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 apps for hundreds of thousands of users? Do you obsess over making apps beautiful and easy to use?
If so, we’d like you to learn about Files.com!
We’ve built a cloud storage and automation service that businesses use to keep their files and workflows secure and smooth. And to us, the UI is absolutely key to its success.
Our apps and marketing websites are driven by a modern frontend React and Gatsby-based stack.
In this position, you will build new designs and improve existing flows, working directly in React and also in Figma and other mockup tools.
Read on to learn more!
Files.com is an enterprise secure file sharing & automation app with over 1,500 paying business customers, including Target, Canonical, UPS, Leica, DirecTV, GoPro, Marriott, and more.
We are a hybrid Remote-First and In-Office company, with certain teams being primarily located in-office and other teams being primarily located remote (work from home).
We’re Bootstrapped, Profitable, and Recently Became Backed by Growth Equity
Files.com was bootstrapped by our founder and has been profitable since its founding in 2010.
We recently raised $46.5 million of growth equity from Silicon Valley-based Riverwood Capital to accelerate our growth.
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 Hybrid Remote-First and In-Office Company
We have invested heavily in Remote Work (work from home) since before COVID-19.
We believe that different people have different work preferences and the best way to have access to the widest talent pool is to offer both in-office and full-time remote positions.
To make this culture work cohesively, we have certain teams that are remote-first, and other teams that are primarily based in an office.
In either case, we are still big believers in traveling for regular 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.
We have paused travel temporarily due to COVID-19, but we look forward to resuming travel this year.
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.
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
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.
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 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?
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.