Figma is growing our team of passionate people on a mission to make design accessible to all. Born on the Web, Figma helps entire product teams brainstorm, create, test, and ship better designs, together. From great products to long-lasting companies, we believe that nothing great is made alone—come make with us!
Figma is creating our first design systems team, to own our core UI components and how Figma uses them. Given that this is a brand new team, there’s a huge opportunity to shape this team and function for years to come. We’re particularly looking for engineers who have past experience as a technical leader in the design systems space to bring experience to the team.
In this role, you’ll drive systematic quality improvements across Figma’s web code, making Figma more accessible to use with assistive technologies and even supporting a large visual refresh of Figma.You’ll also help many teams build high quality interfaces, and focus on improving the engineering velocity of others working with UI. You’ll work quite closely with designers focused on our design system, the design team at large, PMs, and other engineering leaders whose team’s work with design systems.
This is a full time role that can be held from one of our US hubs or remotely in the United States.
What you'll do at Figma:
Mentor and up level the work of other engineers
Help our internal design system become well adopted, well used, and well loved
Work cross-functionally with design, product management, and engineering peers
Consistently iterate on the tools and processes supporting web engineers to make the developer experience better
Advise on our roadmap for design system features in Figma - e.g. our support for components, styles, etc - and play a key part in trialing new features
Some projects you could work on:
Build and document reusable components to bring a high degree of craft to Figma’s UI
Iterate on and spread a system of semantic tokens for Typography, Spacing, Sizing, and Motion
Take part in creating the team’s roadmap, balancing new projects with leveraged improvements(both addressing technical debt and user facing improvements)
Drive a visual refresh across Figma’s products
We'd love to hear from you if you:
Have experience as a technical leader in the design systems space, promoting technical excellence, spreading best practices between teams, and guiding the team towards the most impactful work
Deeply care about visual design craft, and are excited to help others level up their visual and interaction execution
Have at least 8+ years of professional experience shipping features or products as a full-stack developer, and/or operating in a tech lead capacity
Have proactive communication skills and a desire to work in a collaborative environment
Have an interest in mentorship, learning from others, and digging into new challenges
Have an inclusive approach towards building features, solving problems, investing in culture, and growing teams
At Figma, one of our values is Grow as you go. We believe in hiring smart, curious people who are excited to learn and develop their skills. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the points outlined in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.
We will work to ensure individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please let your recruiter know if you require accommodation.
Dylan Field and Evan Wallace co-founded Figma in 2012 with the vision of building tools for designers in the browser. Their goal was to create the first design tool that combined the accessibility of the Web with the functionality of a native app. Today Figma is a platform with tools and spaces to support the entire product development process—idea to design to build—and has simplified collaboration for companies like Microsoft, Uber, and The New York Times to name a few.
At Figma, we celebrate and support our differences. We know employing a team rich in diverse backgrounds, experiences, and opinions allows our employees, products, and community to flourish. Figma is an equal opportunity workplace—we are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national orientation, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.