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Lead Product Designer, Design Systems

Any Mark43 Office or Remote

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Anand Safi

Engineering Manager

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Mark43

Mark43’s mission is to empower communities and their governments with new technologies that improve the safety and quality of life for all. We build powerful, scalable, and elegant software that sets a new standard for law enforcement tools and technology. Our users are diverse, and we are therefore committed to embracing diversity of thought and experience within our team.

A Lead Product Designer, working on the design system at Mark43 will enable the engineering and design organizations to scale our development process by creating and maintaining a design system and component library. As the first Lead Product Designer, on Design Systems, you will lead the effort to create and maintain the design system and components library. You will shape the user behaviors we support, mentor other designers, and be responsible for both the execution of various design system initiatives and their expression in the product.

About the Role 

Mark43’s mission is to empower communities and their governments with new technologies that improve the safety and quality of life for all. We build powerful, scalable, and elegant software that sets a new standard for law enforcement tools and technology. Our users are diverse, and we are therefore committed to embracing diversity of thought and experience within our team.

A Lead Product Designer, working on the design system at Mark43 will enable the engineering and design organizations to scale our development process by creating and maintaining a design system and component library. As the first Lead Product Designer, on Design Systems, you will lead the effort to create and maintain the design system and components library. You will shape the user behaviors we support, mentor other designers, and be responsible for both the execution of various design system initiatives and their expression in the product.

What you can expect to work on:

  • Responsible for the entirety of the design system:
  • Craft system-level design elements that function across diverse user experiences (dispatchers, first responders, supervisors) and platforms (web, iOS, Android).
  • Maintain and update the component library across multiple product suites
  • Refine and maintain existing tools for designers and developers—research, develop and implement new tooling and practices.
  • Measure the success of proposed and existing patterns.
  • While reporting to the Director of Design, you will work closely with many teams to:
  • Ensure the ARC design system is adding business value to our products.
  • Participate in our design feedback and reviews with the broader design team.
  • Participate in sprint planning and quarterly roadmap discussions with product.
  • Serve as a 'translator' between the engineering and design teams when they’re building components, elements, or design assets.
  • Evangelize design system adoption across the organization
  • Collaborate closely with the design, product and engineering team:
  • Educate designers and engineers by sharing relevant best practices, design patterns and anti-patterns across various industries and platforms.
  • Collaborate with designers to create design components and advise on those being designed by others, offering feedback and guidance on all types of projects.
  • Audit existing the component library and rebuild with consistency to support multiple products and devices
  • Document and communicate how your components behave so that designers, engineers, and product managers get the most out of our design system.

Requirements

What we expect from you:

  • Previous experience creating design systems in-house for product startups or an agency portfolio that demonstrates a deep understanding of systems
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to work cross-functionally to lead an engineering project from start to finish
  • Ability to manage an entire system from beginning to end, to think about the system as a whole, and make rational and logical design and engineering decisions
  • Knowledge of modern, emerging web and mobile UI patterns and design tools
  • Ability to flourish in an environment of continuous learning and eager to advance craft further
  • UX certification, prior design training, or design education
  • Ability to mentor and guide junior designers while being a source of inspiration!

Nice to haves:

  • Comfort with animation, ideally through various approaches (i.e. CSS and JavaScript/React based approaches)
  • Expert knowledge of CSS, including component-based approaches to styling (i.e. styled-components, emotion, etc.)
  • Comfort with React, including fundamentals (state and props) and more advanced patterns (hooks vs. render props, when to use the context, etc.)
  • Comfort with HTML including accessibility/a11y and semantic elements

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