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Interaction Designer, Design Systems

MongoDB, New York City

MongoDB unleashes the power of software and data for innovators everywhere


Design Systems is a cross-functional team within Product Design at MongoDB dedicated to providing design and development services to our portfolio of internal teams and customer-facing MongoDB products. We’re seeking an Interaction Designer to join the Design Systems team as we build out this exciting new initiative with a broad impact.

You will work closely with product designers and developers at MongoDB to deliver and maintain standardized interface elements, interaction patterns, and visual styles to be integrated across all products, as well as the corresponding usage guidelines and documentation required for product designers to utilize them in their designs. Additionally, you will be directly cultivating modern consumer-grade experience patterns for the end users of our products, building empathy and trust throughout the organization along the way.

The ideal candidate

  • Has a strong, intuitive aesthetic sense including color, typography, information hierarchy, and motion
  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Can clearly communicate design rationale
  • Has experience working with and/or on design systems
  • Has strong experience working with Sketch, the Adobe Creative Suite, or other equivalent tooling
  • Has experience communicating, and working with development teams
  • Has a working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JS
  • At least 3-4 years designing for web-based applications
  • Has a portfolio with strong examples of interaction and visual design work
  • Experience designing animations for micro-interactions on the web
  • Familiarity with using Git for version management is a plus

Responsibilities

  • Deliver Sketch symbol libraries for existing visual language and interaction patterns
  • Publish design guidelines for components and patterns
  • Conceptualize new/modified interaction/aesthetic directions, in coordination with brand and product designers
  • Drive execution of interaction/aesthetic changes through symbol libraries
  • Align visual contexts within each application in our ecosystem
  • Work closely with developers to align front-end components with designs
  • Provide guidance for designers working on different teams to adhere to best practices
  • Collaborate with team members on best practices and core concepts
  • Own our core values and adhere to them in your work
  • Stay up-to-date with best practices in interaction design

Success Measures

An Interaction Designer on the Design Systems team will be successful in this role when they:

  • Confidently understand our platform of applications, tools, and their use cases
  • Effectively drive aesthetic and interaction standards with input from multiple collaborators
  • Create documentation for their design decisions
  • Are open, honest, proactively contribute, and collaborate with others

Additionally, the Interaction Designer on the Design Systems team will accomplish the following in the first 90 days:

  • 30 days:
    • Understand the products within MongoDB's portfolio, how they're designed, and the teams who design them
    • Understand team operations by delivering a symbol library in our shared repository
  • 60 days:
    • Complete our new hire technical training
    • Deliver 3 symbol libraries, with corresponding usage guidelines
  • 90 days:
    • Work with the team to create a strategy for auditing visual and interaction patterns, in collaboration with product and brand designers
    • Identify a common interaction pattern, establish its best practice, and document its usage

About MongoDB

Our Story

MongoDB was founded in 2007 by Dwight Merriman, Eliot Horowitz and Kevin Ryan – the team behind DoubleClick.

At the Internet advertising company DoubleClick (now owned by Google), the team developed and used many custom data stores to work around the shortcomings of existing databases. The business served 400,000 ads per second, but often struggled with both scalability and agility. Frustrated, the team was inspired to create a database that tackled the challenges it faced at DoubleClick.

MongoDB is the leading modern, general purpose database platform, designed to unleash the power of software and data for developers and the applications they build. Headquartered in New York, with offices across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, we are close to where you do business. MongoDB has more than 4,300 customers in over 85 countries, including more than half of the global Fortune 100. The MongoDB database platform has been downloaded over 30 million times and there have been more than 730,000 MongoDB University registrations.

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