San Francisco, CA, USA Remote

Full time


Nov 8

We're looking for a Staff Product Designer to join our Design System team, innovating on technically savvy design tooling and languages to establish quality across our product.


As a product designer focused on design systems, you'll be developing design guidelines, components, documentation and tooling for our user base while also enforcing accessibility across Discord. You’ll use strong visual and interaction design skills to create world class foundations for our design team to use.


If you're interested in building the new product foundation for Discord with a small and collaborative team, join us!


What you'll be doing
  • Curate Discord’s product design language, finessing our library to create guidelines and standards for the UX/UI of our product.
  • Creating and maintaining internal libraries and documentation around our design system, enforcing these principles when applicable across the larger product organization.
  • Working with our engineering team to develop custom Figma and internal tooling.
  • Contribute ideas and strategies along with engineering and the larger design org to further the future of design systems at Discord.
  • Create high-quality mocks and interactive prototypes to demonstrate your work. Use research and data to inform your priorities and approach.
  • Collaborate with designers and engineers across the company to identify needs, and communication problems to solve within the design system.
  • Comfortable communicating and presenting to groups, sharing often for input and feedback across the design org.
  • Passionate about innovating on current norms, not accepting the status quo as gospel but questioning better techniques or approaches.
What you should have
  • Minimum of 4 years in experience design, with fluency across web, mobile and gestural interaction design.
  • Multiple years of experience working with embedded design systems teams, building close relationships with Engineering and other partners to craft innovative design languages and tooling to up-level our company’s product quality.
  • Sharp eye for detail. High level of craft and attention to detail, with exceptional visual and interaction finesse in all of your work. You leave no stone unturned in your deliverables.
  • You think in systems as opposed to one-off approaches, and can easily identify improvements and opportunities from a high-level.
  • Practice evaluating experiment data to help inform design iterations and shipping decisions.
  • Expertise in digital accessibility, integrating WCAG and the latest research to ensure compliancy with current standards, requirements and guidelines.
  • Proficient in creating Figma components, libraries and templates.
  • Actively managing your own priorities and schedule, aligning your day-to-day work with expected deliverables and milestones.
  • Comfort navigating and using GitHub repositories and Storybook libraries.
Bonus Points
  • Fluency with creating and/or building Figma plugins
  • Interface animation and prototyping know-how
  • CSS, JavaScript, or React skills


#buildbelonging #LI-SC1


New York City residents only: Minimum salary of $175,000/year + equity and benefits

*Note: Disclosure as required by NYC Pay Transparency Law

Colorado residents only: Minimum salary of $140,000/year + equity and benefits

*Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20).

Benefits and Perks
  • Comprehensive medical insurance including Health, Dental and Vision (plus up to $20,000 for gender affirmation procedures)
  • Mental health resources and quarterly wellness stipends
  • 16+ paid holidays, 4 weeks of PTO + use-what-you-need sick days 
  • Paid parental leave (plus fertility, adoption and other family planning benefits)
  • Flexible long-term work options (remote and hybrid)
  • Volunteer time off
  • A diverse slate of Employee Resource Groups 
  • Plus commuter contributions and other perks for office-based employees
About Us

Discord is a voice, video and text app that helps friends and communities come together to hang out and explore their interests — from artists and activists, to study groups, sneakerheads, plant parents, and more. With 150 million monthly users across 19 million active communities, called servers, Discord has grown to become one of the most popular communications services in the world. Discord was built without selling ads or user data and instead, offers a premium subscription called Nitro that gives users special perks like higher quality streams and fun customizations.

We’re working toward an inclusive world where no one feels like an outsider, where genuine human connection is a click, text chat, or voice call away. A place where everyone can find belonging. Challenging? Heck yes. Rewarding? Double heck yes. It’s a mission that gives us the chance to positively impact millions of people all over the world. So if this strikes a chord with you, come build belonging with us!

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