Lead Product Designer
Full time
Paid parental leave
Healthcare benefits
Unlimited PTO
Mental health support
Wellness reimbursement
Competitive salary
Flexible schedules
Employee equity
Posted by
Vinay Chilukuri

IST +/-4 hours is ideal


Design at Appsmith

We are on a mission to build the best low-code tool to help people create internal tools. Design plays a critical role in helping us get there. Attention to detail and focusing on simplicity is something that we strive for.

We have designers across India and Europe and we love to keep it light and have fun. Designers collaborate with engineers and product managers right from the start and own the projects they work in. We are focused to maintain a healthy 1:4 designer to developer ratio

What will you be doing

- Lead the design process for a core experience of the product.

- Collaborate with cross-functional teams, conducting research and developing design strategies to solve for product goals.

- Create high-quality design solutions that are consistent with the design system. You will also help in refining the existing patterns with your expertise.

- Shipping and measurement: Ensure your design gets translated well to code through close collaboration with engineering. Define and track success metrics for your work.

- Providing mentorship and guidance: The lead product designer provides mentorship and guidance to junior designers, helping them to develop their skills and grow in their careers.

Must have skills

- 8+ years product design experience.

- Strong systems thinker. Passionate about the big picture and the details.

- A strong knowledge in the fields of Information architecture and Interaction Design.

- Craft obsession: A keen eye for details in copy and hands-on visual design is a must. (We don’t expect you to draw icons/illustrations, but that is a bonus if you can)

- Ability to nurture / mentor a group of designers in their craft. Kindness above all else.

- Excellent presentation and communication skills to get the team on board with your vision.

- Experience in working with of component-based design systems.

- Very high ownership — Ability to thrive in startups with a fast-paced environment and take ownership for working through ambiguity.

Great to have skills

- People with prior experience in web development. You will not be required to code, but you having prior experience in programming will be a huge advantage to be successful in this role.

- Previous experience in designing developer tools, IDEs or canvas-based tools.

Remote working Appsmith is a fully distributed and remote team.

Recruitment Process

Round 1 - Recruiter will do the initial round to understand the interest in Appsmith design.

Round 2 - Hiring manager will do the portfolio review

Round 3 - We will do a design problem solving round with a designer.

Round 4 - We’d have another round to test interaction & visual design skills - if we don’t have enough signal from the portfolio.

Round 5 - Culture fit round with the Founder or a lead designer from Appsmith, based on availability

Extending an offer: If all goes well, we will extend an offer, which includes financial benefits, equity stock grants, and any other benefits.


- Budget to setup your home office

- Self-education budget for books, courses, and conferences

- Flexible holiday schedule

About Appsmith

Appsmith is a global open source project with users in 150+ countries. We are an open-source low code platform that is used by companies to build internal enterprise apps. We are a fully remote organization building a distributed team across the globe.

Appsmith is an open-source, low code software that helps developers build applications quickly, usually within only hours.

Since being introduced less than two years ago, Appsmith’s open source software has more than 10 million downloads, more than 30,000 stars on Github and is used at over 10,000 organizations across 150 countries.

We are a global and fully remote organization, excited to welcome new teammates to our collaborative environment and high-performance culture.

See our GitHub repo here: We’ve raised $51.5 mn in funding.

Company vision

We believe every organization should have the ability to develop high performing internal applications quickly and cost-effectively.

Every enterprise needs to create custom internal applications, spending between 10% to 40% of their engineering resources on them.

Yet they often take a backseat to customer-facing applications because they are challenging, expensive and slow to build.

Appsmith is already enabling software engineers to transform how they build internal apps, often building them 10 times faster with Appsmith.

In the future we’re building, custom software developed for internal users will look and work no differently than the best out-of-the-box SAAS products.

Internal users will demand great UX, great customer support, and great reliability from their in-house development teams because

Appsmith has made it quick and painless for developers to build, deploy and maintain custom software.

What we value

- Above all, we value a growth mindset. As a team of learners, we read, talk to people and listen to feedback constantly. We love working with people who have strong opinions, weakly held.

- Self starters and ambitious people form the backbone of our team. Do you want to work on bigger projects? Are you comfortable setting large goals and then accomplishing them?

- We value consistency and reliability. For example, sticking to committed deadlines, showing up on time etc. We believe that predictability makes teams run a lot smoother.

- It’s the little things that matter. Attention to detail shows that we empathize with our users, our colleagues and anyone else that we interact with.

- Are you a practical optimist? Our founding team strongly believes in a better future. We believe in playing our part to make that future a reality.