A brief overview:
GitLab is building an open-source, single application for the entire software development lifecycle—from project planning and source code management to CI/CD, monitoring, and security.
It’s an exciting time to join our team. We're one of the world’s largest all-remote companies, and we've been intentionally building our culture this way from the start. With more than 1,200 team members in 65+ countries, GitLab is a place where you can contribute from almost anywhere. We are an ambitious, productive team that embraces a set of shared values in everything we do.
Our Package Group works on the part of GitLab concerning the Package stage, which integrates with GitLab's CI/CD product. The Package Group's mission is to create a secure environment where both source code and dependencies can live by allowing users to publish, consume, and discover packages of a large variety of languages and platforms all in one place. The Package group is responsible for container registry, package repositories, and the dependency proxy. All of these are key components of our CI/CD offering where our users pull more than a million packages each week!
As a Product Designer, you will work with our customers, users, and cross-functional Package team to develop the vision for the Package Group.
- Product knowledge: Deeply understand the technology and features of the Package product area.
- UX Research: Conduct solution validation with the guidance of your Product Design Manager and incorporate insights into design decisions to fulfill user and business needs.
- Deliverables: Create deliverables for your product area (for example: competitive analyses, user flows, low fidelity wireframes, high fidelity mockups, prototypes, etc.) that solve real user problems through the user experience.
- Communication: Communicate the results of UX activities within your product area to the UX department, cross-functional partners within your product area, and other interested GitLab team members using clear language that simplifies complexity.
- Usability: Proactively identify both small and large usability issues within your product area.
- Iteration: Practice design iteration and take part in the monthly release process by breaking down the designs to fit release cadence, reviewing and approving merge requests submitted by developers
- Design system: Keep design components available and up to date in prototyping tools, ensuring that reusable components fit visually and functionally together, actively contribute to the Pajamas Design System.
- Design reviews: Participate in Design Reviews, giving and appropriately receiving feedback.
- UX debt: Understand UX debt and make recommendations for its resolution with the help of a Sr. Product Designer or your Product Design Manager.
- You understand the developer workflow and you bring at least a couple of years of experience designing developer tools, enterprise software, or complex web applications.
- Our values of collaboration, results, efficiency, diversity, iteration, and transparency resonate with you.
- You enjoy getting involved in research and usability testing, and you continually look to improve your user research abilities.
- You want to design for a complex product with technical users who have continually evolving needs.
- You are self-motivated and self-managing, with strong organizational skills.
- You're able to demonstrate your product design skills across user research, UX strategy, wireframing, prototyping, product strategy, and visual design during our Hiring Process.
- The idea of playing a key part in the evolution of our Pajamas Design System is truly exciting to you.
- You bring significant industry experience.
- You are familiar with developer tools. This could be demonstrated by your experience writing code, configuring CI/CD pipelines, reviewing frontend merge requests, hands-on experience with HTML/CSS, or using Git and its command-line.
- You have a passion for open source tools, or experience with GitLab.
- You have experience working with a remote team.
Also, we know it’s tough, but please try to avoid the confidence gap. You don’t have to match all the listed requirements exactly to be considered for this role.
Our hiring process for this Product Designer position typically follows five stages. The details of this process can be found within our job family page.
What it’s like to work here at GitLab:
Our UX Department's goal is to make our product easy to use, supportive of contributions from the wider GitLab community, and built for a diverse global community. We want GitLab to be the easiest and most delightful product in its class.
The culture here at GitLab is something we’re incredibly proud of. Some of the benefits you’ll be entitled to vary by the region or country you’re in. However, all GitLab team members are fully remote and receive a "no ask, must tell" paid-time-off policy, where we don’t count the number of days you take off annually -- instead, we focus on your results. You can work the hours you choose, enabled by our asynchronous approach to communication. You can also expect stock options and a competitive salary. Our compensation calculator will be shared with selected candidates before any interview.
Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIB) are fundamental to the success of GitLab. We want to infuse DIB in every way possible and in all that we do. We strive to create a transparent environment where all team members around the world feel that their voices are heard and welcomed. We also aim to be a place where people can show up as their full selves each day and contribute their best. With more than 100,000 organizations using GitLab, our goal is to have a team that is representative of our users.