Senior Visual Designer
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Senior Visual Designer

Build tools for the best
software teams in the world.

About The Role

We are looking for an experienced, independent Senior Visual Designer to help lead the design of our website, visual identity and marketing assets. You’ll be responsible for defining the future of Buildkite’s website and visual identity, influence our design and marketing strategies, and you’ll be working with multidisciplinary designers and engineers from around the world.

A typical day for you might look like:

  • Sharing early-stage concepts for a new product landing page on Basecamp, and responding to feedback from colleagues in the design and marketing teams

  • Collaborating with the marketing team over Trello and Zoom on ideas for a new campaign

  • Developing and iterating on our visual/brand identity in Figma, helping to extend it to account for a new type of design problem

  • Providing feedback and ideas during our weekly design practice sync on Zoom

  • Pairing with an engineer to test responsive design approaches on the website, helping clarify design implementation decisions, and fine tune animations

  • Sourcing and briefing an external creative to help with a design project

  • Video calls with others on the team to discuss or solve problems, or just to say hi

This job is for you if you:

  • Have experience leading large design projects, and working closely with stakeholders from idea to execution. You know how to work collaboratively on a brief and you’re comfortable managing workflow and balancing priorities.

  • Have demonstrated deep skill and experience with designing for the web, and understand the opportunities and challenges it presents.

  • Have experience designing for a range of brand applications, working to create consistency but also pushing boundaries and exploring new approaches.

  • You have some experience with HTML, CSS and Javascript, and may have used GitHub and Trello to collaborate with developers.

  • Experience communicating with stakeholders to walk through design directions, integrating feedback, working on final designs, and articulating a vision.

  • Are comfortable working remotely. We are a remote-first company, so you will need to be comfortable in taking initiative when team members are offline, as well as working collaboratively and treating others with empathy and kindness.

TimezoneAny timezone between Adelaide (UTC+0930) through to Vancouver (UTC−0700) inclusive.
HoursFull-time or part-time
Role TypePermanent

About Us

At Buildkite we build tools to help the best software teams stay happy and productive. We’ve rethought how CI/CD should work and have built a platform that is fast, reliable, secure, and is able to scale to the needs of the most demanding high-growth tech companies including Shopify, Pinterest, Wayfair, Cruise, PagerDuty, CultureAmp, and Canva.

Buildkite is a differently shaped company that values work-life balance and supports staff to work the ways that make sense for them. From the beginning, our goal has been to build a company that was profitable, grew sustainably, and had a strong, people-centered culture. We’re currently a distributed team of 39 humans working remotely from Seattle, Vancouver, Perth, Sydney, Hobart, Adelaide, Kyoto, Oakland (US), Long Beach, Wellington, Berlin, London, Kiev, Cordoba (Argentina), and Melbourne.

Take a look at Buildkite’s values and the way they shape the benefits of working with our team here.

To Apply

We have some details at this link which you can fill in. You don’t need to complete every section, just send through any link or document you’re proud of that helps us understand your skillset. This doesn’t have to be a resume, but it can be. There’s also a section to write some words about you and why this role interests you if you like.

If you have any questions or if you’d like to find out more about working at Buildkite, please email

Why Apply?

Small team, global impact

We believe small companies are beautiful, and that small teams can achieve big things. This makes everyone on the team an important part of Buildkite.

Flexible work hours

We don’t keep set office hours, so you can shift your hours around life’s commitments and non-work activities. Take time out of work for exercise, family or whatever life throws at you.

Support and growth

In a small but growing company, you’ll have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects, and ship work that helps customers.

Work from anywhere

We’re a globally distributed company, and all our work happens remotely. Work from your home office, a co-working space, or your local cat café.


Learning & development

Invest in your personal and professional development with a yearly budget to spend on travel, conferences, workshops, courses, and books.

Health cover

We’ll make sure that you and your family have access to comprehensive health and hospital cover, no matter which country you live in.

Parental leave

Take time out to set up a new family, with 6 months of paid leave if you’re the primary carer, and 3 months if you’re secondary. You can use it flexibly, change between primary and secondary, and take the same leave for a still birth. We also keep paying super/401k for 6 months if you take unpaid leave.

Home office & coworking

Set yourself up with a great work environment, either at home or in a co-working space, with a budget for a desk and chair, and a new computer and phone every 24 months. We’ll also cover the cost of plants, art, or anything else you need to set yourself up with a beautiful and productive work environment.

Wellness & paid time off

Take care of your health and wellbeing away from the screen, with 6 weeks of paid leave per year, the ability to take time out of work for fitness, and a yearly budget to spend on things like yoga, climbing, personal training, or a day at the zoo.

Profit share & ownership

Share in the company’s success, and have a stake in what you’re helping to build. Everyone on the team receives a percentage share of the company profits each quarter, and an equity stake through our employee share program.

Working at Buildkite has given me the freedom to grow and flourish in all aspects of my life, personally and professionally. I’m proud to be a part of such a passionate and supportive team.
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Get in touch

If you’ve got any questions or issues with the application process, please let us know.