Senior Product Designer, Communities (Remote) at GitHub

| Remote
Sorry, this job was removed at 2:20 a.m. (CST) on Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Find out who’s hiring remotely Nationwide
See all Remote jobs Nationwide
Apply Now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

GitHub is looking for an experienced Product Designer to join the Communities Design team. This role will be integral to shaping the connective experiences that support maintainers and the communities they steward. You will work on existing foundational products such as GitHub Sponsors, Discussions, and User Profiles. You’ll also explore and lead new product opportunities aimed to help people discover open source software projects and to help software makers receive more recognition. 

If you want to help open source creators get paid, or you care deeply about community health and maintenance, or if problem spaces related to identity and discovery are exciting to you, you will love the challenges we work on in Communities Design.

The GitHub Product 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 the following:

  • 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 solve 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 brand designers or site engineers, and ideally both. Facilitating collaboration between teams and individuals is key so that we continue to evolve the design system alongside the needs of our customers.
  • 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 managers and reports and with 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”.
Responsibilities:
  • 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 5 years minimum design experience as an individual contributor.
  • 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 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 have familiarity with the challenges that open source maintainers face, or with the various dynamics that power open source communities. 
  • You have experience designing for community forum products or social platforms.
  • You are comfortable using Git version control or have experience building software with GitHub.

Minimum salary of $104,400 to maximum $221,500 + bonus + equity + benefits.
Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085 (8-5-20) of the minimum salary compensation for this role when being hired in Colorado.

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.

Leadership Principles:

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.

#LI-POST

More Information on GitHub
GitHub operates in the Software industry. The company is located in San Francisco, CA. GitHub was founded in 2008. It has 3232 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance and 401(K). To see all 203 open jobs at GitHub, click here.
Read Full Job Description
Apply Now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Similar Jobs

Apply Now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Save jobView GitHub's full profileFind similar jobs