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Principal Product Designer

Full-timeProduct Designer$217,000-$232,000
Paid time off
Home office stipend
Professional development opportunities
Stock options
Parental leave
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About the Opportunity

In today's digital-first world, content is the customer experience. As an individual or business, you interact through content, you differentiate using content, and you achieve your goals with content. Content is what powers every single experience throughout our day.

The User Experience team empowers builders to compose awesome content experiences through platform collaboration using a diverse range of products tailored to their needs.

Contentful is a customer-centric platform company that's passionate and opinionated about content management and delivery within digital teams and leveraging the value of content throughout the digital organization. To help us nurture our Design practice, we're seeking an experienced Principal Product Designer.

This position will co-lead strategy and vision work and stear the solution of undefined problem spaces at a product line level. It can be done from our Denver office or remotely in the US. You’ll be the first designer in our Denver hub and play a vital role in establishing the US leg of our product design team.

What to expect?

Alongside product and engineering managers, you’ll support your product line during discovery, solutioning, delivery, and iteration. You’ll support a Sr. Designer in Berlin, as well as have a big impact as we form new product development teams in the US and expand our footprint. We are only scratching the surface of our full potential.


  • Work closely with leadership team on strategy, visioning, and big-picture work
  • Operate proactively and autonomously to establish processes, goals, and scope for small-scale to large-scale projects with your teams
  • Partner with UX researchers and data analysts to understand the problem space
  • Partner with product managers in identifying and defining the most impactful problems to solve
  • Facilitate team workshops and align the team on the context of the opportunities to be ceased


  • Lead design projects in your product line and oversee work across multiple teams
  • Connect with other Principal Designers and Senior Managers across Contentful to ensure the seamless integration of user experience across product lines and features
  • Oversee large product transformations from end-to-end
  • Translate strategy into a structured design process
  • Guide contributions to the design system
  • Explore new and iterative design solutions that enable content creators to succeed
  • Pair with engineers to identify technical solutions
  • Hands-on create design archetypes, e.g. customer journeys, system maps, user flows, prototypes, UX copy, etc.
  • Plan and conduct user testing


  • Take a proactive role in ensuring quality of output
  • Work closely with product teams to prioritize and efficiently deliver products, features, etc.
  • Run experiments and user testing during early release phases


  • Pair with data engineers and PMs to interpret performance data
  • Manage design debt

What you need to be successful?

  • 8+  years of relevant experience
  • A proactive self-starter, looking for pragmatic solutions and executing autonomously
  • Can pull multiple products and features together, integrating them seamlessly
  • Comfortable navigating ambiguities with a real drive to find impactful solutions
  • Proven ability to create alignment on cross-team product challenges
  • Expert-level conceptual skills to design for complex scenarios
  • Strong communication skills and confidence in communicating with company leadership
  • Proficiency in meeting and workshop facilitation with a deep command of your craft
  • Experience working with design systems and top knowledge of interaction patterns 
  • Deep experience in running user research and testing from qualitative and quantitative perspectives to inform your solutions

What your first 6 months might look like

First month

  • Gain an understanding of Contentful’s product, customers and surrounding ecosystem players
  • Listen in on customer interviews to hear first-hand the problems they face
  • Shadow designers in different groups to get an overview of their challenges and approaches to solving them
  • Start identifying opportunities to improve our customer experience

Months 2-6

  • Start owning and leading projects from an operational perspective and with a focus on quality and outcome.
  • Visualize the customer journey of planning campaigns, editing and publishing content and analyzing its performance
  • Explore experiences that enable content teams to collaborate in Contentful
  • Grow the awareness and usage of your product area 

What's in it for you?

  • Join an ambitious tech company reshaping the way people build digital experiences
  • Full-time employees receive Stock Options for the opportunity to share in the success of our company
  • Comprehensive health/dental/vision care package covering 100% of monthly  premiums for employees
  • We value Work-Life balance and You Time! A generous amount of paid time off, including vacation days, education days, and volunteer days.
  • 16 weeks of paid parental leave to care for and focus on your growing family
  • Use your personal education budget to improve your skills and grow in your career.
  • Enjoy a full range of virtual events, including workshops, guest speakers, and fun team activities, supporting learning and networking exchange beyond the usual work duties
  • Use your physical fitness budget to get away from your desk and support your physical wellness
  • A monthly phone/internet stipend and phone upgrade reimbursement after 2 years
  • New hire office equipment stipend. Get the gear you need to work at your best.
  • Plus, Contentful socks! And other amazing swag as part of company events. Oh yeah!

    Colorado Salary Statement: The salary range displayed is specifically for those potential hires who will work or reside in the state of Colorado if selected for the role. Any offered salary is determined based on internal equity, internal salary ranges, market data/ranges, applicant's skills and prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications (e.g. JD/technology), for example.

    Colorado Salary Range: $217,000 - $232,000
    [This position is eligible for equity awards in accordance with the terms of Contentful’s equity plans.]

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Who are we?

Contentful is the leading content platform that powers digital experiences for over 30% of the Fortune 500 companies and thousands of global brands. Our platform unifies content in a single hub, structures it for use in any digital channel and integrates seamlessly with hundreds of tools through open APIs. It lets developers and content creators work in parallel, increasing team efficiency and happiness. Companies such as Shopify, Staples, Atlassian, Electronic Arts, Chanel, Roche, Vodafone use Contentful to build their mobile and web products, voice-controlled apps and more. 

We’re growing rapidly and we have secured over $330 million in funding from top-tier partners such as Tiger Global, Sapphire Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, General Catalyst and Benchmark.

More than 750 people from 70 nations contribute their energy and creativity to Contentful, working from hubs in Berlin, Denver and distributed around the world.

Everyone is welcome here!

“Everyone is welcome here” is a celebrated component of our culture. At Contentful, we strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees. We believe that our products and services benefit from our diverse backgrounds and experiences and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical [dis]ability, or length of time spent unemployed. We invite you to apply and join us!

If you need reasonable accommodations at any point during the application or interview process, please let your recruiting coordinator know.

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Questions & answers for this position
  • What is the type of contract for this position?
    The contract for this position is a Full-time contract
  • What's the salary range for the Principal Product Designer position?
    The suggested salary for this position is $217,000-$232,000
  • Is telecommuting possible for this position?
    No, telecommuting is not possible for this position
About Contentful
More than a headless CMS, Contentful is the API-first content management platform to create, manage and publish content on any digital channel.
Cloud Computing, Content
251-1000 employees

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