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Principal UX Designer

Santa Clara, CA | Engineering

Job Description


Palerra is a new startup out to change the world of enterprise security, as it’s known.  We’re innovating in the cloud and securing applications across web, mobile and wearable computing devices. And while we’re at it – we are bringing big data and cloud security together in way, that’s never been done before. Palerra is backed by premier venture investors including Norwest Venture Partners and Wing Ventures.


We understand that most UX designers specialize in visual or interaction design. This is a hybrid position, with an emphasis on visual design.


About You

  • You want to create the new face of user experience in cloud security.

  • You want to be an early member of a great engineering team that’s redefining cloud security.

  • You pursue excellence relentlessly and believe that security can be woven simply and seamlessly into every layer of the application spectrum.

  • You thrive on innovating and pushing the limits while creating beautiful and usable designs.

  • You want to inspire developers to achieve the highest visual standards.

  • You can lead multiple design projects concurrently.

  • You believe in ownership, accountability & can carry your weight in your domain.


Your Responsibilities

  • You will be the primary UX visual design lead and own visual design for us while also contributing to interaction design.

  • You will engage internal and external stakeholders, including peers, customers, prospects, marketing & sales to get their feedback on UX.

  • You will create beautiful, simple visual assets for screens, icons, messages, and other aspects of the UI.

  • You can create style guides that give clear guidance to UI developers/font-end engineers.

  • You can adapt and thrive in rapidly-evolving, ambiguous environments.

  • You understand the security industry, what security analysts want and need, and how they work.

  • You have great communication skills and can set out design guidelines that our developers can support and can be used throughout the company.

  • You apply usability heuristics to evaluate new and existing features and offer viable suggestions for improvements.


Your Experience

  • You have proven experience working in a high-paced startup environment, with expert-proven UX design skills and deep knowledge of visualization models that will lead delight our customers.

  • You are a self-starter & can adapt quickly to changing business needs.

  • You have designed UIs for SaaS applications, working in a continuous delivery methodology with extreme velocity.

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite or equivalent.

  • You can create task flows using low-fidelity tools (Basalmiq); ability to do interactive mockups (Axure or equivalent) is a plus.

  • You have a good understanding of HTML/CSS/JavaScript. An ability to help the UI engineering team create high-quality HTML/CSS/JavaScript is a plus.

  • Must be comfortable distilling complex technical problems into simple elegant solutions.

  • Desire to use data and analytics to measure design outcomes.

  • You are comfortable with cloud applications and development tools such as version control (we use Git), Linux & MacOS.

  • You have developed UX designs for an industry-leading mobile application.


What's in it for you

  • Competitive startup compensation package

  • Early startup equity

  • An opportunity to lead a new charter in a fast-paced, progressive SaaS company

  • Casual startup environment

  • An opportunity to make a meaningful impact in changing the world of security as we know it




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