Product Designer

About Us

Signal Sciences empowers security and engineering teams by providing visible and effective web application security protecting against real-world attacks. With our unique hybrid on-premise and cloud architecture, we process, protect and report on billions of requests per day for some of the most sophisticated companies in the world ranging from Adobe to Vimeo, Taser to Under Armour. Our goal is making a more secure Web, with tools that people love to use, written by people who love to make them.

About the role

Product designers at Signal Sciences work across all four layers of design (outcomes, structure, interaction, visual). You’ll get to think strategically about how to make security problems visible and actionable for our customers, while simultaneously working at the feature level to design interfaces and interactions that add up to a powerful, cohesive and delightful experience.

While all product designers at Signal Sciences are expected to carry a project from research to polished final product, you will have primary responsibility for defining product screens and flows that map to our users’ core tasks, as well as the supporting IA and structure of our application - a meaningful but focused problem space. Questions you’ll get get to come in and tackle every day include:

  • How do we onboard new users and make the value of the product evident?
  • How might our tool help bridge gaps between security teams, DevOps, and software engineering?
  • What are the core task flows our product needs to enable, and what structures do we need to design in order to support these journeys?
  • How do we use design to transform complex datasets into insights?
  • How do we design interactions and flows that allow users to act on insights to protect their applications and respond to attacks?
  • How do we measure the impact of changes to our product’s design?

About you

You should have interest and some experience with all the different facets of product design, from UX research and interaction design to visual design and prototyping. However, we are looking for someone who is strong at distilling complexity at the feature level - a designer who thinks beyond pixels and across touch points to create features that are valuable. The right designer for this role will:

  • Be an accomplished UX designer who can solve challenging user experience problems with simple, empathetic solutions.
  • Have experience solving tough interaction problems and thinking through the challenges that come with structuring a large, complex application.
  • Conduct user research to uncover tasks, model information, navigation and flows using UX
  • Be a strategic thinker who works hard to correctly frame tough problems, thereby setting teams up to deliver successful solutions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to design polished user interfaces and interactions. While you will often be working to solve high-level problems, you have great taste and a solid understanding of color, typography, motion and visual hierarchy.
  • Use systems thinking to deliver design at scale, rather than creating one-off solutions.
  • Have a deep understanding of the materials and constraints of the web. While this role may not contribute production code, you should be familiar with modern front-end engineering tools and practices.
  • Embrace a highly iterative design process. We value teammates who are highly adaptive and great listeners. You must be adept at giving and receiving critiques in a collaborative environment.

The details

  • This position is part of the Product Design team
  • This is an individual contributor role (not people management)
  • Located in Los Angeles
  • Suitable for mid- and senior-level designers

How to Apply

To apply, send the following to careers@signalsciences.com: (1) A brief introduction to yourself, and why the job and Signal Sciences are right for you. (2) A URL to your portfolio. (3) Your resume, preferably in plaintext, markdown or PDF formats.

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About the role

Product designers at Signal Sciences work across all four layers of design (outcomes, structure, interaction, visual). You’ll get to think strategically about how to make security problems visible and actionable for our customers, while simultaneously working at the feature level to design interfaces and interactions that add up to a powerful, cohesive and delightful experience.

While all product designers at Signal Sciences are expected to carry a project from research to polished final product, you will have primary responsibility for defining product screens and flows that map to our users’ core tasks, as well as the supporting IA and structure of our application - a meaningful but focused problem space. Questions you’ll get get to come in and tackle every day include:

  • How do we onboard new users and make the value of the product evident?
  • How might our tool help bridge gaps between security teams, DevOps, and software engineering?
  • What are the core task flows our product needs to enable, and what structures do we need to design in order to support these journeys?
  • How do we use design to transform complex datasets into insights?
  • How do we design interactions and flows that allow users to act on insights to protect their applications and respond to attacks?
  • How do we measure the impact of changes to our product’s design?

About you

You should have interest and some experience with all the different facets of product design, from UX research and interaction design to visual design and prototyping. However, we are looking for someone who is strong at distilling complexity at the feature level - a designer who thinks beyond pixels and across touch points to create features that are valuable. The right designer for this role will:

  • Be an accomplished UX designer who can solve challenging user experience problems with simple, empathetic solutions.
  • Have experience solving tough interaction problems and thinking through the challenges that come with structuring a large, complex application.
  • Conduct user research to uncover tasks, model information, navigation and flows using UX
  • Be a strategic thinker who works hard to correctly frame tough problems, thereby setting teams up to deliver successful solutions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to design polished user interfaces and interactions. While you will often be working to solve high-level problems, you have great taste and a solid understanding of color, typography, motion and visual hierarchy.
  • Use systems thinking to deliver design at scale, rather than creating one-off solutions.
  • Have a deep understanding of the materials and constraints of the web. While this role may not contribute production code, you should be familiar with modern front-end engineering tools and practices.
  • Embrace a highly iterative design process. We value teammates who are highly adaptive and great listeners. You must be adept at giving and receiving critiques in a collaborative environment.

The details

  • This position is part of the Product Design team
  • This is an individual contributor role (not people management)
  • Located in Los Angeles
  • Suitable for mid- and senior-level designers