It’s not often you get the opportunity to spend two years doing what you love in a new country with the potential upside of making a huge impact in a company in which you own some equity. So I’m excited to be moving to London to do just that for the next two years.
I’ll be analysing their business processes and identifying opportunities to leverage technology to streamline those processes, as well as working on their external-facing software product. The product is in its very early stages so there’s a massive opportunity to help shape and steer the product into the future.
The company was established back in 2005, and although I’m a founding equity holder, they’ve never actually had a full-time designer on site so I anticipate this role will require quite a bit of educating and cultural change. The current small team of two tech guys there are very comfortable and used to their waterfall approach to software development so I’m hoping it won’t be too much of a struggle to convert them to the enlightened ways of lean and agile.
Wish me luck!