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Design Technologist, Design Systems

 

Design Technologist, Design Systems

  • San Francisco, California, United States
About Pinterest:
 
Millions of people across the world come to Pinterest to find new ideas every day. It’s where they get inspiration, dream about new possibilities and plan for what matters most. Our mission is to help those people find their inspiration and create a life they love. As a Pinterest employee, you’ll be challenged to take on work that upholds this mission and pushes Pinterest forward. You’ll grow as a person and a leader in your field, all the while helping users make their lives better in the positive corner of the internet.
 
In this role, you will help define, design and develop Pinterest’s internal design system. You work will have critical impact on our company’s engineers, designers and end users. You will help reinforce a spirit of collaboration for how product is made at Pinterest and champion systems-based product development. Lastly, you will have an enormous influence in helping Pinterest live up to its mission to bring inspiration and a positive impact to people’s lives.
 
What you’ll do:
  • Develop Pinterest’s design system by building components, collaborating in the design process and contributing to the system’s architectural decisions
  • Bring an engineering perspective to the design process to voice issues with feasibility and call out missed edge-cases
  • Develop tooling for teams (including ours) to help people work better
  • Be a constant advocate for collaboration as well as act as a bridge between design and engineering
  • Educate and advocate for systems-based design/engineering
 What we’re looking for: 
  • 5+ years of industry experience shipping on the web platform
  • Experience developing with JavaScript (ideallyReact and Node) and strong understanding of its best practices, and excellent aptitude in HTML and CSS
  • Strong, provable design skills, specifically around accessibility, user-centered thinking and interface/interaction design
  • Strong communication skills and an ability to work cross-functionally, bridging the gap between Design and Engineering
  • Familiarity integrating with third party APIs 
  • Experience designing and/or building design systems is a huge plus

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