About Abstract

Abstract is a design workflow management platform supporting modern design teams with version control, file management, and team collaboration. Just one year in, thousands of loyal customers including Shopify, Intuit, and Unity, are using Abstract to manage their design workflow. Abstract is a technically ambitious product and we’re looking forward to seeing how you can contribute to these goals. The best candidates will be capable and enthusiastic about building out a world-class team and product with us. 
 
At Abstract, we are actively working to build a diverse and inclusive organization. Here, diversity includes age, economic class, educational background, ethnic variance, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, marital status, national origin, religious affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, or veteran status. 
 
Abstract is headquartered in San Francisco and is backed by Amplify PartnersCowboy Ventures, First Round CapitalScale Venture Partners and others. We announced our $16MM series B funding in May 2018.
 
Abstract is a small, humble team of veteran designers and engineers addressing a technically ambitious problem: redesigning the design process. We're building a common infrastructure to support the modern design workflow that illuminates the design process for the rest of the organization. 
 
As an early member of Abstract’s Design team, you will help shape our culture of design and play an instrumental role in crafting the future of our product. 

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Operate as a design generalist, own problems from beginning to end: translate research insights into ideas that form new features, then design the workflows and detailed interactions to bring those ideas to life
  • Work cross-functionally with Engineering and other stakeholders to arrive at the best possible design solutions for our customers

Desired Skills and Experience

  • You’ve established yourself professionally as a Product Designer, and have experience working with in-house Product Design teams
  • Experience designing digital tools, complex systems, and shipping products
  • Demonstrated comfort with an iterative design process, that includes seeking out and acting on feedback in order to continually raise the bar
  • Strong cross-functional collaboration and communication skills, with extensive experience collaborating with engineers to ship products
  • Always on the lookout for ways to improve your own workflow and are up-to-date on the latest tools, Sketch plugins, etc.
  • Actively pay attention to trends in the community and have opinions on the future of design 

Interview Process

As part of the interview process, be prepared to present a portfolio of your previous work. We’re particularly excited to see how you approach problem solving, decision-making, and process to understand how you arrived at your final designs. We’re looking forward to meeting you!

Benefits

At Abstract, we offer resources that emphasize personal and familial wellbeing. We provide 99% healthcare coverage, including dental, vision, and life insurance. We offer 10 weeks parental leave, unlimited paid-time off, and flexible working arrangements. Additional perks include dependent care and health care FSA as well as commuter benefits for SF office employees.
 
To help employees plan for the future, we're able to offer competitive pay and a 401k. New teammates receive a MacBook Pro.
 
We are a distributed team and we are able to offer US-based remote employment for most roles. We offer travel opportunities for company meetings, team meet-ups, and the occasional conference.

Notes

Though we're a distributed team, we're currently only able to hire US-based candidates.
 
As part of our security protocols, offers are contingent on successful completion of a background check. 

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