Lead UI/UX Product Designer


Stacklok is an innovative software supply chain security startup founded by Kubernetes co-founder, Craig McLuckie and Sigstore founder, Luke Hinds. Our mission is to make it easier to securely develop software. With our deep expertise in open-source technologies and commitment to enhancing software security, we are seeking highly skilled and motivated individuals to join our team. This is a rare opportunity to join a startup at an early stage, and to be part of a team that is committed to building something truly innovative and impactful. Learn more about Stacklok’s mission, virtues, and leadership, HERE.


This is a hybrid-remote role requiring on-site work in London 1-2 days per week.

Elevator Pitch

Stacklok is on a mission to empower developers and organizations to safeguard their software supply chains with unparalleled security and confidence.

The security tools of today aren’t loved by developers and part of the disdain can be attributed to lackluster user interfaces and experiences. At Stacklok, we’re looking to push the status quo when it comes to the design of cyber security products and seek a Lead UI/UX Product Designer to help us rewrite the narrative.

We plan to launch the first iteration of the SaaS version of our Minder platform later this year. We're in need of a product design lead with a near fanatical obsession for cutting-edge user experience and a track record of delivering exceptional design solutions. They will work directly with our CTO to design and ship Minder's first commercial user interface.

Role Success: 6-12 Month Expectations

  • Deliver the commercial UI/UX design of Stacklok’s security product SaaS.
  • Establish a seamless integration with the product and engineering teams, ensuring close collaboration and alignment with product goals, development timelines, and technical requirements. 
  • Actively participate in product planning meetings, sprint planning sessions, and daily stand-ups.
  • Lead and mentor our fledgling design team and help grow the organization inline with Stackloks continued growth and expansion.
  • Implement a streamlined design process that aligns with the overall product and engineering cadence and processes. This includes refining the workflow for gathering requirements, conducting user research, creating design concepts, iterating on feedback, and delivering final designs to engineering for implementation.
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of user needs and pain points within the software supply chain security sector. 
  • Translate user insights into innovative and user-centric design solutions that enhance the overall user experience of our products. 
  • Conduct usability testing and gather feedback to iterate on designs and improve usability.
  • Think outside of the box and leverage your creativity to develop unique and compelling user experiences that differentiate our products in the market. 
  • Strive to delight users and make them want to return to our products by delivering intuitive, visually appealing, and engaging user interfaces.

In this Role, You will have the Opportunity to:

  • Be at the forefront of driving innovation in the software supply chain security sector by designing cutting-edge user experiences and contributing to the development of groundbreaking solutions that address the evolving needs of our customers.
  • Play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our products and the success of our company. Your contributions will directly impact the security and reliability of software development pipelines for organizations worldwide.
  • Collaborate closely with product managers, engineers, and other cross-functional teams to bring your design visions to life. Work in a collaborative and dynamic environment where your ideas and insights are valued and encouraged.
  • Have a direct impact on shaping the user experience of our products. From conducting user research to designing intuitive interfaces and interactions, you will have the opportunity to influence how users interact with and perceive our software solutions.
  • Continuously grow and develop your skills and expertise in UI/UX design, frontend development, and product development. Take advantage of learning opportunities, mentorship programs, and career development resources to further your professional growth and advancement.
  • Work on challenging and impactful projects that push the boundaries of design and technology. Tackle complex problems and find creative solutions that address the unique challenges of securing software supply chains in today's digital landscape.
  • Contribute to a positive and collaborative team culture where creativity, innovation, and excellence are celebrated. Be part of a team that values diversity, inclusion, and mutual respect, and fosters a supportive and inclusive work environment for all team members.

We know from experience that not ticking every box on the skills sections stops many from applying. Please apply regardless of your self-assessment -- we want to hear from you! We have seen candidates succeed with a diverse range of skills and experiences.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Experience designing commercial user interfaces and developing design systems for enterprise SaaS products, particularly within domains such as cybersecurity, developer tooling, DevOps, or cloud infrastructure, would be highly advantageous.
  • Experience acting as a senior leader within a team of talented designers.
  • Deep understanding of frontend development and awareness of commonly used frontend development libraries such as MaterialUI, RadixUI, and Tailwind.
  • Understanding of technical limitations across different platforms, such as Desktop vs. Mobile, and the ability to evaluate implementation tradeoffs.
  • Experience with analytics and user behavior tools, including but not limited to FullStory, Heap, and Google Analytics,
  • A solid grasp of good design characteristics, measurements, approaches, as well as UX concepts and best practices, with a willingness to apply them
  • Expert fluency with tools such as Figma
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic startup environment.


Why Join Us?

At Stacklok, you will be a part of a culture that values open communication, collaboration, and innovation. We offer a competitive salary package and flexible work hours. If you’re a self-motivated and result-driven individual with a passion for designing and building secure, scalable, distributed systems, and you want to be part of the most exciting startup in the secure supply chain space, come and join us!

Stacklok Inc, is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all people and place great value in both diversity and inclusiveness. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to their, or any other person's, perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law.

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