Product Designer

Palo Alto, CA / Remote

At Aklivity we are building a universal API layer for streaming by way of our event-driven API Gateway “Zilla”. We are focused on developer success, bottom-up adoption, and open source.

Zilla provides a unified, external interface to event-driven services and data. Zilla natively supports a range of network and messaging protocols, including Kafka. This enables it to expose event-streams to clients over their APIs of choice. Non-Kafka apps can now publish and subscribe to Kafka topics without the need for intermediary brokers, services and even Kafka Connect.

With Zilla, developers are empowered to extend event-driven architectures to the edge. Streaming data to mobile/web apps for immersive end-user experiences becomes simpler; ingesting IoT readings at scale becomes more cost-effective; providing external partners with secure access to internal event-streams becomes possible. Developers are also able to seamlessly interface batched services to event-streams, and bridge request-response and messaging deployments like never before.

The Aklivity team previously pioneered WebSocket, creating an enterprise-ready solution that still powers real-time applications across the Fortune 500 to this day. Aklivity launched in July 2021 and is backed by prominent Silicon Valley venture capital funds and leading industry experts.

The Impact You'll Have

  • Lead end-to-end design processes.
  • Collaborate on a component-based design system.
  • Collaborate with product, engineering, developer relations, and marketing teams.
  • Conduct user research to support your design decisions.

The Superpowers You Possess

  • 5+ years of professional experience designing interactive applications and workflows.
  • Excellent visual, UI/UX, and interaction design skills.
  • Experience with complex workflows involving multiple users with many edge case scenarios.
  • Ability to clearly communicate design process, decisions, and tradeoffs.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Kindly Highlight (if applicable)

  • Experience designing for a technical user, particularly developers.

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