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Senior UI/UX Designer

North America · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023

StackLok is an innovative software supply chain security startup founded by Kubernetes co-founder, Craig McLukie and Sigstore founder, Luke Hinds. Our mission is to make it easier to securely develop software. With our deep expertise in open-source technologies and commitment to enhancing software security, we are seeking highly skilled and motivated individuals to join our team. This is a rare opportunity to join a startup at an early stage, and to be part of a team that is committed to building something truly innovative and impactful. Learn more about StackLok’s mission, virtues, role and leadership here.

Elevator Pitch

This is an exciting time to consider joining Stacklok as we embark on the initial stages of establishing our frontend team and seek our first UI/UX Designer.

We are in the process of creating a product that we strongly believe will resonate with the developer community, combining outstanding functionality with compelling visual appeal. What makes this opportunity even more enticing is the creative freedom you'll have. We're starting from scratch, unencumbered by legacy constraints, allowing your creative vision to be the driving force behind our product's aesthetics.

As a vital member of our team, you'll collaborate closely with product managers, developers, and end users, contributing to every phase of the journey, from research and design to development and analytics. Your insights will be pivotal in shaping a product that not only meets user needs but consistently exceeds expectations.

Role Success: 6-12 Month Expectations

  • Design MVP versions of web platforms from scratch, implementing new features, and making improvements based on feedback from the field.
  • Build and evolve a design system which is applicable not only for the web platforms but also for IDE plugins, embedded widgets, etc.
  • Develop and communicate guidelines for engineers and product managers, instructing them on how to properly utilize the design system.
  • Gain a thorough understanding of our customers and their needs, and advocate on their behalf when making design decisions.

In this Role, You will have the Opportunity to:

  • Collaborate with product managers to flesh out new features in our products, translating functional specs into wireframes, prototypes, and high-fidelity mockups.
  • Develop and communicate standards for wireframing, prototyping and design processes.
  • Establish and shape the design culture for the entire company from the ground up.
  • Create a product design focused on clients and their needs, free from the constraints of dealing with legacy designs

We know from experience that not ticking every box on the skills sections stops many from applying. Please apply regardless of your self-assessment -- we want to hear from you! We have seen engineers succeed with a diverse range of skills and experiences.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Experience designing commercial user interfaces and developing design systems for enterprise SaaS products, particularly within domains such as cybersecurity, developer tooling, or cloud infrastructure, would be highly advantageous.
  • Deep understanding of frontend development and awareness of commonly used frontend development libraries such AntDesign, MaterialUI, RadixUI, and Tailwind.
  • Understanding of technical limitations across different platforms, such as Desktop vs. Mobile, and the ability to evaluate implementation tradeoffs.
  • Experience with analytics and user behavior tools, including but not limited to FullStory, Heap, and Google Analytics.
  • A solid grasp of good design characteristics, measurements, approaches, as well as UX concepts and best practices, with a willingness to apply them.

Why Join Us?

At Stacklok, you will be a part of a culture that values open communication, collaboration, and innovation. We offer a competitive salary package and flexible work hours. If you’re a self-motivated and result-driven individual with a passion for designing and building secure, scalable, distributed systems, and you want to be part of the most exciting startup in the secure supply chain space, come and join us!

Stacklok Inc, is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all people and place great value in both diversity and inclusiveness. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to their, or any other person's, perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law.