Design Manager, Design Systems

Remote (US, UK, Canada or Netherlands) /
Product – Design & UX /
Full Time Remote
Over 100,000 businesses and millions of people use 1Password to protect their most important information. We’re a kind, curious, and customer-focused team on a mission to build the world's most-loved password manager and give people more control over their data.

This team is responsible for the design system and 1Password platform across macOS, iOS, Android, Windows, Linux, and our browser extension. This team is tasked with providing a consistent, intuitive platform across experiences by supporting designers with components and materials in our design system nicknamed Knox.

We’re looking for a design leader that excels in detail-oriented, system thinking to support our designers and a desire to delight our customers.

This role is responsible for managing the design and implementation of components, and collaborating closely with the rest of the design department to ensure those components improve the customer’s experience. You will work closely with and report to the Chief Experience Officer, organizing the roadmap of work and the individuals responsible.

This is a Remote opportunity within Canada, the US, the UK and the Netherlands.

What we're looking for:

    • Comfortable managing and leading design teams
    • Knowledge and experience of design systems
    • Experience with Figma components and variables
    • Great communication skills with the ability to take input and make decisions
    • An eye for visual design and detail

What you'll do:

    • Further the open, supportive and welcoming culture within the design department
    • Consult across design and engineering to prioritize the design system roadmap
    • Create programs and ceremonies to communicate around and educate on the design system
    • Managing and monitoring the helpfulness of the design system with both engineering and design
    • Managing both designers to create components and engineers to implement them, applying individuals strengths and creating opportunities

What you can expect by month 1:

    • Learn the basics of our design system
    • Take the first steps towards plotting improvements
    • Collaborate with the other teams to get insight on components needed

What you can expect by month 3:

    • Start to schedule a roadmap of work
    • Prepare internal release notes and communicate design system changes
    • Manage component libraries, guidelines, and templates that effectively communicate design needs across the department
    • Familiarize yourself with each individual platforms quirks

What you can expect by month 6:

    • Knowledgeable of how design components are used and which need updating
    • Take complete ownership of the design system and deliver well-documented, high fidelity components that reflect our brand
“The design leadership at 1Password is a small tight knit group of coffee sharing, lunch clubbing, critiquing, passionate designers supporting the department of product designers, content designers and researchers. The wider design department is a talented bunch of passionate product people brought together by a shared drive to delight our customers and protect them online.”– Matt Davey

What we offer:

Along with joining a connected, inclusive and passionate community you will be eligible for the following: 
- Remote-first environment with flexible working hours to accommodate work-life balance
- Competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package, and RRSP or 401K match program
- Employee Stock Options Program
- Flexible vacation and time off including additional personal and sick days
- Wellness programs, Employee Assistance Program and an annual wellness allowance 
- Paid parental leave programs
- Professional development and peer recognition opportunities
- Company swag and a free family 1Password subscription (and a discount for friends!)

1Password is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and when we say bring your whole self to work, we mean it. You’ll join a diverse and inclusive community, built on trust, support and respect. Be yourself, find your people and share the things you love. As we continue to build our team, we welcome all individuals and do not discriminate on the basis of gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, colour, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, sex, citizenship, education, languages spoken and veteran’s status. Accommodation is available upon request at any point during the recruitment process, should you require any please do let us know.