Overview

About Vercel:

At Vercel, we believe that liberating the frontend unlocks creativity and open-source is the best way forward.

We are building a next-generation internet where developers can create freely and execute new ideas, guaranteeing a more vibrant, personalized internet. Vercel’s platform provides the speed and reliability to create at the moment of inspiration. In other words, our friction-less, real-time deployment makes it possible to start working on projects immediately — anywhere in the world.

Our globally-distributed team works asynchronously to lead the React ecosystem and serve developers at large companies. We pride ourselves on our diversity, shared urgency to iterate, team-oriented decision making, and drive to dig deep.

About the role:

Vercel is looking for an expert Design Engineer to join our Design team! As a Design Engineer, you will have the chance to combine creativity with engineering expertise. We believe that design encompasses all aspects of how a user experiences a website, from the presentation and interactions to performance and flexibility. At Vercel, the design doesn’t stop at static files but carries through to implementation that is deployed to production.

A Design Engineer at Vercel is someone who understands the latest front-end technologies and what is possible with CSS, enjoys dreaming big, and has a strong curiosity and desire to experiment! You will collaborate heavily with product design and engineering to build thoughtful, crafted, system-based solutions for remarkable software interfaces.

Vercel is a platform that enables frontend teams to do their best work, combining the best developer experience with a focus on end-user performance. We build products for developers, designers, and their collaborators, to get their inventions from concept to execution, collaborating and iterating on that execution, then shipping that idea into a reality.

You will have creative license at Vercel, and that comes with the freedom to spawn entirely new design-driven projects. If you are a leader who gets excited about the possibility of digging deep into opportunities that address customer needs, then this might be a phenomenal role for you.

What you will do:

  • Contribute to the overall strategy and decision-making about product direction.
  • Take ownership over the design process for your projects through gathering requirements, delivering visuals, and guiding the implementation.
  • Set the creative quality bar for evolving design engineering projects.
  • Create, collaborate, and iterate on flows, prototypes, and high-fidelity visuals (including strategic decks and presentations),
  • Build pixel-perfect and accessible user interfaces on the web.
  • Follow our software development process, including writing unit tests, performing code reviews, etc.
  • Advocate for, and guide other designers and engineers about Vercel’s approach to design thinking.
  • Demonstrate ability to deliver results on time with high quality.
  • Help with hiring and establishing a design culture within the company.
  • Developing prototypes and shipping production code.

About you:

  • You have at least 3-5 years of experience designing and developing interactive apps.
  • Demonstrated experience in at least one JavaScript framework like Next.js, React, VueJS, or equivalent.
  • You are proficient in HTML and CSS usage in building large-scale applications.
  • You have excellent visual, UI, and interaction skills.
  • You have a passion for delivering extraordinary delightful designs.
  • You have experience with 2D and 3D animation on the web
  • Passion for design and determining best in class solutions to UX, UI and interaction challenges.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to think through complex interaction design.
  • Clear expression of ideas through visuals and prototyping.
  • Experience with design systems and programming.
  • A great collaborative teammate capable of delivering and taking feedback.

Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation and stock options
  • Inclusive Healthcare Package
  • Flexible working style – 100% remote, with teammates located throughout the globe
  • Learn and Grow – we provide mentorship and send you to events that help you build your network and skills
  • Unlimited PTO – 4 weeks recommended per year. Take time when you need it.
  • We will provide you the gear you need to do your role, and a WFH budget for you to outfit your space as needed

Vercel is committed to fostering and empowering an inclusive community within our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Vercel encourages everyone to apply for our available positions, even if they don’t necessarily check every box on the job description.