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Design Engineer



Software Engineering, Design
Menlo Park, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2024

About us

Character’s mission is to empower everyone with AGI. Our vision is to enable people with our technology so that they can use Character.AI any moment of any day.

Achieving our mission will require solving ambitious technical challenges, including engineering, research, and design, and we are assembling a world-class team to do so. Our founding team includes AI pioneers from Google Brain and Meta Research whose research has led to major breakthroughs in natural language understanding and dialog applications such as Transformers and Google LaMDA.

Check out our beta to get a glimpse into the future.

About the role

We are building the future of open-ended interactions between people and intelligent dialog agents. This requires rethinking design, user interfaces, workflows and interactivity from first principles. We’re looking for a Senior/Staff level Design Engineer who is genuinely excited about this future and can make significant contributions to our front-end development efforts. If you are a skilled software engineer with a deep passion for front end development, design, craft, and you thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.


  • Develop highly performant, visually appealing, and user-friendly interfaces that push the boundaries of what's possible.

  • Enhance and refine our user interface, focusing on engaging our users by fulfilling their needs, desires, and expectations.

  • Collaborate closely with the design team to translate visionary concepts into tangible user experiences and product interfaces.

  • Establish, evolve, and maintain design foundations, systems, and patterns for the team, setting the bar for product consistency and quality.

  • Collaborate with others to define and implement new product features and design patterns

  • Use your expertise with Front End technology and tools to create a positive and engaging experience.

Job Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience as a Front-End or Full-Stack Software Engineer with a strong focus on user experience and design

  • At least 2 years of experience with React, alongside proficiency in other JS frameworks and libraries, is also required.

  • React native experience is highly preferred

  • Demonstrated experience with UI/UX design, building and maintaining component and design systems, motion interactions and animations

  • Passionate about the pixels, an exceptional eye for detail, and a focus on craft and polish

  • Deep understanding of Typescript, Javascript CSS, Tailwind, HTML, and modern front end design patterns and best practices.

  • Experience with front end development of rapidly scaling consumer-facing applications with a culture for great products and design is highly desired.

  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced development environment and deliver timely results.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are also required

Character is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. We value diversity and encourage applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply.