Designer with web dev experience

Remote

3 weeks ago

About the job

Designers at Discourse are generalists; you’ll ultimately do a bit of everything. This ranges from improving the UX & UI of Discourse, creating mockups, updating our website, and implementing design in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

A large part of this position will involve working with Enterprise customers to implement custom themes for their Discourse communities.

Everyone on the Discourse team also lends a hand with support on our Meta forum and directly with customers via email.

About you

Discourse is 100% remote and has no central physical office, so you’ll need to work well independently with minimal amounts of day-to-day micromanagement. You should be comfortable managing your own time and prioritizing your own work. You will also interact regularly with the public on https://meta.discourse.org. Since most of your interaction with team members will be in writing, the ability to communicate well is paramount.

Your designs should be simple and easy to use; you care about typography, hierarchy, and layout. You can quickly produce UI mockups (the software you use to do so is up to you!). You should have strong knowledge of HTML, CSS (we use SASS), and web standards. You don’t have to be a JavaScript expert, but you will ideally have intermediate JavaScript experience.

You should have experience interpreting brand guidelines and implementing design that conforms to them. When things are busy you’ll work on multiple ongoing customer projects and during quieter times you’ll look for ways to improve Discourse and develop new open-source themes for Discourse communities.

You should be kind to your co-workers. We believe in a welcoming workplace where people from different backgrounds and cultures work together to create something great.

About us

There are many benefits to working at Discourse including a flexible work schedule, 5 weeks of holiday per year, funding for a co-working space, and more!

To apply, please contact us via email at team@discourse.org