Product Designer Lead

“Create a seamless and intuitive user experience for Vectorized Cloud”

We are building Redpanda, a real-time streaming engine for modern applications. Redpanda is used by Fortune 1000 enterprises pushing hundreds of terabytes a day, and by the solo dev prototyping a React application on her laptop. We go beyond the Kafka protocol into the future of streaming, with inline WASM transforms and geo-replicated hierarchical storage. Think of it as a data API platform that scales with you from the smallest projects to petabytes of data distributed across the globe.

We are on a mission to enable every developer to supercharge their real-time applications.

You Will

Be a senior and early member of our Design team, where you will create an intuitive and seamless experience for developers using our flagship Vectorized Cloud product. This is an opportunity to work closely with product and engineering leadership at a fast-growing startup, and spearhead a design-centric approach for every step of the user journey—including the end-to-end process of user research, workflows, design mockups, rapid prototyping, and product revisions.

This role requires a passion for proactive interaction design, deep empathy for unblocking user pain points, enthusiasm for product-led user journeys, and strong collaborative ability.

In this role, you will:

  • Carefully study the user journey and design a product experience that matches user workflows and pain points.

  • Create design artifacts (flows, wireframes, prototypes, mockups) that help support new feature development as well as each part of the user journey

  • Plan and conduct usability research and testing, with integration of user feedback into product enhancements

  • Collaborate with development teams (including Engineering and Product Management) to ensure we ship a seamless and intuitive user experience

You’ll be part of a diverse team with members in both US (New York City, San Francisco, San Diego, Austin, Denver) and international locations, including Colombia, the United Kingdom, Russia, Poland, and growing!

You Have

  • 5+ years of experience in SaaS UX design with emphasis on interaction design over visuals

  • Created user flows and mockups with industry standard tools (e.g. Figma)

  • Collaborated with product managers and engineers for design of both end-to-end user journeys and focused feature development

  • A thoughtful, well-structured, iterative design thinking process, with deep empathy and understanding of user pain points and workflows

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to concisely explain rationale for design choices from a user’s perspective

  • Comfortable working with a fast-moving 100% distributed engineering team, collaborating on GitHub in the open

Kindly highlight if applicable to you

  • Design experience with enterprise infrastructure or developer tools products and their associated user personas

  • A portfolio showcasing your design contributions to different projects

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