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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!

Lead Product Designer

Department: Product Management
Location: San Mateo, CA

About Backblaze

Backblaze is a public company that makes storing and using data astonishingly easy. When our founding team got together, they committed to helping people save their data. Today, the Backblaze Storage Cloud provides a foundational platform around the world for a broad community of developers, IT generalists, entrepreneurs, and individuals who seek the easy, affordable, trusted solutions we provide.

We’ve managed to nurture a team-oriented culture with amazingly low turnover. Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing. Our customers are happy, and so are our coworkers: In the most recent “Great Place to Work” survey, 94% of our team rated Backblaze as “a great place to work.” Check out what our employees are saying on Glassdoor!

But while there is a lot to celebrate in our past, there is almost as much opportunity ahead of us. We are seeking a Lead Product Designer!

What you’ll do

  • Understand the B2 Cloud Storage business and use cases and deliver intuitive product design solutions.
  • Walk a mile in our customers’ shoes, understand their needs and design and advocate solutions to help them.
  • Break down complex problems, write and test hypotheses and designs, and thoughtfully iterate from “minimal lovable” to mature, best-in-class product experiences.
  • Collaborate with other team members to implement the experience solution.
  • Create a design system that helps us quickly create products that delights our customers.
  • Use data to spot challenges, help you make decisions and know when a solution is working.
  • Chart a course for yourself in ambiguous situations.
  • Know how to get *stuff* done without anyone telling you what the *stuff* is or how.

Who you are

  • 5+ years of industry experience in product design.
  • An online portfolio product design work.
  • An analytical problem solver who is customer obsessed.
  • Experience with designing solutions to simplify complex workflows and/or experience in delivering design solutions for technical products of large scope and complexity.
  • Experience in best practices for information architecture and design, as well as strong knowledge of design system development, usability principles and techniques.
  • Demonstrated history of acquiring user data (e.g., conducting usability studies, performing user research) and creating personas and journey maps.
  • Experience designing and prototyping with tools such as Sketch, Figma, InVision, Photoshop, Illustrator, or similar.
  • Experience working in a collaborative, diverse team, working directly with developers for implementation of designs.
  • Strong verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Bachelor or Master's degree in design, human-computer interaction (HCI), or equivalent degree.

Backblaze Perks:

  • 100% healthcare for family
  • Dental and vision plan
  • Competitive compensation and 401K 
  • RSU grants for full-time employees
  • ESPP program 
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Maternity & paternity leave
  • MacBook Pro to use for work plus a generous stipend to personalize your workstation
  • Childcare bonus (human children only)
  • Fertility treatment and support
  • Learning & development program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Culture that supports a healthy work-life balance

To provide greater transparency to candidates, we share base pay ranges for all US-based job postings regardless of state. We set standard base pay ranges for all roles based on function, level, and country location, benchmarked against similar-stage growth companies. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors, including candidate location, skills, depth of work experience, and relevant licenses/credentials, and may vary from the amounts listed below.

The base pay range for this position is $150,000 to $220,000.

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, socio-economic 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. Please submit any privacy-related requests or questions to 


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