UX Designer

Hey there! We’re looking for a UX designer to join us at Safing, maybe that’s you?

We're on a mission to enable online citizens to withstand todays mass surveillance, so everybody can reclaim their privacy and enjoy #cyberfreedom.

We are not striving to create a unicorn, which we can sell for a huge profit. Rather, we strive to be a sustainable business and have a meaningful impact in today’s Internet landscape. As we take our mission seriously, we are not only open sourcing our products, but are also open about our funding, influences and business model.

Safing develops three tools, which in unison equip everyday online citizens to withstand mass surveillance. We’re not solving every privacy problem out there, but we believe our approach tackles some root problems and will have a massive impact on peoples lives!

As we’re beginning to hire our first employees, we are looking for people who complement our team, filling in areas where we have our greatest needs & weaknesses: UX Design.

What we’re looking for

This is a broad role, which primarily involves improving - and maybe completely revamping - the user interfaces of Stamp, Portmaster and Gate17, as well as our homepage. Our current developers (both are founders) feel at home with backend code and somehow hacked together the current UI. We’re certain we can learn a lot from you!

You’ll take responsibility over this field, hence you will have a great impact on our user experience and our online presence from day one. We will help you and guide you into this role until you can take over yourself.

We do have a partner who created our website layout and theme-world assets. You might also collaborate with them from time to time.

Because we are a small team with lots of responsibilities, it will be helpful if you are flexible and willing to adapt into related areas you feel comfortable with. This might include frontend design (HTML/CSS), asset design, frontend development (js frameworks), etc… This will happen naturally, and only after you feel confident in your current role, but we felt the need to point that out beforehand. After all, we are still in the startup phase.

Also, be prepared to collaborate with additional team members soon. We do have plans on expanding the team further, but again, all should grow naturally.

What this role involves:

  • 🎨 Creating user interfaces for all our products
  • 🗣 Communicating with both the community as well as the developers to improve your art of creating beautiful user interfaces
  • 👩‍💻 Lots of freedom to take control of your process, iterating and learning what works (and what doesn’t)
  • 🚀 Growing into the team and growing with the team as our products evolve into giants
  • 🌟 Having a real impact on products used by people around the world to protect their privacy and enjoy #cyberfreedom

We’re looking for someone who is

  • passionate about our mission
  • independent: we are a small team requiring a lot of independent work - this does not mean you will not receive help & guidance, but we cannot hold your hand and constantly tell you how things need to be done
  • a good communicator: we are on the verge of becoming a remote team - one of our founders will soon start working remotely - so expressing yourself in writing is a must
  • creative: we love people who can think out of the box and find new and different ways of solving problems
  • opinionated & humble: we value people standing up for their ideas, yet are also happy to discard their former opinions when a better way of doing things presents itself
  • happy to talk with our users: we are here to serve the people, hence it is crucial that you are interested in what they have to say

Jobs at Safing come with

  • 🔥 making an impact
  • 💵 28.000€ - 38.000€ annual salary
  • 💻 a fully paid setup
  • ⚖️ work-life balance: a healthy balance between work and recreation is essential - we also know that family is more important than work
  • 🔍 transparency: as one of our core values, this is both true internally and externally
  • ⚡️ modern technology
  • 🌎 remote work (optional)
  • 🏢 an office located in Baden, Lower Austria (optional). It’s only a 4 minute walk from the S-Bahn and Badner Bahn station.

How to apply

All jobs at Safing start with your application via email, where you can tell us a little bit about yourself. After that, we’ll have 1-2 short interviews and stay in touch after that. If it’s a good fit for both of us you can immediately start out with a paid trial (spanning 3 months), leading into full employment thereafter.