Kong Remote Canada Full-time

Are you ready to power the World’s connections?
If you don’t think you meet all of the criteria below but are still interested in the job, please apply.  Nobody checks every box – we’re looking for candidates that are particularly strong in a few areas, and have some interest and capabilities in others.
About the role:
The Senior Product Designer will be a hands-on designer on the team and will demonstrate excellence in craft, process, strategy and communication. Your experience and voice will be critical to developing world-class user experiences within Kong Products. You’ll be working on new features for the Gateway Manager and other new initiatives.
Kong is a fully distributed team with an HQ office in San Francisco. This role is remote and open to US, Canadian and European applicants. The role is eligible for work authorization sponsorship.
Why should you want to work at Kong?  
Market Opportunity 
We are on a quest to build a $10b+ software company over the next few years and need YOUR help!
Why APIs Matter? APIs have been enabling innovation for decades!
Strong VC team, Series D, strong year-over-year revenue growth!
Technical Leadership – We are recognized as the leader in innovation in the connectivity space.
Marco, our CTO/co-founder – “We are the Cisco of L4 and L7” – CUBE Conversation, March 2021
We are the leading innovator in the connectivity space!
Amazing Team & Culture – Come be a “Konger” and find out what we mean.
Great Place to Work Certified in 2020 & 2021 Best Workplaces in 2022
Customer Fireside Chat with Rabobank | API Summit 2023
Building Great Products – Learn why the world’s largest companies love our tech!
Kong Named a Leader in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant
Over 250m+ downloads of our open-source API gateway!  Over 60k+ stars on GitHub between Kong API and Kong Insomnia!

The impact of this Role:

  • Product Design Strategy: Design and validate the right solution. You will be trusted as a subject-matter expert to take on complex projects and contribute new ideas that enhance the bigger picture. 
  • Craft: You will make meaningful contributions that raise the level of quality of our products and influence the completeness of other projects across the team. As an experienced product designer, you apply just as much energy to solving user journey’s as you do to highly-polished and beautiful visual design.
  • Communication: You’re an expert in sharing context and information rather than hoarding knowledge to ensure both immediate team and other teams understand project work.
  • Impact: Driven to not only be on schedule, but consistently ahead of schedule. You work on highly impactful projects, and help encourage others to keep that same relentless focus on what’s important.
  • Leveling others up: You inspire the team and regularly coach members of the product design team. Help educate others outside of the design team on the value and processes of design and fearlessly suggest improvements to team processes.

We want to hear from you:

  • You have at least 6+ years of related experience, ideally in API-focused/Dev tool enterprise SaaS products or similar
  • A product design portfolio is required. Portfolio demonstrates an understanding of the design process, user research, and design’s impact on business goals.
  • Can work independently to explore concepts from beginning to end, without neglecting the value of continuous feedback.
  • Love tackling ambiguous problems and shaping them into clear goals.
  • Value high-quality, well-crafted visual and interaction design and care about the details.
  • Are generative and enjoy coming up with novel, but simple solutions.

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