GitHub is looking for an experienced Senior Engineer to join our Design Infrastructure team. This team is responsible for evolving our open-source design system—Primer, supporting and improving our UI design patterns, documentation, component APIs, and the cross-cutting customer experiences of GitHub products.
In this role, you’ll collaborate with product and platform engineers to improve our component libraries and the developer experience of working with our design system. You’ll work with other engineers and designers to make decisions about component APIs. Our team is composed of designers and engineers who have backgrounds in product design, design systems, design ops, and illustration; as well as CSS experts, and engineers with front-end and full-stack experience working in Rails and React.js.
If you enjoy the challenge of building design systems at scale that deliver a great customer experience, and create an empowering developer experience, you might find a happy home on the GitHub design systems team.
Senior Engineers at GitHub are strong individual contributors; they're given a lot of autonomy and trust to work on high impact projects. For this specific role on Design Systems, we're looking for someone who values the following: -Systems thinking: Our team has to apply decisions holistically, making sure to look at new patterns in context to the larger system of the product, as well as ensuring we support experiences for individual features. -Inclusive design: GitHub is a home for all developers and our design system should reflect that, this means including and learning from people with a range of perspectives. Designing for inclusivity first, can lead us to solving problems for the many, and open up our product for more people. -Creating together: Getting to the right result is our focus, this can come from platform engineers or product engineers, and ideally both. Facilitating collaboration between teams and individuals is key so that we continue to evolve the design system alongside the needs of the product. -Progress and impact: Our team often works on the meta and so it's easy to get caught up in the design details. We have to be mindful of this and ensure we keep making decisions and move forward. This means being solutions oriented and prioritizing progress over correctness when it's the right call. -Candidness: We encourage candidness and recognize its role in building trust between peers and leadership. It can take time and effort to get there but it's worth it. Making decisions for projects, design patterns, and processes, will yield better results when we can get to the “real talk”.
-You have led the development of internal or open-source design systems. -You have developed or contributed to frameworks such as CSS-in-JS libraries, open-source component libraries, or utilities that improve the developer experience. -You have experience in CSS architecture, through CSS-only frameworks or as part of component library development. -You are passionate about building accessible and inclusive products. -You have experience working on developer tools.