Senior Product Designer

As a Product Designer at Buildkite, you’ll work on a small team with a big impact, and help shape a tool that thousands of developers use every day. You’ll report to Tim Lucas, our co-founder and Chief Product Officer, and you’ll be working alongside a Lead Designer and Production Designer. In this small team, you’ll have the chance to influence all corners of Buildkite’s product and brand.

We’re looking to expand our design team outside of Melbourne and Hobart, so we will be preferring applications from outside of these two areas. However, we will require a 3 hour overlap with GMT +10.

A typical day for a Product Designer might look like:
  • Pairing with a product engineer on Zoom to talk through a new feature being worked on, and working on improvements to UI, copy, and user flows.
  • Mocking up user interface ideas in Figma, and posting them to Basecamp, to help clarify discussions between everyone on the team.
  • Helping polish a new UI animation, pairing with a frontend engineer over Zoom.
  • Writing a post to the team on Basecamp with some design strategies and ideas, and getting feedback from a range of perspectives on the team.
  • Giving feedback on and helping to iterate our UI component libraries, helping to empower the rest of the team with great design tools.
  • Creating polished design assets for product launches, and designing changes to the Buildkite marketing site.
  • Joining in the weekly design catchup over Zoom, giving feedback on a commissioned illustration project for a new conference sticker, contributing to a sponsorship booth design idea, and demonstrating designs you’ve been working on.
  • Venturing into the far corners of Buildkite’s product, tools and documentation to understand how things are working in practice.

This job is for you if you have:

  • An eye for detail, and feel comfortable advocating for the user through the lens of great design.
  • The ability to navigate ambiguity, create clarity through design, and lead by example.
  • Experience working closely with frontend and backend engineers, and enjoy participating in the process of bringing your design ideas to life.
  • Worked on an existing product, helping to iterate it towards an overarching vision.
  • The ability to seek critical feedback, ask questions, and participate in decision making.
  • Experience with guiding discussions about tradeoffs in the product development process, and helping to ensure a cohesive product experience in the face of difficulties.
  • An interest in helping build a small company with a big impact, and influencing many aspects of the business with great design.
  • Proficiency in Sketch, Figma, Illustrator, or other design tools.
  • Basic proficiency in HTML and CSS.
  • Basic proficiency working with Ruby on Rails or similar web app framework.
  • An interest in working in a distributed company with cross-functional teams.

Benefits and Salary
  • Salary dependant on experience and location, plus benefits, for 38 hours per week (pro-rata for part-time). Salary amount excludes superannuation / 401k.
  • Equity and profit share.
  • 6 weeks paid annual leave.
  • 6 months paid parental leave for primary caregivers, and 3 months paid parental leave for secondary carers with superannuation/401k and continuation of all benefits.
  • Comprehensive hardware and phone budget every 24 months.
  • Training and conference budget.
  • Wellness budget.
  • Private healthcare.
  • Green commuting budget.
  • Expense card.
  • Home office expenses, and co-working budget.

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