Design Engineer at OneSignal | Powderkeg

Location: United States (Remote)

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Design

OneSignal is looking for a Design Engineer to help build the UX and UI of our messaging platform used by 1.5 million app developers. We're looking for a team member who likes to live between design and development. You will work closely with designers, engineers, product managers and other areas of the business to help make our product more intuitive and delightful to use. You like to code and design, and find yourself torn on whether to refer to yourself as a designer or frontend engineer.

We want people that have a ‘ship it’ mentality and have an eye for pixel perfection. We want people who care about building easy to use products and have a savvy for using data to make better design decisions. We want people who care deeply about the quality of the UI we build.

You’ll join our small Design team. We’re a nimble group that spans user research, prototyping, visual design, design systems and UI development. We sketch a lot. We spend a lot of time in Figma. We talk to users to validate our work. We run cross functional workshops to influence design thinking across the company.

In a typical week, a Design Engineer at OneSignal might:

  • Work directly on the UI and UX of our web products
  • Partner with designers to develop OneSignal’s design system, “Beam”
  • Partner with engineers to implement components and add design polish to our products
  • Educate and be an evangelist for a11y, semantics and design system best practices
  • Document our components and UX patterns, how they work, how designers can use them in Figma, how engineers can use them in code
  • Create prototypes and tools to help us move faster at both discovery and execution
  • Bring an engineering perspective to the design process to voice issues with feasibility and call out missed edge-cases
  • Be a constant advocate for collaboration as well as act as a bridge between design and engineering

What you'll bring:

  • 3+ years experience working on a web platform
  • Strong, provable design skills, specifically around accessibility and interaction design
  • Intuitive mind for good user experience
  • Effectively communicate with other team members (how we structure design team meetings)
  • Experience building design systems
  • Obsessive attention to pixel perfection
  • Portfolio of past work showcasing your process
  • Mastery of design and prototyping tools (we use Figma)
  • Understand technical requirements and aspects of modern apps
  • Experience designing and shipping projects from start to finish
  • Fluent with HTML, CSS and JavaScript (we use React and TypeScript)

Qualities we look for:

  • Friendliness
  • Modesty
  • Ability to collaborate well on a team
  • Can deliver solutions independently
  • Self Starter
  • Love of learning

In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination/harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination/harassment based on 'protected categories,' we also strive to prevent other, subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (e.g., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at OneSignal.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Design Engineer
  • Company
  • Location
    San Mateo, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
Ready to apply?
Ready to apply?