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Product Design Lead - Design System

| Greater NYC Area

Honest Buildings is looking for a Product Design Lead - Design System to own the creation and on-going governance of our new Design System. This critical role will be responsible for developing system in collaboration with our design team, as well as establishing the framework for design system documentation. In addition, this role will serve as subject matter expert to designers, engineers and product managers for all things related to the design system.

Responsibilities:

  • You will define the core elements of the Honest Buildings Design System, specifying UX, visual, interaction and motion elements as well as documenting behaviors and usage guidelines.
  • You will cultivate internal knowledge around the design system by serving as a subject matter expert to contributing teams who are building additions to the design system.
  • You will use collaborative leadership skills to facilitate the adoption of the design system and ensure the best outcome for stakeholders.

About you:

  • You are comfortable thinking in terms of systems, connecting and making relationships across multiple teams and experiences.
  • You have experience with design languages and human interface guidelines and are familiar with frameworks, components and patterns -- ideally as both a designer and system creator.
  • You are used to dealing with ambiguity and love solving ambitious problems in an agile, iterative manner.
  • You are an experienced, detail-oriented designer with strong knowledge of interaction and visual design as well as familiarity with information architecture.
  • You have strong written and verbal communication skills and have experience aligning teams and stakeholders by persuasion and influence.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years experience of UX design for digital products
  • 3+ years experience designing products using a design system
  • 1+ years experience overseeing the development or maintenance of a design system
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Self-starter able to work in an agile startup environment with other disciplines in quick design loops
  • Deep knowledge of design principles and methods, with extensive experience in most skill areas, tools and the UX Lifecycle.
  • Experience overseeing other designers and giving actionable design feedback
  • Experience leading cross-team efforts and collaborating with engineering, design and product management.
  • Experience designing for all kinds of devices and screens
  • Familiarity with relevant front-end technologies (HTML/CSS/Javascript) and their affordances and limitations
  • Solid communication skills, written and verbal

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Stock options (hey, we’re a startup)
  • Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • Commuter benefits
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Free lunch on Fridays, catered every week
  • Happy hours, parties, monthly team activities and quarterly off-sites
  • Gym discounts and other cool perks
  • Sweet WeWork space in downtown Manhattan

So, why Honest Buildings?

  • We have raised over $47m from top investors including Thrive Capital. Some of our clients even decided to invest after using our product for a year. How’s that for market traction. #humblebrag
  • We remember to have lots of fun and we have nice startup perks, but we’re definitely playing to win. Our vibe is best described as laid back and trusting, but professional.
  • Real estate and construction is one of the last big markets to be impacted by technological change and it is truly ripe for disruption. Old School is ready to go New School.
  • It’s a market massively larger than others you may know. We’re talking $8 trillion in Commercial Real Estate Construction vs. for instance $1.5 trillion in E-Commerce, or $100 billion in Transportation. It’s an amazing opportunity, grounded in real needs.
  • Buildings are an incredibly important asset that affect the way we all live, work, and play. You will have an opportunity to work closely with the decision makers and developers who shape the built environment we all experience every day, in cities all across North America.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • TypeScriptLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • jQueryLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • DropwizardFrameworks
    • AngularFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PendoAnalytics
    • FigmaDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • HubSpotCRM
    • IntercomCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • HubSpotEmail
    • HubSpotLead Gen

Location

We're in the center of the Financial District. Close to major transportation hubs. We're next to Zuccotti Park, a great spot for hanging out.

An Insider's view of Honest Buildings

How does your team reward individual success?

After managing a small group when I first joined Honest Buildings, I was given the opportunity to build out a department and team from scratch. I learned a ton throughout the process and was supported at all times. The leadership at Honest Buildings works hard to recognize individual success and cares deeply about every employee's happiness.

Jeb

Director of Business Development

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

As we expand, we are implementing infrastructure and application based solutions to ensure all of our customers have a world class experience, guaranteeing our users across the globe can use our product in a fast and reliable manner. We're constantly researching security vulnerabilities and implementing best practices to fully protect the product.

Lalita

Site Reliability Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

The mentorship I've gained at Honest Buildings has championed me to speak up for what I want out of my career. Honest Buildings has taught me how to advocate for myself, given me the courage needed to pitch ideas, and an environment where I feel supported if I choose to explore those ideas.

Chelsi

User Experience Designer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Every single person in Honest Buildings contributes to creating our company goals. We have a huge opportunity to put into place things that haven’t been created yet. If someone sees an opportunity and they want to work to fill that gap, we give them all the resources they need to help grow the company (and themselves) as much as possible.

Crystal

Chief Brand and Performance Officer

What are some things you learned at the company?

What makes Honest Buildings such a great place to work is the opportunity to continue learning. I can always tell my team and my manager something I'm interested in, and they will work hard to carve room for me to learn a new skill or method. This is especially importantly on the engineering team, as technology is evolving every day.

Kim

Software Engineer

What are Honest Buildings Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Intracompany committees
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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