Senior Product Designer, Design Systems

San Francisco, CA

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OVERVIEW
 
Every year, people across the world spend nearly one trillion dollars on groceries. It’s an industry that’s been around for centuries. Food itself, however, has been a constant in people’s lives since the beginning of time. Yes, sustenance is essential, but it’s also much more than that. Food can be a part of a daily ritual or a special moment that resonates with people on a meaningful and emotional level. It can be a much-needed break in a long day, a taste that brings back memories, a creative experiment, a shared meal with loved ones, or even comfort during a hard time. Whether it’s a special occasion or an everyday occurrence, it should always be easy for people to get the ingredients they need.The Instacart Design Team is dedicated to making grocery shopping effortless for everyone and finding solutions to large-scale challenges that will forever change the way people feed themselves and their loved ones.
 
ABOUT THE JOB
 
We’re looking for a Senior Product Designer who will help shape and build our Design System for our product teams while maintaining a balance in our 4-sided marketplace ecosystem. We believe that a design system should emerge from the needs of our teams, and are looking for a design systems designer excited to put their users first. The Design Systems team is highly collaborative, and as a Senior Product Designer you will work closely with product designers, engineers, product managers, and brand designers to build out a robust and reliable design system. As a leader on the team, you'll be responsible for contributing to the strategy and vision as well as the design and execution of the design system day-to-day. This includes teaching and advocating for best practices, gathering user feedback, supporting designers and developers using the system, mentoring other designers, spearheading new initiatives, systems component design, and overseeing component implementation.We need someone who loves the challenge of creating quality work within a fast-paced, ever-evolving technology startup. You know what it takes to keep a design team engaged and motivated by a design system, and able to see how their individual contributions connect to the bigger picture – the company, and beyond to our end users. You know that our success hinges upon the success of the team, and you’re passionate and proactive about encouraging them, coaching them, and offering constructive feedback. 
 
ABOUT YOU
  • 6+ years of experience in digital product design and/or service design 
  • 1+ years of experience working on product Design systems
  • Pride yourself on unparalleled collaboration and communication skills and you look forward to partnering with PMs, engineers, and designers to create beautiful products in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment
  • Have familiarity with front-end programming. (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, and/or native platform languages)
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to communicate and present ideas clearly
  • Reliable self-starter who can provide leadership to multiple projects with minimal oversight
  • Design for the entire product process from flows to interactions at a granular level.
  • Embrace constructive feedback as part of the iterative design process and can clearly articulate your design decisions
  • You are always willing to roll up your sleeves and chip in to help move a project forward, you like to move quickly, and drive towards impact
NICE-TO-HAVE QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experience with motion design and animation
  • Experience designing systems in Figma
  • Brand design experience

ABOUT INSTACART

Instacart is the North American leader in online grocery and one of the fastest-growing companies in e-commerce. Instacart’s same-day delivery and pickup services bring fresh groceries and everyday essentials to busy people and families across the U.S. and Canada in as fast as an hour. Since its founding in 2012, Instacart has become an essential service for millions of families, while also serving as an immediate, flexible earnings opportunity for hundreds of thousands of shoppers across North America. The company partners with more than 400 retailers and delivers from more than 25,000 stores across more than 5,500 cities in North America. Today, Instacart is accessible to more than 85% of households in the U.S. and more than 70% of households in Canada.

We believe that great people are the ingredients for success. We like to think that we are like a potluck—everyone brings something new, different and flavorful to the table. We believe that just as meals are best shared together, success is best shared together. Our mix of thoughtful, inventive and neighborly employees work together to deliver our common goal: to create a world where everyone has access to the food they love and more time to enjoy it together. If this resonates with you, then Instacart just might be the place for you.

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