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Lead Product Designer
Design Systems
Posted on 4/14/2022
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Product Design
UI/UX Design
  • Have 5+ years of relevant experience designing digital products and systems
  • Have created, implemented, and managed a design system in a prior role
  • Have a strong portfolio demonstrating a generalist design skills and experience driving the product design lifecycle from end-to-end
  • Are excited about breaking down technically complex problems into abstractions, finding a balance between ease of use, learnability, and power
  • Love thinking systematically about hard problems with a lot of tradeoffs-then going deep on getting the details right through rapid, continual iteration
  • Are customer-obsessed and excited to spend time with users
  • Have experience designing developer-centric products, creative software, and/or enterprise internal tools
  • Are comfortable with basic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. (Bonus points if you have some working knowledge of SQL, databases, or APIs!)
  • Are an excellent communicator (and consider writing to be a fundamental design skill)
  • Thrive in ambiguity, can independently prioritize work based on user needs and business goals, and take responsibility to drive product ideas forward
  • Are inspired to radically rethink how software is developed
  • Work with product designers, engineers, and other stakeholders to develop the tools and processes needed to build a world-class design system
  • Design foundational frameworks, components, and UI patterns
  • Collaborate with our largest customers to understand their internal design systems and opportunities for integration with Retool
  • Write documentation using best practices and tools that support designers and engineers
  • Balance reinforcing product harmony with solving novel customer problems and identify areas of improvement
  • Contribute to building the design systems team through interviewing, onboarding, mentoring, and developing a roadmap of priorities

51-200 employees

Internal tooling software
Company Overview
Retool's mission is to create the future of internal software by making software development for engineers simpler and more accessible.
  • Competitive healthcare, dental and vision benefits.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at our San Francisco and New York offices.
  • $1,200 annual stipend for anything learning-related (books, conferences, classes, etc.).
  • $1,000 work-from-home-setup stipend.
  • Take the time you need to recharge!
  • Family planning support and paid parental leave.
  • Enrollment and matching up to an effective rate of 4%.
  • Mental health and wellness benefits