Product Designer

Lead design on
a world class product

Knack is hiring a product designer! You’ll be an integral part of our product and engineering team focused on designing and building a world-class product.

We do things a little differently here at Knack, and that’s just how we like it:

  • Flat: we don’t have project managers or dictates from a CTO. Each engineer/designer is lead on multiple projects and is expected to make major decisions.
  • Autonomous: our team owns their projects, collectively determines technical implementation, and has the freedom to define how they can maximize their impact.
  • Engaged: our team thinks of their job as more than just design and pixels. Only by engaging with our product, our customers, and our team can they be fully equipped to do their best work.
  • Remote: to make this work our team is filled with great communicators that are highly involved with hangouts/chat/discussions around both product/design topics and larger company issues.

This isn’t for everyone, but for the right fit this will be the definitive experience of your career. Our goal will be to ensure you are driven and supported to continuously grow and do your best work.

We’re looking for a strong track record of designing and building products. With that said, we’re not looking for a 100% match on experience with SaaS or our vertical. If you have a history of designing excellent products, we’re interested.

About the Job

Knack enables anyone to build data-driven web applications. Your goal will be designing the experience of these applications: they need to be engaging, present data in new and elegant ways, and look fantastic on any browser and device.

What You'll Do

  • Lead design on the client layer and user experience.
  • Develop a product design framework that creates a consistent look and message across the entire Knack platform.
  • Refine the application building experience that makes it a delight for our customers to use.
  • Develop a deep understanding of customer problems to create elegant but practical solutions.
  • Take initiative in identifying problems and opportunities to improve the product offering.
  • Push boundaries and break the product’s status quo to pursue the ideal future state.

How you’ll do this:

  • Engaging with our customers, from anecdotal interviews to comphrensive user testing, will be an almost obsessive focus that drives your product decision making.
  • Employing with the entire product design process, including how to develop and use user stories, journey mapping, IA, wireframing, prototyping and user testing
  • Diving deep into specific features and product flows to truly understand a specific problem set, proposing iterative designs and experiments to constantly improve a feature.
  • Collaborating with the entire team including product, engineering, marketing, and support
  • Employing your impeccable design skills to craft user interface elements.

You won’t have a direct boss but will be working collaboratively with our engineering team with cross-functional teams on specific projects. You’ll also work closely with the founders, Brandon & Eric, on design and product implementations.

Our work is 100% remote. We use Slack, Trello, Google Docs and Google Hangouts to get our work done.

About You

Above all, you build things. You have a history of starting --and completing-- projects, whether that’s products, applications, games, libraries, or plugins.

You’re both a teacher and a learner. You’re not afraid to admit when someone may know more than you. You have the confidence to help others level up.

You’re an outstanding communicator. You can document a problem, and clearly and succinctly outline a solution. You’re not afraid to distill things into plain English for teammates and customers.

You have experience working in fast-paced environments, prioritizing and balancing multiple projects, and working with cross-functional teams.

You want to work on a product you can be proud of that impacts thousands of people all over the world, from non-profits to the world’s biggest companies.

You go all in. You want to do your best work, and have that work make an impact.

About Knack

Knack is a no-code platform that makes it easy for anyone to build applications and workflows to do amazing things with their data.

Knack launched in 2012 and has been growing steadily as we’ve built our team, perfected our product, and nailed our product-market fit. We’re now ready to take things to the next level and maximize the opportunity for what this product can be.

So why are we different?

We’re bootstrapped: we’ve had to build something our customers actually pay for. This changes how you do things.

We’re 100% remote: and have been from the beginning. Every decision we’ve made has been based around optimizing our remote operations.

We’re small: and we like it that way. We’re more than just chat avatars-- we’ve all gotten to know each other, have grown together, and love working with each other.

We enjoy the journey: we’re in this for the long haul. We’re not chasing an exit or the next round of funding. We’re building something we’re proud of and want to keep improving on.

You can read more about Knack and the team here.

Benefits & Compensation

Competitive salaries and generous equity: rather than give up equity to investors to pay engineering salaries, we’ve chosen to give more of that equity to our team while still paying strong salaries.

Define your work: our only rule is our overlap zone of 11am to 4pm EST. Otherwise find the location, environment, and schedule that is best for your life and work. It’s not about separation, it’s about optimization.

Unlimited Paid Vacation: take the time you need to stay motivated, charged, and balanced. You’ll get forced days off for birthdays and knackiversaries.

Paid Corporate Retreats: we get together twice a year at amazing locations to do normal human being things in person. We pay for your flight, lodging, and meals.

Learning Credits: an annual allowance is provided to stay on top of your game with classes, books, and conferences.

HealthCare: we offer health, vision, and dental, covering 75% of the premium for you and your dependents (spouse + children).

How to Apply

Please note that we are only considering applicants legally eligible to work in the US.

If interested, please include any social links (GitHub, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) and answer the following questions:

  • Why would this be a great fit for you?
  • Where could you make the most impact?
  • How can we see some of your best work?
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