GitHub is looking for an experienced product designer to join the Education Design team. There are more than 2 million students using GitHub to take courses and to make progress in their developer journey. You will shape the surface area of the education platform, design for students and teachers, and empower the next generation of developers.
The GitHub Design team is a group of talented individuals with varied backgrounds in product design, design systems, design ops, front-end development, and illustration. You'll focus on building high-quality experiences for customers by working with engineers, product managers, and other product designers to create and advocate for high-quality design.
What we're looking for:
Product Designers at GitHub are expert individual contributors; they're given a lot of autonomy and trust to work on our most impactful design projects. For this specific role, we're looking for someone who values:
- Systems thinking: Our team has to apply decisions holistically, making sure to look at new patterns in context to the larger system of the product, as well as ensuring we support experiences for individual features.
- Inclusive design: GitHub is a home for all developers and our design system should reflect that, this means including and learning from people with a range of perspectives. Designing for inclusivity first, can lead us to solving problems for the many, and open up our product for more people.
- Creating together: Getting to the right result is our focus, this can come from systems designers or product designers, and ideally both. Facilitating collaboration between teams and individuals is key so that we continue to evolve the design system alongside the needs of the product.
- Progress and impact: Our team often works on the meta and so it's easy to get caught up in the design details. We have to be mindful of this and ensure we keep making decisions and move forward. This means being solutions-oriented and prioritizing progress over correctness when it's the right call.
- Candidness: We encourage candidness and recognize its role in building trust between peers and leadership. It can take time and effort to get there but it's worth it. Making decisions for projects, design patterns, and processes, will yield better results when we can get to the “real talk”.
- Build meaningful relationships across the product, engineering, and other cross-functional partners you're working with. Work closely with customers to understand their problems and workflows, and incorporate learnings into a point of view.
- Seek and provide regular design feedback and direction with your peers.
- Design responsive and accessible experiences that work across multiple platforms.
- Become an authority on our visual design language, extending upon our existing systems—such as our color system, navigation components, and interaction patterns.
- Provide regular design feedback and direction to your coworkers.
- Seek out opportunities for connecting with people and teams working on related projects.
You might be a fit if:
- You have a strong product design portfolio with experience designing for the web.
- You are a great storyteller and are comfortable sharing your work with other designers, managers, and leaders.
- You have at least 5 years of design experience as an individual contributor.
- You are organized and are comfortable contributing to multiple ongoing features.
- You can identify high-impact problems and opportunities, then iterate quickly to validate your assumptions.
These qualifications will help you stand out:
- You’ve designed experiences for teachers or students.
- You have a technical background or experience working on developer tools.
- You have experience contributing to or using an established design system.
- You are comfortable using Git version control or have experience building software with GitHub.
Who We Are:
GitHub is the developer company. We make it easier for developers to be developers: to work together, to solve challenging problems, and to create the world’s most important technologies. We foster a collaborative community that can come together—as individuals and in teams—to create the future of software and make a difference in the world.
Customer Obsessed - Trust by Default - Ship to Learn - Own the Outcome - Growth Mindset - Global Product, Global Team - Anything is Possible - Practice Kindness
Why You Should Join:
At GitHub, we constantly strive to create an environment that allows our employees (Hubbers) to do the best work of their lives. We've designed one of the coolest workspaces in San Francisco (HQ), where many Hubbers work, snack, and create daily. The rest of our Hubbers work remotely around the globe. Check out an updated list of where we can hire here: https://github.com/about/careers/remote
We are also committed to keeping Hubbers healthy, motivated, focused and creative. We've designed our top-notch benefits program with these goals in mind. In a nutshell, we've built a place where we truly love working, we think you will too.
GitHub is made up of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and lifestyles. We embrace diversity and invite applications from people of all walks of life. We don't discriminate against employees or applicants based on gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any other differences. Also, if you have a disability, please let us know if there's any way we can make the interview process better for you; we're happy to accommodate!
Please note that benefits vary by country. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask your Talent Partner.