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Tantalizing first sentence of an Information Architect job posting for the UN in Switzerland. Got my attention!

posted by ted 25 minutes ago

We’re looking for designers to help create the websites and applications of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Preferred Skills:

Examples of our websites:

Joseph Smith

LDS Gospel Library for Mobile

LDS Mobile Tools *


Please apply online at for job ID#60463 (contract) or job ID# 60457 (full time). Note: an LDS Account is required to view jobs.

Please direct questions to [email protected]

posted by emmy on Monday, Jan 10, 2011



You know who you are. You’re probably geeking out in jQuery as you’re reading this. If you can slice up a PSD, write clean and accessible markup, and javascript my face off – We Need You Yesterday.

We’re looking for 2 front-end developers (expert in HTML/CSS/Javascript). The contract is for 3 months in the Salt Lake City area and starts immediately. If you’re good, we might just keep you.

Send me an email with your resume and some examples of your work. Now get to it!

craig . hobson @ ldschurch . org

posted by craig on Friday, Mar 12, 2010

Work with us

One reason for the chirping crickets around here is the insane amount of work we have going on here at the LDS Church. We have major projects going on in every department of the church, and its keeping the 40 or so of us pretty busy.

So busy, in fact, that we’ve been able to shed the pesky hiring freeze and open up several spots. If you’re an active member of the LDS Church, are willing to work in Salt Lake City, and match up with the following requirements, send me an email at [email protected].

Design Manager Our Design Manager role coordinates all user experience design in one of our many portfolios of projects. You’ll need experience managing people (read: geeks), and experience in a Creative Director or similar role. Check out this really formal job description for more info.

HTML/CSS Coder We’re looking for contractors who can work 30-40 hours a week, on-site, cutting our Photoshop files into standards-compliant HTML and CSS. Send me an email if you know your stuff, and especially if you have experience interacting with or supporting development teams.

posted by jason on Monday, Sep 28, 2009

Job Opening: Director, User Experience

I recently decided to step down as the Director of User Experience in the IT department of the Church. While I thoroughly enjoyed my work as a Director (best job of my life to date), I found myself longing to get more hands on in product design and development. I’ve now started as a Product Manager assigned to the Priesthood department where I’m working on new ideas for how the Church uses the Internet.

So, we have a new job opening. We need a new Director for our User Experience group. You can read the official job description for the full details, but let me give you my quick “unofficial” job description and a thought.

This job rocks! It has great management support. Joel Dehlin, our CIO, is our biggest fan and supporter. It’s a very challenging job. You have to be a great leader to a team of very talented and competent professionals. It’s a job that has a multitude of different kinds of end-users. Our end-users include Church employees, General Authorities, missionaries, Church leaders, Church members, and people who do not belong to our faith. Many of our solutions have to be global and work in a variety of languages and cultures. This job requires you to be a leader in the IT department. You need to work effectively with the CIO and the other Directors to accomplish department-level objectives and goals. Finally, and possibly the most challenging, you need to figure out what a user experience group should be and do at the Church. I’ve learned that you can’t just copy and paste what you’ve learned in previous jobs into the Church. Practices and approaches that have worked in other organizations, don’t always work or apply here. You have to discover the Lord’s Way to do your work. Working in that position the past two years has been a fun, wonderful, challenging and growing experience for me as I’m sure it will be for my replacement.

The person we need may come from a very unexpected place or they might come from our current team. I don’t know, but I am confident the Lord will help us place the right person in this position. Let me make a sincere request. If you are feeling a prompting regarding this position, either to suggest it to someone else or to consider it yourself, please act on that prompting. There are plenty of great places to work in the world doing meaningful, important work. If the Lord wants you where you are, we want you there, please stay there and have the impact He intends. The Lord needs good people doing good things everywhere. However, consider that the Church is also a great place to work where you can do meaningful, important work. If the Lord wants you here, we want you here. In this matter, like many others, you and others will be blessed if you seek to know the Lord’s will and then follow it. Again, if you’re feeling a prompting, I simply ask that you act on it. I suggest you also take a good hard look at the full job requirements as well. Thanks!

posted by tadd on Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008

“So you can’t go out and ask people, you know, what the next big [thing.] There’s a great quote by Henry Ford, right? He said, ‘If I’d have asked my customers what they wanted, they would have told me ‘A faster horse.’’
From this interview of Steve Jobs in Forbes

posted by foster on Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008

Portfolio and resume and (‘UI Design’ OR ‘Interaction Design’ OR ‘interface design’ OR hfe OR ‘human factors’) AND (lds OR ‘latter day saints’ OR Byu OR ‘brigham young’). A real hit from our search logs. Wow… perhaps the most extreme exception I’ve ever seen to the popular wisdom that people don’t know how to formulate Boolean searches…

posted by ted on Thursday, Dec 13, 2007

On A List Apart’s Web Design Survey, question #5, how many did you check off? If you checked more than 7 or 8, give us a call, and you’ll be able to check off 11 or 12 on question #6..

posted by jason on Tuesday, Apr 24, 2007

David Heinemeier Hansson at 37signals was recently approached by a recruiter about a Ruby on Rails position, saying “it looks like you have an interest in this new and exciting framework.” Note to recruiter: David invented Rails. Dorks. David writes up that experience and others in the current job market, where recruiters are so anxious to get the word out they forget about basic research and personal communication.

By the way, while we aren’t likely to spam you, we are hiring.

posted by jason on Wednesday, Apr 11, 2007

The Church is an enterprise

Settle down, trekies. Here’s a nice excerpt of the previously linked article I work at my church, over at the blog of our CIO Joel Dehlin. It might answer a few questions about why any of us work here, or why a church could need a group of over a dozen top notch, world class designers.

From his article:

Think about it, though. The LDS Church:
  • uses a global satellite system to broadcast general conference translated into hundreds of languages.
  • has web sites which service almost 5 millions users per month with over 40 million unique page views per month.
  • builds and services thousands of chapels and hundreds of temples all over the world.
  • has a large-scale welfare operation which manufacturers, packages, inventories, and distributes goods all over the world and which mobilizes massive relief operations in emergencies.
  • keeps track of, supports and distributes the Gospel message for over 12 million members.
  • has an employee base and mission-critical systems to support the varied Church functions: missionary and temple work, priesthood leadership, tax, finance, investments, printing, translation & distribution of content, collection of tithes, employee travel, human resources, and many more.

The LDS Church is huge, and for those that are members, we believe it will only get bigger. Being a part of this revolution of sorts here is an amazing thing to behold.

If you are LDS, have the design chops we’re looking for, and want to be part of this, please contact us.

posted by jason on Sunday, Dec 10, 2006

Just posted a new job description at Authentic Jobs (not at all related to Cameron’s recent hire).. Temple-worthy Church Membership in the LDS Church, and 5 years web design experience are but two of the very reasonable things we’re looking for. Got the skills? We’ll even relocate ya. Come talk to us

posted by jason on Tuesday, Dec 05, 2006