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Job ID: 50294

Lead Enterprise Design Systems Engineer
Our client is seeking a Lead Enterprise Design Systems Engineer for their team. As part of the Enterprise Design Systems team, you will help empower engineers and designers by building components and patterns that expand the internal capabilities through the Enterprise Visual Language that is being developed. You will join a fast-paced, dynamic team of UX/UI designers, product managers, engineers, and data scientists. The Enterprise Design Systems team is a product that will fuel other products across employee and internal experiences. You understand how to empower engineers, designers, and product teams through clear communication, code, governance, and documentation. 

Responsibilities:
Create and improve processes for developing and distributing a new design system.
Lead the development of reusable, responsive components.
Contribute to usage and API documentation for both designers and engineers.
Experience working in Agile software-development process.
Participate in processes and governance.
Can deliver components that are accessible and WCAG AA compliant.
Partner with cross-functional team of engineers and designers to define and prioritize features supporting priorities and outcomes.
Continually improve the efficiency of the system.

Qualifications:
Clean semantic skills when it comes to writing code.
Excellent collaboration, communication, and relationship management skills.
Highly developed empathy, curiosity, and imagination.
Ability to thrive in ambiguity, a fast-paced environment and take initiative.
Impeccable execution and care of the craft when it comes to working with Designers and executing on the work.
Able to make tech decisions through discovery, research, and validation.
7+ years of direct development experience.
Experience leading and mentoring multiple engineers on large-scale projects.
Familiarity working on Design Systems and knowledge of frameworks.
Experience with front-end development such as HTML/CSS, JS/REACT/VUE, etc.
Experience with back-end development such as Node.

Preferred:
Experience scaling Design Systems from nothing.
Experience taking a human-centered approach to your work.
Experience with modern design productivity, workflow, and research tools (Figma, Jira, Slack, Miro, Monday, Adobe C, Google Analytics, Hotjar, Crazy Egg, Pendo, etc.).
Industry experience in retail, supply-chain operations, financial or demand planning.
Strong interaction design skills.


Benefits
Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.

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