Abstract is a design workflow platform for teams to version, manage, and collaborate on Sketch files. Since launching in July 2017, over 5,000 design teams across 75 countries have adopted Abstract, including teams from Shopify, Cisco, Intuit, Spotify, Salesforce, Instacart, OpenTable, and more.
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 but many of our teams and roles are remote-first (US-based only at this time). If you have a passion for rolling up your sleeves, building new programs, and have a strong, team-player mentality, we’d love to hear from you!
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
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!
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.
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.