Design Systems Designer
Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform that helps small businesses and their accounting and bookkeeping advisors grow and thrive.At Xero, our purpose is to make life better for people in small business, their advisors, and communities around the world. This purpose sits at the centre of everything we do. We support our people to do the best work of their lives so that they can help small businesses succeed through better tools, information and connections. Because when they succeed they make a difference, and when millions of small businesses are making a difference, the world is a more beautiful place.
How you?ll make an impactThe Design Systems Designer is responsible for maintaining and innovating upon Xero?s design system XUI (Xero User Interface). The XUI design system provides world-class tooling and support that empowers hundreds of people at Xero to create modern, accessible and responsive interfaces ? quickly and consistently. You will help to push the interface design of Xero into the future and improve the lives of millions of customers.
What you?ll doIn this role you?ll collaborate with engineers, researchers, and other designers to provide elegant solutions that solve complex problems across multiple products. You?ll work closely with others in the design systems team, as well as champion systems-thinking across the company as a whole, playing a crucial role in advocacy and enablement.
Apply a systems-mindset to identify opportunities to consolidate interface patterns used across multiple productsCollaborate with people from across the company to design and implement excellent interface patterns that are elegant and easy to useWork with and alongside the engineers in your team to improve the design systemWrite articulate documentation that helps others at Xero best use XUICreate and maintain design tooling ? e.G Figma Design LibraryProvide considered XUI support, training, guidance, and feedback to multiple teamsEvolve and promote the XUI vision, library and processes across the companyStay up-to-date with the leading design innovations and assess usage at Xero
What do we need from you?You will of course need experience in creating and maintaining Design SystemsYou?ll also have experience creating accessible and responsive interfaces
Hands on experience in the entire design process, from uncovering customer needs and pain points, to building elegant interfacesYou are confident in, and actively keep up to date with web standards, common UI patterns and usability best practicesYou?ll have hands-on experience with design tooling to create shared styles and reusable components.
Experience in writing guidelines and best practice documentationExperience working closely with developers and other designers
In order to be considered for this role you will need to submit a both a cover letter and portfolio that demonstrates high-quality design outcomes and systems-thinking, contributing to user experience and business value.**Tip:
Your cover letter and portfolio should show demonstrate Work on a design system that is used by designers and developers(can provide portfolio, link to websites, etc).
We want to see your ability to:
Communicate the value of a design system to stakeholdersUnderstand and address challenges that come with a design system within an organisationGive examples of applied systematic thinkingShow us your level of skill with stakeholder management and buy-in
What you can look forward to:
Working at Xero will provide you with a diverse and inclusive environment alongside people who will respect, challenge, support and mentor you. Who says you can\ 't have fun while you do the best work of your life?We see the value in work-life balance, many of us take full advantage of our flexible working arrangements, so whether you like to get a surf in before work, like to head home in time to pick up the kids or you just like working from the comfort of your own home now and then, we want to support you.We trust you to build your career to the best of your ability and we will support your hunger to learn with training and career mentorship, to help you flourish.Our facilities and PX teams work hard to give us great workspaces with all the tech company perks so join us and experience our awesome culture!Xero is an NZ Immigration Accredited Employer and Rainbow Tick certified too.Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you?re a great fit for this position.