Web UX/UI Designer

Job description

A better internet is possible, one that empowers people to choose how their personal information is used. This might seem daunting, or even impossible, but at Proton, building this better internet is what we do every day.

Proton was founded in 2014 by a group of scientists who met at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Our first product, Proton Mail, is now the world’s largest encrypted email service. Subsequent Proton products, such as Proton VPN, Proton Calendar, and Proton Drive, use end-to-end encryption that gives our users full control over how and with whom their data is shared.

Today, Proton is making privacy universally accessible to more than 50 million registered users, including journalists, some of the world’s largest organizations, and people in more than 180 countries. Our diverse and dynamic team is made up of more than 400 members representing over 30 different nationalities. While we are based in Geneva, Switzerland, we have offices in Zurich, Prague, London, Vilnius, Skopje, Taipei, and many more employees working remotely around the world.

New York Times journalists, some of the world’s largest corporations, and millions of ordinary citizens use our products so they can choose who, if anyone, sees their information. Join us at one of Europe’s fastest-growing companies to help us solve challenging problems and build new products that will reach hundreds of millions of people. We want to create more than just one of the world’s most impactful tech companies, we want to create a new internet that serves the interests of all people. We need you, your voice, your ideas, and your ambition to make it happen.


Purpose of the role  

Our Creative Studio is looking for a talented Web UX/UI Designer to join a passionate design team dedicated to creating and improving our storefront websites.

In collaboration with the other teams such as the marketing, brand, content, and product development, you will contribute to creating a best-in-class website experience. Our goal is to delight visitors, guide them through our universe and convince them that Proton's privacy world is worth adopting. You will use your UX/UI expertise to create and elevate our web experiences. This role will bring enthusiasm and passion for visual design, UX experimentation, testing, and innovation.

We are creative problem-solvers, design-lovers, and innovators who work together to deliver user-centred design solutions. By joining us, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the design of the most visited websites in Europe thus having a major impact on the end-to-end customer journey.

If this sounds like you, we want to meet you!

What you will do

  • Design mobile-first user-friendly website experiences that are visually appealing and engaging
  • Drive UI designs from the concept phase throughout the iteration process up to highly polished final web mockups.
  • Develop UI mockups and prototypes that clearly illustrate how websites function and what they will look like
  • Help to increase conversion rates by constantly improving our user flows and screen designs
  • Collaborate closely with marketing, content, design, and engineering to create the best user experience.
  • Contribute to our component-based, Proton Design System.

Job requirements

  • At least 4 years of experience as a Web or UI/UX Designer in an agency or in-house (please provide a link to your Portfolio)
  • Ability to create designs and visuals within a given brand/visual identity
  • You are a User Experience advocate that can create the ideal mobile design for each user journey
  • Ability to articulate design decisions and convey complex ideas effectively
  • Proficiency in industry-standard design tools (Figma and Adobe)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in English.
  • Experience with GatsbyJS or NextJS is considered a plus
  • Experience in motion, animation & illustration is considered a plus

Why you should join Proton

  • Be part of a movement - Proton is not just a product or service but a community-driven movement united by a shared vision of online freedom. Our services are open source, audited, and supported by community contributions. We give back to our community by maintaining core encryption libraries and by supporting other organizations furthering the same goals as us.
  • Work with smart and dedicated people - Our team is diverse, collaborative, and tight-knit with people coming from all walks of life, including many of the world’s top academic institutions and organizations, such as MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Caltech, Cambridge, and ETH.
  • Join a strong brand - Our encrypted email service - Proton Mail - has grown to be a staple of online security and privacy. Proton has been featured in multiple popular television and film productions, such as Mr. Robot, Knives Out, Sounds of Metal, and more.
  • Grow with us - We’re one of Europe’s fastest-growing startups, doubling in size every year. Our growth gives you limitless career and educational opportunities as well as the opportunity to work side-by-side with many world-leading experts in their fields.
  • Have your voice heard - We value your opinion and encourage you to speak up and share your ideas and thoughts. At Proton, no problem is someone else’s problem. We collectively strive to do the right thing and be the undisputed best in the world at everything we do.
  • Benefits – these vary by location and type of contract but expect support on your vacation, parental leave, refreshment if working from the office, learning and development opportunities, equity for shared success, flexible working hours and remote work, company events and team building activities. 


Proton uses the Recruitee recruitment platform for a more effective hiring process and a better candidate experience. Your data will always be kept confidential and is not shared with any third parties. Keep in mind that you will receive emails from the email address careers@protonmail.recruitee.com or other addresses on the protonmail.recruitee.com domain. Due to recent scams, please be careful with any suspicious emails pretending to be Proton team and forward them to abuse@proton.me Proton will never ask for payments from candidates.
Proton does not accept unsolicited resumes from any sources other than directly from a candidate. Proton will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited offer, even in a situation when the relevant candidate is employed by Proton.
By applying to a role at Proton, you acknowledge that we will process and store your personal data for at least the duration of the hiring process and as necessary to enter a contractual relationship with you.