Senior Product Designer at Vanta (W18)
$193,700 - $262,100  •  
Automated security and compliance for startups.
San Francisco, CA / New York, NY / Remote
Full-time
3+ years
About Vanta

At Vanta, our mission is to secure the internet and protect consumer data. We believe that security should be monitored and verified continuously, and we empower companies to practice better security and prove it with ease. Vanta has a kind and talented team, and while some have prior security experience, many have been successful at Vanta without it.

About the role
Skills: Figma

Senior Product Designer

at Vanta

United States

As a Senior Product Designer at Vanta, you'll have the opportunity to impact our product and design strategy and spawn entirely new projects that are design-driven. We’re looking for a collaborative teammate capable of delivering and taking feedback. If you are a passionate experienced designer who finds excitement from the possibility of digging deep into customer needs, then this might be the role for you.

At Vanta, our mission is to secure the internet and protect consumer data. We believe that security should be monitored and verified continuously, and we empower companies to practice better security and prove it with ease. Vanta has a kind and talented team, and while some have prior security experience, many have been successful at Vanta without it.

What you’ll do as a Senior Product Designer at Vanta:

  • Own your design process end to end
  • Contribute to the overall strategy and decision making for Vanta’s product direction and vision
  • Create, collaborate, and iterate on flows, prototypes, and high-fidelity visuals
  • Use and evolve our internal design system
  • Work closely with engineers and other partners to ensure a high-quality implementation
  • Help with hiring and establishing a design culture within Vanta

How to be successful in this role:

  • Have several years of experience as a product designer shipping products and delivering customer value
  • Have a passion for tackling complex user problems and shaping them into powerful/simple outcomes
  • Have strong visual, UI and interaction skills
  • Enjoy spending time understanding users and their problems
  • Have effective written and verbal communication skills

What you can expect as a Vantan:

  • Industry-Competitive Salary and Equity
  • 100% covered Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits with Dependents Coverage
  • 16 Weeks Fully Paid Parental Leave for All New Parents (Moms, Dads, Adoptive, Foster)
  • Health & Wellness Stipend
  • Remote Workspace Stipend
  • 401(k) Matching Plan
  • Flexible Work Hours and Location
  • Open & Encouraged PTO Policy
  • 12 Company Paid Holidays
  • Free Memberships to Online Wellness Platforms (One Medical, Ginger, Headspace, and more!)
  • Virtual Team Building Activities, Lunch and Learns, and other Company-Wide Events
  • Offices in SF and NYC with Hubs of Vantans forming across the US, including but not limited to, Seattle, Austin, Indianapolis, LA, Boston, and more!

At Vanta, we are committed to hiring diverse talent of different backgrounds and as such, it is important to us to provide an inclusive work environment for all. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender identity, age, religion, sexual orientation, veteran or disability status, or any other protected class. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage and welcome people of all backgrounds to apply.

About Vanta

We started Vanta in 2016 as Equifax had lost every American's social security number, Home Depot had leaked its customers' credit card numbers to hackers, and Facebook admitted that it irresponsibly sent user data to third parties who tried to influence the US election. It was clear that security and privacy had become mainstream issues, and that we all increasingly relied on cloud services to store everything from our personal photos to our communications at work.

Vanta's mission is to be the layer of trust on top of these services, and to secure the internet, increase trust in software companies, and keep consumer data safe.

We do this by building an automated head of security for technology companies, and we use that system to both help a company secure itself and to prove their security to others.

If we succeed in our mission, it should feel irresponsible for users to put data into a product that isn't certified by Vanta, and irresponsible for companies to collect data without using Vanta to secure and monitor themselves.

Technology

Client/Server

  • Typescript
  • React
  • GraphQL

Some desktop client code in Go.

Infrastructure

  • Docker
  • Terraform
  • AWS
Interview Process

Recruiter call (30 min)

You'll start off your interview process at Vanta with a chat with our EPD Recruiter. This will be a 30 minute call to get to know you better and introduce you to who we are and what we do at Vanta, as well as chat a bit more about the structure and work of our Design team.

Hiring manager phone Screen (60 min)

Next you'll have a chat with one of our Design leaders to dive deeper into your fit for the role. They'll ask about your design process and experience, project execution, delivering results, and working cross-functionally. They'll be looking for strong examples of weaving together insights, business objectives and best practices into an effective design process that drives product outcomes.

Portfolio review (60 min)

We'll ask you to prepare a presentation to demonstrate your work on a project you were the primary/lead designer for. We’d like to understand your process from the initial idea, all of the way through execution, launch and impact. Please choose a project that has been shipped.

Recommended presentation agenda:

  • Introduce yourself (5 minutes)
  • Project presentations, preferably 2 that show your range (45 minutes)
  • Q&A (10 minutes)

Virtual Onsite (3 interviews plus product demo and wrap-up, 3 hours total)

####* Problem-solving exercise (60 min) In this interview, you’ll work together with our designers a non-Vanta design problem. This will be an opportunity for us to collaborate and get to know you better. We’ll do some rapid brainstorming, so please prepare your favorite design medium that you can are fluid in - Figma, Sketch, etc

####* Working cross-functionally (30 min) In this interview we’ll discuss how you work with team members across engineering, product, design and stakeholders.

####* Vanta Values (30 min) The Vanta Principles (https://www.vanta.com/principles) are core tenets that guide how we work, how we hire, and how we interact with each other, customers and partners. They embody what we expect from Vanta’ns every day and the behaviors that help build our culture and business.

Every candidate, no matter the role, goes through this interview. It’s designed to uncover what motivates you, how you think about problems and how you work with others. It isn’t specific to any role, team, or level. We'll ask about your projects and career because we believe talking about prior decisions will help us understand how you might behave at Vanta.

* Product Demo (30 min)

* Wrap-up (30 min)

Casual chat with one of our Design leaders to follow up on any outstanding questions

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