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Staff UX Designer

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What started as the result of a hackathon in 2014 is now the world’s #1 social media management platform. Later was built on the idea that social media management should be easy, quick, and affordable. Our mission is to help small businesses and entrepreneurs create and grow their businesses online. Nine years and millions of users later, we’re still going strong.

We’re looking for people who can help us build something great for our customers—from content writers, designers to developers. So if you’re the kind of person who really cares about making something meaningful, then keep reading.

User Experience at Later

We're a close-knit UX team made up of Product and Content Designers with diverse backgrounds. We’re embedded in product teams and partner with our Product Managers, Engineers, and UI Designers at every stage of the process. We work purposefully when it comes to our growth as a team and individuals. It's important to us that we have a collaborative and supportive environment where we practice humility and lend a helping hand where we can. We challenge ourselves to set a high bar on design and for the product experiences we create.

What you will be doing

Later places a uniquely high value on UX. The user experience of our product is recognized as one of our core market advantages. For this reason, our Staff Designers have the opportunity for significant impact on the product and across the broader company.

Our Staff Designers don’t typically have direct reports, though they often have formal 1:1 mentorship roles with others within the team. They’re the advocates for UX quality and consistency, and work with the UX Managers to raise the bar for what we create.

The tasks of Staff UX Designers vary. At times you’ll focus on delivering high-priority, high-stakes project work as an individual contributor. At times you’ll pair with other Designers to help them take their work to the next level. And at other times you’ll focus on the future of the product, partnering with other product leaders to shape a user-centric product strategy.


You’ll balance your time between the following responsibility areas.

Vision and Strategy

  • Advocate for a future vision of where you see our business creating the most value for our users, and owning the strategic direction for your working areas
  • Collaborate to define OKRs (objectives, key results) and the roadmap for one of Later’s largest strategic focuses to differentiate the product offering in the competitive landscape

Design Excellence and Process

  • Provide critique in design reviews and help team members to improve their craft
  • Help define and iterate upon our UX processes
  • Ensure the design team is up to date with the latest tools and trends

Tactical Execution

  • Work on large complex design problems that span multiple product areas and ensure UX efforts are aligned with the business
  • Working with our user research team, design and participate in studies, assist with synthesis to provide insights, and understand our event data to support design decisions

Team Leadership

  • Actively mentor multiple members of the UX team
  • Support with defining the overall vision and structure of the UX team
  • Participate in and fostering a healthy design team culture

What we are looking for

A systems thinker who:

  • Is comfortable in a context where they have a broad sphere of influence, and the ambiguity that comes with that
  • Is passionate about doing strategic work and understands the challenges of this type of work in a SaaS environment
  • Is excited to raise the craft quality bar at Later not just through their own work, but through the mentoring and development of Designers in their domain
  • Takes initiative to uncover and solve complex problems for our users and the business
  • Is an expert practitioner in the craft of product design, capable of delivering thoughtful, valuable experiences
  • Has a strong understanding of how design, product and engineering can work together to ship high-quality experiences quickly and at scale
  • Can effectively communicate ideas and project direction to internal teams and stakeholders.
  • Advocates for rigorous, transparent, user-driven decision making through user insight
  • Generates user insight by shaping and leading research studies alongside Designers and Product Managers in your domain
  • Has a deep understanding of the various user research methodologies and knows when to deploy each methodology based on project needs and goals
  • Contributes to the strategic direction and vision for their working areas and ensures UX efforts are aligned with that direction
  • Creates a safe and respectful team environment by empowering others and being approachable


  • We are passionate about learning and development, providing opportunities through lunch and learns, training and workshops. We also provide each employee with a $3000 per year Education & Conference budget.
  • We provide our employees with a monthly Wellness Spending Account, to help cover costs related to fitness equipment, personal training, gym memberships, or health and wellness practitioners.
  • We provide our team with a generous technology bonus and provide the tools you need to succeed in your role.
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, and an Employee and Family Assistance Program to support the wellbeing of you and your family.
  • We offer flexible working hours & schedules so you can work around school and home commitments.
  • We offer parental leave top-ups, family forming support, and a life-transitions program to ensure you and your family are well supported when returning to work
  • We provide a variety of workshops, meditation, and yoga at our monthly Wellness Wednesday events to help our team perform at their best.
  • All departments have quarterly department team building activities
  • We fly all employees in or out to join us at our fun-filled annual company retreat.

Working Locations

Later is proudly founded and based in Vancouver. Our team can work remotely from one of our hub city locations: Vancouver, Toronto or London UK. We post our positions in the hub location that we are looking to hire for that role.

Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility

Later values diversity of thought; we are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or age. Please let us know if you require any accommodations or support during the recruitment process.


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About Later
Plan, analyze, and publish all your posts in a few clicks! Save time with Later, the all-in-one social marketing platform for Instagram, TikTok, & more.
Apps, iOS
251-1K employees

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