Design System Lead (Seattle or US Remote)

Seattle, WA

Remitly is on a mission to transform the lives of immigrants and their families by providing the most trusted financial products and services on the planet. Since 2011, we have been tirelessly delivering on our promises to immigrants sending their hard earned money home. Today, we are incredibly proud to have served millions of customers globally with Remitly and our newly launched Passbook app to provide immigrants access to banking. We strive daily to meet our promise to our customers by building peace of mind into everything we do. Join over 1,800 employees across 9 offices who are growing their careers while having a positive impact on people globally.

About the Role:


As the first member of the design system team at Remitly, you'll create the foundational patterns, UI components, tools, and documentation that empowers Remitly's strategic design vision. You will collaborate with designers, creatives and engineers across all of our product surfaces.

You Will:

  • Report to the design manager
  • Establish and contribute to design system documentation.
  • Collaborate with design managers to maintain a roadmap and product backlog for the design system.
  • Communicate changes (release notes; change-logs) to the design system across the organization to ensure teams understand how design system upgrades impact their work.
  • Contribute to shared language for the design system providing names to new components and interface elements.
  • Collaborate with product designers and front-end developers across the organization while contributing to the development of the design system components.
  • Demonstrate how solutions address user needs, business goals, technical constraints, and other project requirements.

You Have:

  • 4+ years of experience working in UX field
  • 2+ years of experience working on design systems
  • Portfolio with case studies illustrating comparable work related to design systems at organizations.
  • Experience using Figma design tools, including its use in maintaining design systems libraries.
  • Experience building design assets and documentation for design system components.
  • Awareness of accessibility, localization, and inclusive design principles and best practices.
  • Excellence in visual design / Brand craft

Our Benefits

  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Health, dental, and vision benefits + 401k plan with company matching
  • Company contributions to your HSA or FSA plan, if you choose one
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) available for eligible employees
  • Continuing education and corridor travel benefits

Remitly is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at Remitly. We are committed to nondiscrimination across our global organization and in all of our business operations. Employment is determined based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identification and expression, marital status, military status or status as an honorably discharge/veteran, pregnancy (including a woman's potential to get pregnant, pregnancy-related conditions, and childbearing), sexual orientation, age (40 and over), national origin, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, physical, mental, or sensory disability (including the use of a trained dog guide or service animal), HIV/AIDS or hepatitis C status, genetic information, status as an actual or perceived victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or any other protected class as established by law.

Remitly is an E-Verify Employer