Actiondesk (S19)
Access all your live data in one place

Founding Product Designer who understands data

$100k - $160k0.50% - 2.00%

San Francisco / Remote
3+ years
About Actiondesk

At Actiondesk, we're building the future of spreadsheets. Spreadsheets are used by around 1 billion people in the world, yet were designed in the 80's and haven't been reinvented since.

Actiondesk is a full fledged spreadsheet software with 3 key features aka superpowers:

  • The ability to Import data from any data sources and having that data refreshed automatically
  • The ability to tie in data from a spreadsheet to data in another system (CRM, database etc). Whenever you make a change in the spreadsheet, it reflects in the initial data source.
  • The ability to trigger “actions” with an excel like formula on a one off basis or an automated schedule. Think daily slack messages or emails.

All of this using only excel-like formulas

About the role

(No agency / consultant please!)

✅ Our mission at Actiondesk is to let knowledge workers easily access, explore and understand their data, wherever it sits.

We aim to be as easy and flexible as a spreadsheet, and as powerful as a BI tool.

You’ll be a good fit if you’re:

  • Self-starting and entrepreneurial
  • Passionate about taking on big challenges
  • Enthusiastic about teamwork, learning and teaching
  • Comfortable with uncertainty
  • Obsessed with building a good looking and easy to use interface
  • Genuinely curious how people interact with the product you're building
  • A Figma star
  • Understand the basics of how spreadsheets and data analysis work.
  • "Vlookup" or "SQL query" shouldn't be scary terms to you
  • You'll need to be fast in understanding users when they tell you about their complex workflows
  • If you know how to use webflow and / or the fundamentals of HTML / CSS, that's a big plus!

What we offer:

  • We're a product first company. Product design is at the start and core of everything, and you'd be the person leading it.
  • You'd get to reinvent a product (spreadsheets) used by ~1 billion people.
  • Working on reinventing an interface used by ~1 billion people
  • We're a strong team, small (6 people right now, but will double in the next few months), we're ambitious and we move fast (see more about us at

What will you do?

  • You'll be at the heart of product decisions
  • You'll own end to end the design of new features.
  • You'll work with our CEO / PM and talk to users to understand the need, and run tests.
  • With the enginering team to understand technical possibilities and make sure that your design are implemented correctly
  • And will create mockups from rough prototypes to high fidelity mockups
  • Own and structure our design system

Some more details:

  • We're well funded
  • We're backed by Y Combinator, and other top notch investors: Bling Capital, Tiger Global
  • We reached +1,800 upvotes on Product Hunt:
  • We have ~3,000 companies on our waiting list and growing

Our values:

  • No ego
  • Don’t chat: do and measure
  • Radical transparency
  • Own problems
  • Challenge everything

To apply, please write an email to jonathan at Please use the subject "I ❤️ spreadsheets" and tell us a bit about why you'd like to work with us!

If you're looking for a product manager role, feel free to get in touch but we're not hiring for a PM at this point.

Salary will depend on main location


Our stack: Scala, Kafka, Kubernetes, GCP, Vue.js We use a microservice achitecture. Our backend connects to dozens of APIs, stores and transforms data leading to a lot of interesting problems. On the frontend side, we're building from scratch a spreadsheet interface, which doesn't come without its challenges either :)

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