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Lead Designer, Design Systems at Snap Inc.



Snap Inc., Seattle, Washington, United States,

Work at Snap Inc.

Snap Inc. ( is a camera company. We believe that reinventing the camera represents our greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Our products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together.The Product team uses creativity, insights, and operational excellence to steer our product vision across Snap Inc. This team of designers, scientists, and product managers work in a highly collaborative environment to build the products and experiences that bring our community together in new and special ways.We’re looking for a Lead Designer, Design Systems to join Snap!+ What you’ll do:+ Work on a holistic design system spanning enterprise, consumer, and augmented reality applications.+ Create, evangelize, and execute a vision for the visual future of Snapchat.+ Develop and maintain UI components, patterns, and guidelines for a cohesive user experience.+ Create and manage design documentation, including Figma libraries, style guides, and patterns, to help adoption and consistency of usage across Snap.+ Work closely with engineering to deliver new components to our system.+ Simplify complex design challenges while adhering to established principles.+ Perform design audits and reviews to ensure alignment with our system and brand guidelines.+ Stay up-to-date with industry trends and best practices in design systems and advocate for their integration into our processes.+ Mentor junior designers; foster a culture of design excellence.+ Collaborate in critiques, brainstorming, and cross-functional workshops to drive innovation.+ Cultivate strong relationships with product, engineering, and design teams, influencing product direction.+ Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:+ Strong understanding of design systems, design thinking, and user-centered design principles+ Experience in creating and maintaining design components and pattern libraries+ Exceptional attention to detail and a passion for delivering pixel-perfect design assets+ Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to articulate design decisions and high level strategy clearly+ Refined taste in art and an eye for design+ Minimum Qualifications:+ BS/BA degree or equivalent years of experience+ 5+ years of experience in a design role with a focus on design systems+ Experience using Figma, Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or other design tools+ Preferred Qualifications:+ A strong portfolio showcasing your design work and demonstrating a high level of composition, typography, layout, and concepting+ Experience developing and documenting cohesive visual systems+ Knowledge of product design process+ Brand / Agency design experience is a plus+ Knowledge of product strategy+ Knowledge of basic development practicesAt Snap, we believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices working together will enable us to create innovative products that improve the way people live and communicate. Snap is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. EOE, including disability/vets. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please don’t be shy and contact us at .Our Benefits ( : Snap Inc. is its own community, so we’ve got your back! We do our best to make sure you and your loved ones have everything you need to be happy and healthy, on your own terms. Our benefits are built around your needs and include paid maternity & paternity leave, comprehensive medical coverage, emotional and mental health support programs, and compensation packages that let you share in Snap’s long-term success!CompensationIn the United States, work locations are assigned a pay zone which determines the salary range for the position. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These pay zones may be modified in the future.Zone A (CA, WA, NYC) ( :The base salary range for this position is $165,000-$230,000 annually.Zone B ( :The base salary range for this position is $157,000-$219,000 annually.Zone C ( :The base salary range for this position is $140,000-$196,000 annually.This position is eligible for equity in the form of RSUs.**A Decade of Snap (\_N\_Gmli1oV1X6c9Ubzoozp)** **:** Learn about our origin story, values, mission, culture of innovation, and more.**CitizenSnap (** **:** In our third annual CitizenSnap Report, we demonstrate progress towards our environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals, and we lay out our plans looking forward.**The DEI Innovation Summit (om/dei-innovation-summit-2022/)** **:** Watch highlights from the 2nd annual DEI Innovation Summit, which brings together thought leaders and DEI experts for a day of courageous conversations to enable bold action.**Snap News (** **:** Stay up to date on the latest and greatest product and innovation news at SnapApplicant and Candidate Privacy Policy (\_and\_Candidate\_Privacy\_Policy.pdf)

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