We're looking for a Design Technologist to develop the tools, processes, and prototypes that allow design and engineering to work efficiently & consistently to build high-quality products.
Design Technologists are the nexus of design and development. They push the boundaries of user interface design, design systems, and prototyping at DoorDash. By being the bridge between Design and Engineering, our Design Techs help create design decisions and support them with code. This is a unique opportunity to help define and shape a fast-growing, global consumer brand. You will report to the Head of Design Infrastructure.
What You'll Do
- Build and maintain our component and styles library, focused on Android. You'll build the Material Design-equivalent library of components for DoorDash, and much, much more.
- Work with designers to establish our interaction patterns and visual language, and design how it gets propagated through tooling for Design and Engineering.
- Work with other Android engineers to use our component and styles library; work with each team to infuse Design craft and quality into their work and processes.
- Own, augment, and build the software our designers use—we're not afraid to build new tools or explore the newest technologies to make our work better and more collaborative.
- Write documentation and guidance on how and why components, styles, and patterns are applied in code and design.
- As a designer, you'll engineer prototypes using our Design System and your engineering skill-set to help our product designers solve product design problems.
- You'll articulate design decisions across design to engineering and vice versa.
- You care about setting up the team for success—helping shape the design system to help other designers and engineers do their best work is 80% of this job.
- You are an engineer that values and practices good design, or has been a designer in the past. You can contribute to both designs and engineering; applying both of those skills in one role excites you.
- You think in systems; you can see how all the parts fit together, and how a small change can propagate throughout.
- Design is special to you; while other engineers love to be close to the metal, you want to be as close to the pixel as possible. Accessibility, animations, color contrasts/palettes are something you advocate for often, and love to write.
- You can anticipate how aspects of the system will be used by designers and engineers, and design component APIs for the best default user and developer experience.
- You care about how you can make the system evolve over time—you make design and engineering decisions that make company-wide changes easy.
- At least 4 years with Android engineering experience. (Bonus points if you'd rather write in Kotlin rather than Java).
- You have a high bar and an eye for good design—you care about the details, love working with designs and designers, and are unafraid to contribute constructive, thoughtful feedback on designs.
- Will contribute high-quality, production ready code for Android.
- Deep knowledge of Android UI frameworks and layout paradigms—you know the Android layout system(like how to wrangle ConstraintLayouts), how themes can be used to create design-system driven experiences, and can build reusable components easily.
- API and library design experience—you know how to build software that other software engineers can use. You can make the right way to use the design system and the easy way to use it.
- Some experience with Sketch, Figma, Principle, Flinto (and other Design tools).
Why You'll Love Working at DoorDash
- We are leaders - Leadership is not limited to our management team. It's something everyone at DoorDash embraces and embodies.
- We are doers - We believe the only way to predict the future is to build it. Creating solutions that will lead our company and our industry is what we do -- on every project, every day.
- We are learning - We're not afraid to dig in and uncover the truth, even if it's scary or inconvenient. Everyone here is continually learning on the job, no matter if we've been in a role for one year or one minute.
- We are customer obsessed - Our mission is to grow and empower local economies. We are committed to our customers, merchants, and dashers and believe in connecting people with possibility.
- We are all DoorDash - The magic of DoorDash is our people, together making our inspiring goals attainable and driving us to greater heights.
- We offer great compensation packages and comprehensive health benefits.
DoorDash's mission is to disrupt the future of delivery logistics. We operate in a unique three-sided marketplace: balancing the needs of Consumers, Dashers, and Merchants. We are proud to have become the top food delivery service in the US, and are quickly expanding our services beyond food delivery, and also tapping into multiple international markets.
DoorDash Design website: https://doordash.design/
DoorDash Design blog: https://medium.com/design-doordash
DoorDash blog: https://blog.doordash.com/
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
We're committed to growing and empowering a more inclusive community within our company, industry, and cities. That's why we hire and cultivate diverse teams of the best and brightest from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We believe that true innovation happens when everyone has room at the table and the tools, resources, and opportunity to excel.