Founding Design Engineer

18 days ago

Job Description

We're building an AI-powered engineer to bring about a future where engineering teams will be hybrid human-machine. This requires rethinking design, user interfaces, and interactions, from first principles.

As the Founding Design Engineer, you will shape how our AI teammate is embodied and how it manifests in engineering teams. You will own both product design and our end-to-end user experience, while working closely with our end users to iterate towards product-market fit.

You will be responsible for conducting user research, setting product direction, prototyping new concepts, crafting user experiences, and implementing the end solution. You'll work in person with research and backend engineering teams to manifest this vision into a product that our users love to use.


As the Founding Design Engineer at Cleric, you will:

  • Own product design end-to-end for our AI agent, from ideation to implementation.
  • Conduct user research and create a tight feedback loop between our users and the product.
  • Create intuitive, engaging user interfaces and experiences for our AI product.
  • Establish and maintain a durable and adaptable design system for consistency across all product surfaces
  • Collaborate closely with backend engineering and research teams to transition from product vision to implementation.
  • Build and integrate prototypes to quickly validate ideas with end users.
  • Advocate for user-centered design principles and best practices.
  • Develop and engineer production grade front-end interfaces as web, CLI, or conversational layers. 

Who We Are Looking For

Ideally these qualities describe you:

  • A proven track record in both designing and building products, with public examples of your work.
  • Ideally you have at least 5 years of experience designing products aimed at engineers, and prior experience in designing AI, data, or observability focused products.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and obsession with the end user.
  • You have a degree in Design, HCI, CS, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience with front end technologies like React and TypeScript.
  • Proficiency in design tools such as Figma, Sketch, or Adobe Creative Suite.
  • You're looking for a fast-paced work environment and a need to own the creative process end-to-end.

How We Work

  • Small teams, big impact: We believe that small team working closely together deliver the highest quality products.
  • Culture matters: We value a positive and inclusive work environment.
  • In-person collaboration: We believe in working closely to deliver the best results.
  • AI-first approach: We don't simply build AI products; we augment ourselves with it.

Interview process

  • Intro call with one of the founders.
  • Create a low-fidelity design as part of our take home assignment.
  • Deep dive on your design and its UX.
  • Hack out the above design with one of our engineers.
  • Grab pizza in SF with the team!

Compensation Range: $160K - $180K

About Cleric


Technology companies are grappling with the complexity of production environments. Engineers are drowning in a sea of observability data, which instead of solving the problem distracts them from their core task of software development. Production incidents can be nerve wracking and often requires hours of manual interventions.

Cleric is an AI agent designed to autonomously manage and resolve production issues. It uses an LLM based reasoning engine to react to, investigate, interpret, and fix problems occurring in production environments, even the ones it's encountering for the first time.

Our mission is to relief human engineers from the burden of maintaining complex software. We want to build a world in which autonomous software will manage, repair and optimize itself, so that human engineers can focus on software development.

We're a small group of software, infrastructure, data and AI experts. We are backed by a leading AI venture capital firm and Silicon Valley angels. Itโ€™s the perfect time to join if you not only want the thrill of designing a new category of product, but also want to participate in building the business.

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