Kentik is hiringUX Design Intern

InternshipUX Design
Posted 2y ago
About Kentik

Kentik is the network observability company. Many of the world’s most recognizable brands rely on our SaaS platform to make sense of their networks, relying on our infinite granularity, automated insights, and insanely fast search to answer key business questions. Our rapidly growing, geographically distributed engineering team builds state-of-the-art products that are supported by a truly big data platform that processes trillions(!!) of records per day. To this end, our engineering culture emphasizes collaborative communication, openness to ideas, and practical solution design. To find out more, read our blog at kentik.com and follow us @kentikinc.

The true meaning of Kentik is visibility. We are committed to making sure everyone feels empowered to use their voice, has a sense of belonging and is represented at Kentik. We don’t look for individuals who fit the culture, but those who will continue to add to the culture. We encourage everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in the industry: people of color, LGBTQI+ community, women, individuals with disabilities (both seen and unseen), veterans, people of any age or family status.

About you

We are looking for a detail-oriented designer to work with us over the summer to design new features and help us build out our design system. If you enjoy a challenge and are excited about solving real-world problems at scale, we would love to hear from you.

What you will be doing

    • You will be embedded directly in one of our product teams, working on a project in close collaboration with other designers, product managers, and engineers
    • You’ll use your product, interaction, and visual design skills to effectively communicate ideas and iterate on solutions
    • You’ll participate in company initiatives, design critiques, and collaboration sessions
    • You’ll participate in research, speak about design, and present concepts to stakeholders
    • You’ll collaborate with other designers to help us develop and evolve our design system

Who you are

    • Currently pursuing a degree in Graphic Design, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Cognitive Science, or a similar field and expected to graduate in December 2023 or June 2024
    • Fluent with modern design and prototyping software like Figma, Sketch, or InVision
    • An excellent communicator with an affinity for visual storytelling
    • A deep thinker who focuses on problems before solutions
    • An enthusiastic and positive attitude to your work, eager to learn and grow as a designer

What to expect

    • Apply problem-solving skills and learn new methods of design thinking and human-centered approaches to solve real-world problems and build valuable experiences for our customers
    • Use your full range of skills from product design, interaction design, and visual design to effectively communicate ideas and iterate on solutions
    • Embed directly in one of our product teams, working on a project in close collaboration with other designers product managers, and engineers
    • Help to develop design systems
    • Participate in team/company initiatives, design critiques, and collaboration sessions
    • Speak and present compellingly about design to stakeholders

You may be a good fit if you have

    • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree in Graphic Design, Human-computer interactions (HCI), Cognitive Science, any related major (graduating in/after Dec 2023?), or equivalent working experience
    • Work samples or an online portfolio showcasing foundational interaction and visual design skills, product thinking, and problem-solving skills
    • Eagerness to learn and grow as a designer
    • Ability to focus on problems before solutions
    • Experience with web/product design & prototyping and wireframing software (Figma, Sketch, Invision, etc)
    • Strong communication skills with an affinity for visual storytelling
    • Last but not least, enthusiasm and positive energy
Come work with us

We promise it will be worth it! You will be working at a fast-growing, well-funded startup, alongside world-class engineers and thought leaders as we build the future of network observability and digital operations. With a competitive salary and first-rate benefits on top of meaningful, challenging projects, we’re sure you will enjoy joining our team!

To apply for this position, send us your resume, a cover letter stating your goals, and an online portfolio/work samples.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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