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At GitLab, UX Designers collaborate closely with Product Managers, Engineers, UX Research, and other UX Designers to create an productive, minimal, and human experience. UX Designers report to the UX Manager.
- Help to define and improve the interface and experience of GitLab.
- Design features that fit within the larger experience and flows.
- Create deliverables (wireframes, mockups, prototypes, flows, etc.) to communicate ideas.
- Work with Product Managers and Engineers to iterate on and refine the existing experience.
- Involve UX Researchers when needed and help them define research initiatives (usability tests, surveys, interviews, etc.).
- Stay informed and share the latest on UI/UX techniques, tools, and patterns.
- Understanding of responsive design and best practices.
- Knowledge and understanding of design systems theory and practice.
- General knowledge of Git flow (feature branching, etc.), merge/pull requests, pipelines, and code testing.
- Break down designs to fit within the monthly release cadence and productively iterate across milestones.
- Actively evaluate and incorporate feedback from UX Research, share relevant user research findings and recommendations with team.
- Participate in the development and upkeep of the GitLab Design System.
- Participate in and help drive product discovery to generate ideas for features and improvements.
- Take part in the monthly release process by reviewing and approving UX implementations.
Senior UX Designer
- Have knowledge of GitLab's UX history and direction.
- Have related domain knowledge of their assigned stage group.
- Serve as the go-to person with UX decisions.
- Propose, implement, or lead UX improvements which impact multiple areas of the product.
- Mentor other members of the UX department.
- Entrust work to other members of the UX department as appropriate.
- Improve the UX department's productivity through the suggesting and vetting of tools and workflow improvements.
- Collaborate with team members across the organization to advocate for users and user-centered design practices.
- Evangelize GitLab's UX through blog posts, case studies, presentations, or other mediums.
- Interview potential UX candidates.
Staff UX Designer
- Assist the department in viewing the design of GitLab from a holistic and comprehensive perspective.
- Lead strategic UX decisions, balancing both short-term considerations and long-term vision.
- Propose and lead the implementation of major, cross-feature, broad projects when appropriate. This may be within a stage group or across multiple stage groups.
- Help to set direction and focus for GitLab's UX and vision.
- Proactively improve process and workflow by anticipating and addressing future needs for the UX department and the product.
- Bring clarity and understanding to abstract and ambiguous UX problem spaces.
- Continually connect and drive current work towards our Product Vision.
Tools used by the UX department are flexible depending on the needs of the work. Please see the UX Designer Onboarding page for more details.
You know you are doing a good job as a UX Designer when:
- You collaborate effectively with Engineers, Product Managers, UX Designers, and UX researchers.
- You are resolving all UX / UI issues assigned to you in a milestone.
- You are contributing ideas and solutions beyond existing issues.
- Users are overwhelmingly happy about your contributions.
Candidates for this position can expect the hiring process to follow the order below. Please keep in mind that candidates can be declined from the position at any stage of the process. To learn more about someone who may be conducting the interview, find her/his job title on our team page.
- Selected candidates will be invited to schedule a 30 minute screening call with our Global Recruiters.
- Next, candidates will be invited to schedule a 45 minute first interview with a UX Designer.
- Candidates will then be invited to schedule a 1 hour interview with the UX Manager. This interview will include a run-through of basic UX and UI dev skills as described in the responsibilities.
- Candidates will be invited to schedule a third 45 minute interview with our VP of Engineering.
- Finally, candidates may be asked to schedule a 50 minute interview with our CEO.
- Successful candidates will subsequently be made an offer via email.
Additional details about our process can be found on our hiring page.
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Please note that if we are actively hiring for a position, you will see it listed on our jobs page, where all of our current openings are advertised. To apply, please click on the name of the role you are interested in, which will take you to our applicant tracking system (ATS), Greenhouse.
Avoid the confidence gap; you do not have to match all the listed requirements exactly to apply. Our hiring process is described in more detail in our hiring handbook.
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We value results, transparency, sharing, freedom, efficiency, frugality, collaboration, directness, kindness, diversity, boring solutions, and quirkiness. If these values match your personality, work ethic, and personal goals, we encourage you to visit our primer to learn more. Open source is our culture, our way of life, our story, and what makes us truly unique.
Top 10 reasons to work for GitLab:
- Work with helpful, kind, motivated, and talented people.
- Work remote so you have no commute and are free to travel and move.
- Have flexible work hours so you are there for other people and free to plan the day how you like.
- Everyone works remote, but you don't feel remote. We don't have a head office, so you're not in a satellite office.
- Work on open source software so you can interact with a large community and can show your work.
- Work on a product you use every day: we drink our own wine.
- Work on a product used by lots of people that care about what you do.
- As a company we contribute more than we take, most of our work is released as the open source GitLab CE.
- Focused on results, not on long hours, so that you can have a life and don't burn out.
- Open internal processes: know what you're getting in to and be assured we're thoughtful and effective.
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