Lead Design Technologist - Slack

Slack Remote (United States) New York, NY

Job Details

We're hiring our first ever Design technologist & Prototyper at Slack to work across design and engineering teams to create user experience prototypes, tooling to enable designers productivity and accessible, scalable interfaces through design systems and component libraries to ultimately build out a prototyping platform that allows designers to experiment with and publish workflows in local web or mobile environments.

Designers here work across every stage of product development, from creating the experience of new features, to prototyping and finding creative solutions, to the craft and finish of every detail in the product.

Slack has a positive, diverse, and supportive culture we look for people who are curious, inventive, and work to be a little better every single day. If this sounds like a good fit for you, please send us a nice hello, plus links to your work and experience.


What you'll be doing:

  • Working directly with product designers early in product exploration initiatives to rapidly build and iterate on new product experiences
  • Making designers lives simpler, more pleasant, and more productive by building custom tooling and apps, integrating with our established design systems architectures, and identifying opportunities for innovation and efficiency improvements
  • Working with the User Research team to better understand what gaps exist in internal process, knowledge, or tooling across our design team
  • Building tools that make prototyping within the Design organization easier and more tightly integrated with Slacks engineering architecture and APIs
  • Evangelizing the role of a design technologist across the design, product, and engineering teams
  • Contributing and helping shape our design system including: components, patterns, composition, and scalability
  • Coaching other designers on front-end engineering and prototyping


What you should have:

  • Mastery of web development fundamentals
  • Track record of building and working with responsive, dynamic web pages
  • An eye for and a passion for crafting pixel-perfect web experiences
  • Fluency in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Familiarity with modern technologies including Flexbox and CSS animations
  • Strong proficiency with version control systems, including Git
  • Comfort with Python-based and React-based web frameworks
  • Experience with Bootstrap is a plus
  • GitHub, CodePen, or other links showcasing your skills, or a UI/UX portfolio is required
  • 4+ years of engineering or development skills, OR significant industry experience uniquely qualifying you for this role
  • Deep understanding of how to create usable, accessible, and modular designs that can scale to millions of users
  • Experience working and collaborating with diverse teams in a dynamic, rapid-growth environment
  • Experience & comfort prototyping and quickly iterating with a focus on the end user experience


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