Principal Product Designer, UI Design Systems Job at Square Inc., San Francisco, CA

  • Square Inc.
  • San Francisco, CA

Job Description

  • Full-time

Company Description

Since we opened our doors in 2009, the world of commerce has evolved immensely, and so has Square. After enabling anyone to take payments and never miss a sale, we saw sellers stymied by disparate, outmoded products and tools that wouldn’t work together.

So we expanded into software and started building integrated, omnichannel solutions – to help sellers sell online, manage inventory, offer buy now, pay later functionality through Afterpay, book appointments, engage loyal buyers, and hire and pay staff. Across it all, we’ve embedded financial services tools at the point of sale, so merchants can access a business loan and manage their cash flow in one place. Afterpay furthers our goal to provide omnichannel tools that unlock meaningful value and growth, enabling sellers to capture the next generation shopper, increase order sizes, and compete at a larger scale.

Today, we are a partner to sellers of all sizes – large, enterprise-scale businesses with complex operations, sellers just starting, as well as merchants who began selling with Square and have grown larger over time. As our sellers grow, so do our solutions. There is a massive opportunity in front of us. We’re building a significant, meaningful, and lasting business, and we are helping sellers worldwide do the same.

Job Description

As a Principal Product Designer on the UI Systems team at Square, you will create components, libraries, and patterns and provide support for the central design system, Market. The Market Design System is used throughout all of our merchant- and customer-facing products and surface areas. The UI Systems team focuses on the functional layer of our design systems and how it extends our overall brand. You’ll collaborate closely with peer Product Designers, Brand Designers, Engineers and a Technical Program Manager to work on initiatives to improve the experience for merchants using Square products, and improve how product teams design and build day-to-day. Your designs will help unlock the potential of all product teams at Square through our design system. This role has a heavy emphasis on UI, visual exploration and craft, with the need to develop visual concepts, mood boards, and interactive designs with an elevated aesthetic. You will report to the Design Lead.

This position is remote from the US or Canada.


You Have:

At least 12+ years of relevant professional design experience, with 2+ years in building and maintaining design systems

Proven visual, UI design skills that value the craft and quality of a user experience (hierarchy, layout, interactions, etc.)

A portfolio that shows design systems you have created or largely contributed to

Experience as a contributor to multiple high impact projects

You enjoy socializing a design system across an internal organization. You care about partnering and collaborating effectively through documentation, office hours, and pairing with fellow designers

You have experience creating engaging illustrations, icons and animations that bridge the brand identity , user experience and business needs

You have experience building clear processes of how to support partner teams in adopting and contributing to the design system

You care about your craft, and strive to improve quality of designs at scale

You have a technical understanding of how to design across various breakpoints, devices, and locales, and can bridge the gap between design and code

You can quickly iterate and communicate ideas across various levels of fidelity, and can receive and provide feedback constructively

You understand your way around code, even if a basic level

You’re passionate about creating inclusive, accessible products

Additional Information

Block takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. U.S. locations are categorized into one of four zones based on a cost of labor index for that geographic area. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future.

Zone A: USD $228,700 - USD $343,100
Zone B: USD $228,700 - USD $343,100
Zone C: USD $228,700 - USD $343,100
Zone D: USD $228,700 - USD $343,100

To find a location’s zone designation, please refer to this resource . If a location of interest is not listed, please speak with a recruiter for additional information.

Full-time employee benefits include the following:

  • Healthcare coverage (Medical, Vision and Dental insurance)
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account
  • Retirement Plans including company match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness programs, including access to mental health, 1:1 financial planners, and a monthly wellness allowance
  • Paid parental and caregiving leave
  • Paid time off (including 12 paid holidays)
  • Paid sick leave (1 hour per 26 hours worked (max 80 hours per calendar year to the extent legally permissible) for non-exempt employees and covered by our Flexible Time Off policy for exempt employees)
  • Learning and Development resources
  • Paid Life insurance, AD&D, and disability benefits

These benefits are further detailed in Block's policies. This role is also eligible to participate in Block's equity plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies, and may be eligible for a sign-on bonus. Sales roles may be eligible to participate in a commission plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies. Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.

US and Canada EEOC Statement

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class.

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page .

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

While there is no specific deadline to apply for this role, on average, U.S. open roles are posted for 70 days before being filled by a successful candidate.


Job Tags

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