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Hi, I’m Brad Feld, a managing director at the Foundry Group who lives in Boulder, Colorado. I invest in software and Internet companies around the US, run marathons and read a lot.

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Desperately Seeking Amazing UX Gurus in Boulder

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There are two positions that I find difficult to fill in Boulder in the various companies we are investors in. The first is a real product manager (PM).  We’ve got a bunch of great ones in Boulder, but there appears to be 100% employment for them and I don’t poach from myself as that seems counterproductive.  The other difficult person to find is a UX design guru.

Now, there are a number of strong web design and development firms in Boulder, such as our friends at Slice of Lime, and we use them regularly throughout our portfolio.  They are also plenty of strong UI developers.  However, in some companies we really need a full time UX person, especially those that are software dev heavy.  We’ve managed to solve this in most cases, but it’s hard and the pool of gurus is small.

So, I’m looking for one UX person that can also handle the UI development who is off the charts that wants to move to Boulder.  I’ve got a well funded company with an awesome technical team for you to join that is working on some really interesting and difficult stuff.  It’s going to market in Q4 with a unique product that has the potential to really shake up a particular segment.  I’m not looking for a UI person that thinks he can do UX; rather I’m looking for an amazing UX person who specialized in web services and is comfortable crossing over the UI development.

If you are this person, email me right now.

  • James_Mitchell

    Brad, you might want to add a few sentences about what you consider a UX and UI developer to be and the differences between the two.

    • http://www.facebook.com/garthwalker Garth Walker

      click the first link in the post: http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2010/03/ux-d

      • James_Mitchell

        Garth, I read that link before I posted that comment. Unless I am missing something, it does not do a good job of explaining the difference. More important, Brad obviously have very specific ideas about what these terms mean, and I'd love to hear his views.

  • Saurabh

    Who is a "real product manager" and what differentiates between a real and fake one?

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