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Come join us over here at Backblaze, we're neat! Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing. If you share the same values and see a position below that excites you, we want to hear from you!

UX/UI Designer (contract)

Department: Marketing
Location: San Mateo, CA

Backblaze provides cloud storage and online backup that’s astonishingly easy to use and affordable. We are entrusted with over an exabyte of data from customers in more than 150 countries. Our customer base is diverse and growing, from “Consumer” to “SMB” to “Developer”.

What You'll Do:
We are looking for a UX/UI Designer (contract) to deliver next-generation Backblaze products and features across Web and native mobile platforms. 

  • Have a clear understanding of the customer-centric UX approach and experience working through it from beginning to end. 
  • Interact with key customers and stakeholders
  • Assess UX from a product design perspective.
  • Work with our Design team to create a design system / UI component library and plan that supports both legacy and new product designs moving forward.
  • You’ll help us scale, meaning making design-led recommendations to shape the short and long-term visions for our product UX in addition to design feature requests, UI, or design system components.
  • Participate in qualitative UX research activities
  • You are capable of working within constraints to transform complex requirements into simple solutions that meet business and consumer needs
  • Design simple, elegant solutions for complex design problems
  • Produces clear UX documentation including flow diagrams, wireframes, mockups, and prototypes to effectively communicate interactions, implementation details, and user goals.
  • Iterates rapidly as ideas emerge and priorities change to meet the needs of the project
  • Demonstrates the ability to use data and user testing to inform the creative process

The Right Fit:

  • 2+ years of experience designing products.
  • A strong portfolio that showcases your work with a foundation in research, interaction and system design, idea generation, validation, and delivery.
  • A basic understanding of HTML / CSS / JavaScript.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient in Figma

At Backblaze, we value being fair and good to our customers, partners, and employees. That’s why diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values. We are committed to fostering a workforce where all employees feel a sense of belonging regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, socioeconomic status, ability, veteran status, and education. We believe that our dedication to cultivating a diverse workspace not only allows us to better serve our customers in over 175 countries, but further reinforces our commitment to doing the right thing. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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