Senior Product Designer

About Staffbase

At Staffbase we believe that Internal Communication moves people, and people move companies. Our mission is to empower leaders and communicators to drive transformation through internal comms solutions, strategies, and insights. Our most recent Series E funding led by General Atlantic, officially launched us to 🦄  UNICORN 🦄  status!

We’re headquartered in Chemnitz, Germany, with offices in many locations throughout the world, including Vancouver, Kelowna, New York, Amsterdam, London, and several locations in Germany! Our international team counts roughly 600 employees from 45+ nationalities and we have a growing base of 1000+ enterprise customers that want to transform their employee experience. We are rapidly scaling, post-Series E ($115 million funding), have strong-growing revenue, and our customers love us.

The Senior Product Designer is an advocate for design leadership while working cross-functionally with engineering, marketing, sales, and management, taking on ambiguous challenges and turning them into focused, understandable, and delightful solutions. Our mission is to make Staffbase our customers love.

As a senior designer, you’ll be directly responsible for executing design on all levels of the product, from our flagship software to our integrations and add-ons. You’ll be setting the path for tackling business decisions, distilling company and user needs into creative product solutions and features. You love working on teams, side-by-side with awesome engineers and designers, with mentorship and coaching as part of your toolkit. You’ll head up user research initiatives, gathering feedback from some of the biggest customers in the world. You can easily manage several projects at once. You work well under pressure, and you understand when to cut scope or when to fight for functionality on behalf of our users.

Staffbase has a positive, diverse, and supportive culture—we look for people who are curious, inventive, and work to be a little better every single day. In our work together we aim to be smart, humble, hardworking and, above all, collaborative. If this sounds like a good fit for you, drop us a line!

We are hiring remotely across Canada for this role! 

What You'll Do:

  • Engage in research and always consider how design aligns with our product vision, team goals, and company objectives.
  • Balance existing conventions for interaction and UX patterns with platform-specific patterns to ensure a consistent, intuitive experience.
  • Employ design tools to solve product design problems and communicate solutions depending on scope and phase of the project.
  • Produce designs that are visually cohesive with the rest of our products.
  • Maintain consistency while constantly pushing forward the Staffbase brand.
  • Share work early and often, seeking out constructive criticism and feedback from manager, stakeholders, feature teams and the product design team.
  • Foster an encouraging, candid, collaborative, cross-disciplinary design process and negotiate thoughtful outcomes.
  • Communicate complex ideas, goals and problems in a way that is accessible even to those unfamiliar with the project.
  • Contribute to the culture of the product team by identifying, advocating for and executing design-driven projects and initiatives within your product area.
  • Speak into team decisions around technology, software, and tooling.
  • Provide critical support and mentorship for junior team members.
  • Establish and measure product success metrics.

Within your empowered development team:

  • Work on a high trust team that is responsible for building products our customers love and work for the business.
  • Be the most vocal champion of our customers as you represent user needs and design best practices in your team.

Your Profile: 

  • Strong problem-solving skills, a proactive approach, and a willingness to take ownership of projects and tasks.
  • Ability to conduct and engage in qualitative and quantitative user research and have it inform the entire design process.
  • Experience in designing software from start to finish, from creating concepts to implementing and shipping complex solutions.
  • Understanding of user-centered design principles and the ability to defend them to all levels of the company.
  • An eye for detail and the ability to provide responsive and constructive criticisms of other designers' work.
  • Passion and experience in an iterative design process, driven by group critique.
  • Solid UX writing and communication.
  • Deep knowledge of design fundamentals.
  • Experience planning, implementing, and maintaining design systems.
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React applications, and how your work gets shipped.
  • A strong interest in the internal communications industry and helping our customers get everyone on the same page.
  • You listen well. You build consensus by default but can drive hard decisions when needed. You push the pace. You take blame and pass on praise. People love working with you.

Our Global Benefits

Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP)

Staffbase offers you a benefit plan which entitles you to an ownership interest in stock options in the company. We’re in business to create value for our shareholders and we want our employees to benefit from that shared success as well.

Ongoing Learning

We thrive on personal and professional growth. Every employee gets €1,800/$2,200/£1,650 per year to spend on personal and professional development.

Feel Good Fridays

Summertime means extended vacation time at Staffbase! During August we run the 4-days workweek which means that during this month Fridays are off for all employees.


When it comes to your personal life, it’s not our place to dictate your schedule. We offer flexible work-from-home and full- or part-time options.

Parental Leave

We recognize that one of the most special events in an individual’s life is the birth or adoption of a child. We offer paid parental leave options for all employees.

Read more about our benefits here.

We Love Diversity – Equal Employment Opportunity

Our platforms are for everyone, and so is our workplace. We are passionate about equity, inclusion, and diversity at Staffbase. Read more about our policies here.