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Senior design engineer



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Graphite builds consumer-quality tools for modern software engineering teams so they can ship faster and create amazing products.

Our product

Graphite is modern code review for fast-moving teams - we help engineers write and review smaller pull requests, stay unblocked, and ship faster.

Anyone can start using Graphite individually without needing their coworkers to change tools - we seamlessly sync code changes and reviews. We started Graphite because we missed internal code review tools like Phabricator (at Facebook) and Critique (Google) that help engineers create, approve, and ship small, incremental changes, and long-term we’re passionate about creating products & workflows that help fast-moving eng teams achieve more.

Our company

We’re a small-but-mighty team of 22 based in Manhattan in the heart of Soho, with a passionate and rapidly growing group of users at top engineering orgs like Datadog, Asana, Brex, Ramp, and Snowflake.

Our $20m Series A (featured in TechCrunch) was led by Peter Levine at Andreessen Horowitz (who led GitHub's Series A), with participation from folks like Tom Preston-Werner (founder of GitHub), Sam Lambert (Planetscale CEO & ex-GitHub CTO), Sebastian Markbåge (creator of React), and many more.

Our culture centers on putting people first, applying science and craft, practicing disciplined ambition, and giving ownership - both literally (with equity) and in the responsibility and scope you’ll have as a part of our early team. Outside of work you’ll find us brewing espresso drinks, producing music, or practicing yoga. We can’t wait to see what you’ll add to the mix!

About the Role

Graphite is growing rapidly, and we're looking for our first design engineer to bring a high level of polish and creative experiences to Graphite.

You’ll work on both the design and implementation of our marketing pages, from to other microsites. You’ll also contribute to the in-product experience, partnering with frontend engineers to bring your creative concepts into the product.

This role combines design and engineering, and the exact responsibilities are flexible to your strengths and interests. As our first design engineer, you’ll help shape the role and define the future of design engineering at Graphite. Above all, this role is best suited for someone excited about both exploring beautiful experiences and technologies to bring them to life.

Rethinking the way fast-moving eng teams write and review code every day is no small feat, and we believe that the best solutions are built when the most talented, ambitious, and dedicated people from diverse backgrounds come together.

What you’ll do

  • Own the visual experience for our marketing efforts across surfaces, from concept to implementation

  • Iterate quickly with marketing to define and deliver new campaigns

  • Explore creative improvements that uplevel the Graphite product experience, and directly implement these alongside frontend engineers

  • Champion and evolve the design culture and processes at Graphite

What we’re looking for

  • Industry experience shipping intricate visual experiences

  • An ability to identify problems, build alignment, and implement solutions autonomously

  • A passion for designing beautiful and performant experiences, and perfectionism in building them

  • Strong programming skills, preferably web UI development

Life at Graphite

  • Competitive comp: ($160-220k base + substantial equity). We're backed by some of the best investors and excited to offer competitive compensation packages.

  • Role trajectory. We're excited to build a team whose responsibilities and comp to grow as we do.

  • Benefits. Top-tier health, dental, and vision coverage and 16 weeks paid parental leave.

  • Time to decompress. We ask that our team take 4 weeks of vacation a year to unplug and unwind.

  • Relocation expenses. We're an in-person, NYC-based team, and we're happy to help with your relocation expenses!

  • The team that eats together. Company-paid lunch, dinner, and coffee during workdays.

  • Commuter perks. Ride around NYC with an Unlimited Ride MetroCard, on us.

As a team, we're very aware of the systemic structural issues that have created inequalities for many communities, especially in the tech industry. We recognize that women and underrepresented minorities are statistically less likely to apply for a role that they feel unqualified for. If you are interested in this role but you’re concerned about not meeting all requirements, we encourage you to apply anyway - we'd love to get to know you and see if there's a place for you here at Graphite!