Design System Engineer


Date Posted: 10/09/2021

Job Ref: JOB-15833

Location: London

Sector: Technology 

Job Type: Permanent

Team Member Name: Liam McCrory

Contract Rate Bands: £60000 - £70000 per annum 


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My client, a very reputable software company offering web content management, digital commerce, digital marketing and has a world renowned digital experience platform is seeking a Design System Engineer to join their team.

As a Design System Engineer you will:

  • Author and maintain UI components that are accessible, performant, scalable, and robust
  • Work closely with product designers, product managers, and engineers to implement solutions for end user and business needs
  • Act as a technical leader in the development of high quality, well-tested, documented, CI/CD-enabled, and high-performance software solutions
  • Serve as an advisor for our frontend UI to teams and leadership
  • Act as liaison between product design/UX and engineering, providing technical guidance and coaching
  • Lead best practice discussions on design systems
  • Facilitate the distribution of ideas and maintain UI consistency across product lines
  • Pursue personal growth by maintaining an awareness of the state of technology, engineering techniques, and best practices of design systems
  • Facilitate special project planning including requirements elicitation, design, and scoping
  • Manage your own time, and work well both independently and as part of a team

What we’re looking for:

You bring significant experience of designing and developing large single-page JavaScript applications using modern JavaScript technologies like React. You’re self-motivated and like to collaborate with your colleagues to find the best solution. You are comfortable with working in a fast-moving agile environment and working closely with User Experience Designers, Product Managers, and other stakeholders.

  • You have at least a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar, or corresponding level of relevant education
  • You have 4+ years of experience working professionally with modern development practices
  • You have advanced level knowledge of designing, architecting, and developing applications using modern JavaScript technologies in particular using React, Typescript, and SASS
  • You have experience building and maintaining a performant and responsive design system
  • You have an understanding and interest for building and maintaining large applications as well as extensible libraries/frameworks/APIs
  • You are well-versed in PWA and progressive rendering
  • You have a strong familiarity of web accessibility
  • You have experience with packaging systems (Webpack, Rollup, etc.), frontend testing frameworks (Jest, Enzyme, etc.), linting tools (ESLint, Prettier, etc.), Git, and Storybook

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