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An overview of this role
As a Product Designer embedded with the Plan team you will be responsible for the design of key features and capabilities supporting an improved agile planning experience for our customers. You’ll work across our Plan section with a focus on enterprise agile planning features. You will collaborate with Product Managers, Engineers, UX Researchers, Technical Writers and other Product Designers to improve the current user experience and help shape the next generation of this area of our product.
Enterprise Agile Planning is concerned with how teams plan and track work related to designing, building and releasing software. End users of these tools are product managers, project managers, engineers, designers and many more. Workflows are complex and varied, making this an interesting space to design in.
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What you’ll do
- You’ll help to define the desired user experience and influence the roadmap to solve user problems.
- You’ll work alongside UX Researchers, Product Designers, Product Managers, and Engineers to iterate on new features within the GitLab product.
- You’ll become an expert in the product area and identify the biggest opportunities for improving the existing experience and introducing new experiences.
- You’ll communicate your design thinking and ideas through wireframes, prototypes, user flows, mockups, and hi-fidelity visual designs.
- You’ll engage with our user base and the wider GitLab community to understand their pain points and work toward long-term fixes that enable them to succeed with their goals.
- You’ll undertake usability testing to validate your thinking. (We’ve got an excellent team of UX Researchers who can offer guidance, as needed).
- You’ll contribute to our Design System, alongside the rest of the UX team and the GitLab community as a whole.
Projects you might work on:
With the Plan section you’ll focus on improving our existing enterprise agile planning solutions, including epics, issues, tasks, roadmaps and boards. You’ll help us iterate toward our vision of the next generation of these features. We work using Agile methodologies and ship features monthly.
What you’ll bring
- You’ve got at least a few years of experience designing enterprise software, in particular enterprise agile planning and/or developer tools.
- Strong experience following a user-centered or human-centered design approach, in conjunction with design thinking.
- You enjoy getting involved in research and usability testing, and you continually look to improve your user research abilities.
- You’ve got a portfolio of work that shows us your product design skills across user research, UX strategy, wireframing, prototyping, product strategy, and visual design.
- The idea of playing a key part in the evolution of our Pajamas Design System is truly exciting to you.
- Ideally, you’re comfortable with Frontend code. You can demonstrate this through your hands-on coding skills with HTML/CSS/JS, or by showing us you have a deep understanding of the needs of engineers you’ve worked with previously.
- Our values of collaboration, results, efficiency, diversity, iteration, and transparency resonate with you.
About the team
We support the business of GitLab by becoming experts in our stage group, educating ourselves about the entire product, and staying engaged with user and business goals. We partner closely with our stable counterparts in Product Management and Development. As Product Designers, we are the owners of design judgment. We start with a problem to solve and always first consider what the best experience for the user would be.
How GitLab will support you
- Benefits to support your health, finances, and well-being
- All remote, asynchronous work environment
- Flexible Paid Time Off
- Team Member Resource Groups
- Equity Compensation Employee Stock Purchase Plan
- Growth and development budget
- Parental leave
- Home office support
Please note that we welcome interest from candidates with varying levels of experience; many successful candidates do not meet every single requirement. Additionally, studies have shown that people from underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to a job unless they meet every single qualification. If you’re excited about this role, please apply and allow our recruiters to assess your application.
Country Hiring Guidelines: GitLab hires new team members in countries around the world. All of our roles are remote, however some roles may carry specific location-based eligibility requirements. Our Talent Acquisition team can help answer any questions about location after starting the recruiting process.
GitLab is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. GitLab’s policies and practices relating to recruitment, employment, career development and advancement, promotion, and retirement are based solely on merit, regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression), national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, mental or physical disability, genetic information (including family medical history), discharge status from the military, protected veteran status (which includes disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans, and Armed Forces service medal veterans), or any other basis protected by law. GitLab will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. See also GitLab’s EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know during the recruiting process.
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