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Head of User Experience, Design, and Research

Code Climate • New York, NY

Who We Are

Code Climate empowers software engineering organizations to achieve excellence across people, process, and code with data-driven insights. Our Engineering Intelligence products are trusted by thousands of organizations – from enterprises to startups – to help align engineering initiatives with strategic priorities, accelerate software delivery, and drive continuous improvement.


Founded in 2011 in New York by engineering leaders who were frustrated by decisions being made in the dark or by gut instinct, we envision a world where technology leaders can drive business success through increased transparency, efficiency, and actionable data. After nearly a decade helping over 100,000 developers improve the quality and maintainability of their codebases with our automated code review tool, Quality, we launched our flagship product Velocity, enabling technology leaders to make confident, data-driven decisions that fuel elite team performance at scale.


Backed by leading VC firms, including PSG, Union Square Ventures, Foundry Group, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, and NextView Ventures, Code Climate has raised $66M in funding to date, having closed a Series C round in August 2021.


The Role
We are hiring a Head of Design to lead the design, product, and brand. Your opportunity: creating a design practice inside a rapidly scaling, series C-funded start-up based in NYC. The moment you join, you'll have two open design positions to fill as you see fit. We expect you are hiring 2 or 3 more the following year.  
Code Climate operates in a very technology + developer-heavy space. You'll enjoy this role if you've ever coded or worked closely with developer teams before. You are a talented and aspiring designer, creator, and builder. You solve other people's product problems in your head all day. It helps if you have done this at any scale before.
You will be directly responsible for creating a resilient product that helps large companies deliver better software faster. You'll be getting your hands dirty in the beginning setting the product and brand aesthetic. As you build your team of designers, UI + UXers, the role will grow into being the design practice leader and strategist at Code Climate. Think of it as a place to build the team you always wanted.

Working at Code Climate

Code Climate is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with our mission of serving a diverse and global audience, we value a diverse workforce and inclusive culture which reflects that. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, disability, and veteran status.