Product Designer

Product Designer

About Toptal

Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on-demand. With $200+ million in annual revenue and over 40% year-over-year growth, Toptal is the largest fully distributed workforce in the world.

We take the best elements of virtual teams and combine them with a support structure that encourages innovation, social interaction, and fun (see this video from The Huffington Post). We see no borders, move at a fast pace, and are never afraid to break the mold.

Position Description

We’re looking for hardworking, self-starting Designers for our Product Design team to help us define how talents interact with Toptal. You’ll build beautiful and inspiring design experiences that help users discover and connect with resources they need in truly innovative ways.

By joining our team, you’ll get the opportunity to collaborate on a variety of projects with a team of top designers in a fast-paced, rapidly growing, hybrid (technology/operations) environment. At Toptal, we push the boundaries of design every single day, and we’d love for you take this even further!

We don’t cut corners, and we don’t make compromises—we build beautiful product designs that are polished and contribute seamlessly to user experience.

This is a remote position that can be done from anywhere. Due to the remote nature of this role, we are unable to provide visa sponsorship. Resumes and communication must be submitted in English.

Responsibilities:

You will represent our clients and talent in discussions of new products and overall product strategy. You will advocate for good user experience across our website and our products. You will ship high fidelity designs of new features and quickly prototype solutions to visual and interaction problems. You will share and review your designs based on peer feedback, user research, testing, and customer feedback. By providing your thought leadership and strategic insight, you will contribute to our evolving brand and design system.

In the first week, expect to:

  • Onboard and integrate into Toptal.

In the first month, expect to:

  • Collaborate with PMs and other designers to ship your first product features
  • Learn about our design system

In the first three months, expect to:

  • Gain insightful business knowledge and get familiar with internal operations
  • Work on multiple products and features
  • Contribute to our Design System

In the first six months, expect to:

  • Help our team to improve by bettering our process
  • Come up with new ideas and features for our products
  • Become the lead designer for a dedicated project

Requirements:

  • Proficiency with various prototyping tools (such as Sketch, InVision), as well as knowledge of HTML and CSS.
  • An understanding that phenomenal experiences come from collaborative decision-making with front-end developers, engineers, researchers, content strategists, and other disciplines.
  • A deep understanding of the end to end iterative UX process (personas, scenarios, wireframing, and high fidelity visuals).
  • A passion for solving design problems while – owning all facets of design (strategy, art direction, interaction design and research).
  • Outstanding UI abilities, a keen eye for good design shown and an extensive portfolio of live projects.
  • You must be a world-class individual contributor to thrive at Toptal. You will not be here just to tell other people what to do.
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Who Will You Work With

Jin Yang

VP of Design

As Toptal's VP of Design, Jin leads our design function, spanning both brand and product design. In this role, he is accountable for building the processes, quality standards, and team necessary to support world-class design at scale within a 100% remote environment. Jin has been a design leader for over a decade, including most recently as a Creative Director and Design Manager at Stack Overflow. Jin studied Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University.

Bret Hansen

Head of Brand Design

As Toptal's Head of Design, Bret is responsible for the visual expression of the Toptal brand. In this role, his focus is to ensure that the company's values and aspirations are reflected across all its brand touchpoints. Bret has held leadership roles at the top-tier branding agency, Siegel+Gale, as well as at The Wall Street Journal and Condé Nast. He has also led the design development of world-class brands, including American Express, SAP, The Wall Street Journal, and Novartis. Bret has undergraduate degrees in fine art and journalism and an MFA in Graphic Design from Virginia Commonwealth University. A natural mentor and design guide, Bret recently held an assistant professorship appointment at Pratt Institute in New York.

Kleanthis Georgaris

VP of Product

As Toptal's VP of Product, Kleanthis drives the evolution of Toptal's platform and associated products, working closely with operations and engineering teams to drive and support our hypergrowth by providing a seamless, on-demand experience for clients and network talent. He specializes in digital talent networks, leveraging a diverse background at both Microsoft and McKinsey, many early- and late-stage startups, as well as launching a startup of his own. Kleanthis has a BS in Computer Science from Athens University of Economics and Business and an MBA from the National Technical University of Athens.

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Working at Toptal

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