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Design Manager - Design Systems






San Francisco, CA, US


We're convinced that the way consumers interact with their finances will drastically improve in the next few years, and we believe that customers building on Plaid’s technology will be the ones to lead that change. As Plaid grows, we need designers who can take the foundations of our design system, Threads, and build it out to work flexibly across different audiences, geographies, and media.

As a Design Manager at Plaid, you'll be essential in helping to grow the team, nurture our designers, work cross-functionally, and ensure that we ship the best-in-class design experiences.

Learn more about how we created our design system and the process behind designing Link.

What excites you

        A centralized design team that works together end-to-end to create a holistic, world-class experience
        A team that values high quality, pixel-perfect work and delightful interactions
        A fast-paced, product-minded culture that rapidly moves from creative concepts to concrete solutions
        A design culture where talking to customers and users sits at the forefront of every project
        Close collaboration with engineering, business, and other product teams to create a design system that works cohesively—but flexibly—for all of our audiences
        Identifying research opportunities to assess user needs and the quantifiable value of the design system
        Establishing the processes by which our design system is iterated on, expanded, and adopted across teams
        Collating design requirements and understanding its impact on existing products
        Regularly reviewing work and providing feedback to other designers
        Unblocking your teammates, organizing our work, evolving our process, and generally making things ‘go’
        Organically supporting our team and company culture
        Making Plaid a fulfilling place to work for everyone around you

What excites us

        Past experience leading and managing teams
        The visual know-how and desire to delight the user and deliver a world-class experience
        An appetite for cross-platform collaboration
        A record of leveling up your reports and providing individuals with meaningful opportunities for growth
        A strong penchant for utilizing user research and metrics to guide design decisions
        An ability to advocate for, and be a strong representative of design
        Excellent communication and writing skills
        Experience with working cross-functionally, especially with product and engineering teams
        Excitement for recruiting and a thoughtful approach to identifying new talent

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