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Lead Design Systems Engineer

Company: Yahoo!
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Yahoo is a global media and tech company that connects people to their passions. We reach nearly 900M people around the world, bringing them closer to what they love-from finance and sports, to shopping, gaming and news-with the trusted products, content and tech that fuel their day. For partners, we provide a full-stack platform for businesses to amplify growth and drive more meaningful connections across advertising, search and media.Yahoo is seeking a talented Lead Design Systems Engineer to join our growing team. As a Lead Design Systems Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining Yahoo's design systems, which include user interface (UI) components, style guides, and design patterns. You will work closely with cross-functional teams of designers, developers, and product managers to create a cohesive and scalable design system that enables Yahoo to deliver world-class user experiences across all our products and services.Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design and development of Yahoo's design systems, including UI components, style guides, and design patterns.
  • Collaborate with designers, developers, and product managers to ensure that the design system meets their needs and aligns with Yahoo's brand guidelines.
  • Develop and maintain design system documentation, including guidelines, specifications, and usage examples.
  • Manage the design system roadmap and prioritize feature development based on business needs, user feedback, and industry trends.
  • Implement and maintain the design system infrastructure, including design tools, code libraries, and version control systems.
  • Develop and maintain a strong understanding of Yahoo's products and services to ensure that the design system meets their unique needs.
  • Mentor junior design system engineers and promote a culture of design system excellence within the organization.Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Design, a related field or equivalent work experience.
    • 5+ years of experience designing and developing design systems for large-scale web or mobile applications.
    • Strong knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and other web technologies.
    • Experience with design tools such as Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, or Figma.
    • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams.
    • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think creatively and strategically.
    • Strong understanding of user-centered design principles and experience working in an Agile development environment.Yahoo is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Yahoo is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form ( or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.At Yahoo, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion ( page to learn more.US Only: Please be aware that Yahoo requires all employees entering a U.S. Yahoo office and/or attending a company event (including client events) are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19. This position will require the successful candidate to obtain and show proof of a vaccination to enter a U.S. Yahoo office and/or attending a company event (including client events). Yahoo is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.The compensation for this position ranges from $150,380.00 - $327,025.00/yr and will vary depending on factors such as your location, skills and experience. The compensation package may also include incentive compensation opportunities in the form of discretionary annual bonus or commissions, in addition to equity incentives. Yahoo provides industry-leading benefits including healthcare, 401K savings plan, company holidays, vacation, sick time, parental leave and an employee assistance program. Eligibility requirements apply.Yahoo has a high degree of flexibility around employee location and hybrid working. In fact, our flexible-hybrid approach to work is one of the things our employees rave about. Most roles don't require specific regular patterns of in-person office attendance. If you join Yahoo, you may be asked to attend (or travel to attend) on-site work sessions, team-building, or other in-person events. When these occur, you'll be given notice to make arrangements.If you're curious about how this factors into this role, please discuss with the recruiter.Currently work for Yahoo? Please apply on our internal career site.

Keywords: Yahoo!, Sunnyvale , Lead Design Systems Engineer, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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