Lead Product Designer

Needham, Massachusetts | Permanent | Job ID #62310 |
Posted Last Month

Our client is seeking a Lead Product Designer to join them for a full time perm engagement based in Boston, Ma.

As the Lead Product Designer you’ll lead the build-out of the Design System and guide the launch of its public-facing website. The design system is a new area of focus within our growing Product Design team, so you’ll take charge of the way it all comes together—from building out the team and defining the project roadmap to guiding execution and implementation.

Daily Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with product designers, engineers, brand designers, writers, and other stakeholders from around the company to set and uphold high standards for design
  • Design components, patterns, and guidelines that enable designers and engineers to create consistent and high-quality user experiences
  • Be the ambassador of the new design system and drive adoption by communicating strategy, plans, and milestones across the organization
  • Highlight opportunities to use the system through design critiques, spec reviews, and team meetings
  • Build the design systems team and hire new designers

What you will need:

  • Significant expertise designing and building durable design systems at scale within a large product organization
  • The flexibility to be a great collaborator and drive successful outcomes in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • An outstanding portfolio with a range of design skills (visual design, systems design, user experience design)
  • Excellent critical thinking and attention to detail when exploring solutions at a systematic level and a component level
  • Passion for the craft of design
  • The ability to appropriately communicate complex concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders in a timely and effective manner
  • Experience designing WCAG-compliant, accessible interfaces
  • A proven technical understanding of how to build and architect design systems
  • The ability to coach other designers with honest, constructive feedback
  • A keen sense of how to prioritize your projects and time
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Expertise in Figma
  • The ability to write code and find your way around a codebase

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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About Onward Search

Onward Search helps connect creative, marketing, and technology talent with top jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include freelance / contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent placement.