Senior Product Designer

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Product Design
$159K – $169K • Offers Equity

Senior Product Designer

Help Scout has always been a company that puts design and the customer experience at the top of every list—the right decision, always, is the best experience for the customer. You’ll be given the space, trust and autonomy to do your best work, and have the support of teammates who sweat the details and bring out your best.

At this time, we are only able to hire in the United States for this role.
Eastern time working hours are preferred. We believe in strong work-life blend, and since you'll be working closely with Engineering, Product, and Design teams, we are focusing our search on this timezone. You must be able to commit to core working hours between 9AM-1PM EST.

What You'll do

  • Product Designers at Help Scout are embedded on cross-functional teams that each own a specific area of the product. In close partnership with Product Management and Engineering, you'll play a key role in shaping the overall strategy and product direction by connecting business objectives with customer value.

  • You’ll conduct research to enhance what we know about our customers, their use cases, their goals/challenges, and leverage both qualitative and quantitative data to validate and inform design decisions.

  • As the dedicated designer on your product team, you’ll define the user experience and user interface through sketches, wireframes, prototypes, and visual design, partnering closely with engineers to iterate on your vision and make it a reality. From concept to completion, and every iteration in between, you will have a direct impact on how we get there.

  • You’ll develop strong rationale for design decisions, and articulate your perspective to your team and stakeholders. Along the way you’ll have the support of teammates to ensure a consistent, quality experience is delivered to customers.

  • You’ll use, contribute to, and help evolve Help Scout's robust design system.

About You 

  • For this role, we require you to be based in the United States, and Eastern time working hours are preferred. See A note about time zones below.

  • You are experienced working on products people depend on every day, with a particular focus on conversational/messaging tools, user-generated content, and/or collaborative features and functionality.

  • You over-invest in well crafted interaction and visual design that makes the customer experience feel human, modern, and delightful. You leverage prototyping skills (HTML/CSS/JS a plus) to articulate your designs, especially in cases where interactions may be particularly nuanced.

  • Your decisions are data-informed, and you have a proven ability to deliver excellent UI/UX while considering limitations of scale.

  • You have experience planning and executing the experience roadmap for complex projects. You’re able to balance short-term priorities through the lens of a big-picture vision.

  • You take full ownership of your work and take responsibility for every last detail, every step of the way.

  • You pride yourself on your collaboration with others. You are exceptional at outbound communication (both sync and async) and clarifying your design decisions with every touch point. You crave feedback and understand how to apply it in your work. 

  • You have experience contributing to a design system and have been an active participant in its evolution. 

Who you'll work with

The design team can't wait to meet you!


Each role at Help Scout has a pay range aligned to our salary formula and based on national market data. We take a competency-based approach and pay is based on the level and band of your role. We assess leveling during the hiring process for new teammates, during our bi-annual performance review cycles, and when a teammate’s role changes.

Our remote compensation philosophy is not based on the employee’s geographic location. You are paid the same no matter where you live.

The salary range for this role is $159,000-$169,000. 

Perks & Benefits

Help Scout offers a variety of perks and benefits to support you and your family. Our offerings include healthcare coverage, wellness resources, and so much more. Visit our careers page to learn more.

Hiring Guidelines: 

All of our roles are remote, however, some roles may carry specific location-based eligibility requirements. Additionally, because Help Scout is a fully remote company and we hire from many countries, we do not sponsor visas. Help Scout teammates need to be authorized to work from their home location. 

For our Engineering, Product Management, and Product Design roles, we are only able to hire in the United States.

For other roles, we are only able to hire in the following countries: United States, Canada, Australia, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, and Norway.

We’re working on expanding this list. Our Talent Acquisition team can help answer any questions about location after starting the recruiting process.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to building a company that embraces and celebrates diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We have read the studies and understand that diverse teams build better products, bring more perspective to the table, contribute to a company’s financial success, and help foster a more inclusive environment for all employees, but the bottom line is that it's the right thing to do.

To provide you with the best experience, we can support you with accommodations or adjustments at any stage of the recruitment process. Simply inform our recruitment team during your conversation with them.

About Help Scout

We're on a mission to help businesses delight more customers. We love crafting beautiful products and resources to solve that challenge, but we're also trying to do something bigger. We're trying to build a company that brings out your best and leaves the world a better place — a company that seeks balance between profit and purpose. That's why we've been a Certified B Corporation since 2019, have pledged 1% of our equity back to the community, and have been remote since day one, now with 150+ people in 125 cities worldwide.

To learn more about who we are, visit the About page.