There’s a very interesting job posting that I wanted to highlight for readers of this blog: Autodesk’s Immersive Experiences Group (IXG) is seeking a Senior Evangelist for Augmented and Virtual Reality. IXG is a fairly recently named group at Autodesk: I’m curious about the choice of the term Immersive, as my understanding is that the organisation’s mandate is very much also about Augmented and Mixed Reality, which for me is more contextual than immersive. But frankly that’s a minor detail: IXG does have a nice ring to it, and we do love our TLAs at Autodesk.
Here’s an excerpt from the job description:
The Senior Evangelist for IXG (Immersive Experiences Group) role is a leadership position in support of Autodesk’s AR\VR initiatives. We are looking for a highly experienced communicator, capable of giving TED-style talks, to help deliver our AR\VR strategy and initiatives at industry events and to customers, partners or even internal teams.
Your mission will be to understand and evangelize the products, projects and advanced research into AR\VR that is being conducted throughout the company; and to help guide our customers along their journey to AR/VR.
The job itself looks super-cool. Here are some more specifics about the responsibilities:
- Play a part in key events, activities and social platforms around Autodesk’s AR\VR strategy.
- Collaboratively work with sales teams, technical account managers to visit key customers and lighthouse accounts
- Build a communication plan for both internal and external evangelism around AR\VR
- Contribute as a key member of the AR\VR strategy team
- Inform key product stakeholders including company leadership of current and emerging market trends and representative customer feedback.
- Identify, create, maintain, and leverage key relationships in target industries to enhance product awareness and adoption.
- Connect with key industry thought leaders, including industry specialists, research analysts, press, and other influential parties.
If the position wasn’t San Francisco-based and requiring ~50% travel (neither of which appeal to me, right now) I’d probably be throwing my hat into the ring for it. Although I do love my current role, so then again I might not. :-)
If you’re interested in the role for yourself, apply today. I’d be happy to refer people I know personally, of course, so do drop me an email if we’ve met and you’re considering applying for the position.