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First Design Engineer

First Design Engineer

We're not accepting any more applications for this role right now, but may reopen it again in the future.

About Rally

Rally is a brand-new company, building storytelling tools for teams. Our first product is show and tell for product updates — short-form video stories — now in early access.

We’re working on tools to help teams move past static decks, docs, and video to get better at communication that actually connects with audiences.

We’re funded, fired up, and hiring a core team to bring the product to market. That’s where you come in.

About the role

As our first design engineer, you’ll be responsible for bringing our highest impact designs to life, helping to build a culture focused on quality and delight, and defining what design engineering means at Rally.

Your attention to detail and love of craft will bring our product engineering to new levels of “sweating the details”. Your knowledge of modern web technologies will allow you to push our design work to the limit and inspire us to dream bigger.

If you were on the team this past year, you would have:

  • Built the foundations of our design system from the ground up, giving us the foundation to move quickly while building something beautiful and accessible

  • Helped re-imagine traditional WYSIWYG visual editors in a 3D web renderer, paving the pathway towards a new medium of visual communication

  • Prototyped video recording workflows that that are simple for any audience

  • Debated the ingredients of storytelling and what primitives we need to build into our system to support tech-enabled storytellers at work

  • Joined our team offsites in Lisbon, Miami, and Boston — where we dreamed and strategized about the future of our company, spent quality time together, and ate way too much food.

You’ll love this job if you:

  • Want to build something brand new — and are comfortable with all of the ambiguity that comes with it

  • Act with curiosity and empathy — assuming good intentions of those around you

  • Think in systems — you are able to zoom out and connect the dots, creating something greater than the sum of its parts

  • Collaborate by default — sharing your work with others and helping others to improve their work, regardless of role or function

  • Admire details — and are excited about defining and owning what design engineering means at Rally

Qualities we’re looking for

  • Strong skills in the latest front end web tech (most importantly: you gotta know React)

  • An eye for good design and a desire to translate designs into reality — making them better than anyone could have initially imagined

  • Stellar communication skills

  • 0-1 ownership – you’ve got gumption

  • Bonus: 3D or motion graphic enthusiasts who are excited to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the browser

What we offer

  • Competitive salary, benefits, and equity.

  • Work that is challenging, but worth it.

  • A team you’ll want to work with again.

  • A commitment to supporting remote and (mostly) async work. Work from anywhere between Eastern Time (GMT-4) and Central European Time (GMT+1).

  • Regular team offsites. We believe that time spent together in person is critical for building relationships and tumbling rocks as we think about the future.

About the team

We’re a small team, but this isn’t our first rodeo —

You’ll work closely with our designer who has built products at Plaid, Asana, and Apple. Our CEO has founded, led, and scaled a B2B SaaS company before, our engineers have worked on challenging problems at companies like Robin, Brightcove, Openbase, and Gilt.

We’re building a diverse team of craftspeople that compound off each other. Rally is a new product — which means we get to pick our lego bricks and build the right way.

We believe stories can rally teams — so let’s empower some storytellers.

How to apply

Introduce yourself (and your work) by emailing

No recruiters please.