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Senior UX Designer

Location: Reston, Virginia. Onsite, no remote candidates, and some travel required.

Base salary with annual cash bonus $120-145K, incentive stock ownership, 100% paid premiums for medical, dental and vision, unlimited paid time off and other benefits.

About Tidal: Make Threat-Informed Defense a Reality

Tidal Cyber’s mission is to put the power of threat-informed defense into the hands of end-users. We seek to empower our users to understand and evaluate options by providing them with critical information regarding the threats to their organization and defensive capabilities they can bring to bear to defend against them. Ultimately, we enable them to make their own educated decisions on how to best defend their organization against the threats that matter most to them.

Trust and collaboration are paramount to our success, and as such, Tidal fosters diversity in thinking and encourages open and respective dialog. As a team, we will continually learn from one another, and make progress towards our mission of delivering threat-informed defense at scale.

About the Role

This is a defining moment is your career trajectory.

The Senior UX Designer is the first design hire and an integral member of Tidal’s Product and UX team, creating our new SaaS platform. This role reports to the VP of Product and plays an essential part in creating clarity out of the overwhelming toolsets in the cybersecurity solution landscape. Designers are a core function in delivering customer value and we are looking to find and most importantly, retain an A+ player.

We are excited to hire a high initiative, self-motivated design leader with business-to-business SaaS experience who fosters strong collaboration. This individual will seek to energize the product trio of Product, UX, and Engineering and have a blend of visual and experience design background. A key component of this role will be to iterate quickly with customers and internal stakeholders, isolating problems, and developing design alternatives. The candidate will also have upward mobility to a director role pending an ongoing commitment to ownership, self-reflection, and humility in order to grow themselves and others.

JIRA, Confluence, and Slack tools to start and other design toolsets to be defined by you upon arrival.


  • End-to-end understanding of the iterative design process, to include research methods and approaches, job stories, journey mapping, content modeling, sketching, wire-framing, low through high-fidelity mocks, prototyping and user testing
  • Drive and structure the user perspective, evangelizing integrated design approaches with a focus on content and presentation
  • Experience and background building and selecting a design system
  • Explain and document interaction models and work closely with UI engineers
  • Participate in the shaping the problem, solution, and opportunity space to maximize the user perspective
  • Run workshops with customers and internal stakeholders that help converge and diverge perspectives to mutually discover the optimal solutions
  • Bring an alternative viewpoint and have comfort in disagreeing with commonly held beliefs so we can challenge both the customer and our own thinking


  • Demonstrated history of being prepared and taking initiative
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience 
  • At least seven years’ experience with a combination of both visual and experience design
  • Being self-motivated with a bias toward action, having solved problems in spite of ambiguity
  • Experience in user research, structuring personas, affinity diagramming and background with the persona-birthing process
  • Business-to-business SaaS experience is mandatory
  • Simplifying workflows of a complex nature in past roles will be critical for success

Diverse Perspectives

We know that innovation thrives on product teams where diverse points of view come together to solve hard problems in ways that are just now possible.  As such, we explicitly seek people that bring diverse life experiences, diverse educational backgrounds, diverse cultures, and diverse work experiences.  Please be prepared to share with us how your perspective will bring something unique and valuable to our product teams. 

*To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to or apply directly to the job posting on LinkedIn.