Design Engineer


About Vercel:

Vercel’s Frontend Cloud provides the developer experience and infrastructure to build, scale, and secure a faster, more personalized web. Customers like Under Armour, eBay, The Washington Post, Johnson & Johnson, and Zapier use Vercel to build dynamic user experiences on the web.

At Vercel, our mission is to enable the world to ship the best products and that goes hand in hand with creating an environment where you can do the best work of your life.


About the Role:

The design team at Vercel is comprised of capable and considerate humans working to solve challenges that are unique, complex, and nuanced—just like the web. Vercel is looking for an experienced individual to join the Design Engineering team at Senior or Staff level. The Design Engineering team is responsible for the highest level of polish, creativity and interaction on Vercel.

You will work across our product marketing areas, from vercel.com, nextjs.org to campaigns and events. You’ll be leading design initiatives and creating thoughtful, innovative systems-based solutions for the future of Vercel.

Designers at Vercel have broad creative license, and the freedom to create and lead new, design-driven projects. If you are someone who gets excited about the possibility of creative development, uncovering insights to drive conversion, improving user experience, experimenting, and personalizing, then this might be the right role for you.


What You Will Do:
  • Report to our Director of Design Engineering, help Vercel further its core marketing, and enter new markets through design leadership and engineering partnership.
  • Contribute to the design process by gathering requirements, planning and ideating from the start of a project.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of user behavior, funnels, marketing channels, and mobile to fuel creative design.
  • Work with designers and other partners to collaborate on design ideation and ensure high-quality implementations.
  • Help lead the technical roadmap for vercel.com and adjacent sites, championing iterative improvements to browser performance, accessibility, and usability.
  • Act as a bridge between marketing and product, creating consistent experiences as visitors become customers of Vercel.
  • Advocate for and mentor other designers and engineers.
  • Help grow the team and elevate design within the company.

About You:
  • Depth and quality of your experience is more important than years. That said, successful candidates typically have at least 5+ years of development experience.
  • Strong programming skills, experience with application development, and excellent troubleshooting skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a keen eye for detail
  • Excellent understanding of Next.js and Vercel, CMS platforms like Contentful, analytics platforms like Heap, and design tools like Figma.
  • Skills and understanding on graphic design (layout, typography, color, illustration).
  • Perfectionism with the experience (polish, readability, accessibility, performance).
  • Experience working in or with Software as a Service (SaaS) companies.
  • You have closely collaborated with folks from marketing and design in previous roles.

Benefits:
  • Great compensation package and stock options.
  • Inclusive Healthcare Package.
  • Learn and Grow – we provide mentorship and send you to events that help you build your network and skills.
  • Flexible Time Off – Flexible vacation policy with a recommended 4-weeks per year, and paid holidays.
  • Remote Friendly – Work with teammates from different time zones across the globe.
  • We will provide you the gear you need to do your role, and a WFH budget for you to outfit your space as needed.

The San Francisco, CA base pay range for this role is $200,000.00 – $240,000.00 This salary range is an estimate. Actual salary will be based on job related skills, experience and location. Pay ranges outside San Francisco may be adjusted based on employee location. The total compensation package also includes benefits and equity-based compensation. Your recruiter can share more about the specific pay range for your location during the hiring process.

Vercel is committed to fostering and empowering an inclusive community within our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Vercel encourages everyone to apply for our available positions, even if they don’t necessarily check every box on the job description.


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