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Senior Product Designer

Gradle Inc.

Gradle Inc.

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Product, Design
United States
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

At Gradle Inc. our purpose is to bring joy to software builders and value to the business professionals that use it. We are the company behind the Gradle Build Tool, which is one of the top 20 Most Popular Open Source Projects for IT, used by millions of developers, and is downloaded almost 30 million times a month.

Our commercial product, Develocity, has set new standards in software development and is used at companies like LinkedIn, Google, Netflix, SAP, and most valuable technology and Global 1000 companies from around the world. As such, Gradle is one of the fastest-growing start-up ventures based in Silicon Valley. We achieved our Series C funding in December of 2021 and are moving into a period of rapid growth.

Gradle is one of the original remote-first organizations - we were founded back in 2008 by two engineers living on opposite sides of the world. Today, the Gradle workforce includes employees in 29 countries and 5 continents.

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive environment where we learn from each other is important to our values and culture. We welcome all people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives!

About this role

We are looking for a Senior Product Designer to work on consumer software applications for the Develocity, and Gradle Build Tool platforms, as well as all other design needs for the organization. The ideal candidate will love solving problems, be a self-starter, and be an excellent communicator with a passion for phenomenal design and the ability to achieve it. We are looking for designers who possess a rare blend of interaction design, visual design, and prototyping skills.

We’ll provide you with unparalleled levels of opportunity and resources, to create experiences that influence the engineering industry, as well as people’s lives. By constantly focusing on the consumer, you’ll create products that are not only amazing to look at, but also intuitive and useful to millions of developers and companies worldwide. Join our team if you’re committed to making each human interaction — visual, audial, and tactile — amazing for our customers.


  • Work on a variety of design projects from conception through to implementation.
  • Work closely with members of the Applications design team, as well as our engineering, marketing, and QA groups.
  • Be a key player in resolving the future design direction of Gradle’s consumer applications.
  • We are looking for a transformational designer who is ready to and capable of taking software design to the next level.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience designing desktop applications.
  • Expert knowledge of user-centered design principles.
  • Tried proficiency with Figma, Adobe Creative Cloud, Lottie, or other design tools.
  • Ability to do rapid prototyping in Figma.
  • You can quickly grasp and distill highly technical matters into clean, understandable solutions.
  • Proficiency in helping build/evolve a design system.
  • Extraordinary written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent collaborative skills.
  • Capable of working in a highly structured organization.
  • Highly professional, with the ability to deliver work on a tight schedule.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in human interaction sociology, psychology, interaction design, visual design, or equivalent.
  • Formal training in user interface design principles.
  • Demonstrated experience designing user interfaces in a complex and highly technical product domain.
  • Experience working with app development teams during design, implementation, and quality assurance.
  • Working proficiency and communication skills in written and verbal English.

What We Offer

  • Ability to work from any place in the world in a remote-first environment with flexible working hours
  • Work on a fast-growing product with a clear vision for the future
  • Close collaboration with an ambitious and experienced team and the opportunity to learn from them regardless of your experience level
  • Opportunities for growth in your career and in leadership responsibilities
  • In-person meetings, such as our annual company offsite (where previous locations have included France, Spain, and Italy), team meetings, and onboardings
  • Contribute to leading solutions in the new industry of Developer Productivity Engineering and work with cutting-edge DPE tools and practices
  • Competitive salaries and equity grants


We offer competitive salaries and equity grants to all team members.

The US salary range for this position is USD 120-180k and reflects the target ranges for all US locations. Within this range, individual pay is determined by geographic location and additional factors including but not limited to experience, relevant skills, qualifications, seniority, performance, and travel requirements. Our recruiting team can share more information about the specific salary range for your location during the hiring process.

Benefits & Perks

  • Ability to work from any place in the world in a remote-first environment with flexible working hours
  • In-person meetings, such as our annual company offsite (where previous locations have included France, Spain, and Italy), team meetings, and onboardings
  • Competitive salaries and equity grants
  • A focus on learning and development – Gradle offers an annual L&D stipend and a monthly company-wide Learning Day
  • Home office stipend to make sure you are fully set up to work remotely
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Volunteer Day - Giving back to the community has always been a priority at Gradle, so we offer up to 8 hours of paid work time each year for team members to give back to their local communities
  • (US) Competitive healthcare offerings with multiple options covered at 100% for team members only, short-term and long-term disability coverage, and employer-paid life insurance coverage


  • Remotely from USA or Canada

While our team works remotely and is spread across the globe, we deeply value daily interactions and collaboration.

About us

Visit our careers page to learn more about the company and see other open positions.

We are committed and skilled software engineers, product designers, and marketing experts who are passionate about developer productivity. We take pride in delivering products that are relied upon daily by some of the world's leading software organizations, such as Netflix, LinkedIn, Airbnb, Spotify, Twitter, and Atlassian.

Our team is globally distributed but deeply connected. We value our interpersonal relationships as much as we value our achievements.

We are a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other and together. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives.

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