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First Designer and Front-End Developer

$120K - $200K / 0.30% - 1.00%
San Francisco, CA, US / Remote (US)
Job Type
3+ years
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About the role

Job Title: Product Designer (Design & Code)

About PlatoHQ: PlatoHQ is on a mission to build the largest community for Engineering Leaders. We are a team that ships fast and frequently, leveraging a lot of AI to build a platform that enhances connections, enables one-on-one mentorship, peer group mentorship, course creation, and content generation. We are a lean team in pursuit of refining our product-market fit.

About the Role:

We're looking for a Product Designer who can not only design but also code. This is a hands-on role with a lot of autonomy, reporting directly to the CEO. The person in this role will be making crucial front-end and design decisions.


  1. Participate in product ideation and conceptual development.
  2. Create visual designs for web and mobile applications.
  3. Implement these designs into our Next.JS / TRPC stack using Typescript and Chakra UI.
  4. Work collaboratively with our engineering team to ensure effective execution of designs.
  5. Utilize and contribute to our design system.
  6. Make strategic and data-driven decisions relating to design and user experience.

Required Skills:

  1. Strong understanding of product development process.
  2. Proficient in Typescript and experience with Next.JS / TRPC.
  3. Knowledge of Chakra UI or similar libraries.
  4. Proven ability to create designs (UI/UX) that can be implemented into code.
  5. Excellent collaboration skills.
  6. Founder mindset - ability to be hands-on, proactive, and work autonomously.
  7. Strong visual design sense and ability to conceptualize and communicate complex design concepts.

What we offer:

  1. An opportunity to shape the future of our product.
  2. Autonomy to make crucial design and front-end decisions.
  3. Direct access and mentorship from the CEO.
  4. A collaborative and transparent work environment.
  5. Participation in a fast-paced, innovative environment.

Join us in building the largest community for Engineering Leaders.

About the interview

Interview Process for Product Designer Role:

  1. Resume and Portfolio Review: Candidates submit their resume and portfolio showcasing their design and coding skills.
  2. Initial Phone Screening: A 30-minute call with our CEO to discuss your interest in the role and your background.
  3. Technical Screening: A 1-hour remote coding and design test to assess your proficiency with Typescript, Next.JS / TRPC, and Chakra UI.
  4. Design Exercise: A design challenge to showcase your UI/UX skills, strategic thinking, and problem-solving approach.
  5. Team Interview: Virtual meetings with team members to assess cultural fit, communication style, and collaborative working methods.
  6. Final Interview with CEO/CTO: A direct conversation with the CEO/CTO to discuss your vision, goals, and how you would contribute to our mission.
  7. Offer Discussion: If successful, we will extend a formal job offer, discussing salary, start dates, and other details.

We look forward to an engaging and transparent process that will give you a holistic understanding of our team, culture, and the work you'll be doing.

About Plato

At Plato, we’re on a mission to help engineering managers become great leaders. Our platform intelligently matches “mentees” to highly experienced engineering leaders of various backgrounds to help resolve their most pressing management challenges. After raising over $3M from SaaStr's Jason Lemkin, Slack, Zoom CEO Eric Yuan, and more earlier this year, we've experienced exceptional and rapid growth.

Team Size:26
Location:San Francisco
Jean-Baptiste Coger
Jean-Baptiste Coger
Quang Hoang
Quang Hoang