Lead Product Designer, Design Systems Amazon

Amazon Remote San Francisco, CA


Want to change the lives of millions of readers by making it easy to discover books and get more out of reading? As a Lead Product Designer on the Goodreads Design team, you’ll work with product managers, engineers, data scientists, researchers, sales managers, customer experts, content creators, and designers to build products that help readers find books they'll love and get more out of them, and enables authors, publishers and advertisers to connect with our audience of engaged readers.

A day in the life

Goodreads is currently reimagining our products and brand. In this role, you will help the team define a vision for growing our business and continually identify new opportunities to deliver value to all of our customers - readers, authors, and publisher/advertiser partners. You will be responsible for managing our maturing design system and tooling while up-leveling customer experiences across core product areas: Discovery, Reading, Tracking, and Community. You’ll design across all touch points including web, iOS and Android apps, and emails.

About the hiring group

Product Design at Goodreads brings together the practices of information architecture, interaction design, visual design, evaluative research, and related disciplines into a single, customer-centric design role. Our designers are generalists with specialties who translate customer insights and business needs into product experiences that delight, generate visual concepts that exceed expectations, and work with developers to deliver those concepts with a high level of quality.

Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations, and we have over 100 million members. Our office is located in downtown San Francisco. Goodreads is an Amazon company, so you will have opportunities to partner with Kindle and Amazon teams to elevate the reading experience for millions of customers.

Job responsibilities

· Own the design of core reader experiences.

· Own the design system from driving adoption, evaluating system gaps, improving communications, evolving processes, aligning design and code, and scaling to meet all product and surface needs.

· Manage the design libraries and tooling while educating the team on best practices and providing resources.

· Create customer-centered designs that incorporate customer feedback, user research, data, market trends and technical constraints.

· Create flows, wireframes, design mockups, rapid prototypes to effectively conceptualize, prove out, and deliver on exceptional product experiences.

· Own the design direction for our customer-centered products and craft, pitch, and validate long-term design strategies.

· Partner with User Research for generative studies and independently drive evaluative research to develop understanding for the customer and validate design choices before and after development.

· Advocate for design by sharing your work and presenting cross-functionally, while being able to precisely articulate design rationale.

· Partner with product management and engineering teams to define roadmaps and prioritize requirements.

· Develop scalable and flexible design frameworks to maintain clean and simple designs and customer interactions.

· Give and solicit feedback from other designers to continually raise our bar for quality.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records


* 6+ years experience in product design or similar role.

* Experience designing cross-surface (Desktop, Responsive, iOS, Android, Emails).

* Experience managing and contributing to a maturing design system.

* A portfolio of work showcasing design competencies and robust process.

* Bachelor's degree or commensurate experience.

* Experience with a variety of design and prototype tools such as Figma, Sketch, InVision, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.


* Strong visual and interaction design skills.

* Solid understanding of information architecture.

* Experience with every aspect of the design process, including user research, concepting, wireframes, and pixel-perfect specs.

* Experience working in direct collaboration with product leadership, development managers, and cross-functional stakeholders.

* Excellent written, presentation and verbal communication skills.

* A clear understanding of user-centered design processes.

* Experience designing for consumer-facing and ad-supported products.

* Ability to create prototypes in Figma, Principle, InVision, or similar.

* Experience with design thinking and/or design sprints.

* Experience designing for an international audience.

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