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Product Design Lead 🔥


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We're a fully remote startup on a mission to build the #1 monitoring platform for developers. With Checkly, developers can build and run synthetic monitoring that scales. Our goal is to provide a monitoring as code workflow for developers: programmable, fast, and reliable...a world-class developer experience!

Thousands of developers [1] are using Checkly today, we are close to the milestone of 5 billion check runs and raised our $10M USD Series A led by CRV and Accel!

We care about building a team where people of all backgrounds are encouraged to do their best work.

What you'll do

We're looking for a Product Design Lead to join our team. You'll be the second Product Designer on our 33 people team and you'll be working closely with product and engineering. More specifically, you will:

  • Lead the product design of Checkly's web application. You'll be the go-to person for the team when they need design decisions about user experience and the interface.

  • Help shape new features alongside with the product team.

  • Be in close contact with support and customer success team to solve customers' problems.

  • Maintain our growing design system -called Rakun [2]- in close contact with frontend developers and other designers by adding new components, removing obsolete ones, fixing problems, and planning its growth.

  • Obsess about how a great developer platform should look and feel.

What we use

  • Slack for day to day comms.

  • Figma for almost everything.

  • Miro for white boarding.

  • Vue for frontend dev.

  • Tailwind as base for component library.

  • Vercel for deployment & previews.

  • Notion for all document related stuff.

What you should have

  • Excellent spoken and written English skills. Our communication is in English and a lot of it is written.

  • Ability to be autonomous and self-motivated in a remote work environment, while you also enjoy getting to know your colleagues and helping others.

  • Experience designing data-heavy screens: graphs, tables, charts, etc.

  • Experience working on design-systems.

  • Experience organizing your and your team’s work and helping team mates grow as designers.

  • Understand how front-end works. (We don't expect you to code.)

  • Ability to visualize and prototype your ideas quickly.

  • Not in love with your own work and know when to move on.

  • Great at juggling multiple projects at once.

  • Located anywhere from GMT-3 to GMT+3

What we offer

  • Become part of a fast-growing, international, and remote team

  • Fair and competitive salary (see below)

  • Stock options

  • Fully remote [3]

  • Flexible work hours and we support families: you can pick up your kids without worrying about work

  • 27 days of paid vacation + your local public holidays

  • Paid sick leave & parental leave

  • [Work with the latest technologies]

  • Modern laptop and equipment

  • $1,000 learning & visiting budget

  • Co-working budget

  • Bi-annual company retreats

  • Employment & Contractor options

Find out more details here [4].

What we pay

Fair, competitive, and transparent pay is very important for us. Therefore we work with a standardized salary calculator [5] that includes several factors such as seniority level as well as location.

For this Lead role, we're looking at a range of €84,600 - €94,000 for someone located in a similar cost of market as Germany. If you live in a lower or higher cost of market range, that also moves the pay range.

Apply

If this sounds interesting, please apply! Studies by several different sources have shown that on average men will apply for a job if they meet 60% of the application requirements. Women/non-binary people will seek to match a much higher percentage of requirements before applying. If you're not sure you're the right fit, apply anyway and let us know what you bring to the table. We'd love to hear from you!

If you need any specific accommodations (tools, time, etc) because of a disability, chronic illness or neurodiversity, we want to provide those. If you're comfortable disclosing this, please let us know in your cover letter.

We're all about being transparent and setting clear expectations. That's why we've put together our hiring playbook [6]. There you'll find a sneak peek of who we are and what you can expect in our hiring process.


  1. https://www.checklyhq.com/customers
  2. https://components-library-checkly.vercel.app/?path=/story/introduction--page
  3. https://blog.checklyhq.com/we-scored-10-5-on-gitlabs-12-steps-to-better-remote-test/
  4. https://www.notion.so/Benefits-Perks-ad474bec3a5d4d17bfbb43ebae3fec9c
  5. https://www.notion.so/f3c42feab82b444a9cbf8fed545cb727
  6. https://www.notion.so/Checkly-Hiring-Playbook-public-54bc05178d3b4118a15effe885f96d1a

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