Sr Designer - Design Systems

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200145167
The IS&T User Experience Design team is seeking a Senior User Experience Designer to lead the design and implementation of its design standards and component system. The ideal candidate should bring previous experience working within a UX organization and developing design systems and guidelines. As part of the Bridge Design Systems team you will drive building an extensible system to scale application development for web and iOS. Competencies Alignment: You can galvanize a broad range of opinions around a shared and common goal. You can breakdown silos by facilitating a collaborative and open approach Facilitation: You see value in guiding others to discover solutions as their own. You are a natural teacher and can adapt your approach to fit the unique needs of your audience Empathy: You bring humanity and humility to every interaction. You can identify with the personal drives of team members and stakeholders to build meaningful connections to the work at hand Systems thinking: You draw connections across programs and teams. You see how each initiative fits in the broader ecosystem, which ensures teams apply an end-to-end mindset Operational savvy: You can demonstrate the business impact of scaling design systems

Key Qualifications

  • Collaborate in a cross-functional UX team that builds tools to help Apple employees be more productive and collaborative
  • Create, present, evangelize and support a unified and holistic user-centered design approach and design system
  • Support designers and developers in their use of the design system and be the UX liaison to developers
  • Create documentation and standards for design systems, patterns and components
  • Facilitate design reviews and offer feedback to continuously improve the work
  • Be the face of UX in partnership with the design and engineering communities
  • Hands-on experience in interaction design and prototyping of consumer and/or enterprise web experiences
  • Experience in systems design with ability to design for Web and Mac and to collaborate with designers and developers on Mac and IoS applications
  • Outstanding written communications and ability to write requirements documentation, interaction design principles and patterns
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong cross-functional relationships


We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic individual who embodies the following characteristics: You believe that UX is everyone’s job. For that reason, you have led programs to successfully scale design systems geared towards designers and developer audiences. You are instrumental in building a strong UX organization by contributing processes that helped develop and grow the team You have a strong point-of-view on the role that design plays in order to create operational efficiencies You have the vision and expertise to create partnerships with designers and developers to evangelize the importance of design systems

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree in design, HCI, product/interaction design or related field/s is preferred

Additional Requirements