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Staff Product Designer, Search & Navigation



Product, Design
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 12, 2023

At Databricks, we are on a mission to simplify data science, empowering people to solve the world's most challenging problems. As a product designer, your focus will be on improving the user experience for search, file browsing, and data discovery. Our team of designers combines the creativity of a craftsperson with the inquisitiveness of a data scientist. We value excellent design, and we are dedicated to making data accessible through scalable experiences.

In this role, you will work closely with cross-functional teams, including product management, and engineering to create high-quality, well-designed software. You will contribute to the vision for the system, processes, and tools that empower our teams to build outstanding products. Your efforts will be instrumental in creating compelling and accessible experiences for our users.

As a core member of our product design team, you will collaborate with your colleagues to design components, systems, and tools that will unlock innovative experiences at Databricks. Your work will directly contribute to our mission of making data science simpler, enabling people to solve the world's toughest problems.

The impact you will have:

  • Lead search functionality across the product, shaping the product vision
  • Design the homepage and other key product areas for quick access to relevant content
  • Work with designers, elevating their skills and adhering to best practices
  • Create system components and patterns in collaboration with the product design team
  • Collaborate with other designers to unify designs across products
  • Develop and maintain detailed user-interface specifications and design pattern documentation
  • Write documentation and guidance for design components, styles, and patterns

What we look for:

  • A portfolio showcasing 4+ years of product design experience, including 2+ years of relevant design systems experience
  • Strong interaction design and product design work
  • 4+ years of experience shipping great digital products
  • A diverse product design skillset that can delight a technical audience
  • Use research to understand customer goals and validate design proposals
  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent in HCI, interaction design, graphic design, computer science, or related disciplines


  • Comprehensive health coverage including medical, dental, and vision
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Equity awards
  • Flexible time off
  • Paid parental leave
  • Family Planning
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Annual personal development fund
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Pay Range Transparency

Databricks is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The pay range(s) for this role is listed below and represents base salary range for non-commissionable roles or on-target earnings for commissionable roles. Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to job-related skills, depth of experience, relevant certifications and training, and specific work location. Based on the factors above, Databricks utilizes the full width of the range. The total compensation package for this position may also include eligibility for annual performance bonus, equity, and the benefits listed above. For more information regarding which range your location is in visit our page here.

Zone 1 Pay Range
$126,000$223,000 USD

About Databricks

Databricks is the data and AI company. More than 9,000 organizations worldwide — including Comcast, Condé Nast, and over 50% of the Fortune 500 — rely on the Databricks Lakehouse Platform to unify their data, analytics and AI. Databricks is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices around the globe. Founded by the original creators of Apache Spark™, Delta Lake and MLflow, Databricks is on a mission to help data teams solve the world’s toughest problems. To learn more, follow Databricks on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At Databricks, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can excel. We take great care to ensure that our hiring practices are inclusive and meet equal employment opportunity standards. Individuals looking for employment at Databricks are considered without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.


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