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UX Designer

Oxide Computer Company k

Emeryville, CA | Onsite or Remote Possible

Sep 27
Job Description

The web console is the last mile of Oxide’s vision: delivering the complexities of cloud infrastructure with a beautiful and functional interface that delights our customers.

As a UX Designer working on the web console, you will:
- Collaborate with a tight-knit team of designers and engineers to build a modern and delightful web interface to the Oxide platform.
- Translate complex systems into intuitive user experiences through user flows, wireframes, and prototypes.
- Understand customer use cases and help define the Oxide product. Decisions about the console have consequences all the way down the stack.
- Understand how customers are using the Oxide platform and; make their work more intuitive and efficient.
- Own console UX and the design system.
- Help scale this design system by contributing to components, UI patterns, and documentation.
- Identify valuable user stories within the console that can be used in demos and marketing to future customers.
- Champion new ideas and challenge entrenched UX patterns within a well-established problem domain.

These responsibilities are just a starting place! We’re a small company, we don’t have rigid roles, and we have a lot to do – we can help you grow wherever your interests take you.

You will thrive in this role if you:
- Have expertise in standard UX and prototyping software, such as Figma, Sketch or Framer.
- Have a strong empathy and understanding of users’ needs.
- Have a keen eye for design and detail; recognising the importance of layout, typography, and information hierarchy.
- Have a working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
- Believe in fully documenting your ideas.
- Enjoy reading the documentation produced by others.
- Are interested in building a strong UX foundation from scratch.
- Have experience in environments with complex systems; such as control panels, cloud services, SaaS.
- Are able to understand technical concepts throughout the stack sufficiently well to make informed UX decisions.
- If you don’t meet 100% of these qualifications you should still seriously consider applying! We all come from different backgrounds with different skills.

Life at Oxide
We are very explicit about our values, and they can be seen in daily life at Oxide, for example:
- Our rigor means we enjoy and take pride in our craft.
- Our urgency means that we are not above the judicious short-cut.
- Our versatility is reflected in our greatest strength: the breadth of our team.
- Our transparency can be seen in our consensus-driven RFD process.
- Our responsibility means that we both lead and follow: we have our own domains, but we also help others on their parts.
- Our curiosity shows in our insatiable desire to learn – and our empathy in our love of teaching others.
- Our humor is a big part of our daily lives: we are inveterate wise-crackers whose video meetings spill into simultaneous text chat.

Our values also manifest themselves in our benefits:
- Everyone makes $180,250, regardless of location.
- We offer the best health insurance we could find: medical PPO plan, dental, and vision that are 100% covered for both employees and dependents.
- We are very supportive of remote work. About half of our team is outside of the San Francisco Bay Area; our only requirement is working hours with a significant overlap with Pacific Time.
- Our families and lives outside of our jobs are very important to us; our schedules are flexible to reflect and support that.

Oxide Computer Company

Oxide Computer is a developer of cloud hyperscale technology intended to build a new kind of server. The company's technology brings cloud hyperscale innovations around density, efficiency, cost, reliability, manageability and security, enabling clients to use better computer infrastructure.