Head of Design Systems

April 14, 2021

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Hologram is here to connect anyTHING to the internet

The future, as we see it, has millions of devices connected to the internet — everything from citywide bike sharing systems to smarter heart monitors to internet-connected eggs to catch turtle poachers. Hologram is here to connect anything to the internet — via our global cellular platform and network available in over 200 countries and territories. The future is connected, and we are connecting it.

We’re looking for a Head of Design Systems to own our design systems, guide the process of developing new components, and deliver and maintain a React library for use across all engineering squads.

About this role
You will join as the head of our design systems, owning our Stellar Design System. (Read about it here, and here.)

What you’ll do:
Collaborate with designers to guide the design process of new components for the Stellar Design System, as well as best practices for usage of current design components.
Work alongside engineering leads to deliver and maintain a React library for use across all engineering squads.
Expand your team to hire additional hybrid design-engineers and design operations staff.
Lead design initiatives, advocate for our customers, and act as the voice of design throughout the organization.

Helpful skills and experience:
Strong track record of crafting, launching, and maintaining design systems at scale
Keen eye for interaction and visual design for new system components
UI engineering capabilities to own the development process of new components
Strong experience with HTML, CSS, and JS (React.js)
Expertise at design operations, including running team collaboration using Sketch, Abstract, and similar design tools
You think in systems and understand how systems will need to evolve to serve our customers
Ability to design for customers across multiple international markets
Strong understanding of best practices for design operation
A number of years of experience working with design teams and building design systems, specifically
Ability to mentor product designers in best practices for building and utilizing components from our design systems
Strong collaboration skills with engineering and technical departments
Experience hiring both designers and hybrid design-engineers
Management experience guiding the career growth of individual contributors
Background in design systems, UI engineering, and/or product design
Ability to travel occasionally to Chicago and other U.S. locations

About the Design Team
Hologram uses design to differentiate and position ourselves as the market leader. We have a strong design culture, where talking to customers is the start of any project.

Our team plays a vital role that ensures we focus on the right problems, craft creative solutions, and deliver gorgeous experiences to our customers. The Design team advocates for Hologram’s customers and works alongside Product, Engineering, and Growth to deliver the best solutions and experiences.

You will report to the VP of Design and work alongside other Product Designers, as well as colleagues from Product, Engineering, and Brand Studio teams.

How we work at Hologram
Hologram is a fun, upbeat, and remote-first team united by our core values of ownership, transparency, and mindfulness. We trust you to do what’s best for our product, customers, and team members and empower you to make the right calls without heavy bureaucracy.

As part of our team, you’ll receive:
Competitive, transparent pay and equity. The salary range for this role is $138,000-$171,000 for an average cost of living city and $169,000- $205,000 for the highest cost-of-living cities like NYC and San Francisco.
Unlimited paid time off and flexible scheduling
100% coverage of your medical, dental, vision, life, and disability benefits (and 80% for your family members!)
14 weeks of family leave
Unlimited books, e-books, and audiobooks for continuous learning
Generous home office setup stipend

We pride ourselves on celebrating everyone — Hologram is an equal opportunity employer actively working on creating a diverse and inclusive work environment where underrepresented groups can thrive.

Together we’re building something great: a way to help everyone – and everything – stay online and connected.

What to expect in the interview process:
30-minute phone interview with Quintin, our VP of Design
Portfolio review
Brief technical exercise
Series of 4-5 Zoom interviews with members of our Design and Engineering teams

Ready to apply?
If you share our values and our passion for connecting the world, we’d love to review your application! For any needed accommodations during the hiring process, please email recruiting@hologram.io.

Even if you don’t meet 100% of the above qualifications, you should still seriously consider applying. Studies show that you can still be considered for a role if you meet just 50% of the role’s requirements.

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