Ceros
Our mission is to inspire and unlock creativity through liberating technology. Experience matters.
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Principal Product Designer (Remote)

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About Ceros

Join us as Ceros embarks on the next chapter in our mission to unlock creativity. Ceros is evolving into the essential design platform for professional creatives the world over. Our suite of cloud-based tools empower professional creators to push the boundaries of creativity, while our collaboration tools make it easy to get everyone involved in the process.

Today, our products power some of the most engaging experiences on the web. In 2021 alone, interactive content created with Ceros Studio — from landing pages and pitch decks to interactive social media — has been viewed more than half a billion times. In the meantime, more than 3 million comments have been added to digital content using Markup, our new visual collaboration tool.

Working at Ceros means having an impact at scale. Our products and services are leveraged by top tier brands such as Mashable, Bloomberg, Red Bull or Pinterest and are loved by more than 500,000 users. And we are building something even bigger and better: the creative operating system of the future.

We are backed up and well-funded by top-tier investors including Sumeru Equity Partners, Grotech Ventures, Greycroft, and Starvest Partners.

We are remote first forever with a 4½ day workweek that finishes every Friday at 1pm.

The Role

The product you will be shaping is a one-of-a-kind platform that empowers our customers to effortlessly create high-end digital experiences. With this comes the opportunity to work on very unique and open-ended use cases within our creation-focused design tools as well as redefining the end-to-end creative collaboration workflow. Working at Ceros is a unique opportunity to push your capabilities and skills as a product designer and impact the future of digital content creation at scale.  

The Principal Product Designer (UI and Brand) at Ceros is a very senior and hands-on role within the product design team. We are looking for a designer with exceptional talent in the product UI space, defining the product and brand vision and ensuring the best in-class visual and interactive design and execution of all our product touchpoints. 

As a member of a remote first team, you embrace transparency, collaboration and proactivity.

Design skills that make you a great fit for the role

  • Experience Expertise. You are endlessly curious about your customers and apply user-centricity and empathy to everything that you are doing. You are fluent in translating research into actionable insights, informing strategic product decisions and relevant design solutions. 
  • Design Depth.  You have a long track record of translating highly complex and unique platform challenges into beautifully executed design solutions. You work both creatively and systematically across a range of connected products, being a key creative contributor to our evolving design system.
  • Outcome Obsession. You are highly focused on your design craft and are considered to be a top player in the product UI design space, with an ambition and ability to push the quality of execution across a diverse range of products.
  • Future Foresight. You are comfortable with ambiguity and excited to tackle strategic challenges. You live and breathe the product roadmap and are an expert in blending insight and data with a strong product intuition to make future-focused design decisions.
  • Trusted Team-Player. You are a great collaborator as much as very comfortable to work independently and with a high degree of autonomy. You are well respected by your peers, confident in presenting and defending your designs, and you love mentoring junior designers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop the creative vision, and direction across key strategic and tactical product initiatives, both on the Ceros core product and the broader ecosystem 
  • Drive flawless design execution across key tactical design initiatives
  • Create high-fidelity, pixel perfect UI screens, animations, micro-interactions and interactive prototypes
  • Develop and document principles and guidelines to manifest the Ceros brand across product touchpoints
  • Build, improve and expand our design system, ensuring brand coherence and visual excellence
  • Review and support the product UI work of other designers / design teams, ensuring consistency and quality across all product touchpoints
  • Build comprehensive visual design documentation and specifications
  • User testing of design concepts at different stages of the design process
  • Lead the day to day collaboration with other product and cross-functional teams across the business
  • Collaborate closely with product engineering seeking efficient ways to implement and operationalize visual design assets and frameworks
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge in the design / content creation / MarTech / SaaS domain

Practical stuff we anticipate you having

  • 8+ years of product-centric UI design under your belt
  • Exceptional visual design skills
  • Ability to unify a growing portfolio of brands and experiences 
  • Has successfully established / implemented visual identities for leading product experiences
  • Can translate high-level brand directions into well crafted product experiences
  • Solid understanding of the end-to-end UX design process
  • Fluidly works across visual designs motion graphics and interactive prototypes
  • Loves to create - Is hands-on
  • Can work on highly strategic initiatives with the ability to translate ambiguous into compelling product visions
  • Expert in creating and maintaining complex design systems
  • Track record of collaborating closely with developers, using modern tools and workflows (i.e. Storybook and React)
  • Bonus items:
    • Experience working in a remote-first environment
    • Background in B2B or SaaS and/or No-Code creation platforms

Key things to know

  • We want you to start ASAP
  • This is a full-time position
  • This is a remote first role with the ability to work on east coast time

Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • Stock options
  • Premium health insurance
  • 401K match
  • Paid parental leave
  • Unlimited vacation days
  • Wellness Fridays (Half Day Fridays)
  • Excellent gear (Macbook Air, external monitor, etc.)
  • Stipend for the home office set up
  • Growth and Learning opportunities within the company
  • Virtual experiences in which Cerosians can collaborate, educate, and create social connections with one another

At Ceros, we are deeply committed to the recruitment, retention, and growth of diverse talent; uniting people from unique backgrounds in our shared passion for unlocking creativity through technology.

As an equal opportunity employer, we prohibit any unlawful discrimination against a job applicant on the basis of their race, color, religion, veteran status, parental status, gender identity or expression, transgender status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. We respect the laws enforced by the EEOC and are dedicated to going above and beyond in fostering diversity across our company.

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What are Ceros Perks + Benefits

Ceros Benefits Overview

At Ceros, we take great pride in offering a work-life that creates moments of joy, and lasting memories. Join us and be part of the movement to enable everyone to create experiences that matter.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

An Insider's view of Ceros

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Ceros embraces the well-being of their workers, rolling out programs such as Wellness Fridays and providing excellent benefits. What we’ve seen in practice is that shortening the workweek does not sacrifice productivity, it improves it. While many companies shamelessly promote workaholism, Ceros emphasizes the importance of work/life balance.

Anders

Designer

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

It’s not easy to automate our product. The very thing that makes the Ceros Studio awesome, its flexibility and power, is the same thing that makes it difficult to write automated tests for. However, the talented members of the Quality Engineering team are succeeding

Karen

Sr. Quality Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

Ceros has not only supported my career growth over the years but encouraged me to find a career path that I'm truly passionate about. Since starting in a sales role four years ago, Ceros has given me the opportunity to move onto the marketing team, and evolve my position into a content marketing manager focused on creating video for the brand.

Ramsey

Content Marketing Manager

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Taking small steps in opening the lines of communication through informal 1:1s helps strengthen personal & work connections. As an avid listener, I’m open, curious, and ask questions to learn from my team each day. Admitting to own failures goes a long way in enabling the team to be honest with their feedback, bubble up matters, and build trust.

Priyanka

VP of Customer Success

What's something quirky about your company?

The entire company culture is brilliant. From the honesty and openness, to the amazing welcome each new employee gets from the rest of the team, to the humour that is associated with taking the job (but not ourselves) seriously.

Topher

Sr. Software Engineer

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