About the role
Since the beginning we have been fully open-source. A SaaS team was created in March 2021 in order to develop a paying solution (live soon). Currently, the team is composed of 2 developers, Samuel and Nicolas, a Product Manager, Nathalie, and a Product Designer, Léna.
In order to allow Léna to focus on other areas of Design at MeiliSearch, we are looking for a new UX/UI Designer dedicated to designing and developing our cloud-hosted version (SaaS). This person will report to and work in pair with Léna, and will be in permanent interaction with the front-end development team. Other transversal missions are to be expected : collaboration with the Developer Relations team, Documentation team…
⚠️ Applications without a portfolio will not be considered
What you’ll be doing – SaaS project
The conception of the SaaS user interface designs,
Designing wireframes as part of an update of the existing or adding new features,
Build and maintain a design systemto facilitate and accelerate product development,
Design and animate interface prototypes to bring interfaces to life and perform user testing,
Apply user research methods adapted to the project phase and the need:
Measure the efficiency of the implemented solutions,
Create user-journey showing the different user paths existing in SaaS,
Conduct in-depth studies in collaboration with the product team (user testing, interviews) to better understand user behavior, provide an analytical approach, and anticipate product needs,
Carry out benchmarks and ergonomic monitoring activities,
Write functional specificationsdescribing the behavior of an interface during multiple interactions.
What you’ll be doing – Transversal projects
Participate in brainstorming and create visual content with the Developer Relations team to communicate with our community,
Create didactic visual content(animated diagrams, explanatory illustrations…) with the Documentation team in order to explain the functioning of our Open Source product.
Our ideal profile – Soft skills
Your fit with our team is as important to us as your technical background, if not more so. We are looking for someone with these important soft skills:
Strong sense of detail, you are curious and organized
Used to working with developers and know how to adapt your communication to different audiences,
You are patient, independent and adaptable.
Our ideal profile – Hard skills
Degree in design, if possible with a UX specialization,
Prior experience with product design,
Excellent command of Figma and the Adobe suite,
A portfolio that shows you can find simple solutions to complex problems,
Good level of English (not bilingual but can have a basic conversation).
Nice to have:
Understanding of code, and the constraints it can bring in a project,
Prior participation in the development of a design system,
Good command of After-Effect or other animation tools,
Good command of prototyping tools (Principle or other).
Why you’ll enjoy working with us:
Permanent full-time contract,
We strongly value the wellness of our employees and are committed to making MeiliSearch a benevolent place to work (attention to work-life balance, 3 months paid parental leave, 4 day work week),
We are open to fully remote applications, as long as you are between GMT-4 and GMT+2 time zones.
Please send us your resume and a quick note of why you might be a good fit for this job. Don’t hesitate to have a look at our LinkedIn page, as well as our Meet the Team page (under construction).
If your profile fits, you will have a video call with our HR and our Product Designer : 1h total. If it doesn’t fit you will get an email from us.
You will meet Quentin & Thomas, two of our founders : 1h total
Our HR will conduct a reference check – don’t hesitate to give her 2 or 3 contacts in advance (preferably a former manager).
You will meet the 3 developers involved in the SaaS project: 1h total.