Flexible hours

Various work from home options

Dog friendly

Employment type
Full time

We’re looking for a talented Product Designer to join our growing design team and help us to shape the future of communication.

You’ll be tasked with our most important challenge— improving the functionality and usability of our products to help democratise proven, powerful technology to benefit everyone.

We’re interested in talking to both mid and senior level designers— we care most about your skills, spirit and your ability to contribute.

Day to day, you’ll:

  • Craft new features, which are both beautiful and exceptionally fit for purpose, working directly with engineers, stakeholders and our user community.
  • Apply user-centric design. Enjoy the opportunity to iterate regularly. Make great products.
  • Illustrate design ideas with design comps, storyboards, user flows, wireframes and prototypes.
  • Communicate ideas effectively to the wider team, accepting critiques and feedback as part of the creative process.
  • Design things that scale by contributing to and using design systems (Figma), to help us move quickly and consistently across multiple platforms.
  • Conduct usability testing and gather feedback from our internal team and wide (and vocal!) community of users.
  • Work with different teams to improve the design quality of documentation, our websites and tooling.
  • Occasionally, roll with the punches on ad hoc design projects like creating swag for conferences, merchandise, business cards and whatever else comes up!

Requirements

You might be a good fit if…

  • You can create pixel-perfect UI designs for the web & mobile (bonus points for experience designing for Android/Material!).
  • You are highly sociable and outgoing with the ability to collaborate and discuss with colleagues backing design decisions with rationale.
  • You have an in-depth knowledge of UX skills such as sketching, iterating, wireframing, receiving feedback and prototyping.
  • You create useful, beautiful products. You know how to balance craft, speed and technical limitations rather than getting stuck on pretty UI.
  • You have at least 3+ years of human centered design experience.
  • You know your way around a design tool or two. We use tools like Figma for rapid prototyping and Webflow to design and build our website. We’re also fans of pen and paper and reaching for the best tool for a particular job.
  • You have technical aptitude. While this is a design role, you should be able to untangle technical concepts to figure out how non-technical users can benefit from them.
  • You have some front-end experience. We don’t expect you to write production quality code (you’ll work with people who are great at that!) but it helps if you can empathise with ease of implementation, and know the limitations of the web.
  • You have top-notch organisation and multi-tasking skills. In this role, you’ll meet tight deadlines and handle multiple projects.

Benefits

Why this role?

  • Now is a great time to join: We’re well funded and have rising revenues from a host of interesting customers— from The French Government and Mozilla to others we’re not allowed to talk about yet(!).
  • You’ll work on highly visible projects: Our early adopters are in the tens of millions and almost all of our work is open source and we receive regular feedback from our community of users. We’re figuring out how to best practise ‘open design’ in open source and you’ll be able to help shape that. We also speak regularly at conferences, meetups and talks.
  • You’ll be joining a small mission-led team with a supportive culture. In this role, you’ll work alongside talented Product Designers, Engineers & other senior stakeholders sharpening your skills.
  • Benefits

    Our general approach is to treat people like adults and acknowledge that by being flexible we create an environment for people to do their best work. For more details here is our manifesto. That said specific points that differentiate us include:

    • Since our technology is relevant to anything that requires real-time comms, the role provides exposure to a wide range of domains from web and app dev through to VR, VoIP and IoT.
    • Generous holiday allowance, private healthcare for you and your family and opportunities for development and progression as we scale.
    • Family friendly environment, many of the team have small children and we look to accommodate that as best we can.
    • People tend to stay with the company for a long time, we take this as a sign that we have a cohesive, supportive culture, that we have engaging challenging work and that people can develop their skills and careers here for the long term.

    Element does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, colour, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.

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    Flexible hours

    Various work from home options

    Dog friendly