What We’re Looking For
We're looking for a team member with a strong enthusiasm for attention to detail and understands design is equal parts form and function. You will partner with engineering, product management, senior executives and others throughout the organization to help make our products a success. We are looking for someone who can think several steps ahead and is able to articulate their design decisions. We are building a world class enterprise design team and are looking for someone who puts our users first, has a ship it mentality and who is eager to gain experience and be part of that mission.
As a key member of our Product Design team you will bring practical knowledge and passion in applying a user-centered design process, and high interest and/or some experience in enterprise B2B applications to help drive our bold product vision forward. You’ll work hand-in-hand with other designers, product managers, and engineers to understand the user problems, conduct user research, then translate those insights into optimized solutions for our users and customers. You are a critical, inventive thinker with a great design sense, a deep understanding of information architecture, a passion for data-driven decision making and an ability to communicate your ideas effectively within a cross-functional team. Above all, you are passionate about solving real problems for real people, and bring a positive attitude in the process.
Our ideal candidate has 1-3 years of B2B enterprise software design experience working on challenging problems where you are not domain experts, but had to become one just enough. You are interested in all aspects of UX and Product Design: visual design, user research, interaction design, feature definition, and competitive analysis.
What To Expect
We’re a team of multidisciplinary designers who span user research, information architecture, interaction design, prototyping and visual design. We sketch a lot. We prototype a lot. We test and validate a lot. We write about our design process, our design tools, and encourage each other to show off our work to the world. We believe that the technological demands of modern applications are becoming increasingly complex, and as such we have a duty to make the tools used to develop and deliver these applications simpler and easier to use.
We work on dedicated product design that is led by a highly experienced enterprise UX industry professional (20 years). Our CEO is passionate about UX Design & Research, and we hold regular meetings with him to present key usability findings. User research is so important to our process and strategic initiatives that we have a dedicated microsite about our user research program. We have a dedicated UI engineering team to work on crafting the UIs so we can focus on the design and user problems, and a dedicated UX engineer to work on our UI component library with the design team. Product Design also leads our design system which includes patterns, guidelines, and our UI component library. We work closely and collaborate with marketing design who handles the .com site. We collaborate on a unified illustration library, company explainer videos, fun schwag for the company (socks, zoom backgrounds, stickers) and much more.
As a Product Designer, you will have the opportunity for tremendous impact working here, and learn and be mentored by other designers and professionals. While you will work on all our products on our platform, including Kaptain - our ML/AI Kubernetes product - you will have a key supportive role, with growth opportunities to lead as well, on designing our flagship multi-cluster Kubernetes cluster management product Kommander, as well as work on our design system. There will also opportunities to do green field design work as we blaze the path forward on driving what the optimal user experience is for enterprise Kubernetes cluster management (some of our designs have already been copied by competitors.)
- Work directly on the interface and experience design of our products.
- Growth mix of supporting other designers on projects while also drive design projects from start to finish.
- Explore and incorporate new and emerging design trends.
- Develop user flows, journey maps, wireframes and other assets to help facilitate the design process.
- Create prototypes to user test and validate assumptions.
- Give and solicit feedback from other designers.
- Design clean and unique user interfaces to mirror UX requirements and compliment brand/product identity.
- Collaborate with product managers and software engineers on problem solving and delivering solutions.
- Work with frontend engineering to deliver your designs to users in high quality.
- Observe current user behavior and make design suggestions to improve UX.
- Conduct qualitative and quantitative research.
- Adapt quickly to change in a fast paced startup environment.
- Build empathy and understanding of our users and how to empower them.
- Become an expert and set design vision for modern enterprise apps.
Experience and Skills
- 3 years product design experience or super strong portfolio of end-to-end case studies
- Demonstrable experience designing and shipping moderately complex projects from start to finish.
- Portfolio of past professional work showcasing your process.
- Intuitive mind for good user experience.
- Able to analyze, optimize, and simplify workflows.
- Able to effectively communicate with other team members.
- Experience designing for both responsive web and mobile.
- Relevant understanding of best-practices and trends in UI/UX design.
- Obsessive attention to even the smallest of details.
- Great time management skills.
- Familiar with visual design and prototyping tools such as Sketch and InVision.
- Familiar with building and thinking in design systems.
- Understand technical requirements and aspects of modern apps.
- (BONUS) Experience running user interviews and testing sessions.
Product Design Team Values
- We communicate candidly, but always respectfully and support each other.
- We strive for delivering the highest quality but in a healthy manner. This is a marathon, not a sprint our CEO likes to say.
- Own your mistakes and learn from them.
- Do what it takes to make the project successful.
- Respectfully disagree, but once there’s a decision, commit.
- Help other members of the team learn and be a role model.
- Give credit and help generously.
- Build trust across cross-functional teams.
- Do what it takes to make the Product Design team successful.
- Become the best at what you do.
D2iQ’s Core Values
We are customer-driven
We are driven by the success of our customers and we deliver a top-notch partnership throughout their journeys. We believe if our customer wins, we win.
We are team always
We are dependable and effective in building positive relationships with our peers. We are relentlessly humble and demonstrate a high-level of respect in our interactions.
We are champions of change
We have a hunger to continuously learn and the courage to take intelligent risks. We’re pioneers, innovators, and change-makers to the core.
We are relentless
We raise the bar and execute flawlessly. We’re serious about ownership and effectively balance quality output with efficient speed.
D2iQ is the leading provider of enterprise-grade cloud platforms that enable organizations to embrace open source and cloud native innovations while delivering smarter Day 2 operations. With unmatched experience driving some of the world's largest cloud deployments, D2iQ empowers organizations to better navigate and accelerate cloud native journeys with enterprise-grade technologies, training, professional services and support. Whether you are deploying your first Kubernetes workload, optimizing your business analytics with Spark or Jupyter, or looking to educate your developers on the benefits of cloud native, D2iQ has the expertise, services and technology to enable you on the journey. D2iQ is headquartered in San Francisco with additional offices in London and Hamburg, Germany. D2iQ investors include Andreessen Horowitz, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Khosla Ventures, Microsoft, and T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. Find us at https://d2iq.com/
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