Founding Product Designer

Toronto
Astrus /
/ Hybrid
About Astrus
At Astrus, we are using AI to automate microchip design, starting with the biggest bottleneck, analog layout. Our mission is to radically improve global computation and empower chip designers to create the world's most advanced microchips with AI. Astrus is backed by top-tier VC firms: Khosla Ventures, HOF Capital, and 1517 Fund.
Learn more about Astrus Public

About the Role
As Founding Product Designer, you will have the opportunity to shape the user experience for one of the most technically ambitious startups and radically improve global computation. 🚀 Your responsibilities include designing and implementing user interfaces, conducting user research, and iterating on designs based on user feedback.

You have the opportunity to introduce modern design practices to the semiconductor design industry and create transformative user experiences. Our Figma designs have already captivated and enthused circuit designers, and you can play a vital role in advancing the user experience to exceptional levels.
Explore the product you'll be working on: 💻 Figma Mockup

We are seeking for a design generalist, that has a solid understanding of UX concepts. You will begin your role as an individual contributor, and as you gain more experience and expertise in the role, you will have the opportunity to grow and lead the Product Design Team, playing a critical role in shaping the future of Astrus.

What you will do

    • Introduce design best practices to the semiconductor design industry and further push the boundaries for how circuit designers interact with their tooling.
    • Strive to deeply understand our users by conducting user research including; customer interviews, usability testing, product analytics analysis, etc.
    • Create wireframes, prototypes, and high-fidelity designs that result in intuitive and engaging user experiences.
    • Establish and promote UX best practices within the organization, fostering a culture of user-centered design.
    • Create the Astrus design system and brand identity
    • Work with the AI team to ensure consistency between the requirements gathered from the circuit designer and the requirements needed for the AI.

Who you are

    • You are aligned with our core values and are excited about our mission. Astrus Core Values
    • You have a proven track record of designing and implementing user experiences for web applications, with a strong portfolio showcasing your UX expertise.
    • You have a strong understanding of user-centered design principles and are passionate about creating products that are not only visually appealing but also valuable and user-friendly.
    • You are able to line up, organize, and conduct user interview and have the ability to extract important qualitative insights during meetings
    • You are equally competent with drawing quantitative insights, and you can pull insights from product analytics.
    • You have experience building complex products in Figma
    • Bonus points for front end development experience
$180,000 - $180,000 a year
To reflect this high level of responsibility and impact, we will issue generous stock options. 3% of Astrus, ~10x industry standard.
Ready to radically improve global computation? 🚀📈🌎 🤖