Product Designer

23 days ago

Job Description

As a founding designer, youโ€™ll be embodying the quality bar for the whole GitBook experience. Your work and attention will span across visual design down to minute details, UI and UX design, all the way to coding on the some frontend parts of the Product (UI and Design System). Weโ€™re looking for a generalist profile that considers design holistically, and cares as much about how things look, how things feel and how things work.You have a solid track record of owning visual design, iconography, motion graphics, user-centered UI design, and some experience coding (JavaScript, CSS, HTML needed, some React is ideal).

๐Ÿ™Œ What you'll be doing

Part of our Product team, your mission will include:

  • Taking ownership of the visual language of the GitBook product and delivering consistently high-quality interface screens and components
  • Shared ownership of our Design System and UI component library (with engineering)
  • Collaborating with Product to take early stage explorations through to high-quality prototypes
  • Collaborating with engineers to nail the specifics of production prototypes and coded components

You will be valued for:

  • Appetite to dive into the unknown and learning new things: you're not afraid to pick up a new skill or topic if that's what will make a positive impact in your work.
  • Striving in chaos: as a startup we are experimenting and exploring new direction regularly, and need people enjoying the ride.
  • Ability to move between high-level strategy and implementation details in a short timespan: you adapt to constraints and the task at hand.
  • Action-oriented and able to work based on assumptions: you value experimenting fast and change course based on what we learn, over researching everything before finally making a move.
  • Proactive: you will take initiative in proposing new ideas rather than waiting for permission to do it.
  • Being heavily detail-focused: You understand that the finer details and aesthetics can have a profound impact on the enjoyment of a product and take pride in sweating the details. Detail-focused also applies to your process, and you're able to produce work that covers multiple bases โ€“ your buttons have hover and active states, interactions are documented, edge-cases are considered, and you can bring clarity to a development process.

โœจ What's next?

First, we will take the time to review your application and we will get back to you within a week, regardless of our decision. We know that your time is valuable so we work to move the process along quickly and keep it casual. We're not believers in "gotcha" questions or checking for skills you'll never actually use at GitBook.

Here's what our process will look like:

  • Initial call with the People team - 30min
  • Meeting with the Head of Product - 60min
  • Case study with CTO and Product Designer - 60min
  • Final meet & greet with CEO

๐Ÿ‘ฅ What it's like to work at GitBook

We joke internally that GitBook is the best kept secret. It's not always clear from the outside looking in that we're a great company, with a positive environment and fantastic team. As a People and Talent Manager you'll appreciate that over 90% of our team members report having a positive experience at GitBook. When asked how they describe our culture, this is what came up (in order of how frequently it was mentioned):

  • Supportive, approachable and friendly peers. Everyone is willing to help
  • Flexibility, truly remote company. We can choose when and where we work
  • Transparent. Open communication, feedback is listened to and actioned
  • Safe space. It's ok to fail, we can ask any questions and there's no judement
  • We care about people and treat them fairly
  • Autonomy & trust by default

Of course we can always get better, and there are some things that you might find frustrating:

  • We're still defining what success looks like for each person and this creates some confusion
  • We need to create more opportunities to socialize and connect as people
  • We're working on being more agile and iterating quicker
  • We are (ironically) not great at documentation

The great news is that optimizing our culture is part of what you will help us do. You will see that every single team member is a value addition to our culture, and our company values are very present in our day to day:

  • ๐Ÿš€ Bias towards impactful action
  • ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ Care (Give a sh*t)
  • ๐Ÿค Transparency
  • ๐Ÿ— Keep it simple

Come make your mark on building the future of work with us.

About Gitbook

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GitBook is a modern documentation platform. Our ambition is to empower technical teams by seamlessly integrating knowledge management into their existing asynchronous workflows. We're a fully remote who are building the future of work, inside and outside of our organization. 

You will be joining during a pivotal moment for GitBook. We've enjoyed great success since we were founded, and now we're taking conscious steps to take our company to the next level. 

That means you will have the opportunity to build, positively impact the trajectory of the company and enjoy the benefits of helping grow our company 20x. 

Some things weโ€™re proud of:

๐Ÿ“ˆ We have close to 40,000 sign-ups per month and over 100k Monthly Active Users

๐Ÿ’ฒ Profitable

๐Ÿค Used by over 2M users and thousands of teams such as Adobe, Netflix, Apple, Snyk, and Google

๐Ÿ’ผ Backed by top partners such as P9 Capital, Notion Capital and Fly VC

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Amazing in over 15 countries across North America, Europe and Asia

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