Sr. Product Designer - Design Systems

Job description

Imagine yourself here!

OpenGov is a mission driven fast-growth, Series D, venture backed startup (includes Andreessen Horowitz, Formation 8, and Emerson Collective). Our Board of Directors includes iconic Silicon Valley executives John Chambers (former Cisco Chairman and CEO) and Marc Andreessen (Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world).  

OpenGov is the leader in modern cloud ERP software for our nation's cities, counties, and state agencies. We have surpassed 1,000+ governments (and growing fast!) using our products in our mission to power more effective and accountable government.

OpenGov is a 2021 Top Workplaces USA award winner!

About the Sr. Product Designer - Design Systems Role:

We are looking for a passionate Product Designer to lead and grow our design system for the Product Design team and across the organization. You will be expected to craft complex, shared UI patterns, and are at the intersection of systems design and product design. This role will play a key role in our team's evolution and will serve as a key player in transforming our products and shaping our design team.

You will be joining a global team of seasoned and growing product designers, leading our Capital Design System. We are committed to a workplace that reflects the governments and communities we serve. We especially encourage women, people of color, and others who are underrepresented in the tech industry to apply.

Key Responsibilities:

•Design UX & UI components, frameworks, patterns, and flows that can be leveraged & scaled for use throughout our SaaS products

•Work with peers in design to help build and maintain our design library, and continuously publish updates to other designers & engineers within our organization

•Continuous audit of our existing design system and component library, addressing design debt and making recommendations for consolidation and/or enhancement where there may be inconsistencies

•Provide foundational guidance to our design, product & engineering teams, helping to determine when it is appropriate to use an existing pattern vs. design a new one, and provide insight/guidance on what existing patterns to use

•Become an expert in UI design and accessibility guidelines, and ensure our library follows best practices

•Have a deep understanding of how the technical back-end and front-end fit together across channels

Education and Experience:

•4+ years of experience working with design system design

•You have skills in prototyping, wireframing, storyboards, crafting user flows, & interaction design, as well as a solid understanding of UX design best practices

•You have used a variety of communication skills, from storyboarding to prototyping, and/or coding skills to articulate how the design components you create can work to other designers, engineers, and product partners

•A master of common design software tools, e.g. Figma (preferred), Sketch, InVision

•Strong communication skills and an ability to clearly present complex ideas to stakeholders


•Experience in designing for and scaling accessibility across an organization

•A master of HTML and CSS, highly skilled with JavaScript and popular front end frameworks

•Experience in government or finance domains

A portfolio is required

To apply, send us your resume, portfolio of work samples, and a few words about why you are excited to help local governments become more effective and accountable.

What makes OpenGov unique

» Leadership: CEO Zac Bookman (MPA from Harvard and JD from Yale) is truly a mission-driven CEO. He was named one of the 100 most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs and SF Business Times' 40 under 40 class of 2018!

» Funding: $140 million, Series D company, from top tier investors including Andreessen Horowitz, 8VC, and Emerson Collective. Click here to read more about our latest round of funding!

» Board of Directors: Includes iconic executives John Chambers (former Cisco Chairman and CEO), Marc Andreessen (Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world), Katherine August-deWilde (Vice Chair of First Republic Bank), and Amy Pressman (co-founder, former president, and a current board member of Medallia).

» Growth: Double growth with 1,000+ governments (and counting) using our products!

» Culture: Winner of 2021 Top Workplaces USA award and 50 Best Workplaces award. Check out our Careers Video!

» Perks: 90% paid Medical/Dental/Vision premium for employees, fully paid Life and Short/Long term disability insurance, Unlimited PTO, Parental Leave policy, monthly fitness stipend, anniversary awards, and more!

» Product: Named a Tech Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, we are the leader in cloud ERP software for our nation's cities, counties, and state agencies.

» Mission Driven: We are a technology company helping out our communities, cities, and states. We're powering more effective and accountable government.

Come join us and make a positive social impact!


Easy-to-use, modern Cloud ERP software for government agencies.

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