Design Systems Lead


About the Opportunity
Our mission is to help the next billion people experience the future of finance. Weโ€™re looking for a design systems leader to help build the future of our multi-brand design system, manage a team of product designers, and develop a culture of consistent design in all areas where we interact with customers.
We are looking for an experienced, detail oriented design systems leader with a strong vision to help expand our large scale, component design system to support multiple brands, products, and a global audience. As a design systems leader, you will empower our design and engineering teams to work faster, collaborate more effectively, and deliver high quality experiences for our customers throughout the world. You will be responsible for iterating on and creating new components, as well as building a robust system of documentation. You will collaborate directly with product and content designers to foster consistency in thought, process, and execution. You will work closely with design system engineers to build themable components and patterns, powered by design tokens. You will partner closely with other design systems designers throughout the world to achieve a single, unified approach to design systems.
What Youโ€™ll Achieve
  • Create and maintain intuitive libraries of components, patterns, and assets through research, iteration, and documentation
  • Empower consistency throughout design and engineering by creating, documenting, and managing design tokens and design data
  • Build and advocate for processes and practices that help our organization reach new markets through globalization and accessibility
  • Partner with cross-functional peers in Design, Product, Content, and Engineering to deliver experiences that help our customers experience the future of finance
  • Support and train product designers to utilize and contribute to the design system
  • Design and document micro interactions, transitions and animation for product touchpoints
  • Design icons, components and asset libraries, including documentation
  • Evangelize systems thinking and advocate for consistent, high-quality craft by collaborating with designers throughout the organization
  • Think in terms of systems, not just one-off solutions, that scale across our entire ecosystem
  • Collaborate closely with Design, Brand, and Product leadership to shape the overall vision and product strategy to develop visual design principles for how the brand is expressed in our products
  • Consistently elevate the quality of the design by soliciting feedback from peers and stakeholders through formal design review, presentations, and by facilitating workshops
  • Remain current on industry and design trends as it relates to branded product experiences
  • Work closely with engineers to build robust components and patterns
What We Look For In You
  • Experience working hands-on with design tokens or contributing to a multi-brand design system
  • Deep understanding of Figma componentization and design system best practices
  • Strong cross-cultural communication skills and experience collaborating with globally dispersed cross-functional teams of Designers, Product Manager, Engineers, Content Designers, and Researchers
  • Strong empathy around problem solving. Should be solutions oriented and results driven with the ability to deliver something of value.
  • Strong knowledge of Appleโ€™s Human Interface Guidelines and Googleโ€™s Material Design
  • Ability and willingness to manage and mentor other designers on IxD, Design System, localization, and accessibility
  • Familiarity with designing for multiple platforms including native and responsive design
  • Basic understanding of development disciplines including HTML, CSS, Javascript, Swift, XML (You don't have to know how to code in any of these languages, but that would also be nice!)
  • Experience using qualitative or quantitative data to inform and measure the impact of the work
  • Bachelor's degree in Design, HCI, or equivalent practical experience
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in a global Design Systems role
  • Experience working with dispersed teams across offices and timezones
Nice to Haves
  • Experience writing documentation for foundations, components, or patterns
  • Experience working with Adobe After Effects and Lottie
  • Experience designing for Fintech, Investment platforms, or Crypto products
  • Understanding of React framework for Front End development
  • Fluent in Mandarin and English
Who We Are
Okcoin is one of the worldโ€™s largest and fastest growing cryptocurrency exchanges. We help millions of people buy and sell bitcoin, and over 30 other crypto assets every day โ€” but our work is a whole lot more than that. Weโ€™re building an inclusive future of finance, one that opens new opportunities to learn financial literacy, store value, and build wealth for everyone. We make it easy to buy and sell crypto and provide access to passive income earning opportunities.
The Experience team is a global group of multidisciplinary creatives, designers, technologists and writers that believe in blending the best of visual and experience design to create delightful products for our customers. Product Design is a strategic, user-centric, and data-informed function within the Experience team. We value craft and intuitive interaction to solve complex design problems โ€” balancing customer needs and business objectives.
Highlights of Perks and Benefits:
  • Market competitive total compensation package
  • Comprehensive insurance package including medical, dental, vision, disability & life insurance (Company pays 100% for employee/80% for dependents)
  • 401K with company contribution
  • Accrued PTO policy, company paid holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program paid in BTC
  • Company Donation Match
  • More surprises when you join!
Okcoin Statement
Okcoin is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, genetic information, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, lawful alien status, national origin, age, marital status, and non-job related physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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