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Senior Product Designer – Design System

Product · Full-time · Denver, United States

Contentful gives you an API-first, cloud-based platform to power your sites and apps, allowing you to create first-class user experiences. Stop burying your content in a CMS, empower it with a content infrastructure.

About the Role

Forma 36 is an open-source design system by Contentful
 created with the intent to reduce the overhead of creating UI
 by providing tools and guidance for digital teams. You will work with a cross-functional product team on enabling our customers and internal teams to build interactive apps with Forma 36.

If you have a passion for design systems and optimizing workflows this role may be a good fit. You’ll join a design guild of passionate design generalists who enjoy continuous learning, and the opportunity to impact the product and the organization in a meaningful way.


You’ll be a key player in your cross-functional product development team during discovery and delivery. You’ll drive initiatives to make your product team and the design guild more successful.

  • Partner with a product manager in identifying and defining the right problems to solve
  • Partner with UX researchers and data analysts in discovery work
  • Expand our Forma 36 design system with new components, interaction patterns and tooling to increase adoption
  • Collaborate with internal teams in direction, contribution and release processes for Forma36
  • Champion accessibility
  • Own pattern libraries and documentation
  • Run experiments and user testing during early release phases
  • Support designers in streamlining their workflows

What you need to be successful

  • Strong communication skills
  • A self starter mentality
  • Evidence-based decision making
  • Experience in building and scaling design systems
  • Strong knowledge of UI design patterns and best practices (web and mobile)
  • A portfolio demonstrating exceptional UI design skills
  • In-depth knowledge of accessibility principles and standards
  • Decent UX copy writing skills
  • Demonstrated expertise in applying motion to support usability and user delight
  • A passion for web technologies
  • Ability to converse with developers about implementation details
  • A good understanding of software deployment processes

** What’s in it for you?**

  • Join an ambitious tech company reshaping the way people build digital products.
  • We set you up for success, equipping you with the latest and greatest hardware
  • Enjoy a full range of events, including workshops, Contentful-hosted meetups, guest speakers and team activities. Meet your team members from across the globe at our annual offsite.
  • Get fit! We offer a variety of health and fitness classes and a discount on Urban Sports Club.
  • We value our employees health and safety. Our teams are working remotely during the COVID pandemic.
  • Use your personal education budget to improve your skills and grow in your career. Join a free German class or one of our many internal learning initiatives!
  • Plus, Contentful socks! Oh yeah!

Who are we?

Contentful powers digital experiences for 28% of the Fortune 500 companies and thousands of global brands. Our content platform unifies content in a single hub, structures it for use in any digital channel and integrates seamlessly with hundreds of tools through open APIs. It lets developers and content creators work in parallel, increasing team efficiency and happiness. Companies such as Co-op, Spotify, Bang & Olufsen, N26 and Swarovski use Contentful to build their mobile and web products, voice controlled apps and more.

We’re growing rapidly and are backed by over $150 million in funding from top-tier venture capital firms like Sapphire Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, General Catalyst and Benchmark.

More than 350 people from 70 nations contribute their energy and creativity to Contentful, working from hubs in Berlin and San Francisco and distributed around the world.

“Variety is the spice of life” — and a celebrated component of our culture. At Contentful, we strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees. We believe that our products and services benefit from our diverse backgrounds and experiences and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer: all qualified applicants are considered for positions regardless of race, ethnic origin, gender, age, religion or belief, marital status, gender identification, sexual orientation, or disability. We look forward to your application!

All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical [dis]ability or length of time spent unemployed.


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