Uplevel is hiringPrincipal Product Designer

Full TimeProduct Design
Posted 1y ago


Uplevel's mission is to empower every engineering team with data-driven insights to iteratively increase productivity and team health. We are an engineering effectiveness platform that leverages machine learning to create clarity through data-driven insights. We have double-digit enterprise customers and are growing fast.

WE’RE CATEGORY CREATORS IN OUR SPACE. This is just the beginning. Our pioneering team has to be flexible as the company scales and grows.

WE’RE A SMALL BUT MIGHTY TEAM. This is just the beginning. Our pioneering team has to be flexible as the company scales and grows.

WE’RE SOLVING A PERSISTENT PROBLEM. Work has been messy for, well, ever. This calls for creativity, perseverance, and a belief that change is imminent.

MOST OF ALL - We are people first and value progress over perfection. You will be empowered to set and drive the direction of projects, and encouraged to deliver incremental value rather than getting it perfect at the start. We believe in radical candor and healthy debate, and we like strong opinions loosely held. Great ideas can come from anybody, no matter where they are in the company.


As a Principal Product Designer at Uplevel, you will own our design vision and strategy. This is a highly impactful role, responsible for defining the core experiences that communicate the power of our unique metrics and insights. You will do this by diving deep to understand customer needs, and tell stories through the data of an organization. As our lead designer, you will ensure brand consistency across the product and marketing experience through clear guidelines and collaboration with contractors supporting the marketing team.

You will:

  • Craft, refine, implement, and communicate design vision and strategy across the organization.

  • Effectively communicate and evangelize design thinking throughout the organization with compelling storytelling.

  • Champion empathy for people who use Uplevel. Let their needs guide us to the best solutions and inform the product roadmap.

  • Collaborate closely with product, business, data, and engineering partners. Deliver innovative design experiences to our customers at each stage of their journey.

  • Ensure the delivery of a consistent user experience across the product.

  • Take ownership of your work and responsibility for every last detail, every step of the way.


You are a talented and tech-savvy Principal Product Designer, with expert level problem solving and systems thinking skills. You are proactive, creative, adaptable, and collaborative with a passion for tackling design challenges. You have a proven track record in fast-paced startups and know how to navigate uncertainty to achieve successful outcomes. With a strong background in both user experience and visual design, you have experience conducting user research and have excellent communication skills. Your ability to guide complex projects and coach others will be a valuable asset to our team.

We expect that you:

  • Are a principal product designer with 8+ years of professional experience as a UX or Product Designer.

  • Are experienced designing complex, dynamic, and data heavy web applications.

  • Have the ability to find and craft elegant and practical solutions to design challenges.

  • Have the ability to grow design practices to deliver a unified product, from concept to implementation.

  • Have excellent communication skills to help set up frameworks and make strategy come to life.

  • Are organized and structured work habits and processes for clarity and consistency.

It would be nice if you:

  • Have experience designing for a developer audience.

  • Have skills in brand and visual design.

  • Have previously managed contract designers.

We are fully remote and distributed across the US, so you should be comfortable working in a remote environment, using video calls and asynchronous written communication.


  • Being a part of an ambitious, early-stage startup where we have clear goals, work swiftly under pressure, have strong attention to detail, and put the customer experience first.

  • Being able to work on a variety of different projects and choose your growth direction as we expand the team  

  • Your office can be anywhere in the US, and we’ll make sure you have everything you need for a full set up.

  • We value diversity and strive to create an environment where everyone can feel safe, valued, empowered, and connected.

  • Competitive compensation and stock options.

  • Full benefits package including parental leave, a 401k program, PTO, and medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance.

  • Stipends for wellness and professional development.

  • Our team works a four-day workweek - Monday to Thursday with no change to salaries.

We encourage you to apply, even if you don't meet all requirements. Studies have shown that some individuals are less likely to apply to jobs if they don't feel they meet every requirement.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Nondiscrimination
Uplevel is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to providing a work environment that is free from any form of discrimination. We value diversity and foster mutual respect among our employees. We strive for an equitable, inclusive and welcoming culture that values and honors diverse experiences and perspectives, that fosters the constructive expression of ideas, and that promotes intellectual curiosity, creativity, and respect.

We are an equal-opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Compensation Range: $175K - $190.5K

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