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Designer Who Codes

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Job Description

📍 Location:San Francisco or New York

We’re looking for a new member of the design team (who can code) at ReadMe! If you get excited by building prototypes, whimsical pages, and designing fun stuff – like (it’s a work in progress!) or our Owlbot AI page – you’ll be a perfect fit.We're a small team of humans (and one owl) working together to do big things, and we’re growing fast! That’s where you come in. Since we’re a startup, you’ll make a big impact on ReadMe both in the daily responsibilities of your role and beyond.

🦉 What we do

ReadMe helps companies build beautiful, personalized, and interactive developer hubs. If you’ve ever visited the developer docs for Airbnb, Notion, or Anthropic, you’ve used ReadMe! We love what we do because it’s so much more than just docs. We’re providing tools for teams to create and manage beautiful documentation with ease. Our designers are especially excited to see the impact their work can have, because they care deeply about developer experience.

You can read more about what it’s like to work at ReadMe on our careers page, or our Key Values page. We've written on our blog in the past about how we interview, and feel free to browse our other blog posts as well if it strikes your fancy!

As a designer at ReadMe, you’ll be working closely with:

  • Tony, our Head of Design - from San Francisco’s sunny Excelsior neighborhood as well as our Founder & CEO, Greg who works out of our new office in NYC on a variety of initiatives across marketing as well as new AI ideas we’re exploring.

  • Our designers, Ryan & Jaclyn. Ryan is a designer who enjoys street photography & mountain biking. Currently between NY and SF. Outside of work, Jaclyn loves exploring nature and traveling.

✅ What you’ll do here

  • Explore and build new ideas in the Gen AI space.

  • Design features for partners in our industry, such as GitHub Copilot, Kong, AWS.

  • Collaborate and build out interactive marketing pages.

  • Define and push our brand forward.

  • Add a bit of whimsy whenever possible. :)

💙 You’ll love this job if you are…

  • Wanting to define a developer brand.

  • Curious about solving for developer pain points.

  • Wanting to straddle the line between product, engineering and marketing design.

  • Interested in building prototypes for some new ideas we’re exploring in the Gen AI world.

  • You love to code.

🌱 How you’ll grow in one month

  • Become familiar with the product, APIs, and how we think about design.

  • Merge your first PRs.

  • Support and collaborate with your fellow designers and engineers.

  • Learn that we really do have anowl drawing for everything.

🪴 Within a few months, you’ll…

🌳 Within your first year, you’ll…

  • Join us on a few off-sites!

  • Lead large projects from concept through execution.

  • Be an owner of ReadMe’s brand vision and go-to person for new ideas we want to explore.

🛣️ What’s the hiring process like?

  1. If we think we're a good fit for you, we'll set up a 30 minute phone call with Tony, Head of Design. He's excited to hear your story and tell you more about the role and who we are!

  2. Next will be a second 30 minute phone interview, where you’ll get to meet Greg, our Founder & CEO and get to know ReadMe a little better.

  3. We’ve saved the best for last! We’ll invite you to an "onsite" interview conducted over Zoom. These usually take 3.5 to 5 hours including an hour break in between. We are able to be flexible with the schedule and split it up over two days if that works best for you! We start with a 15-minute get-to-know-ya, and then have you talk with people one-on-one in the afternoon. This will include a portfolio review and/or aWork On Your Own Project interview.

  4. We’ll let you know how things went within a week! If it still seems like a good fit all around, we’ll extend you an offer! If not, we will update you to let you know so you aren’t left hanging.

✨ Our benefits include…

  • Unlimited PTO with a three-week minimum. 🏝

  • Fully covered medical, dental, and vision insurance for you, and 100% for your dependents. 🩺

  • A One Medical membership. 🧑‍⚕️

  • A wellness stipend of up to $150 per month. 🏋️

  • One-to-one donation matching of up to $1,000 per year. 💸

  • Twelve weeks of paid parental leave after the birth or adoption of a child. 🐣

  • Work from home. 🏠

  • Offsite retreats to get together with coworkers and plan in person. ✈️

  • Take a look at our handbook for more information on our benefits! 📘

At ReadMe, we’re committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome people of all backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a pleasant and supportive place to work. We'd love to have you come join us here! ReadMe is open to hiring folks fully remote in the US, hybrid, or in-person at our San Francisco HQ or NY office.

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May 11, 2024


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