Lead (UI/UX) Designer | Remote
Full-time - Remote
About employer and position:
We are a well-funded product company from Europe with a fully distributed team (30+ people) and HQ in Paris. We provide a robust, customizable, and accessible library of foundational and advanced components, enabling you to build your design system and develop React applications faster.

We are building a low-code platform for developers to significantly increase the speed and lower the barrier for creating simple CRUD/dashboard UIs. Our solution empowers React developers to build awesome applications faster – we see millions of developers on our docs every year, one million a month.

Our team is fully distributed and spread across multiple time zones. We work mainly asynchronously, relying mostly on written collaboration. Every contributor has the freedom to define how they work — the rest of us won't know what you're doing day-to-day unless you tell us.
Requirements:
We're looking for someone with an expert eye for visual and UX design. You have enough development skills (C, JSX) to implement the designed interfaces. Details matter to you.

Skills you should have
  • Expert-level knowledge of graphic design. You can create great-looking UIs. You spot small kerning issues without even paying attention which makes you care about the details more than most people.
  • Expert-level knowledge of UX design. You can build intuitive UIs, both at the scope of an application and of a component micro-interaction.
  • Enough development skills to implement the designed interfaces. Our React engineers are often busy implementing complex components. We are looking for somebody with enough CSS and JavaScript skills to make small changes in autonomy and better understand the product.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. As part of the team, you'll interface both directly and indirectly with community members and enterprise customers, and contribute to user documentation. Clear communication is fundamental in creating intuitive and compelling resources.
  • Management of a design team. Whether formally or informally, you have shown that you are a design leader and can provide guidance and support to other designers.
Responsibilities:
Depending on the day, you'll:
  • Ensure high-quality UI and UX across teams, libraries, components, and product strategy.
  • Collaborate with product management and engineering to ensure that design work is aligned with business goals and user needs.
  • Create design concepts, prototypes, and high-fidelity mockups for projects on the X, Core, and Toolpad teams.
  • Update and implement new components.
  • Develop and maintain our design system and style guide.
  • Oversee the design kits, ensuring they're aligned with engineering implementation.

As a team leader, you will:
  • Manage the design process, including user research, user flows, and user testing.
  • Review design work and provide feedback to ensure overall design quality and consistency, with consideration to both UI and UX.
  • Set goals, priorities, and distribute tasks for the design team.
  • Provide mentorship and support to the design team members.
  • Hire and retain a great team.
Nice to have:
You've contributed to a design system before. You have worked on a library of components in the past, maybe for internal usage in your company.
Recruiting process:
1. Introduction call.
2. Small assignment (not in all cases).
3. Team interview.
4. Cultural interview.
Benefits:
  • Full remote job.
  • Competitive salary with regular reviews.
  • The hardware of your choice (initial grant of $2,500 USD).
  • We meet up every eight months for a week of working and having fun together.
  • 5 weeks of paid time off.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Zero bureaucracy.
  • The environment of high-level experts.
  • A nimble, relaxed, and dynamic startup environment.
To apply please send your CV to recruitment@picstar.co
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