Dublin / Europe / Remote (GMT +/- 3)
€65k - €75k+ & equity *
- Build the next big chat platform
- Own and solve some fascinating and hard problems
- Join us at the very beginning
About this RoleWhat do we mean by Product Designer?
I’ve worked with some great Product Designers before. It’s an amazing craft. The magic touch that pulls pieces of an interface together to make things neat and tidy but still feel warm and inviting. The eye for detail, catching a small error here and misalignment there. The touches of flair that make a given design unique and memorable.
But the very best designers I’ve worked with asked amazing questions. Questions that struck at the core of our understanding of a given customer problem, or the effectiveness of a proposed solution.
So what we’re really looking for is someone who asks great questions.
Day-to-day, you’ll be talking to users to understand their needs, patching together design revisions in Figma, and making visual changes to our app and website. You might even redesign a logo or two.
You’ll be joining our founding team of three engineers from Ireland (Patrick, Romy and David). While we take the opportunity in front of us very seriously we make sure to enjoy the journey along the way.
About your Job after this
No job lasts forever. Not even great ones. That’s the reality, really. So what do you want to do after working with us? This role will give you a look at what it’s like to try and build a new product and start a company. We have the funding part sorted, so it’s relatively safer than trying to start something yourself.
Worst case scenario, we fail - and you get to learn from the mistakes we make together. If you have the ambition to start your own thing, then this could be a great experience for you.
If we succeed, then you’ll have the opportunity to grow with the company. If your ambition is to become a leader within a bigger organization, this role could be the cheat code that helps you skip a few levels.
Either way, you’ll have free rein to go deep on Product Design and learn on the job. If you want to stay as an individual contributor, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn by doing. There won’t be any guardrails to slow you down.
It's not all Sunshine and Rainbows
No job is perfect, and most involve some trade-offs. Being a small nimble team is a blessing and a curse. The main difference is that when something goes wrong, there are no grown-ups to call. It’s up to us to fix it.
While we do have some friends and mentors that we call on for help, it often boils down to a couple of hours on our own trying to get to the bottom of things. This can be frustrating and is one of the bigger shocks to the system after working in a bigger organization.
You will have to build a muscle for self-sufficiency. This is uncomfortable at first but the silver lining is that it forces you to learn quickly.
You’ve got an eye for detail, a love for design, and a positive outlook. Most of all, you’re excited about opportunities to learn new things.
Whatever you do, please don’t filter yourself out!!! Hopefully, you get the idea of what we want you to do eventually. If this sounds like something that you also want to do eventually, then please get in touch. No one hits the ground running.
We care about what you can do now, and how quickly you can learn. It doesn’t matter how you got here. Our technical and product challenges are constantly shifting and changing, and the only way to keep up is to learn fast. This holds true even if you consider yourself an expert already.
Most of all, if you’re excited by the challenge, then COUNT YOURSELF IN!
Sounds good, what’s next?
If this sounds like an opportunity for you, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a short paragraph about yourself and anything that might help us learn more about you. This might be:
- A copy of your CV
- A link to your LinkedIn
- A description of a project you’ve worked on before
- A link to something you’ve built
- (anything else you think is relevant, these are just ideas!)
If things move forward, the interview process will consist of an initial phone call, followed by a few technical conversations, a short project, and some design discusions with someone on the team. We are flexible on timelines and should be able to accommodate you if you’re very busy right now.