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Snowflake Inc.
emoji of a pushpinBellevue, WA; open to San Mateo, CAemoji of a money bag$115,000 - $210,000 + 15% Bonus + Equity

Snowflake started with a clear vision: develop a cloud data platform that is effective, affordable, and accessible to all data users. Snowflake developed an innovative new product with a built-for-the-cloud architecture that combines the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms, and the elasticity of the cloud at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. We are now a global, world-class organization with offices in more than a dozen countries and serving many more.

The Design team at Snowflake is crafting experiences that empower our customers to set up, transform, scale, discover, and analyze data regardless of industry or scale.

Designers at Snowflake will shepherd new initiatives from vision to reality by owning design throughout the entire product development lifecycle. We're looking for experienced designers that sweat the details to join the growing team and ship category-defining products.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the user experience of a major Snowflake product area.
  • Work relentlessly to understand our customers.
  • Design solutions that meet our customer and business needs.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with engineering and product to craft thorough experiences that are a joy to use.
  • Own the design process for your product area. Work in the right medium for the stage of the development process you're in, whether that be documents, mockups, prototypes, or presentations.
  • Elevate the role of design within the company.
  • Lift the design team up by participating in critique and improving our processes, tools, and design system as you work.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 5+ years of experience designing products at a product-driven technology company

  • You have shipped significant features and can articulate their impact

  • Strong communication skills that make your process and proposals understandable and actionable to a diverse set of cross-functional audiences

  • Ability to design polished mockups in Figma

  • Ability to prototype designs in Figma, code, or other formats

  • A strong working knowledge of the web capabilities like HTML, CSS, Javascript

  • A comprehensive understanding of modern interface design patterns

  • Ability to work pragmatically to meet deadlines while leaving room for future iteration

  • A growth mindset and willingness to create order out the disorder that is inherent in a fast-growing high-impact organization

  • Experience working with qualitative and quantitative data to inform your design decisions

  • A true passion for creating great user experiences

Snowflake is growing fast, and we’re scaling our team to help enable and accelerate our growth. We are looking for people who share our values, challenge ordinary thinking, and push the pace of innovation while building a future for themselves and Snowflake.

What is your Interview process like?

  • Recruiter Screen - 30mins

  • Submit Portfolio for review by Hiring Manager

  • Portfolio Deep Dive with a member of the Design Team - 1 hour

  • Virtual Onsite Interview

  • Portfolio Presentation — 1 hour

    • Meet the interview slate of designers, engineers, and product managers

    • Introduce yourself as a person and a designer

    • Share any relevant work/personal history

    • Deep dive into one project, ideally your best work that is somewhat recent

    • We’d like to see not just final product but process work and relevant context as well

    • Quick overview of 1-2 other projects to show your breadth as a designer

    • Slide decks are the most common format, but feel free to break out into prototypes or live products if you like

    • 5-10 minutes at the end for questions from our team

    After the Portfolio Presentation, you will interview with the members of the panel. I have outlined the structure of those interviews below.

    • 1hr - Design Work Review — Please have one project from your portfolio ready to discuss in detail with 2 designers on the team for 45 minutes. The designers on the team will lead this extended Q&A session with deep dives into specific areas like strategic decisions, interaction and visual details, constraints you were contending with, and alternatives you may have considered. You may be asked to brainstorm or generate ideas with the team based on what they see. (Please have a whiteboard or piece of paper to draw on if you would like to clarify ideas with sketches, but the expectation is that this session is largely a conversation-driven session).

    • 30min - Product Manager Interview - Focus on Product Sense & Collaboration

    • 30min - Engineering Interview - Focus on Technical Depth & Collaboration

    • 1hr - Hiring Manager Interview - Josh will discuss more with you about your work experience, your process, how you collaborate, and dive into any remaining open questions. He will also leave some time for you to ask him questions.

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