Senior Product Designer, Design Systems
remote / Europe

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Job description

With a best-in-class Digital Experience Platform (DXP), unrivaled integrations, and modern technology in the cloud—Magnolia is uniquely positioned to enable enterprises to fully bring their customer-centric vision to life.

We are looking for a Senior Product Designer to join our Product Development team as a Design System expert.

This is a unique opportunity to contribute to an award-winning, fast and flexible Headless CMS that powers the digital presence of some of the largest companies in the world.

If you're ready to strive to create value in newer ways and to really think outside of the box you're the perfect match for us.

The impact you’ll make:

As a member of the Product team and Magnolia's first Product Designer dedicated to Design Systems, you'll own and build up a brand-new design system, fully backed and supported by Product and Engineering teams across the organization. Your work shaping the design system will set us all up to have consistent guidelines and drive our mission of offering best-in-class digital experiences.

Your responsibilities:

  • Build up, facilitate and own Magnolia’s design system by leading the creation and maintenance of the design system guidelines and processes. 
  • Challenge the current components and patterns with attention to detail on interaction and visual design.
  • Take ownership and lead interaction and visual design efforts by collaborating with other Product Designers, Product Managers, Frontend Developers, and Backend Engineers.
  • Design systems and patterns consistently that allow product designers and frontend engineers to focus on product-specific problems.
  • Write documentation and guidance on how and why components, styles, and patterns are applied in code and design to evangelize consistent usage of the design system.
  • Be the design system advocate and expert when handling the system in Figma or a similar modern design tool.

What we expect:

  • You have 5+ years of experience designing ideally B2B digital products in an agile environment.
  • A must-have: You have built design systems for at least 3+ years in Figma (or a similar modern design tool) creating components and defining collaboration processes. Therefore, you pride yourself on having exceptional interaction and visual design skills. 
  • You are genuinely interested in our users’ problems and put them at the center of your decision-making process while being a critical thinker.
  • You've designed scalable solutions at both a systemic and feature level.
  • You understand the limitations of frontend code and negotiate technical feasibility. You can demonstrate this by showing a deep understanding of the needs of engineers you've worked with previously. Hands-on experience or interest in frontend development (HTML, CSS, JS, React...) is a nice-to-have but not a must.
  • You are a strong advocate of your work that can clearly and concisely expose ideas and negotiate with various groups and levels of the organization.

What we offer

  • Be part of one of our hubs (Madrid, Basel, Kroměříž) or fully remote position to work from anywhere in Europe and flex-time.
  • A team of driven, collaborative and innovative people: designers, product managers, and developers.
  • Bright, fun, and open-minded colleagues working in an international environment.
  • Joy in working together to create and evolve a well-loved product but always keep room for new ideas and approaches. 
  • Aside from work, we are parents, gamers, bookworms, adrenaline junkies, and so much more.
  • various groups and levels of the organization.

What drives you

  • You want to take charge: Everyone at Magnolia is in the driver’s seat and we set the direction according to what our customers, colleagues and culture need. No matter the roadblocks you see ahead, you take charge in (re)shaping the destination.
  • You want to be connected: You never drive alone. Building meaningful connections means creating experiences together that form a foundation of trust so next time there’s a bump in the road, you know someone else has your back.
  • You want to be yourself: Choose your own ways and means. We thrive on making every perspective count so that you feel safe enough to follow your purpose and at the same time pursue one common goal. Our way of growing is to mutually question ourselves and others.

Please note that providing your portfolio is a must for the application to be considered.

 

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About Magnolia

And here’s how Magnolia empowers your success:

A Great Product: Loved by clients and respected by analysts, Magnolia is arguably one of the best CMS solutions on the market.

Directly Contribute to Magnolia’s Success: We value each individuals’ input and create opportunities to realize them.

Great variety in your areas of responsibility: You will be able to dive into any skill area within the company that allows you to grow according to your personal career goals.

International Exposure: With offices in the USA, Spain, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Singapore, and Vietnam you will collaborate with colleagues from over 30 Nationalities.