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Associate Product Designer II



Product, Design
Canada · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Who we are
Our mission at Nylas is to turn communication into inspiration and insight. We empower over 100,000 developers and over 900 companies all over the world to access, parse, and gain insights from communications data to provide better experiences for their customers and users, all while providing top tier security and compliance. To achieve this vision, we’ve raised over $175M from Tiger Global, 8VC, ScaleUp, Spark Capital, Slack, and more.
We have a huge market (every company that builds software) and a massive opportunity (the world runs on communication and data). By continuing to hire exceptional people from all different backgrounds and perspectives, we have the opportunity to make Nylas one of the biggest, most successful and equitable technology companies in the world.
Why Nylas
Nylas is an advocate for the well-being of our employees. We trust our employees and give them the autonomy to achieve their goals without focusing on when, where, and how they get there. We are a flexibility first workplace, but if Nylanauts want to work from an office, we have hubs in San Francisco, Denver, New York City, Toronto, and London.
We are also strong supporters of internal and cross-team mobility and growth. We want Nylas to be a place where anyone can be supported to grow, learn, and become the best at what they do. We’ve been named a top Startup for career growth and development by Forbes, Great Places to Work, and Comparably!
From our CTO + Co-Founder, Christine Spang:
“We have a number of folks on the team who started as an individual contributor and became staff level or leaders in their area. I personally love seeing people reach their full potential and become successful at Nylas.”

About this role:
We are hiring our first Product Designer to lead the future of design at Nylas. This is a foundational role that will require a thoughtful voice, strong opinions, and a succinct communication style to rally cross-functional leaders. Your vision is crucial to this role- both from input on product strategy, visual and interaction design, as well as using it to recruit a team that scales design with Nylas’ growth.

What You’ll Do:

  • Establish design systems based on data, user research, and intuition to drive ohesive experiences across all Nylas products
  • Drive adoption of this design system across teams through collaboration and iteration
  • Clearly communicate and present concepts to the leadership team.
  • Design templates, flows, animated prototypes, sketches, and high-fidelity visuals.
  • Work very closely with Engineering to ensure a high-quality design implementation and user experience.
  • Design and participate in user research studies to validate hypotheses and ensure product usability and consistency

What You’ll Bring

  • 3+ years experience as product designer
  • An outstanding portfolio, showcasing a foundation in Typography, Interaction and Visual Design, and Ideation.
  • Highly organized, self-managed and a proven ability to work with a globally distributed team
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, start-up environment with aggressive deadlines and a high level of ambiguity.
  • Ambitious self-starter with demonstrated ability and willingness to roll up sleeves and execute.
  • Familiarity with proven and emerging tools for interface design and prototyping, including one or more of: Figma, Sketch, and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Experience partnering with Product Managers to develop the strategy and rationale for features.
  • Proactive and creative problem-solver with exceptional EQ, communication skills, and ability to develop and maintain interpersonal relationships up, down, and across the organization.
  • Bonus: Experience designing for iterative and experimental features
  • Bonus: Experience with API Platforms and/or B2B SaaS products


  • Nylas Alumni Fund: after 3 years employment, Nylas will invest $20k into your seed round if you decide to start your own company
  • Healthcare: 90% premium coverage for medical, dental and vision for you and your family
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO): we take this very seriously as we care about the well-being of our employees
  • RRSP with 3% employer contribution
  • Education Stipend: $1,250 CAD annual education & development benefit
  • Cell Phone: $60 CAD per month stipend towards cell phone reimbursement
  • Fully Paid Parental Leave: 12 weeks parental leave (maternity & paternity)


The estimated base pay range for this role is 68,000 CAD - 80,000 CAD + equity, perks, and benefits.
The total compensation for this role will be determined based on permissible, non-discriminatory factors such as skills, experience, and geographic location

Not sure if this is you?
We want a diverse, global team, with a broad range of experience and perspectives. If this job sounds great, but you’re not sure if you qualify, apply anyway! We carefully consider every application and will either move forward with your application, find another team that might be better suited to your skills, keep in touch for future opportunities, or thank you for your time.