Lucid's visual productivity platform drives clarity and brings to light new insights. Lucid’s lineup includes Lucidchart, the popular diagramming application used to create attractive visual communications, driving clarity and bringing insights; and Lucidpress, a publishing tool used to create on-brand content with ease, bringing stories to life with stunning design.
How to Get Hired
We asked Lucid Software Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
We hire individuals who share the same core values as Lucid: (1) innovation in every area, (2) passion and excellence in every position, (3) individual empowerment, initiative, and ownership, and (4) teamwork over ego. We look for individuals who are unafraid to try unconventional methods of solving problems. We look for individuals who are proactive rather than reactive; instead of pointing out problems, they create solutions. We also look for individuals who are willing to put the team's success above their own. Prospective employees will be a good fit if they can bring a diverse set of experiences and are willing to work with others who have backgrounds different from their own. We never settle in hiring until we find the glass-slipper fit!
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
It catches our attention when prospective employees know our products and can use them in powerful and creative ways. Candidates get noticed when they build a resume in Lucidpress, use Lucidchart to answer interview questions, or come up with creative use cases for our products. Ultimately, your past experience and skill set and what you can bring to the table are the deciding factors for us.
Prior being hired, one of our current Lucid employees, Dmitry, was a Lucidchart user from Russia. Before coming to Lucid, he would file detailed and powerful bug reports as he used the product. From those reports, it was obvious that he knew our product inside and out. Dmitry’s vision for the product and clear communication of that vision helped us improve Lucidchart. When he came to America, we knew we had to have him on our team! Individuals who use our products to visually communicate ideas impress us.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We are hiring in all areas of our company due to our rapid growth. New positions are continually being created and posted on our job board. Moreover, we are consistently looking for experienced software engineers to help us execute our product expansion goals.
Though we are scaling rapidly, we are scaling deliberately. We are looking to find long-term fits for teams, and we will take the time necessary to find the right person for the job. Our CEO encourages us to find the best talent out there. We still never settle in our hiring process, no matter how dire the situation may seem. We are also very intentional and strategic about our hiring. As we bring new employees on, we want to make sure that managers have the bandwidth to bring on another person and that resources are in place for our new Lucidites to succeed.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Interested individuals can first review our website, www.golucid.co. On the website, individuals can review the company’s mission statement, core values, and history to see if Lucid is a good cultural fit. Next, they can visit our "Career" tab and apply for positions (when a candidate applies, their information will be added into our recruiting software). Applicants can also reach out or apply via LinkedIn to create another point of contact with our hiring team. We have also recently published an internal job posting policy to give current employees a chance to move within the organization. All applicants, no matter what position they are applying for, are encouraged to become familiar with Lucidchart and Lucidpress.