At Elementl, we’re empowering data engineers to build productive and scalable data platforms. We’re a small team with a proven track record of shipping open source software with global adoption. We put a premium on respectful and clear communication, and we expect each other to be creative, curious, effective, and empathetic. We believe deeply that the right tools and abstractions enable technological transformation and organizational transformation. Our first product at Elementl is an open-source data orchestrator called Dagster. Data practitioners and engineers use Dagster to build and monitor data pipelines more efficiently. Our goal is to make Dagster the de facto standard for orchestrating the modern data stack. In 2021 we launched Dagster Cloud – a paid SaaS offering of Dagster, and it’s growing quickly. Dagster Cloud makes it even easier for data practitioners to get started with Dagster and is the most productive way to build an enterprise-grade data platform today.
About the role
As the second product designer at Elementl you’ll help shape the future of Dagster, creating high-quality UIs, interactions and prototypes. We care deeply about design – this means designers have influence over how things work and look across our users’ end-to-end journey.
You’ll work alongside a supportive team of design peers, engineers, and product leaders with high standards for execution. Designers at Elementl are empowered to engage directly with Dagster’s community of open-source users (you can join our community Slack here to check it out for yourself). We build in public and ship weekly: this allows us to iterate quickly and constantly seek feedback from our users and community. We’re a small team of generalists with an ambitious mission and there’s no shortage of interesting design challenges across the open-source project and Dagster Cloud.
As a product designer at Elementl you will:
- Help shape the overall product and design direction of the company.
- Produce high-quality artifacts (UI explorations, prototypes, user flows) that guide development efforts to address real user and business needs. We use Figma.
- Engage with the Dagster community to understand user and stakeholder needs and validate designs.
- Partner with engineering, product, and other designers to plan, execute, and iterate on product features.
- Collaborate with front-end and design team peers to evolve our design system and brand.
This is a full-time, competitively paid position with benefits. We have offices across the U.S. and flexible working hours. Every employee is provided a remote work stipend to cover the cost of home office equipment and anything else that makes your remote work location comfortable, productive, or successful. And if you’d rather not work from home, we’ll cover the cost of a coworking or office space if you’re fully remote.
If you don't think you meet all of the criteria below but still are interested in the job, please apply. Nobody checks every box, and we're looking for someone excited to join the team.
- Several years of experience designing complex enterprise applications with a portfolio demonstrating this experience
- Excellent visual, UI, and interaction skills
- Proficient in design tools like Figma
- Experience running lightweight qualitative user research sessions
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- You’ve designed tools for developers or data practitioners in the past
- You’re comfortable with front end frameworks like React
You belong here
We are committed to building an inclusive team and an open source community where no one feels out of place. We know that teams with diverse backgrounds state their assumptions more explicitly, think more rigorously, and build better software. Plus it's more fun and interesting to work with a wide variety of perspectives.You should apply to work at Elementl if you want to work in, and help to build and strengthen, a high-performing software development environment where people of all backgrounds are welcome.
New to Data? No problem. We believe that diverse experiences and backgrounds are an asset, enabling us to bring fresh perspectives to the problem space. Some of us are steeped in the data domain; some of us are not. It is a way of structurally having a “beginner’s mindset”, examining problems from first principles. Meanwhile, the experience on the team keeps us grounded in the reality of the current state of the ecosystem and the practical problems on the ground.
The estimated annual cash salary for this role is $150,000 - $200,000.