“We are looking for a visionary designer who is ready to define the future of shopping across platforms,” reads a job advert on Apple’s site posted today.There’s no shortage of vision at Apple, even with Steve Jobs gone.
The company still has Jonathan Ive handling the human interfaces that integrate the hardware and software, and the teams led by Craig Federighi and Eddy Cue are nothing to sneeze at either.
But there’s always room for more. The company’s Online Store division is seeking “a Visual Designer to work on shopping experiences across platforms including web, mobile web, and iOS apps.”
Apple wants someone who has a great deal of experience in the field. This person will work with the company’s design managers “to create and execute the visual design for a given project.”
“The ideal candidate is a brilliant problem solver, quick study, self starter, and excellent communicator with a passion for great design and the ability to achieve it,” Apple adds.
If you’re the type who juggles interaction design, visual design, and prototyping skills, “supported by great conceptual thinking,” you’re the man for the job.
If Apple picks you, you might also need to be in good physical condition.
You’ll be spending a lot of your time walking between the company’s online and retail offices, the publishing and engineering teams, as well as the marketing and QA groups “on projects that range from experimental to very focused project types.”
Before listing the education requirements, Apple makes one final pitch in an attempt to nab just the right person for the job (emphasis ours).
“We are looking for a visionary designer who is ready to define the future of shopping across platforms. Your work will be seen by the millions of people who visit Apple.com and the Apple Online Store every month.”
In short, Apple wants someone who leaves no room for error, and is brilliant at his / her job. Goes to show you how important the company’s Online Store business has become.
Visit Apple here to review the job advert up close.