Senior UX Engineer, Design Systems at Ripple

Ripple is transforming the world of finance with innovative crypto solutions that increase access to financial services to people around the world. We’re looking for an experienced front-end developer with design chops and a passion for UX to work across our design and engineering teams in building out Ripple’s design system. Reporting to the Director of Product Design, you’ll lay down the groundwork that enables our teams to deliver the best possible user experiences for our customers consistently, efficiently, and scalably. Your work will also enable the design team to rapidly prototype experiences so they can be tested with users and perfected in code. These rock-solid design implementation practices will enable Ripple to nurture deep trust in our enterprise crypto products and move us closer to our vision of the Internet of Value.

What You’ll Do

Plan Ripple’s Design System development roadmap and architecture
Build out and document components, patterns, and scalability frameworks
Work closely with product designers to bring new design ideas and patterns to life so they can be validated and refined
Seek out opportunities to evangelize the Design System’s importance across the company in presentations, meetings, and other forums
Stay current on the latest design system best practices and educate others
Bridge the gap between design and engineering, removing redundancies and inefficiencies in the end-to-end design-dev process
Ensure that front-end development techniques and technologies translate to the delivery of high-quality user experiences
Maintain the design system componentry, ensuring minimal bugs and impact to users
Propose ideas to improve Ripple’s user experience from your unique perspective
Prototype new design concepts so they can be understood, tested with users, and implemented

What We’re Looking For

5+ years of experience in front-end development
3+ years of experience in planning and building out design systems and/or UX prototyping
A UI/UX portfolio or Github link that showcases your skills
Deep expertise in accessibility and in building and scaling responsive interfaces across multiple types of platforms
Fluency in front-end fundamentals (HTML, CSS, and Javascript)
Solid experience working with the React Javascript framework as well as Javascript tooling and build systems/bundlers (webpack, rollup, vite, esbuild, etc.)
Proven leadership and ability to drive projects and initiatives across multiple teams in an organization
A sense of urgency and bias toward action, actively identifying problems and fixing them
Detail orientation and visual design skills – it doesn’t have to be your top skillset, but you should know what to look for when implementing designs to make experiences truly exceptional
Great verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to work with designers and developers across multiple time zones
Attuned to the needs of different stakeholders, with empathetic problem-solving abilities
Insatiably curious with a growth mindset

Preferred, but not required

Experience working with static site generators and server-side rendered apps
Experience working with multiple methods of writing CSS in modern apps (static, pre-processed, css-in-js, etc.)

Bonus Points

Experience giving presentations about design systems to public audiences
Fintech experience
A strong interest in Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology

WHAT WE OFFER:

The chance to work in a fast-paced start-up environment with experienced industry leaders
A learning environment where you can dive deep into the latest technologies and make an impact
Competitive salary and equity
100% paid medical and dental and 95% paid vision insurance for employees starting on your first day
401k (with match), commuter benefits
Industry-leading parental leave policies
Generous wellness reimbursement and weekly onsite programs
Flexible vacation policy – work with your manager to take time off when you need it
Employee giving match
Modern office in San Francisco’s Financial District
Fully-stocked kitchen with organic snacks, beverages, and coffee drinks
Weekly company meeting – ask me anything style discussion with our Leadership Team
Team outings to sports games, happy hours, game nights and more!

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