where is this role located?

Remote: This role is fully remote, allowing you the flexibility to work from the location you feel most productive and comfortable. You will be expected to live within 0-4 time zones of the primary location.

What are the benefits and perks of working at VMware?

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 www.benefits.vmware.com.
  • 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, trainings, course work, etc.)
  • Wellness reimbursement and online fitness and wellbeing classes


This job may require the candidate to travel and/or work from a facility that requires full vaccination prior to entry.

Category : Engineering and Technology
Subcategory: User Experience
Experience: Manager and Professional
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2022-05-10

VMware 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.
More Information on VMWare
VMWare operates in the Software industry. The company is located in Palo Alto, CA. VMWare was founded in 2022. It has 32871 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 5 open jobs at VMWare, click here.
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