Lead Product Designer-Design Systems

USA /
Product Management/UX – UX /
Remote
Tackle enables software companies to accelerate and operationalize the use of Cloud Marketplaces from AWS, Microsoft, Google Cloud, and Red Hat, without the need for significant engineering resources. Our platform and our team come together to make it easier for our customers to build, grow, and scale their Marketplace businesses. Tackle works with leading software companies like Auth0, CrowdStrike, HashiCorp, Lacework, New Relic, Snyk, VMware, and many more at every stage—from startups to enterprise. We recently raised a $100M Series C round and are backed by three of the world's top SaaS investors—Coatue, a16z, and Bessemer Venture Partners—as we continue to execute on our mission to positively transform the way that software is sold.


The Product Designer will be a part of a well-funded, fully remote, growth-stage company helping shape the way that software is bought and sold in the Cloud Marketplaces (AWS, GCP, Azure and Red Hat). We are built on the foundation that a 100% remote team can be the healthiest, happiest and most productive; from the beginning we have been intentionally building a phenomenal culture that ensures everyone feels connected no matter where they are working from. Our platform has enabled some of the software industry’s most successful names to get listed, start selling, and scale their Cloud Marketplace operations.

Tackle’s Product and User Experience Team is growing and evolving at a fast pace. We balance consistent innovation and improvement of existing products with new and exciting greenfield projects. You will work in an exciting, positive environment surrounded by kind, talented, creative people. Tacklers have a bias to action, and we act without ego; in all interactions we know it is critical to respect, value and support each other. We succeed and fail as a team, with a mindset of pursuing success instead of avoiding failure. Wellness is a critical pillar of the company and we live this value in a variety of ways, with empathetic servant leadership at every level and flexible working hours to ensure a healthy work-life harmony.

The Lead Product Designer, Design System, will own and evolve Tackle’s product design system, including our Figma components library. You’ll work closely with UX design and engineering teams to create flexible and extensible components, using atomic design methods. In this lead role, you will also establish the shared workflow and processes to build and maintain the design system and assure ease of use and clear documentation for designers and engineers.

In This Role You Will:

    • Take an active leadership role to plan and evolve Tackle’s design system, alongside UX designers and engineers. Create a design system roadmap for the team that balances current and future product needs. Break down work into prioritized backlogs.
    • Maintain, organize, and grow a highly usable design system, including building Figma components and collaborating with engineers on design tokens and implementation. You are hands-on.
    • Write documentation and guidance on how to apply components and styles in code and design. Assure alignment on naming conventions.
    • Ensure accessibility, based on the latest WCAG AA standards
    • Collaborate with UX designers to assure our components are intuitive and support product workflow well.
    • Be technically-minded: you understand and continuously learn how code works to support a design system, though you do not necessarily write code.
    • Enforce design consistency and coherence across products, not just at the feature level. Be a systems thinker.
    • Be both a champion of your craft and willing to guide other designers, as needed.
    • Embrace a culture of respect, inclusion, collaboration, and transparency.

You Should Have:

    • 6+ years of design systems or product design experience for enterprise products (B2B), including a lead role where you guided the work of others
    • High expertise using Figma, especially to create easy-to-use, shared components
    • Demonstrated experience creating responsive design patterns and design systems that employ UX best practices and atomic design principles
    • Experience using Jira or similar systems to define and prioritize work
    • A portfolio of strong interaction design, design systems, and product design work. Please include access to your portfolio when applying, or we cannot consider you.
    • Ability to sketch/draw to quickly share ideas. Bonus: skills in data visualization and how to support this through a design system
    • Experience enforcing WCAG accessibility standards for software
    • Excellent communication and collaboration skills. You build strong relationships across the organization.
Full-time employees currently enjoy these amazing perks and benefits:
 
·       Work remotely from anywhere within the US & Canada
·       Competitive salary
·       Health, dental and vision coverage
·       Company off-site summits
·       Monthly wellness reimbursement
·       Internet and phone reimbursement
·       $1000 home ergo/office set up
·       Generous vacation plan & flexible work hours
·       401k + matching
·       Technology tools to do your best work
·       Company surprises and swag
·       Awesome co-workers

TACKLE VALUES:

Start with the customer - We exist to help sellers sell more & sell faster, and we measure all of our decisions with our customers’ goals at the forefront. 

Paint the art of the possible - We continuously innovate on how we do things, always looking for a better, smoother way for our customers and for each other.

Operate with integrity - We have a bias for action and we communicate both internally and externally with candor, empathy, and authenticity. 

Learn and grow together - We work as a team, we celebrate wins, and we have fun together as we strive for professional and personal growth.

The Hiring Process:
 We have a transparent and streamlined hiring process that can typically be completed in one to two weeks: 
• Phone screen
• 3 additional video chat interviews (on occasion there may be opportunities for in-person interviews)
• Some positions may require a take home test (this will be communicated to the candidate)

We are a welcoming, diverse team with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. We were born and built remote and welcome others who believe remote companies are the way companies will be built into the future. At this time, we can only accept applicants who reside within the United States and Canada.

Tackle.io is proud to be an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation. Tackle makes hiring decisions solely based on qualifications, merit and business needs at the time. We hope to empower and support every individual and celebrate the diverse cultures, perspectives and experiences in our teams. Our Equal Opportunity policy applies to all employment practices within Tackle.