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Smartling // automated, cloud-based translation management platform
Design, Full Time    New York City, Remote    Posted: Monday, June 13, 2022
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Smartlings rapidly growing design team is seeking a Senior Product Designer to help level up our existing Design System thats used across Smartlings ecosystem of products & services. In this position, you will play a pivotal role in shaping our team culture & design craft as we grow the team in 2022 & beyond. Were looking for an individual who specializes in complex problem solving, systems thinking, & empathizing with their fellow designers & engineers.  

Smartling exists to translate the world's digital content. Why is this important? Life is powered by words. They are used to engage consumers online, in products, & throughout our lives in all corners of the globe. And since it takes 45 languages to reach 95% of the world's online GDP, content translation is of increasing importance across the enterprise. Join Smartling (since 2009) to help grow & support our 1,000+ customers who move the world with words.

You Will

As a Senior Product Designer leading the work on Smartlings Design System & Internal Tools, you will be the driving force behind how our teams evolve our craft at Smartling. 

  • Evangelize & advocate for design, systems thinking & the impact its capable of having on a rapidly growing organization with a diverse global audience
  • Represent design on Smartlings cross functional design system team
  • Become intimately familiar with the Smartling platform & its users
  • Evaluate Smartling's existing design system & provide recommendations for long term improvement
  • Evaluate Smartling's design tokens & work to define consistent, scalable, & accessible tokens for our evolving system
  • Work with design system engineers to define best practices for naming conventions, asset organization, & governance
  • Write detailed documentation & run accessibility evaluations for existing components
  • Collaborate with fellow designers to understand how design system changes could improve design quality & efficiency across the team

You Have

  • Strengths ranging across UI, Visual or Interaction Design
  • Proficiency in Figma, components & libraries
  • Familiarity with Storybook or similar tools
  • Experience using, building & maintaining Design Systems at scale
  • A drive to create structure & clarity wherever its needed
  • Can navigate the fast-moving pace of an early stage, fast-growing project
  • A home office setup conducive for working remotely, & the ability to work effectively as a remote team member*

Preferred but not required

  • Prior experience working on B2B digital products or services
  • Comfortable with presenting & working with senior executives
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript, & related front-end technologies or frameworks
  • Experience working with accessibility frameworks & specs such as WCAG 2.1

You Are

  • Experienced - youve spent 5 years or more evolving your craft & working on Design Systems & Internal Tools. You have a portfolio that demonstrates this
  • Systems Thinker - you understand & value the complexity of systems & the environments they create. You can break down something large & ambiguous into small ever-evolving parts
  • Visionary - you think big but sweat the small stuff when it matters most. You are an expert in making calculated trade-offs in order to achieve a long-term vision
  • Curious - you are always learning, asking questions, & continually seeking out context & evidence to inform your decisions
  • Collaborative Problem Solving - you have a no-ego approach to working with others & seeking diverse perspectives when solving problems

You Will Enjoy

  • Freedom - we are remote-first
  • Growth  - an opportunity to learn & advance your career
  • Wealth - we offer a competitive salary & 401(k) + company match
  • Wellness - medical, dental, & vision insurance for you & your family
  • Balance - flexible PTO + 11 holidays; generous parental leave
  • Culture - an energetic, value-driven, & fun culture & team spirit
  • Bonus - employee referral program & apple equipment

We are considering candidates based in Eastern & Central time zones at this time.

Smartling is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building an inclusive global team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, skills, & experiences.

We use E-verify platform for the work authorization verifications.

*To work from home, you must have a strong internet connection, quiet space, & a professional (distraction & clutter-free) background.

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