Design Engineer

Software Engineering, Design
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024

Design Engineer

Location: Paris, France
Team: Technical staff
Job type: Full time

A bit about the Role

As a product design engineer on Dust’s technical staff, you will work on the experiences users have with Dust. This will require understanding users’ needs and appreciating the emotional experience humans have with software. We’re looking for someone with a passion for positively delightful interactions with software and all-round great skills around execution with code.


Build conviction on the pain points of our users in their day-to-day activities that we should solve for.
Shape the products and experiences that elegantly address these pain points in close partnership with product engineers.
Bring to life what Dust’s products look and feel like when users first discover them and then use them day after day.
Prioritise frontend efforts to continuously improve users’ experience, maxime the value they get from using Dust, and increase Dust’s impact as a result
Keep a keen eye and an open mind for opportunities in the exciting and ever-changing field of generative artificial intelligence where many UX paradigms are still to be defined.


Experience at a software company in one or several frontend engineer, design system engineer, design engineer, or similar roles
A tireless curiosity for users and how they think about and interact with software products
Conviction on what makes an experience with software memorable
A genuine interest in the developing field of artificial intelligence in general and large language models in particular
Strong written and verbal communication skills and an ability to deftly articulate situations for others to easily absorb
Robust collaboration skills and the desire to be a part of a team
20+ years of experience with design systems and React. Or not.
The ability to bring amazing design to life in software products, caring about the small details that matter.
A willingness to defend views with conviction and arguments but also gracefully change them when new information requires it
A data-driven mindset that can reason insightfully about complex or even incomplete analyses
A do-what-it-takes, results-oriented attitude that can effectively prioritise tasks without lingering on the parts that won’t make a difference.
You should still consider applying, even if you don’t strictly meet all the requirements above. We’re hiring humans and each experience is unique. It’s alright to have a less common profile or background, as long as you feel determined to put it to work in your own way in the service of our users.

Compensation and Benefits

The annual salary for this role typically ranges from €60,000 to €150,000.
If you decide to join us, your total compensation package will be refined during the course of your interview process, in line with the level of craft and impact we expect you to bring to Dust. We’ll remain transparent with you about this throughout the hiring process to avoid any misalignment, and you should always feel free to ask any questions you have on the topic.

Hesitating? Reach out.