Product Designer - Design Systems

Posted a month ago
Main Location
Los Gatos, CA, United States
Job Overview: 

We are looking for someone to lead and maintain our growing design system with a passion for design consistency via components, icon development, and design patterns. You should also have a passion for establishing best practices, designing and utilizing reusable components, and developing UX documentation. 

You will be working closely with our engineering teams to formulate reusable patterns via colors, iconography, type, and motion to accelerate development lifecycles while providing a familiar and consistent experience for Plex users. You will build, maintain, and evangelize our design system while ideating with designers and engineers, maintaining a high-level view of our UI / UX needs across multiple platforms and products. Through design leadership, you will provide guidance on existing patterns while identifying new patterns and components as needed for development and documentation.


What you’ll do:
  • Help lead Plex’s visual design language through the use of a cohesive design system, patterns, tooling, and documentation
  • Audit and maintain the behaviors and visuals of our design system(s) for web, TV, and mobile on a large variety of platforms
  • Evangelize, promote, and push on the proper implementation of our components and design language with developers and other design team members
  • Streamline processes for communication and developer handoff of design system updates and additions
  • Document and present system goals, mission, and process to other teams and stakeholders
  • Ensure high-levels of usability and accessibility throughout the design system and its implementations
  • Collaborate with engineers from each platform on component implementation and design system adherence
  • Provide and receive design criticism constructively and have appreciation for its importance within the design process
  • Develop proficiencies in design processes for multiple devices and platforms
  What you bring to the table:
  • 5+ years experience designing experiences for software products used on multiple platforms and devices
  • Mastery of current design software (Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, Invision, ...) with a strong knowledge of component design in Figma
  • Exceptional design foundation in both UI (interaction, visual) and UX (user research, analysis, information architecture, wireframing)
  • Process-oriented but agile: the ability to quickly translate requirements into designs that are both functional and beautiful
  • Proficiency in insight-driven decision making (from data and user behavior)
  • A portfolio demonstrating a clean visual aesthetic and strong eye for detail 
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and proactive approach
  • Exceptional design system experience
  • Proven experience designing and launching for both desktop and mobile environments - TV application design is a strong bonus
  • You are kind, humble, helpful and get stuff done
  • You are self motivated and able to manage your time, working with a distributed team across the globe
  • You believe in asking for help and helping others when they ask, never throwing a problem over the wall
  • You are hungry to have an impact, continuously working to improve our product, process and push the team to be it’s best
  • Experience designing TV UIs is a plus
  • Development experience in any language is a plus
  • Solid understanding of CSS and / or Javascript is preferred
  • Previous experience developing Figma plugins is a plus
  • Experience leading a team of designers is a plus
  • UX Writing is a plus
  Who we are

Plex is a global streaming media platform that gives millions of customers around the world the freedom to enjoy all the content they love in one simple, beautiful app. We’re on a mission to become the world’s largest and most active community for media lovers, where people help each other discover, curate, enjoy, and share all of their favorite content, every single day. Yes, that’s a really audacious vision, but we all believe we can get there.

Our community uses Plex to enjoy over 30,000 free movies and shows, nearly 200 free Live TV channels, over 60 million music tracks, and thousands of podcasts across all genres and languages – anytime, anywhere. Our “power users” even stream their own personal media collections to create the ultimate unified viewing experience. Very soon, our customers will be able to discover, organize and enjoy content across all of their streaming services right from their Plex home-page, and they’ll be able to purchase and rent premium content not available in other streaming services. Truly, all of your favorite content, all in one app.

Supported Plex platforms include: Macs, Windows PCs, Linux PCs, smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, NVIDIA SHIELD, Xbox, PlayStation, Sonos, Alexa, and more.

  What sets us apart
  • We are the largest independent streaming platform built by a global team of employees who are fanatically passionate about delivering the highest quality, most unified, and user-friendliest entertainment experience possible.
  • We have always been a distributed organization, with people making great things happen in nearly 20 different countries and 11 time zones. 
  • While we are headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, the vast majority of our employees are 100% remote, with in-person off-sites to bring team members together a few times a year. 
  • We are passionate about our mission and we work hard, while still providing flexibility around a schedule that works for you.
  • We love what we’re building and our user community is an integral part of our development process. We actively engage with customers to understand what is working, what they want more of, and how we can be better.
  • We are committed to improving the communities where we live and work with charitable contributions, partnerships, and service.
  What we value
  • Kindness, humility, and helpfulness
  • Speed, creativity, and agility
  • Ownership
  • Healthy debate
  • Our remote culture
  • Giving back
  • Balance
  • Monthly wellness stipend
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Paid parental leave
  • Hardware stipend
  • Flextime, work from anywhere
  • Comprehensive health insurance (medical/dental/vision) (US employees)
  • Stock options
  • 401k (US employees)
  • Plex for the Planet community service opportunities


Sound interesting? We're looking for a Product Designer - Design Systems who is ready to join us to have a material impact in Plex's growth and success.

Plex is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws. 


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Product Designer - Design Systems