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Now Hiring: Web/App/UI Designer (HTML/CSS/React) For Files.com, a B2B Cloud Storage Service

Location: Work From Your Home for our All-Remote Company (USA only)

Are you a designer who gets excited by the idea of working on applications that are used by hundreds of thousands of users? Do you strive to deliver user-centered solutions while writing error-free code? Can you distill complex, logical workflows into effortless and intuitive experiences?

If so, we’d like you to learn about Files.com! We’re building a cloud storage service with an advanced featureset that helps businesses boost their productivity. And to us, the UI is absolutely key to its success.

Our primary app is driven by a modern frontend React stack that communicates with our API. In this position, you will often be tasked with analyzing API data structures and providing corresponding user interfaces, in the form of either Figma mockups or a git branch of our React repository.

Read on to learn more!

About Files.com

Files.com is a cloud storage and file logistics service with over 1,500 paying business customers, including Target, Canonical, UPS, Leica, DirecTV, GoPro, Marriott, and more.

Our company consists of USA-based remote employees who work from home.

We’re Bootstrapped, Profitable, and Growing

Our success comes from building a great service that solves problems for our customers, and our growth comes from expanding and improving our products as quickly as we can.

We believe that great products can only be built by great people. So we’re on a quest to find the smartest, most creative, and most motivated people, and create an environment in which they thrive.

We Are A Remote Company

You will work from home and have some flexibility to choose your working hours, allowing you to make time for family, recreation, vacations, or anything that is important to you.

You’ll take off 11 company-wide holidays per year as well as 20 days of PTO for vacations. You’ll have the time to take longer vacations and have fun.

As our employees’ safety is a top priority, and we want to ensure we do not further spread COVID-19, we have paused all company travel. Once it is safe to resume travelling, you’ll travel to in-person meetings with your team and the entire company to meet and work together face to face. These meetings are in cities around the US, including Austin, Orlando, New Orleans, San Diego, Las Vegas, and New York City.

We think that these in-person meetings are vital to the success of a remote team.

About the Role

As a UI/UX designer for our company, you will build and improve world-class products and services by utilizing a blend of industry-standard and cutting-edge tools.

We are looking for experienced designers with a strong technical background and have experience working directly in code. You will be expected to follow—and evolve—conventions of interface design, pattern consistency, coding standards, accessibility, and more.

In short, you will a member of a team responsible for the public perception of our product and its marketing materials. On a day-to-day basis, you will likely be doing a combination of the following:

  • Evaluating feature requests and working cross-team to determine value and prioritization

  • Creating user flows and UI optimizations in prototyping software like Figma

  • Reviewing engineer-created git branches for design and accessibility standards

  • Resolving design-related issues in the app and marketing site by writing JSX and advanced CSS directly in a branch

  • Documenting component-level UI in our Storybook.js-powered component library

  • Auditing the frontend web app to ensure quality and consistency, and opening issues where appropriate

  • Working with other teams to optimize workflows and tools

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of directly applicable experience.

  • Professional experience with contemporary web development practices (version management via git, local and staging development environments, etc.)

  • Portfolio of sample projects highlighting design for web-based applications, mobile applications, and/or consumer-facing websites.

  • Comprehensive understanding of CSS (including PostCSS and SCSS), including browser compatibility and best practices for overall CSS structuring.

Preferred Qualificiations:

  • Ability to code from scratch using contemporary standards of HTML and Javascript (JSX/ES6).

  • Experience working on heavily trafficked web and mobile applications.

  • Experience working with screen readers and accessibility compliance standards.

  • Previous work with a SaaS company.

  • Contributions to major open source projects.

Our Core Beliefs

Here are just some of our Core Beliefs:

We believe that the best Engineers tend to be polyglots with a wide variety of programming language experience. We don’t hire for specific programming language skills, but rather look for engineers who are fluent in several programming languages. We want our staff to be adaptable and ready to evolve to what’s next.

We believe in using the right tool for the job. Our core applications are built in Ruby, JavaScript, Java, C++, and PHP. We use Rails, React, Chef, Qt, Jenkins, Github, Honeybadger, CircleCI, Maven, AWS, MySQL, Redis, Memcached, Haml, Sass, and many other exciting open source systems. We don’t want to get stuck in the trap of using a language or a tool just because “that’s how it’s done around here.”

We believe that open-source only works if companies give back. If you work on any open-source projects during the course of your work at Files.com, you are encouraged to submit your improvements as a pull request back to the upstream project. And if you build something from scratch while working here that’s generic and not related to our core products, we want you to release that on GitHub too. We’ll also pay your travel costs to any conference where you can get a speaking gig.

We believe in building products that we actually use ourselves. We are our own toughest critics and we put all of our products through their paces every day.

Salary, Pay, and Benefits

Files.com offers industry-leading salaries based on experience combined with unparalleled flexibility and other benefits to secure top talent.

You’ll take off 11 company-wide holidays per year as well as 20 days of PTO for vacations. Go have fun. Don’t work all the time.

We will provide you a laptop and a $1,000 signing bonus to purchase a new monitor, desk, or anything else that would help build or refresh your home office.

We’ll update your salary annually based on your performance, as reviewed by your peers.

We fully pay base plan health insurance premiums (exact plan details depend on your state of residence), and we’ll pick up the tab for 75% of your spouse or dependents if they wish to join your chosen plan. We want your family to be healthy.

Ready To Apply?

Working here isn’t for everyone, but if you think it might be for you and you have the required experience, please apply right here on this page.

We’d like you to write a cover letter specific to this position at Files.com. Please make sure that it contains all of the following:

  • What is the largest application you have personally worked on where your design has made it to production? How many users interacted with it?

  • What is the largest marketing, brochure, or static site you have personally built, and how many visitors have interacted with it?

  • On a Scale of 1 to 10, please rate your HTML, CSS, and Javascript knowledge.

You may also want to write about why this opportunity calls to you personally and why you see yourself as a good fit for Files.com.

Please upload your resume in PDF format.

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