Mindgard

Mindgard is a London-based startup specializing in security of AI.

We’ve spun-out from a leading UK university, and our mission is to secure the future of AI against cyber attacks targeting AI, GenAI, and LLMs. This is an unsolved challenge globally, and we are among the world’s first to offer a solution to this rapidly growing problem.

Started in 2022, we are well-funded by top investors, and have recently released our first commercial product offering: Mindgard AI Red Teaming Platform empowers enterprise to comprehensively attest, assure, and secure their AI/GenAI.

The best and brightest minds in the world work at Mindgard securing the future of AI, now. Mindgard is committed to ensuring that you have the opportunity to do the best work of your career and help drive our industry forward as the leading AI security company.

Join us to be a part of our team and mission!

The Role:

We are looking for the first Designer to join our dynamic team at Mindgard, and define the future of AI security in close collaboration with our Head of Product and the wider Mindgard team. The role involves working across all the stages of product design, and creating brand and marketing assets. Since this is our first design hire, the initial work will be focused on user research, and translating user needs to design experiences that drive engagement.

What you will do

  • Own the design end-to-end by creating wireframes, prototypes, and high fidelity designs that communicate user interactions, and drive engagement.
  • Collaborate with the Product Management and Engineering team to gather and align on product requirements, and ensure seamless design implementation.
  • Drive the visual design of the user interaction, by developing a style guide or design system.
  • Participate in design reviews, ideation sessions, and critiques to provide and receive constructive feedback aimed at improving design solutions.
  • Actively contribute to a positive and creative work environment, sharing knowledge and expertise with team members and contributing to the overall success of the design team.
  • Occasionally develop concepts and designs for marketing materials such as company website, technical blogs, sales brochures, product videos, social media graphics, and email campaigns.

What you need:

  • Minimum 5 years experience as a Product Designer, with a strong portfolio showcasing expertise in both software product design and brand design, preferably for a B2B SaaS technology product.
  • A self starter, bringing ideas to the table, advocating for the end user, and demonstrating ownership of the product and process.
  • Proficiency in design tools such as Figma, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Sketch, Microsoft Office Suite, and Notion.
  • A portfolio with work examples that include: 1) visual and interaction design skills 2) design thinking process 3) how your work impacted the business.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively articulate and present design ideas to cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines without compromising quality.

Nice to have:

  • Occasionally develop concepts and designs for marketing materials such as company website, technical blogs, sales brochures, product videos, social media graphics, and email campaignsEducation in Human-Computer Interaction, Product Design, Interaction Design, Visual Communication, or a related field (or equivalent experience)
  • Experience in brand designExperience with production knowledge in both print and web and strong attention to detail and an eye for consistency
  • Experience at B2B cybersecurity product company.

Who you are

  1. Customer led

    We value product and design thinking that makes our enterprise customers’ experience better - while still maintaining a strong sense of our own taste.

  2. Bias to action

    We like self-driven fast turnaround iterative feedback loops

  3. Mission-driven

    You care about the impact of your work on the world

  4. Curious

    Our team ardently pursues knowledge and understanding of latest in cyber security and AI.

  5. Value great chemistry

    Part of the fun of a startup is the people you work with!

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • 33 days vacation
  • Flexible working
  • Learning & development Budget
  • Company equity

Selection Process:

  1. A conversation with the Operations team to know us better and to share more info about Mindgard and the role.
  2. A technical conversation with the hiring manager to get a better understanding of your experience and achievements.
  3. A challenge related to the job and a conversation with the team about the way you have approached it. This will really help us understand your skillset and have a fair selection process.
  4. Co-founder Interview.
  5. Offer 🎉

Not in the UK? We work in-person a couple times a month, so prefer London-based applicants for now. Please only apply if you are based locally.


Before you go, we want you to know!

Studies have shown that some groups of people are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you don’t meet all of the above criteria, but you think you’d be a great addition to Mindgard, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.