Metabase is the easiest way for people to get insights from their data, from tiny startups who get up and running quickly to major corporations with tens of thousands of users. That’s why people love us.
We bring data tools with the elegance and simplicity of consumer products to the crufty world of enterprise business intelligence. We provide an opinionated open source starting point for how companies should measure, analyze and share their data, which is used by tens of thousands of companies.
We’re far from done in making that experience seamless, at least for our standards. So we’re looking for a full-stack Product Designer with a focus on Growth to make it frictionless for people who are new to Metabase – irrespective of how technical they are – to be up and running quickly, and thus spreading it throughout their organizations. They’d be working on our core product, but specifically trying to grow it.
- Understand the needs and mindset of new Metabase users across different roles, through deliberate research and inherent empathy
- Design experiences which remove every bit of friction from onboarding
- Own the entirety of the interaction and visual design of projects. You’ll get plenty of feedback and help from other designers, but will have to go from idea to execution on your own.
- Honor the Zen of Metabase, avoiding short-term hacks and emphasizing long term, user-aligned value.
- Someone who thinks in terms of journeys, not screens.
- Highly skilled in both pixels and words. You’ll mostly work within a defined visual language, but will sweat the details.
- Action-biased. It doesn’t mean careless, but driven to get to an 80% solution quickly.
- Excited to work asynchronously in a global team (lots of reading and writing).
Skills and Experience
- Strong intuitions developed over at least 3 years of product design experience. Your work will rely on research and analytics, but you’ll shine by obsessively removing friction.
- To have experience designing complex and/or technical software. Unfortunately there’s no going around the fact that queries, databases and permissions can be complicated.
- To be technically-minded enough to understand the elements of an analytics stack we fit into the space (eg databases, data warehouses, ETL tools, BI tools, etc) and how that fits into user journeys. This is not a coding job, but we’re a technical team making open-source software.
We’re a global team (50% outside of the US), fully distributed (from Thailand to Hawaii), who gets things done asynchronously, with plenty of uninterrupted time, supporting each other to do the best work of our careers.
We’re relentlessly user-focused and believe in building long-term value, not short-term hacks.
If this role seems interesting, irrespective of your location or identities, please reach out.
Even if you don’t think you meet all of the criteria but still are interested in the job, please apply. Nobody checks every box, and we’re looking for someone excited to join our team. We’d love to hear from you.