Octopus Deploy

Product Designer

1 month ago

Job Description

Imagine being the first designer on the Fire & Motion team! They're itching for your skill set to tackle valuable projects like Deployment Freezes and Bulk Approval for Manual Interventions. You get to solve real user issues and make life easier for our customers. The team is subdivided into 2 sub-teams who rotate every 6 weeks between small improvements project work and reactive work. The team works across the whole product so thereโ€™s a huge variety of work to keep things fresh. With nine engineers, a Product Manager, and an Engineering Manager, it's a tight-knit crew geared for big wins. 

As the teamโ€™s Product Designer, your role will be to solve problems that meet our usersโ€™ needs and align with the teamโ€™s strategy. Youโ€™ll help deliver tactical work aligned to the teamโ€™s mission.

As a member of the Design Team, youโ€™ll stay connected and supported through team rituals that encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing.

This is a remote role based in Australia or New Zealand.


You will be a great fit for this role if you have:

  • 2+ years of experience in a Product Design role at another software company, preferably B2B.
  • Previously worked alongside Product Managers and Engineers in an agile environment.
  • A portfolio that demonstrates experience shipping UX/UI design for software and a firm grasp of UX methodologies and interaction design.
  • Experience providing valuable insights by using various qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • An understanding of the need for consistency, reducing UX debt and the value of design systems.
  • Proficiency with industry design tools such as Figma and Whimsical/Miro.
  • Excellent communication skills.


You will enjoy this role if:

  • You are able to work independently, motivating yourself and your team to do high-quality work.
  • You have a passion for user-centered design and creating great product experiences. 
  • You enjoy collaborating with other people to solve problems, challenging each other to discover the best solution for a problem, using a balance of passion, pragmatism, and empathy.
  • You can continuously self-guide your learning journey through a complex product and its domain.
  • You are a results-oriented person, someone who is focused on iteratively delivering valuable things to your customers, someone who willingly changes direction based on clear and transparent business information, and someone who helps others do the same.


A typical day might include:

  • Working with your teamโ€™s Product Manager to conduct user research such as user interviews or usability testing. 
  • Facilitating a cross-functional workshop to uncover assumptions or work towards an outcome. 
  • Pairing with an Engineer, Product Manager, or another designer to solve a UX, usability, or UI problem.
  • Giving feedback to other designers to help guide them to success. 
  • Contributing to our design system or updating components in the component library then communicating those changes to the team.

Interview process (~3 hours total)

Here's what you can anticipate in the interview process for this position. It's also your opportunity to gather the details you need to decide if we're the perfect match for you.

Step 1 [30m] โ€“ ๐Ÿ‘‹ Introduction and Recruiter Screen

Step 2 [60m] โ€“ โ˜•๏ธ Interview with a hiring manager and another Octonaut, where we delve further into your experience

Step 3 [1hr 30m] โ€“ ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Portfolio presentation followed by general Q&A where you'll have the opportunity to ask any of your unanswered questions

About Octopus Deploy

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Octopus Deploy sets the standard for Continuous Delivery, empowering software teams to deliver value in an agile way. Over 4,000 organizations globally โ€“  including Ubisoft, ASOS, Xero, monday.com, Stack Overflow, NASA, and Disney โ€“ rely on our Continuous Delivery, GitOps, and release orchestration solutions. 

Founded in Australia in 2012, our team of over 270 Octonauts now spans the globe.  Weโ€™ve been remote-first since 2015 and work with an uncommon level of transparency. You can read our public handbook to learn how we work. We have a transparent approach to compensation that ensures people doing the same work with the same skill get paid the same, with well-defined career pathways. We foster a supportive, collaborative, and high-trust environment. We leave our job titles at the door and focus on doing whatโ€™s best for our customers and team. Our leaders never shy away from answering the tough questions at our all-hands calls or in 1:1s. We conduct interviews and onboarding virtually as part of being a remote-first company.

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