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Codecademy // platform for learning to code
Design, Full Time    New York    Posted: Saturday, March 27, 2021
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**We are New York City based, but this role can be remote anywhere in the United States.

Hello, World! Codecademy has helped tens of millions of learners upgrade their careers, build meaningful projects & gain confidence in their skills with engaging, accessible, & flexible education on programming & data skills. We provide hands-on interactive lessons ranging from Python to R to Javascript & everything in between. Our learners have gone on to start companies, new jobs, & new lives thanks to what theyve learned with Codecademy, & were thrilled to be working to take that impact to the next level.

Codecademy was started in 2011 by two college students in a dorm room at Columbia that were frustrated by the huge gap between education & employment. Almost a decade later, we are a rapidly growing, diverse team of 100+ headquartered in SoHo, NYC. Weve raised over $40m in venture capital funding from top investors including Union Square Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Naspers, Y Combinator, & more.

If you want to help build a business that impacts tens of millions of people each year & helps them lead better lives, join us!

As a Product Designer on our Web Platform team, youll work on evolving Codecademys Design System, Gamut, where youll be proactively building out our component library & documenting design patterns. You will be defining processes & proposing new methods to help elevate design at Codecademy. Youll be partnering closely with designers & engineers from all our product squads to align on current & upcoming design system needs, track status & communicate updates to stakeholders. 

Your work will empower millions of people worldwide to learn how to code & create something. Together, we can redesign education & create the best online learning experience, leading to tangible skills that make access to real world employment opportunities a reality!


  • Design & evolve Codecademys Design System, its components & design patterns
  • Collaborate closely with Designers & Engineers to gather requirements, align on problems & goals & ensure quality
  • Document design guidelines & actively share knowledge on how to design & build with our design system
  • Communicate regular updates & planning with stakeholders to help drive adoption & consistent usage of our design system
  • Advocate for the Learner in every part of the product you touch & be their voice within the product development process
  • Research & institute best practices to mature our systems practice in both design & engineering 
  • Pursue a north star of seamless collaboration between design & engineering


  • Experience with designing Design Systems within a product organization
  • Understanding of best practices & processes around evolving & maintaining design systems
  • A human-centered design process that produces thoughtful & engaging product design work 
  • Excellent verbal communication skills & ability to soundly discuss design decisions 
  • Demonstrated history of shipping complex, solutions-oriented product design work 
  • Strong graphic design foundations mindful of typography, color usage, visual hierarchy, etc. 
  • Maintain a Visual design point of view while being able to work within a structured design system 
  • Understanding of how a design would be implemented in code (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) 
  • Experience performing & analyzing UX research 
  • Proficiency with Figma & prototyping tools 
  • A passion to continually learn & help others in their educational pursuits


  • Experience designing with semantic HTML & CSS (experience with React is a big plus) 
  • Experience using Figma & Storybook in your workflow
  • Comfortable translating motion design/animation into front end implementation

At Codecademy, we are committed to teaching people the skills they need to upgrade their careers. Codecademy aims to educate a richly diverse demographic of users with our product & in order to accomplish this, we believe our team should reflect that rich diversity. Our company celebrates diversity in all of its forms-- race, gender, color, national origin, marital status, sexuality, religion, veteran status, age, ability, disability status-- & works to create an inclusive workplace where people of all backgrounds & beliefs are empowered to better their futures.

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