Venture Architect

WHO WE ARE

PX Studio is a full-stack, full-service business-builder. Since 2012, we have built 12 multimillion dollar businesses in partnership with large, established organizations. We have worked on 40+ innovation projects – from upstream discovery research and needs-finding, to downstream pilot execution.

Our core ingredients, and what our team gets excited about each day, is an awesome blend of entrepreneurship, corporate innovation, growth strategy, human-centered design (HCD) , prototyping, and in-market experimentation. PX Studio offers you the chance to build multiple start-ups in an incubator environment with an incredible team.

Our team comes from different backgrounds, but we are united by our mission and our guiding principles. To briefly sum up our studio’s org structure, our team is composed of Venture Architects, Venture Leads, and Venture Partners – and each venture engages one or more from each level, no matter what.

The Venture Architect role is a hands-on execution role, typically working at the ground level of one new venture at a time. With that level of focus means you will be a critical person in seeking and distilling market insights that build our collective confidence in the opportunity. This is a team role, and there are often two or more Venture Architects engaged on a venture at once, so collaboration is key to this role – with the market, with colleagues and with client-partners. 

Note: there is no relocation required for this role, but in addition to the above, it’s ideal if regular travel is easily accomplished (e.g. you have reasonable access to an airport).

WHAT YOU’LL DO

At each stage of the venture lifecycle, and across various industries, you’ll:

  • Design and conduct customer & stakeholder research using a variety of research techniques that includes HCD, tech and strategy approaches to gather the data needed to validate or invalidate the assumptions being tested at that stage.
  • Gather market and SME data to provide context and learning for the new ventures – quickly getting up to speed on key trends and challenges and sharing implications with the project teams
  • Support and collaborate with the lead Venture Architect & the Venture Builder (like a Product Manager/Engagement Lead) on projects
  • Brainstorm and ideate concepts, value propositions and MVPs alongside client teams in workshops based off the research collected
  • Prototype and co-create low-fi and med-fi products with customers
  • Synthesize, visualize and consider the “so what” and “what’s next” from those research insights in an easily understandable manner
  • Facilitate discussion and narrowing in interactive working sessions with client teams

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • Demonstrable experience designing and conducting ethnographic/HCD-based research across all stages of the venture lifecycle, particularly in in-market experimentation
  • The ability to organize, interpret, distill and present data findings in a consulting or corporate environment, or the equivalent education and experience
  • Firm grasp of how research guides and inspires the innovation process (with a specific interest in improving and designing new experiences)
  • Experience in the interweaving of entrepreneurship, corporate innovation, growth strategy, HCD, prototyping, and in-market experimentation.
  • A collaborative, “Yes And” attitude with a wide variety of creative and analytical professionals
  • Strong self-management and a growth mindset that is willing to take on new challenges, experiment, and contribute to our core business and new ventures  
  • Ability to navigate between the worlds of entrepreneurship, experience design and business
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to work with remote teams, and travel as needed for research and/or collaboration purposes

We strive to recruit a group of unique individuals, but our team members tend to share these attributes:
Curiosity | Perceptiveness | Optimism | Adaptiveness | Entrepreneurialism | Discernment

 

WHAT WE PROVIDE

Remote Work & Distributed Teams
We prioritize flexibility and allow employees to “work from anywhere.”

Values-Fueled Culture
Our team is grounded in gratitude and our Guiding Principles. It informs our work and how we engage with clients every day.

Autonomy & Shared Ownership
We believe that everyone does their best work when given clear expectations and room to create with their unique skills. Our work requires a balance of individual or solo work and small-team collaboration with exceptional peers and partners. Being generous collaborators, and co-owners in design and decision-making is key to success in our world – no knowledge hoarding here, we’re better together.

Professional Development & Mentorship
We support everyone at the firm with a dedicated mentor and a professional development stipend to pursue areas of interest and upskill throughout the year.

Benefits
We strongly believe in the development of our teammates, so we provide an annual budget to spend on a learning activity of your choice (e.g., buy books, attend conferences, enroll in online courses, finance a pro-bono consulting trip, and more!). You will instantly feel at home when you come into work (virtually or IRL!) – we thrive on radical transparency, the power of small teams, experimentation, assuming positive intent & collaboration.

For our full-time positions, our benefits package includes covering the entire premium (plus partial coverage for dependents) of an excellent PPO health care plan, including vision and dental, a 401(k) retirement savings plan with firm matching, short and long term disability coverage and a monthly stipend for your commute & cell phone. Ensuring we have space to nurture our whole selves, we give every employee paid annual vacation days, unlimited sick days, personal days, and federal holidays. 

Compensation
The annual base salary range for our Venture Architect is $70,000 – $95,000 with eligibility for a profit-share bonus of 0-20% of base based on individual and firm performance.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your application, including resume and email address through this form:
https://forms.gle/DTQgnPzaAR1AeKKt7

BEFORE YOU APPLY

We ask that you please remove all identifying information from your resume before you submit your application in an effort to help us remove unconscious bias from our resume review process. PX Venture Studio is committed to cultivating an inclusive environment where a diverse group of people can and want to do their best work, and that starts with our hiring practices. Identifying information includes your name, photos, LinkedIn URL, email address, and more.

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you’re excited about this role, but do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply.

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Peer Insight is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other basis forbidden under federal, state, or local law.

Applicants must be able to work lawfully in the United States for Peer Insight or PX Venture Studio. We are unable to offer sponsorship for an employment-based visa status at this time.