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Product Designer

For us, this year is all about growing SafeStack Academy and taking it to the world, so we can help more people bring security to their organisations.

We care about making cyber security easy to understand and navigate, and we’re looking for someone to help us design our new Academy LMS platform.

Important note: our team works remotely and we don’t have a physical office. This doesn’t work for everyone, but if it matches what you’re looking for, read on.

About you

For this role:

  • You want to design a simple, modern, learning platform that helps teams around the world create high quality, secure software at speed.
  • You’re an experienced Software-as-a-Sevice (SaaS) product designer.
  • You work and collaborate closely with the Programme and Engineering teams to design a beautiful interface for our customers to use.
  • As a member of the Engineering team, you will be taking the lead on preparing and designing our platform’s user experience.
  • You like to create intuitive user experiences that are easy to understand and navigate.
  • You know about dark UX patterns and refuse to use them, knowing the harm that they cause.
  • You understand how to validate your design choices with your audience and aren’t afraid to iterate if you get unexpected results.
  • You work alongside our Programme and Marketing team to better understand our customers and research ways to improve their platform user experience.
  • You share your design ideas with the team using prototypes, mockups, models, and wireframes.
  • Not essential, but bonus points if you’re familiar with or keen to learn about: HTML and CSS (we use the Tailwind CSS framework), Git, VueJS/NuxtJS and designing for accessibility.

In general:

  • You’re excited about working with a startup with great potential and ambition.
  • You’re curious about new subjects. You don’t need to be a security expert but you’ll be comfortable asking questions to get to the heart of a subject.
  • You’re a quick and resourceful learner who’s not afraid to try new things.
  • You’re a creative problem solver who is equally effective working collaboratively and independently. You invite and value feedback on your work.
  • You’re organised, have strong attention to detail, and are comfortable managing your own projects and priorities.
  • You’re hands-on, pragmatic, flexible, and happy to pitch in as needed.
  • You ask for help when you need it, or communicate when you’re stuck and just want to spend some time unsticking yourself. You’re okay with the team rallying behind you to help you find solutions, whether that’s by working on your own or with others.

Practical stuff

  • You have somewhere safe and suitable to work remotely from. A strong, reliable internet connection is essential.
  • You’re comfortable, independent, and effective when working remotely and you’re familiar with the tools and technologies that enable that (we use Slack and Google Workspace for most things). You can do this while still playing a role in our team culture.
  • You have the legal right to work in New Zealand or Australia and live somewhere in one of these beautiful countries.

About us

  • We’re 14 people spread across New Zealand and Australia.
  • We work remotely. We don’t have an office, which means we’ve adapted how we work to create culture and connection without a physical shared space. This takes effort and doesn’t work for everyone.
  • We’re a mix of security experts, developers, marketers, salespeople, designers, and product owners (often all in one person), and we work across roles and help each other out. Find out more about us here.
  • We’re growing fast and currently serve 57 organisations and over 6,000 learners.
  • It’s been less than 2 days since our last screw up. We’ll screw up again soon, but that’s okay because we believe in failure and blameless culture.
  • We’re happy to accommodate part-time or altered working patterns if you have important things in your life like a family or other commitments.
  • We pay well and offer an annual wellness allowance. We also have an employee share option programme.

Does this sound like you?

If you’ve read down to here and think this could be you, we’d love to talk. 

We especially welcome applicants who make us more diverse, whether that be through gender, religion, ethnic origin, age, physical ability, or any other factor we’ve forgotten to list.

How to apply

Send through your cover letter (explaining why you’re interested in this role and working with us), your CV, and your portfolio (that has examples of the product user interfaces you have helped design) to jobs@safestack.io.

As part of your application, please provide a copy of your portfolio that has examples of the product user interfaces you have helped design. 

As part of the interview process, you can also expect us to ask:

  • Examples of user testing insights that were incorporated in your designs
  • Examples of the different UX patterns you have used
  • Examples of different design directions and libraries that you have created

We aren’t in a hurry here, so take your time. We’d rather have an empty seat than the wrong person in it.