Product Designer

5 days ago

Job Description

๐ŸŒŽ While we are an all-remote company and hire almost anywhere in the world, we have a preference for someone to reside in the following locations for this role. However, if you feel qualified, we welcome you to apply regardless of location. No matter what, working hours must overlap with EST for at least 4 hours/week.

Preferred locations:

  • Remote - EST timezone

Why this job is exciting

The product design team bridges the intersection of user desirability, technical feasibility, and business viability. We craft solutions for Sourcegraphโ€™s Cody AI assistant and code search functionality that make developers more productive and help anyone code. Our efforts are actively transforming how teams around the world discover, navigate, understand, and write code. Youโ€™ll have the chance to collaborate with teammates to define the future of AI in developer tools. 

Our leadership and internal developers are customer-focused and understand and respect the power of good design. Our customers love our product and rely on it daily to ship and deploy better software. Youโ€™ll be buoyed and challenged by their constant stream of thoughtful feedback and engage with them to help solve their toughest problems.

๐Ÿ“… Within one month, you willโ€ฆ

  • complete your onboarding tasks and get to know your teammates 
  • learn about our business, product, vision, and team, and gain an understanding of how your role fits into Sourcegraphโ€™s broader organization
  • get to know the processes, tools, and systems the design team uses
  • learn and understand our development process for feature releases and inter-team communication
  • begin to learn the features the Cody and search teams develop and maintain
  • improve the designer onboarding process by contributing to Sourcegraphโ€™s handbook
  • contribute to a Product Requirements Document
  • ship meaningful changes to the product

๐Ÿ“… Within three months, you willโ€ฆ

  • join a feature team and take on a large project 
  • learn about our users through our existing research and by conducting new research
  • become familiar with basic Sourcegraph functionality
  • develop an understanding of how Cody and code search solve our customerโ€™s use cases
  • write code to better understand how developers use code search and Cody, our AI assistant
  • take active involvement in strategic (the โ€œwhyโ€), not just tactical (the โ€œhowโ€) realities of the design decisions you make
  • work with the design team to improve its processes, contribute to design critiques, and build team cohesion

๐Ÿ“… Within six months, you willโ€ฆ

  • become proficient in search and Cody functionality
  • identify and define a change that will improve the product (including the metrics you will measure), shepherd your solution through the design and development process, analyze the results, and share your progress with the company
  • attend an offsite or virtual offsite
  • host a design workshop that engages your peers 
  • co-lead a product feature with your triad
  • leverage design thinking to contribute to Sourcegraphโ€™s competitive strategy

About you

You are a talented and technically-minded Product Designer who is also comfortable reading and writing basic code such as javascript, typescript, or python. This gives you the skills to work with technical teams on complex problems related to the future of AI-powered dev tools, code search, and developer productivity. You are strongly aligned with our values, inspired by our mission to make it so that everyone can code, and motivated to do your best work at Sourcegraph.

  • You have 5 to 8 years of experience designing complex B2B or B2C web applications as demonstrated in a strong portfolio
  • Have experience designing intricate desktop applications similar to IDEs, design tools like Figma, and 3d applications
  • You have the ability to create user flows, wireframes, prototypes, and other design artifacts to communicate complex concepts, and explain the reasoning behind your designs
  • You have with user research and usability testing and are leading research calls with customers
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • You have 3+ years of experience writing and shipping javascript, typescript, python, or similar code to solve user needs
  • You have the ability to adapt your tools and processes for the velocity of a fast-paced startup where projects have varying requirement levels

Nice to haves:

  • Experience designing for emerging technologies 
  • Experience designing for developer tools
  • Experience managing a design system
  • A portfolio showcasing strong marketing design and illustration
  • Experience working with distributed or remote teams
  • Experience in designing search functionality for eCommerce, B2B, or other complex applications


๐Ÿ“Š This job is an IC3.  You can read more about our job leveling philosophy in our Handbook.

About Sourcegraph

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Our mission at Sourcegraph is to make it so that everyone can code, not just ~0.1% of the population. Our code graph powers Cody, the most powerful and accurate AI coding assistant, as well as our Code Search product, which helps devs explore their entire codebase and make large-scale migrations and security fixes. Weโ€™re building software that builds software, and in doing so weโ€™re making devs more productive and preparing for a world where a lot more code gets written.

Itโ€™s an exciting time to join Sourcegraph. AI has taken over the world, and weโ€™ve spent the last 10 years building infrastructure thatโ€™s integral to making AI generated code more powerful and accurate. Our customers include 4/5 FAANG companies, 4 of the top 10 banks, government organizations, Uber, Plaid, and many other companies building the software that pushes the world forward. Weโ€™ve raised $225M at a $2.625B valuation from a16z, Sequoia, Redpoint, Craft and others. Weโ€™re making ambitious bets on our future and weโ€™re looking to hire exceptional people to join our team as we make Sourcegraph one of the biggest and most influential companies in the world.

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