Overleaf is a social enterprise that builds modern collaborative authoring tools for scientists — like Google Docs for Science. We have over nine million registered users from around the world. Our primary product is an online, real time collaborative editor for papers, theses, technical reports and other documents written in the LaTeX markup language.
We are looking for a UX designer who has experience crafting user interfaces for the web and systematizing interface elements through design systems/style guides. You will be key in helping us evolve Overleaf by delivering high quality and consistent user interfaces, as well as discovering opportunities and pain-points through user research and analytics.
You will have autonomy in developing your designs, from concept to execution, but you won’t be alone. You will be part of a cross-functional team. Product managers that will help you understand where your work fits in our roadmap; data analysts will help you define metrics and measure success; developers will help you make your designs come to life.
Here is an example of a feature that we launched recently to help users find and insert common symbols into their projects.
Overleaf was founded by two mathematicians who were inspired by their own experiences in academia to create a better solution for scientific collaboration and communication. Now we are a team of about fifty based mainly in the UK, Europe, the US and Canada. We were recently recognised as one of the UK’s top 100 fastest growing businesses and as the Best SaaS for Nonprofits or Education in the 2020 SaaS Awards Program. Our vision is to be the go-to place for writing scientific documents.
Overleaf is (and was, even before the pandemic) remote-first — all founders and staff work remotely. We also have an office in Farringdon for those in the London area, and non-mandatory get-togethers a few times a year.
We encourage flexible working. Our core hours are 2pm–5pm UK time, during which our development and product teams have 10–15 minute daily standup calls.
We always collect user feedback and data to inform our work. UX team members work alongside product managers and data analysts to ensure users are the key Overleaf stakeholders.
We have a flexible roadmap that we review quarterly, which includes regular user-facing releases. Our Product team works closely with everyone in the company, from Support, to Finance and Marketing to understand every aspect of how we can best deliver value to our users. Our roadmap also includes initiatives driven by staff and quarterly hackathons to keep our learning fresh.
The stages in our hiring process are typically:
If you have a deadline, please let us know in your application, and we will try to be accommodating.
We require that you:
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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