Design Systems Engineer

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Design Systems Engineers are integral members of the UX organization and are responsible for developing the core building blocks that translate a design into production code. They are responsible for closely partnering with product designers and product development partners to support the implementation of the visual design system into product team code through the creation of reusable front-end components. They are creative UX professionals confident in JavaScript frameworks, experts in CSS preprocessors, and passionate about client-side semantic code. This position requires the commitment to exceptional results, a strong desire for continuous improvement, and the ability to build strong relationships with a multi-discipline team.

Are you the teammate we are looking for?

Who you are:

  • A fierce advocate for continuous improvement by applying the latest development techniques and principles to solve complex user needs.
  • An independent thinker and self-starter who proactively seeks out new opportunities with a commitment to the highest quality
  • A humble facilitator who collaborates and seeks feedback from a diverse, cross-functional team of designers, software engineers, product owners, and product team leaders.
  • Passionate about maintaining and contributing to a comprehensive design system that is the foundation of our cohesive customer experience.
  •  Energized by understanding our user's unmet needs through the proficient application of development techniques.
  • Is opportunistic when bringing creativity and fresh thinking to their work as it evolves in the software development lifecycle

How we work:

  • Curiosity and candor; the quality of the idea wins the day
  • Casual, focused, and agile environment operating under our shared principles
  • Customers at the center of everything we do
  • Small, mission-focused squads with an entrepreneurial spirit backed by enterprise investments
  • Consistent routines across stakeholders to ensure complete transparency
  • Close working relationship between executive stakeholders and customers

What we offer:

  • A compelling mission to elevate payroll and human resources across the backroom and into the boardroom
  • Focus on helping our customers automate manual processes, appeal to the modern workforce, and glean insights from analytics
  • Lean enabling process that focuses on putting our customers at the center of everything we do
  • A commitment to investing in our products, hiring the best talent, and giving them the chance to meaningfully contribute to a vast market opportunity
  • Ample opportunity and encouragement to stay current with external training
  • A phenomenal talent anywhere culture, where employees can work remotely anywhere in the US and/or work from one of three U.S. offices located in Illinois, Florida and Idaho

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a computer science, engineering, technology or design related field or equivalent experience
  • Must have at least 5 years of experience creating design system patterns to create engaging, multi-platform user experiences; experience creating experiences at an enterprise level organization preferred
  • Advanced in: writing semantic, compliant and accessible HTML; writing modular and maintainable CSS using pre and post-processors. Competent in writing vanilla client-side JavaScript
  • Deep understanding of component-based architecture within front-end frameworks including React and Angular
  • Competent in either User Research or Product Design
  • Strong UX understanding and communication skills with an ability to collaborate with UX designers
  • Familiarity with common creative tools such as Sketch, InVision and Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Familiarity with working in an agile software development environment working on/with cross functional teams to deliver a product user experience
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver and iterate on valuable user experiences
  • Able to effectively communicate development techniques with the team and stakeholders that deliver upon business outcomes
  • Can confidently balance many projects at one time while delivering a valuable user experience

During the last three months, you would have:

  • Collaborated closely with product designers to help realize experiences for our users
  • Worked with engineering teams to consume the design system components to realize designs that shape the user experience fully
  • Embraced emerging standards while promoting best practices to push the limits of what's possible
  • Instilled an unwavering commitment to quality in modular components for the design system that are distributable and consumable by the engineering community
  • Evangelized the efforts of the design system's modular components to the engineering community and stakeholders
  • Offered and solicited feedback from team members to continually better the design practice
  • Lived our culture and principles and followed standards in execution and operational excellence
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Location

We just moved into a larger, more modern space across from the bustling Woodfield Mall area in Schaumburg, accessible to plenty of bars & restaurants.

What are Paylocity Perks + Benefits

Paylocity Benefits Overview

Our commitment to hiring the best and brightest employees with a “talent anywhere” strategy means that no matter where you’re located around the country, you can be a part of our growing tech department

• Enjoy an attitude of trust to work remotely, manage your own schedule and be productive
• Work in small, cross-functional product-oriented teams
• Showcase development progress in two-week sprints with strong executive involvement
• Embrace the freedom to innovate, voice opinions and share new ideas

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We have a talent anywhere culture, where employees can work anywhere in the US and/or work from one of three US offices located in Illinois, Florida, and Idaho
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
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