We’re not on a mission to change the world. That’s right. We’re not.
Don’t get us wrong. We aren’t complacent; we’re actually a very ambitious bunch. As a small group of digital product strategists, we’ve helped realise some amazing world changing ideas, both in the for-profit and not-for-profit space. But changing the world is not our direct calling. It is just a happy byproduct of what we really want to do - make this complex world of ours, exceedingly obvious.
We believe that complex technology, when simplified and made ubiquitously accessible, finds ways to change the world on its own. Take satellite communication, one of the most complex innovations of the last century for example. Today, it powers navigation services, on top of which are built everyday businesses like ride hailing, food delivery, courier services and more. A lot more. None of those businesses would have been conceived, if it wasn’t for a dead obvious manifestation of navigation a.k.a maps, in the palms of billions of people.
For us, making complex things obvious is not a means to an end, but an end in itself. It has the power to drive systemic change which is otherwise impossible to realize. We’ve dedicated our lives to creating that change, and we’re inviting you to join us in pushing it forward.
As an organisation, we believe in compass over maps. We live in a complex world that moves fast, and the cost of mapping details, often exceeds the cost of finding the right direction and just getting started. Over the years, we’ve aligned on a few guiding principles that act as our north star. They help us find direction, even when there isn’t one which is obvious. You can expect us to uphold these principles, no matter the cost. Here they are -
If you’ve read this far, and haven’t lost interest, you’re probably wondering - “What role are they looking to hire for? What responsibilities would they expect to be fulfilled?”
At Obvious, our hiring philosophy is slightly different. We’re never hiring, but we always are. That means, we never hire based on immediate needs but we’re always looking for talented people to join our cause. By not operating under the pressure of hiring for current requirements, we’ve been able to build a forward-looking team hired purely based on merit plus value fit, and we want to continue doing so.
To that effect, we don’t want to miss out on bringing you in just because you don’t fit the ‘Role & Job Description’. We strongly believe that people produce their best work when they are at their natural best. Forcefully reducing them to experts vs generalists, or individual contributors vs managers, hampers their growth instead of boosting it. So if you’re interested, we encourage you to evaluate yourself on our growth framework and craft your own ideal job description. If you can dream it up, we can definitely create room for it.
We are a fair and equitable workplace. Most organisations hire people based on their previous role and compensation, but not us. At Obvious, everyone delivering the same value gets paid the same. To fairly identify what value a new hire might bring to the table, irrespective of their seniority we take them through a 3 month fellowship program where we immerse them in our ways of working. This helps us, as well as the new hire, understand their value in our org, based on which we offer them a position. Not only does this process ensure that we don’t hire someone who looks good on paper but can’t deliver high quality work, it also helps fairly compensate people who do not have the negotiation skills to demand a salary they truly deserve.
If you agree with a large portion of what we’ve said above, and would like to explore the idea of working with us, apply using the link below. We will reach out to you soon after. Thank you for reading. 🙂