Block
Our purpose is economic empowerment.
San Francisco, CA, USA
Remote
Hybrid

Senior Designer, Design Systems

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Company Description
It all started with an idea at Block in 2013. Initially built to take the pain out of peer-to-peer payments, Cash App has gone from a simple product with a single purpose to a dynamic ecosystem, developing unique financial products, including Afterpay/Clearpay, to provide a better way to send, spend, invest, borrow and save to our 47 million monthly active customers. We want to redefine the world's relationship with money to make it more relatable, instantly available, and universally accessible.
Today, Cash App has thousands of employees working globally across office and remote locations, with a culture geared toward innovation, collaboration and impact. We've been a distributed team since day one, and many of our roles can be done remotely from the countries where Cash App operates. No matter the location, we tailor our experience to ensure our employees are creative, productive, and happy.
Check out our locations, benefits, and more at cash.app/careers.
Job Description
At Cash App, our mission is to redefine the world's relationship with money. It all started with an idea at Square in 2013. Initially built to take the pain out of peer-to-peer payments, Cash App has gone from a simple product with a single purpose to a dynamic app, bringing a simpler way to send, spend, invest, and save to our millions of monthly active users.
As part of the Design Systems team, you will have the opportunity to take the systems function at Cash App to the next level. Design systems define and systematize our design language, making Cash a beacon of craft, cohesion, and efficiency, all while ensuring design and code synchronicity.
Our Design System is in an exciting period. We've just launched our new tokens and components, we're midway through migrating to our new infrastructure, and we're about to tackle some of the biggest pattern challenges and foundational improvements in the history of Cash App. Our team is looking for a seasoned designer to drive major cross-functional initiatives and take ownership of core pillars in the systems function.
You will:

  • Help execute on the vision for design systems, owning ambiguous cross-functional and horizontal initiatives.
  • Build complex components, evolve foundations, and define pattern libraries.
  • Work autonomously, balancing ongoing long-term workstreams with strategic partners, and managing day-to-day system maintenance.
  • Advocate and evolve our collaboration models through the ebb and flow of organizational growth, product maturity, and platform challenges
  • Evolve and drive documentation efforts for the design system from foundational onboarding to usage guidelines.
  • Explore and build tooling (Figma or other) that improves the system and the UX for our users.
  • Be an ear to the ground of the entire organization, looking to connect the dots in our ecosystem


Qualifications
You have:

  • 8+ years of experience working in user experience, product, or relevant design field
  • 4+ years experience working in an explicit design systems role
  • Experience successfully designing, building, and maintaining design systems at scale within a large product organization
  • Strong user interface and visual design fitness
  • Patience and passion for supporting designers and elevating craft
  • Proficiency with current UI and product workflow tools (figma, airtable, notion, etc.) and comfortable speaking to modern display layer technologies (Token Schemas, APIs, Swift, React, etc)
  • Been mistaken for an engineer or design engineer before
  • Experience working with distributed teams in multiple time zones and an affinity for designing and facilitating asynchronous collaborative work
  • Past work experience showcasing the ability to define major workstreams, communicate a plan and success measurement framework, and then execute
  • The spidey sense to recognize patterns most people don't see in the organization, and the ability to facilitate collaborative efforts to connect the dots
  • Experience working with creative directors, motion designers, and illustrators as well as product designers, engineers, and product managers
  • The same love for brand as you do product
  • A portfolio showcasing systems initiatives you've designed for varying platforms and devices (iOS, Andr, Responsive Web, etc) in a variety of speed, scale, and complexity.


Even better:

  • Past projects that showcase major systems evolution or expansion (such as redesigns, theming, modes, platforms, or a11y/i18n)
  • Prior experience designing for consumer apps
  • Ability to write code for prototyping, documentation, or infrastructure


Qualifications
You have:

  • 8+ years of experience working in user experience, product, or relevant design field
  • 4+ years experience working in an explicit design systems role
  • Experience successfully designing, building, and maintaining design systems at scale within a large product organization
  • Strong user interface and visual design fitness
  • Patience and passion for supporting designers and elevating craft
  • Proficiency with current UI and product workflow tools (figma, airtable, notion, etc.) and comfortable speaking to modern display layer technologies (Token Schemas, APIs, Swift, React, etc)
  • Been mistaken for an engineer or design engineer before
  • Experience working with distributed teams in multiple time zones and an affinity for designing and facilitating asynchronous collaborative work
  • Past work experience showcasing the ability to define major workstreams, communicate a plan and success measurement framework, and then execute
  • The spidey sense to recognize patterns most people don't see in the organization, and the ability to facilitate collaborative efforts to connect the dots
  • Experience working with creative directors, motion designers, and illustrators as well as product designers, engineers, and product managers
  • The same love for brand as you do product
  • A portfolio showcasing systems initiatives you've designed for varying platforms and devices (iOS, Andr, Responsive Web, etc) in a variety of speed, scale, and complexity.


Even better:

  • Past projects that showcase major systems evolution or expansion (such as redesigns, theming, modes, platforms, or a11y/i18n)
  • Prior experience designing for consumer apps
  • Ability to write code for prototyping, documentation, or infrastructure
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What are Block Perks + Benefits

Block Benefits Overview

At Block, we want to provide you with benefits, perks, and offerings that empower you to make choices for your life and what matters to you. We understand the importance of having quality care. So, whatever stage of life you’re in, we offer coverage and plans to support total health — physical, mental, and financial — for you and your family.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Hybrid work model
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Wellness days
Abortion travel benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Restricted work hours
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Personal development training
Virtual coaching services
Apprenticeship programs

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