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Sr. Product Designer, Design Systems

Location
West Hollywood, California, US
Department
Product Design
Job Type
Full Time
Focus

Our Mission:

As humans, there are few things more exciting than meeting someone new. At Tinder, we’re on a mission to power and inspire real connections by making it easy and fun for every new generation of singles. With tens of millions of users, hundreds of millions of downloads, 2+ billion swipes per day, 20+ million matches per day, and a presence in 190+ countries, our reach is expansive—and rapidly growing. We work together to solve complex problems. Behind the simplicity of every match, we think deeply about human relationships, behavioral science, network economics, AI and ML, online and real-world safety, cultural nuances, loneliness, love, sex, and more.

Our Values:

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One Team, One Dream

We work hand-in-hand, building Tinder for our members. We succeed together when we work collaboratively across functions, teams, and time zones, and think outside the box to achieve our company vision and mission.

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Own It

We take accountability and strive to make a positive impact in all aspects of our business, through ownership, innovation, and a commitment to excellence.

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Never Stop Learning

We cultivate a culture where it’s safe to take risks. We seek out input, share honest feedback, celebrate our wins, and learn from our mistakes in order to continue improving.

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Spark Solutions

We’re problem solvers, focusing on how to best move forward when faced with obstacles. We don’t dwell on the past or on the issues at hand, but instead look at how to stay agile and overcome hurdles to achieve our goals.

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Embrace Our Differences

We are intentional about building a workplace that reflects the rich diversity of our members. By leveraging different perspectives and other ways of thinking, we build better experiences for our members and our team.

The Role:

The Team

The Obsidian Design System team is a core function of the product org, focused on improving consistency, efficiency, and scalability. Our team is a tightly knit group who cares deeply about quality and stying in tune with our consuming teams’ needs.

As a Senior Product Designer at Tinder you will have a deep level of experience building product design systems, seasoned communication skills and a strong design passion for evangelizing the design system across the organization.

Where you'll work:This position can be located in Los Angeles or San Francisco, CA.

What You'll Do:

  • Design and deliver key design system artifacts, including but not limited to components, patterns, tooling, documentation, training, and presentations.
  • Independently identifies user problems and opportunities and consistently influences project scope to ensure prioritization of our consuming teams (Product Designers and Engineers) and their needs.
  • Facilitate and drive cross-pillar discussions and meetings, bringing together designers, engineers, and product managers to drive cohesion across the entire product experience.
  • Create design system solutions for inclusivity, ensuring alignment with accessibility standards and principles.
  • Invite and collect a range of feedback across teams, synthesizing and narrowing in on solutions that balance your recommendation, the needs of stakeholders, Tinder’s brand, best practices, platform standards, and our users.  
  • Effectively navigate intricate and ambiguous project requirements within a design systems framework, accommodating diverse inputs, and occasionally conflicting stakeholder demands.
  • Proactively shape the design system roadmap and goals by providing input from our feature team’s perspectives, and ensure the team is pursuing achievable, measurable, and impactful goals.
  • Identify when new patterns and systems are necessary. Socialize and gain buy-in for new patterns from owners and cross-pillar stakeholders.
  • Collaborate closely with design system engineers to simplify implementation, while maximizing the user experience of our product designers
  • Position yourself as a key decision maker on the design system team, responsible for decisions of significant impact to the overall user experience and business.
  • Assume a leadership role on the design system team and Product Design team, modeling positive design team culture.

About You:

  • 3+ years of professional experience working on mobile design systems across product design and engineering teams.
  • 5+ years of professional experience as a product or UX designer.
  • A passion for system designs and deep knowledge of iOS/Material/Desktop standards.
  • Experience establishing, maintaining, contributing to, or utilizing a design system.
  • Self-starter attitude with excitement to work in a fast-paced and low-ego environment.
  • Skilled with conflict resolution.
  • A strong cross-functional partner and great communicator.
  • Strong storytelling skills with confidence presenting in large forums and to senior management
  • Excellence in visual design.
  • Generous with your time and knowledge and like to mentor junior designers

As a full-time employee, you’ll enjoy:

  • Unlimited PTO (with no waiting period), 10 annual Wellness Days
  • Time off to volunteer and charitable donations matched up to $15,000 annually 
  • Comprehensive health, vision, and dental coverage
  • 100% 401(k) employer match up to 10%, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • 100% paid parental leave (including for non-birthing parents), family forming benefits, and Milk Stork, which provides access to breast milk shipping for business travel, surrogacy, and employee relocation
  • Investment in your development: mentorship through our MentorMatch program, access to 6,000+ online courses through Udemy, and an annual $3,000 stipend for your professional development
  • Investment in your wellness: access to mental health support via Modern Health, BetterHelp, and Insight Timer; paid concierge medical membership, pet insurance, fitness membership subsidy, and commuter subsidy
  • Free subscription to Tinder Gold

Salary Range:

$160,000
-
$170,000
a year

Factors such as scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, job-related skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and business considerations may influence base pay offered. This salary will be subject to a geographic adjustment (according to a specific city and state), if an authorization is granted to work outside of the location listed in this posting.

We don’t just

accept

difference, we

celebrate

it

We strive to build a workplace that reflects the rich diversity of our members around the world, and we value unique perspectives and backgrounds. Even if you don’t meet all the listed qualifications, we invite you to apply and show us how your skills could transfer. Tinder is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace where we welcome people of all sexes, gender identities, races, ethnicities, disabilities, and other lived experiences.

Learn more about inclusion at Tinder
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We don’t just

accept

difference, we

celebrate

it

We strive to build a workplace that reflects the rich diversity of our members around the world, and we value unique perspectives and backgrounds. Even if you don’t meet all the listed qualifications, we invite you to apply and show us how your skills could transfer. Tinder is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace where we welcome people of all sexes, gender identities, races, ethnicities, disabilities, and other lived experiences.

Learn more about inclusion at Tinder
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What life is like on the

Product Design

team

"What surprised me the most about working here is how welcoming and community driven teams are. You are encouraged to learn and grow collectively to create the an optimal and meaningful user experience."
Thelma Naranjo
,
Product Designer

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Parental Leave

100% paid parental leave (including for non-birthing parents) and family forming benefits

Plan for the Future

100% 401(k) employer match up to 10%, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)

Personal Growth

Mentorship through our MentorMatch program, access to 6,000+ online courses through Udemy, and an annual $3,000 stipend for your professional development

Give back

Time off to volunteer and charitable donations matched up to $15,000 annually

Investment in your wellness

Access to mental health support via Modern Health, paid concierge medical membership, pet insurance, fitness membership subsidy, and commuter subsidy

Unlimited PTO

With no waiting period and 10 annual wellness days

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