Product Designer, UI (m/f/d)

Airy is an open-source streaming platform for conversational data based on Apache Kafka to process and react to millions of messages in realtime. We power the future of Conversational AI by providing clean contextual information and bringing in humans whenever it’s necessary to deliver great customer experiences.

At Airy, we’re dedicated to powering a world of seamless, personal, and trusted interactions between customers and businesses. We focus on emerging consumer technologies such as messaging and voice and are working with some of the world’s leading brands across a wide spectrum of industries and business sizes.

What we look for:

We are looking for an experienced designer to create simple, elegant, and intuitive interactive interfaces for our core engagement products : large-scale, complex, and function-heavy product systems. Technical understanding is a plus, but not a must, in this role. Experience in end-to-end product design, including creating complex modern user interfaces, is essential.

As a Product Designer, UI you will work as part of our product team and naturally closely with our engineers and our business units. Experience working closely with engineers to develop and iterate on interactive software experiences is preferred.

What you bring with you:

You strive for perfection in elegance and simplicity.

You have a keen eye for visual design and familiarity with modern design tools like Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Figma etc.

Your communication skills are on point, so you can discuss technical issues and design improvements with the team in an easygoing and professional manner. You have an autonomous, flexible, and self-reliant working style with a sense for the bigger picture. Experienced in creating cohesive and constructive relationships, you contribute readily even when working remotely. You are a team player and a mentor that likes to help. You have experience designing for complex technology projects, are a quick learner and embrace diversity.

What you will do:

You will work on our scalable open-source conversational platform (https://docs.airy.co) as well as our cloud offering. This means creativity and collaboration as part of a cross-functional team, to craft high-quality and reusable solutions while writing documentation in the open.

You will design the ultimate UI experience for our open source and cloud users, as well as their end customers, driving our product forward. Your focus will be on visual interactive interface design in web and mobile; how our users interact with conversational interfaces, how they process information, and ultimately how our products “look” and “feel”. Based on design critique from peers or from learnings found in user testing or feature response, you will quickly iterate and offer versions, and then build out multi-version comps for user testing.

Core to this role is the creation of the final “pixel-perfect” UI, and in creating UI in a visually systematic way that ensures a holistic, consistent experience across our products.

Aside from exceptional UI and interaction design talent, success in this role is dependent on being highly self-motivated and managed, super organized, always open to feedback and critique, and extremely collaborative.

You will contribute to the overall strategy and decision-making about the platform direction by delivering the best designs and shepherding them through to implementation via excellent and clearly detailed documentation of designs for our engineers.

You will carefully QA developed software for visual perfection, and provide detailed feedback to engineering towards revisions. You will implement and maintain design systems and libraries to ensure product-wide visual consistency, across both web and mobile iterations of our product.

Excellent communication, time management, and collaboration skills will help you to work cross-functionally to ensure a high-quality implementation of your designs. Using your proven ability to influence others, you will make strong business judgments as you plan, design, and deliver the best experience for our customers.

What we offer:

  • Contribute to an inspiring open source project that has the power to change the world – one conversation at a time
  • Competitive salary
  • Be welcomed by a super talented and diverse team with a proven track record
  • A modern, excellently equipped office in the heart of Berlin with drinks, snacks, great coffee and fresh fruit
  • Fair work-from-home/office attendance mentality
  • Discounted BVG subscription
  • Possibility of working remotely from within Germany or the EU

Do you want to check out our documentation and open source UI components? Just have a look at https://airy.co/docs/core/ui/introduction, find us on Github (https://github.com/airyhq/airy) or join our Slack Developer Community (https://airy.co/community).

Note: Along with your CV, a link to your online portfolio (or to a PDF of your work) is required. Applications without a portfolio are unlikely to be considered.

At Airy, we envision a world where customers and businesses engage with each other like people engage with family and friends. We enable businesses to have meaningful conversations and form long-lasting relationships with their customers by carefully balancing technology and human interaction. We are powering a world of seamless, personal and trusted conversations between customers and businesses.