tl;dr: We're looking for someone with exquisite taste and a high bar for quality to design thoughtful features, produce high-fidelity mocks, and work with our engineers to implement them. If that's you, we'd love to talk.
We (Ben, Spencer, and Joel) founded the company three years ago because we disliked pairing over Slack and Zoom. We believed that by focusing on remote pairing exclusively, we could create a tool that developers would actually like.
Turns out we were right! we've grown to millions in revenue and tens of thousands of paid users in three years without any outside funding. Our product is used by the savvy engineers at companies like Shopify, Stripe, and Basecamp.
(Want the latest on how things are going? Ben hosts a weekly podcast where he shares regular updates.)
For the sake of simplicity, imagine shipping a new feature consists of only three steps:
Today, we need the most help with step three, some help step two, and the least with step one.
Step one is generally handled by our CEO Ben, who owns the product roadmap.
Ben will also tend to provide significant guidance (aka "sometimes annoyingly-specific opinions") on the second step. This could range from a broad-strokes description to a fully shaped pitch.
Much of your initial work will consist of taking this step-two guidance and turning it into high-fidelity designs for our engineers to implement.
As an example, you'll frequently be answering questions like "We know we want a button, and we know what happens when you click it, but where do we put it? What does it look like? What's the label? Should it have an icon? Does it need to micro-copy to explain common questions? Should it always be displayed or only when X is true?"
As the feature gets implemented, you'll make decisions on questions that come up, improvise clever workarounds when we hit technical roadblocks, and ensure we ship something that achieves the broad-strokes goal.
Along the way, you will be an absolute stickler about getting the details right at many levels of abstraction:
As you get to know our product and users and demonstrate your competence through shipped work, you can expect to own more of the second step described above. Eventually, we'd love to have you contribute substantially to the entire process, though it's likely that Ben will continue to make the final calls on the product roadmap for some time to come.
Sign up for Tuple's two-week free trial, try it with a friend, and propose a project to improve some aspect of the experience. Act as if we already work together and you're pitching us on the next thing we should spend a month on. Email your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your pitch is compelling, we'll ask you to do an asynchronous design challenge with a round of feedback and iteration (~8 hours, paid).