We are looking for a Front-end Designer to join our remote-first company. You will be working on Octopus Deploy, the most popular deployment automation tool in the world. This means everything you do will positively impact affect the lives of thousands of other software developers around the world.
As a Front-end Designer, you will be working with one of the development teams who work across the entire Octopus ecosystem. Front-end Designers at Octopus work with the engineering teams during their 8-week build cycle. For this role, we are looking for a designer who can contribute to the user experience and interface design by using their frontend development skills and UX expertise to help fix usability issues, create working prototypes for pitches, and work closely with engineers to advise on UX/UI when building features.
You will probably be surprised at how collaboratively we work both inside and across our teams, even though our teams work remotely. We take pride in our hard-earned, friendly, consensus-building, and ever-improving remote-first culture.
You will be a great fit for this role if:
You are comfortable working in an existing frontend codebase using a modern framework such as React, Vue, or Angular.
You have a firm grasp of UX methodologies, interaction design, web and app patterns, and trends.
You can collaborate with engineers and QA to understand technical requirements and constraints.
You understand the need for consistency, reducing UX debt, and champion design governance and visual branding.
You are an experienced individual contributor or leader in a similar role.
You have experience working in an agile environment with engineers.
You are comfortable making good decisions with general concepts like usability, user experience, and design.
You live in Australia with full working rights
You will enjoy this role if:
You enjoy diving in and making frontend changes to fix usability issues.
You are able to contribute to the implementation of UX/UI aspects during development.
You are able to work independently, motivating yourself to do high-quality work on time.
You enjoy collaborating with other people to solve problems, challenging each other to discover the best solution for a problem, using a balance of passion, pragmatism, and empathy.
You are a results-oriented person, someone who is focused on iteratively delivering valuable things to your customers, someone who willingly changes direction based on clear and transparent business information, and someone who helps others do the same.
A typical day might include:
Working where you work best, perhaps in a home office designed by you, using a device of your choosing, with or without music, in an atmosphere you create for yourself.
Pairing with an engineer, product owner, or another designer to solve a UX or UI problem.
Collaborating on projects with your team.
Creating a PR against our React codebase to fix a usability issue.
Creating working prototypes to test out and communicate ideas to the team.
Collaborating with engineers, debating ideas, and working together towards the best outcome for our users.
What’s in it for you:
You’ll work from wherever you feel most productive. That could be your home, our office, or a combination of both
Generous laptop and home office allowance
Career growth as we are expanding rapidly
Monday to Friday hours
A supportive team, in a great company
We’d love to hear from you. Please include your CV and a cover letter with links to your portfolio. Only applications with a portfolio and/or links to work will be considered.
About the company
We make Octopus Deploy, software that enables teams to deliver working software to production. We’ve become the “best in class” tool in our category by focusing on doing one thing and doing it very well. Founded in 2012, we have helped 25,000 companies to automate complex deployments, and we employ 120+ wonderful people.
We’re a growing, profitable business. Our goal is to build a company that will last forever, while enjoying the journey and doing work that we’re proud of. Our business model is all around understanding our customers, building great software, backing it up with great support and customer service, and making it incredibly easy to discover, learn and use. After bootstrapping for a decade, we quietly raised Australia’s second-largest ever venture capital raise, accepting a USD $172M minority investment from Insight Partners.
Most of our team is based in Brisbane, Australia, where the company started, though we’ve spread to other parts of Australia, the US, and UK. Because our team is distributed, everyone works from home, so we’ve built a remote-first culture.
We’ve made our company handbook public, and it’s a great guide to how we think about just about everything – including career progression and compensation, our vision and what we care about, how our company is structured, feedback loops, training, remote work and more. Please take a read of our handbook, and reach out if you think there is a good fit.