Design System Engineer II

Design United States


Optimizely is focused on unlocking digital potential and we are the recognized category leader in Digital Experience Platform (DXP) and created the category for A/B Testing and experimentation software. We have incredible customers – isn’t that one of the most important aspects of looking for your next job? Optimizely has over 9,000 brands from global organizations such as Visa, Sky, Yamaha, Wall Street Journal to tech innovators like Atlassian, DocuSign, FitBit and Zillow.

Not only are we financially sound and growing but we have unicorn status: Exceeded $300M in revenue in 2020, is profitable already, and has all strategic options ahead of itself. Optimizely continues to invest and addresses a market opportunity north of $30 billion, providing significant personal career growth opportunities.

We are an inclusive culture with a global team of 1200+ people across the US, Europe, Australia, and Vietnam. We blend European and American business culture with emphasis on teamwork, inclusion, and moving fast. People make the difference!

If you are looking to work on the next generation of digital technologies in a fast-paced, hyper-growth environment, apply! We’re just getting started...

We are looking for a Design System Engineer to join our team and help shape the future user experience of Optimizely's products. You will be a key player in architecture and design decisions for new UI development across Optimizely products. Together with Engineering, Product, and Design, you will research new opportunities, create new user experiences and prototypes, and be a key leader of the Optimizely design system, Axiom.

As a Design System Engineer you will:

  • Author and maintain UI components that are accessible, performant, scalable, and robust
  • Work closely with product designers, product managers, and engineers to implement solutions for end user and business needs
  • Act as a technical leader in the development of high quality, well-tested, documented, CI/CD-enabled, and high-performance software solutions
  • Serve as an advisor for our frontend UI to teams and leadership
  • Act as liaison between product design/UX and engineering, providing technical guidance and coaching
  • Lead best practice discussions on design systems
  • Facilitate the distribution of ideas and maintain UI consistency across product lines
  • Pursue personal growth by maintaining an awareness of the state of technology, engineering techniques, and best practices of design systems
  • Facilitate special project planning including requirements elicitation, design, and scoping
  • Manage your own time, and work well both independently and as part of a team

What we're looking for:

You bring significant experience of designing and developing large single-page JavaScript applications using modern JavaScript technologies like React. You’re self-motivated and like to collaborate with your colleagues to find the best solution. You are comfortable with working in a fast-moving agile environment and working closely with User Experience Designers, Product Managers, and other stakeholders.

  • You have at least a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or similar, or corresponding level of relevant education
  • You have 4+ years of experience working professionally with modern development practices
  • You have advanced level knowledge of designing, architecting, and developing applications using modern JavaScript technologies in particular using React, Typescript, and SASS
  • You have experience building and maintaining a performant and responsive design system
  • You have an understanding and interest for building and maintaining large applications as well as extensible libraries/frameworks/APIs
  • You are well-versed in PWA and progressive rendering
  • You have a strong familiarity of web accessibility
  • You have experience with packaging systems (Webpack, Rollup, etc.), frontend testing frameworks (Jest, Enzyme, etc.), linting tools (ESLint, Prettier, etc.), Git, and Storybook

Optimizely is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Optimizely 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.