Stack Exchange is growing fast and our design needs are growing even faster. We’re looking for a talented product designer to join our tight-knit team. The work you do here will directly affect millions of users across our entire network of sites. We want someone with a great set of usability, IA, visual design and brand identity skills.
We’re looking to hire the best person wherever you are in the world. If you’re able to relocate to our office in New York, you’ll enjoy a beautiful office with some amazing amenities. If not, we expect you to be available to sync up with various teams during our afternoon in New York.
What you'll do:
Improve and implement existing and new network-wide UI/UX features
Work closely with the Stack Overflow Careers team to design new features and develop the product
Create brand identities, web design and marketing materials for our Q&A site communities, both in digital and print
Create promotional mini-sites and advertising materials
Work directly with product managers, developers, and our community team to get stuff shipped
Skills & Requirements
An exceptional portfolio showcasing strong UX, graphic design, brand identity and HTML/CSS skills
Good understanding of emotional design, visual hierarchy and application of appropriate art direction, not just making something "pretty."
Able to create different types of art and illustration styles based on project need
Strong experience with prototyping new features
Keen sense of good copy-writing
Aptitude for staying on top of the latest design and tech news
About Stack Exchange
Our goal is to make the Internet a better place to get expert answers to your questions. We’ve done a lot of that with Stack Overflow, but we think there’s still more to do.
We believe in hiring smart people and getting out of their way. We have an office in New York with some of the best amenities of any New York startup, and we have people who work remotely all over the world. We keep meetings and ceremony to an absolute minimum.
20 days vacation
Ridiculous health insurance (no copay)
Insanely great workstations, chairs, and desks
All-expenses-paid conference of your choice once per year
Gym membership reimbursement
Free catered lunch and monthly metrocards (NY office)
Employees will never be poked with a sharp stick
Oh yeah, and...
Stack Exchange, Inc. does not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class. We support workplace diversity.
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