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Justworks // HR tech platform for small biz
Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019
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Who we are

At Justworks, youll enjoy a welcoming & casual environment, great benefits, Diversity + Inclusion & wellness program offerings, company retreats, & the ability to interact with & learn from leaders in the startup community. We work hard & care about our most prized asset - our people.

Were helping businesses get off the ground by enabling them to focus on running their business. We solve HR issues. Were data driven & never stop iterating. If youd like to work in a supportive, entrepreneurial environment, are interested in building something meaningful & having fun while doing it, wed love to hear from you.

The job

Design System Engineers at Justworks build & maintain MILO, our internal design system, written in React & SASS. You will collaborate closely with designers & engineers on our product teams to create the building blocks that we use across our entire application. You will also help develop the processes & systems used in the day-to-day development & deployment of the design system.

What you'll do

  • Build & maintain MILO, Justworks internal design system
  • Collaborate closely with designers to create beautiful, accessible patterns & components
  • Create & improve processes for developing & distributing a new design system
  • Help define best practices for front-end development throughout the organization
  • Have the opportunity to help build a new team, & make a large impact across the Justworks application

Who you are

You should have experience with React or a similar Javascript framework, & good knowledge of SASS, CSS, or something similar. You should also be knowledgeable about best practices for writing semantic, accessible HTML, & working with backend MVC web frameworks like Rails, Django, etc.

In addition, you should have:

  • UI sensibilities that emphasize HTML & CSS
  • A firm understanding of how the DOM & virtual DOMs work
  • Familiarity with front-end build processes, with particular knowledge about how SASS compiles to CSS, & Babel transpiles modern Javascript
  • Strong communication skills, especially when talking to non-technical stakeholders
  • A strong sense of product, & an appetite for understanding complex buisness logic
  • Familiarity & comfort with writing technical documentation
  • Interest in new technologies, with the ability to discern which ones are worth investing in

Any of the following are bonuses, but not requirements:

  • A background in design
  • Experience in scaling a design system from scratch
  • Experience managing or providing technical leadership for a team of engineers
  • Experience with front-end testing

Diversity at Justworks

Justworks vision is for all identities, backgrounds & expressions to be represented in the workplace. We're building the foundation for long-term success & intend to cultivate a safe, collaborative & inclusive space & company culture.

Were proud to be an equal opportunity employer open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, Veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

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