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Senior Design Engineer - Test Analytics

Buildkite

Buildkite

Design, Data Science
Australia · New Zealand
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023
Buildkite’s vision is to unblock every developer on the planet. Our products are used by many of the best engineering teams across the globe, including Airbnb, Shopify, Slack and OpenAI.
We're in search of a Design Engineer who will design and code web-app experiences that are delightful, intuitive, easy-to-use and user-centric. Our view on design is, it’s both how it works and how it looks. We’re looking to work with an experienced human who can pick a problem, then solve it.
You’re excited and motivated by understanding user problems at a deep level. You’re data-informed, drawing out relevant insights to use in decision-making. You use empathy to provide solutions and move quickly with purpose.
We aren’t looking for a unicorn—we’re looking for a generalist. A good cultural add that can run UX discovery and workflow, create beautiful, holistic product design from UI to CLI and API, and has the capability to code if needed. Someone who’ll facilitate iterative workflows across our product team.
You’re able to share relevant history of effectively communicating both visually and verbally; working collaboratively in a cross-functional environment; navigating change through stages of fidelity; and evidence of iterative prototyping to build momentum with direction.
Your background doesn’t need to include DevTools, though that would be a bonus! We’d love to hear you demonstrate how in a previous role, you went from 0%→80% knowledge in a specialist domain.
A typical day for you might look like:
Jumping on a call to talk with customers and asking the right questions to learn about problems they face as users of the platform
Analysing customer comms and feedback, going deep in discovery and performing usability testing
Participating in strategic discussions with engineers and your PM to collaboratively brainstorm opportunities and solutions
Working in Figma through stages of fidelity at the requirements of the project and stakeholders
Collaborating closely with engineers to refine and enhance design system components, pre- or post-ship
Sharing async or through Loom to demonstrate ideas, opportunities and solutions that respond directly to your brief, taking your team on the journey clearly and efficiently
What we're looking for:
Collaboration isn’t a choice, it’s how you roll
You listen carefully, take direction and communicate clearly
You enjoy solving complex problems and finding innovative, reductive solutions
A11y isn’t a component for later discussion, it informs and guides your process
Are an expert with user experience workflow, analysis and empathy communication
Are an expert with screen design practice, process development, wireframing, UI and responsive design
You have prior experience collaboratively designing use cases in a cross-functional setting
You have prior experience contributing to workflow development as a team scales
You have prior experience with front-end development, taking your designs through to code when necessary or appropriate
Experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript and/or other languages
Experience using GitHub to collaborate with developers
Proficiency in developing and presenting design stages using tools such as Figma
Experience with DevTools would be great, but not a dealbreaker
Comfort working remotely. We are a remote-first company, so you will need to be comfortable in taking initiative when team members are offline, working collaboratively, owning project management tools and treating others with empathy and kindness
About the product
Buildkite's mission is to unblock every developer on the planet. Test Analytics helps to make test suites faster and more reliable, reducing friction in developers' day to day work and making their working lives happier and more productive.
We do this by identifying things like flaky and slow tests and showing trends over time of your suite, as well as providing the ability to deep dive into what happens when an individual test executes with tracing data for troubleshooting that test.