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Product Designer [IC3]



Product, Design
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024


Who we are

Our mission at Sourcegraph is to make it so that everyone can code, not just ~0.1% of the population. Our code graph powers Cody, the most powerful and accurate AI coding assistant, as well as our Code Search product, which helps devs explore their entire codebase and make large-scale migrations and security fixes. We’re building software that builds software, and in doing so we’re making devs more productive and preparing for a world where a lot more code gets written.

It’s an exciting time to join Sourcegraph. AI has taken over the world, and we’ve spent the last 10 years building infrastructure that’s integral to making AI generated code more powerful and accurate. Our customers include 4/5 FAANG companies, 4 of the top 10 banks, government organizations, Uber, Plaid, and many other companies building the software that pushes the world forward. We’ve raised $225M at a $2.625B valuation from a16z, Sequoia, Redpoint, Craft and others. We’re making ambitious bets on our future and we’re looking to hire exceptional people to join our team as we make Sourcegraph one of the biggest and most influential companies in the world.


🌎 While we are an all-remote company and hire almost anywhere in the world, we have a preference for someone to reside in the following locations for this role. However, if you feel qualified, we welcome you to apply regardless of location. No matter what, working hours must overlap with EST for at least 4 hours/week.

Preferred locations:

  • Remote - EST timezone

Why this job is exciting

The product design team bridges the intersection of user desirability, technical feasibility, and business viability. We craft solutions for Sourcegraph’s Cody AI assistant and code search functionality that make developers more productive and help anyone code. Our efforts are actively transforming how teams around the world discover, navigate, understand, and write code. You’ll have the chance to collaborate with teammates to define the future of AI in developer tools.

Our leadership and internal developers are customer-focused and understand and respect the power of good design. Our customers love our product and rely on it daily to ship and deploy better software. You’ll be buoyed and challenged by their constant stream of thoughtful feedback and engage with them to help solve their toughest problems.

📅 Within one month, you will…

  • complete your onboarding tasks and get to know your teammates
  • learn about our business, product, vision, and team, and gain an understanding of how your role fits into Sourcegraph’s broader organization
  • get to know the processes, tools, and systems the design team uses
  • learn and understand our development process for feature releases and inter-team communication
  • begin to learn the features the Cody and search teams develop and maintain
  • improve the designer onboarding process by contributing to Sourcegraph’s handbook
  • contribute to a Product Requirements Document
  • ship meaningful changes to the product

📅 Within three months, you will…

  • join a feature team and take on a large project
  • learn about our users through our existing research and by conducting new research
  • become familiar with basic Sourcegraph functionality
  • develop an understanding of how Cody and code search solve our customer’s use cases
  • write code to better understand how developers use code search and Cody, our AI assistant
  • take active involvement in strategic (the “why”), not just tactical (the “how”) realities of the design decisions you make
  • work with the design team to improve its processes, contribute to design critiques, and build team cohesion

📅 Within six months, you will…

  • become proficient in search and Cody functionality
  • identify and define a change that will improve the product (including the metrics you will measure), shepherd your solution through the design and development process, analyze the results, and share your progress with the company
  • attend an offsite or virtual offsite
  • host a design workshop that engages your peers
  • co-lead a product feature with your triad
  • leverage design thinking to contribute to Sourcegraph’s competitive strategy

About you

You are a talented and technically-minded Product Designer who is also comfortable reading and writing basic code such as javascript, typescript, or python. This gives you the skills to work with technical teams on complex problems related to the future of AI-powered dev tools, code search, and developer productivity. You are strongly aligned with our values, inspired by our mission to make it so that everyone can code, and motivated to do your best work at Sourcegraph.

  • You have 5 to 8 years of experience designing complex B2B or B2C web applications as demonstrated in a strong portfolio
  • Have experience designing intricate desktop applications similar to IDEs, design tools like Figma, and 3d applications
  • You have the ability to create user flows, wireframes, prototypes, and other design artifacts to communicate complex concepts, and explain the reasoning behind your designs
  • You have with user research and usability testing and are leading research calls with customers
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • You have 3+ years of experience writing and shipping javascript, typescript, python, or similar code to solve user needs
  • You have the ability to adapt your tools and processes for the velocity of a fast-paced startup where projects have varying requirement levels

Nice to haves:

  • Experience designing for emerging technologies
  • Experience designing for developer tools
  • Experience managing a design system
  • A portfolio showcasing strong marketing design and illustration
  • Experience working with distributed or remote teams
  • Experience in designing search functionality for eCommerce, B2B, or other complex applications


📊 This job is an IC3. You can read more about our job leveling philosophy in our Handbook.


💸 We pay you an above-average salary because we want to hire the best people who are fully focused on helping Sourcegraph succeed, not worried about paying bills. As an open and transparent company that values competitive compensation, our compensation ranges are visible to every single Sourcegraph teammate.

To determine your salary, we use a number of market and data-driven salary sources, along with your location zone, and target the high-end of the range to ensure we’re always paying above market regardless of where you live in the world. Both U.S. and international locations are divided into one of four zones, determined by the cost of labor index for each area. The starting salary for a successful candidate will be based on level, job-related skills, experience, qualifications, and location zone. Please note that these salary ranges may be adjusted in the future.

💰 The target compensation for this role is $128,000 USD base.

  • Zone 2: $128,000
  • Zone 3: $96,000
  • Zone 4: $64,000

Please speak with a recruiter for additional information regarding zone locations.

📈 In addition to our cash compensation, we offer equity (because when we succeed as a company, we want you to succeed, too) and generous perks & benefits.

Interview process

Below is the interview process you can expect for this role (you can read more about the types of interviews in our Handbook). It may look like a lot of steps, but rest assured that we move quickly and the steps are designed to help you get the information needed to determine if we’re the right fit for you… Interviewing is a two-way street, after all!

We expect the interview process to take 5.5 hours in total.

👋 Introduction Stage - we have initial conversations to get to know you better…

🧑‍💻 Team Interview Stage - we then delve into your experience in more depth and introduce you to members of the team…

🎉 Final Interview Stage - we move you to our final round, where you meet cross-functional partners and gain a better understanding of our business and values holistically…

Please note - you are welcome to request additional conversations with anyone you would like to meet, but didn’t get to meet during the interview process.

Not sure if this is you?

We want a diverse, global team, with a broad range of experience and perspectives. If this job sounds great, but you’re not sure if you qualify, apply anyway! We carefully consider every application, and will either move forward with you, find another team that might be a better fit, keep in touch for future opportunities, or thank you for your time.

Learn more about us

To create a product that serves the needs of all developers, we are building a diverse all-remote team that is distributed across the world. Sourcegraph is an equal opportunity workplace; we welcome people from all backgrounds and communities.

We provide competitive compensation and practical benefits to keep you happy and healthy so that you can do your best work.

Learn more about what it is like to work at Sourcegraph by reading our handbook.

We want to ensure Sourcegraph is an environment that suits your working style and empowers you to do your best work, so we are eager to answer any questions that you have about us at any point in the interview process.

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