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Product Designer

Meteor Development Group, San Francisco

The open source company for JavaScript and GraphQL


Help tell the story of Apollo, a development platform that makes it easier for product developers to build and ship innovative apps, by creating beautifully useful experiences for our tech-savvy users. We're a small team that cares deeply about creating high-quality products with well-designed user experiences. Everything from the product's information architecture to elegant interactions goes into making a data-focused product intuitive, ergonomic, and attractive. You'll be designing experiences that delight our users and enable them to do their best work.

As a product designer, you'll work with a team of engineers and product managers to translate Apollo Engine's product story into functional and appealing designs. This will include pioneering data visualizations for the developer space, expanding our product style guide, building a robust design system, and helping shape Engine's information architecture. 

What you'll do

  • You'll build a product style guide that's on brand and covers patterns in the types of interactions we've built into Engine.
  • You'll be responsible for maintaining the visual consistency of our interface.
  • You'll work closely with product managers to turn product requirements directly into wireframes and high fidelity mockups and own the design lifecycle for new features.
  • You'll work closely with engineers on the team to make sure new features (and existing ones) are built and released with the appropriate design fidelity.
  • You'll build a design system and iterative product design process for new feature development.

About you

  • You're proficient with standard design tools, including Sketch or the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • You have a general understanding of frontend markup (HTML, CSS) and the overall technical aspects of building for the web such as file formats, fonts, and browser capabilities.
  • You're comfortable working under some ambiguity and with the natural churn involved in iterative product design.
  • You're a good communicator who can explain design decisions and rationale on the basis of functionality and usability principles, even to team members who do not share that background. You can communicate about your designs at the user flow or pixel level.
  • Your portfolio demonstrates experience turning complex problems into simple and engaging interactive user experiences.
  • You have experience building design systems and asset libraries and care about the details.
  • Your best work is done in a collaborative way.

Nice to haves

  • You have experience working with a technical product. Experience with dashboards for things like healthcare, finance, or devtools would be a big plus.
This position is available only at our San Francisco headquarters. MDG is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a talented and diverse workforce.

About Meteor Development Group

Meteor is the JavaScript App Platform setting the standard for modern cloud/client architectures for mobile and web. Meteor's JavaScript based framework is making app development radically simple for developers everywhere. The open source Meteor project is overseen by San Francisco-based Meteor Development Group, backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Matrix Partners, Y Combinator, and individual investors. Meteor was created in 2012 by Geoff Schmidt, Nick Martin, and Matt DeBergalis.

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