Product Designer at ReadMe – Remote Position

Full Time

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ReadMe powers interactive developer hubs that help users succeed with your APIs

ReadMe is on the hunt for a Product Designer! We’re building a technical product that takes great pride in creating top-notch developer experiences. We want to make technical, traditionally complicated concepts simple and fun to use. If you want to work on tough problems and are comfortable or interested in working with code, we’d love to hear from you!

🦉 What we do

ReadMe helps companies build beautiful, personalized, and interactive developer hubs. We love what we do because it’s so much more than just docs. We’re providing tools for teams to create and manage beautiful documentation with ease. Last year, we raised a Series A led by Accel, which we’re pretty excited about!

We’ve written on our blog in the past about how we interview, and feel free to browse our other blog posts as well if it strikes your fancy!

👯 Who we are

We’re a small team of humans (and one owl) working together to do big things, and we’re growing! That’s where you come in. Since we’re a startup, you’ll have the opportunity to make a huge difference! You’ll have lots of flexibility to make outsized improvements to ReadMe beyond your daily responsibilities.

You’ll be working closely with Tony, our other designer, and Marc, who runs Product!

  • Tony grew up in San Francisco’s sunny Excelsior neighborhood and has trouble writing in third person. He used to collect *holographic* MUNI passes, but now just collects plants. Other interests include wearing all black, Marie Kondo-ing, and his dog. 🐶
  • Marc grew up in the frozen tundra of northern Minnesota. Immediately after visiting SF he was already won over by warmer winter temperatures. Most of the time he can be found yelling at one of his cats to get out of the way of the TV.

✅ What you’ll do here

  • Own all of the design aspects of ReadMe. Everything from UI components, to the product itself!
  • Take solutions from the concept stage, to launch.
  • Work with customers to understand their needs.
  • Add a bit of whimsy whenever possible! 🙂

💙 You’ll love this job if you’re…

  • Interested in building solutions that scale across thousands of sites, each with its own set of constraints.
  • Passionate about making technical problems accessible.
  • Focused on listening to your users, and enjoy working with them to build versatile features.
  • Comfortable with technical topics, and enjoy jumping into front-end code.

🌱 How you’ll grow

1️⃣ Within one month, you’ll

  • Become familiar with the product and how we think about design.
  • Contribute to design projects and polishing our product.
  • Learn that we really do have an owl drawing for everything.

3️⃣ Within three months, you’ll

  • Design entire new features! Recently we’ve redesigned our search, released a new free plan, and added a new type of documentation—recipes!
  • Partner with engineers on the implementation of new features.
  • Contribute to ReadMe’s voice by helping with new pages or updates to our marketing efforts.

6️⃣ Within six months, you’ll

  • Lead design from concept to execution.
  • Talk to customers for user testing and feedback on in-progress designs.
  • Create prototypes for new features.
  • Contribute to ReadMe’s product vision.

🛣️ What’s the hiring process like?

1. We can’t wait to read your resume and (hopefully personality-filled) cover letter! Let us know what excites you about design, and help us get to know you better!

2. If we think we might be a good fit for you, we’ll set up a phone chat! We’ll tell you more about the role, and get a chance to hear about your experiences.

3. Next will be a second phone interview, where we’ll dive a bit more into your background.

4. Then we’ll invite you to an “onsite” interview conducted over Zoom! We start with a 30-minute get-to-know-you with the design and engineering team so you can meet the people you’ll be working with, and then have you talk with people one on one in the afternoon.

5. We’ll let you know how things went within a week! If it still seems like a good fit all around, we’ll extend you an offer! If not, we will update you to let you know so you aren’t left hanging.

This role will start out remotely due to COVID-19. We want to make sure all our employees feel safe in their work environments! Eventually, this role will be on-site at our San Francisco office. You must be eligible to work in the United States and either be SF-based or willing to move to San Francisco when the office reopens. A relocation package will be provided. We don’t work with recruiters.

At ReadMe, we’re committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome people of all different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a pleasant and supportive place to work. We’d love to have you come join us here!

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