Design Lead, Design Systems

Design Lead, Design Systems

eBay Inc. | San Francisco, CA, 94118, US
Salary Range:$164,000 – $213,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 3 days ago

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Looking for a company that inspires passion, courage and creativity, where you can be on the team shaping the future of global commerce? Want to shape how millions of people buy, sell, connect, and share around the world? If you're interested in joining a purpose driven community that is dedicated to crafting an ambitious and inclusive work environment, join eBay - a company you can be proud to be with.

As a Design Lead in the eBay product design group, you will help to define and drive the future state of our product design language working across all domains experiences in collaboration with the leadership team, design leads and working closely with our product & brand partners. Your key responsibility will be in making compelling user experiences (user interface designs, interaction models, prototypes, etc.) that raise the bar. Your focus will be to craft the new core design primitives (typography, iconography, radius (shape), color, sound, depth, motion, layout, navigation) for eBay web, mobile, and tablet experiences.

It will be the Design Lead's responsibility to align very closely with brand to help shift the narrative and bring brand through the core product design. This will allow the product experience to inform the brand expression and create a comprehensive CX across everything eBay implements. Through this process the Design Lead will have a design role in helping to define eBay's data visualization style, illustration style for brand & marketing, and determine where sound design might fit inside the product.

The Design Lead will also need to work closely with engineering to ensure quality control as the core product experiences become reality. The Design Lead will be responsible for building, scaling, maintaining & helping to drive the shared core component systems and for updating the product design playbook or style guide for companywide use. You will work closely with design leaders, product management, brand, marketing, and engineering to successfully go from early stage product concepts to launch. You are a very creative innovator that can translate business needs into a fantastic customer-focused solution. You must be responsive, flexible, and able to succeed within an open and collaborative peer environment. The ideal candidate for this position will be at ease visualizing an experience in the abstract and then being able to drive that vision into solid design deliverables.

Key Responsibilities

* Create the vision for crafting unique and compelling motion design for the eBay core product experiences

* Create the vision for developing, communicating, and implementing the user experience and associated UI framework and assets on a range of products; follow through with the processes and tactics to implement the vision

* Produce experience architecture, user flows, wireframes, prototypes, user interface specifications, and final graphics

* Create extraordinary user-centered designs incorporating business requirements, product learning and customer feedback

* Drive the design and communication of design guidelines, patterns, and libraries

* Partner with others in the broader design community to develop and extend the experience across the array of offerings

* Communicate your design work and negotiate future direction with peers, researchers, design leaders, product partners and executives

* Inspire and mentor others on the User Experience team


* 8+ years professional experience as an UX design lead / user experience designer; expertise in both visual and motion design

* Strong understanding of the user-centered design process

* Bachelor's degree in UX Design or related design field

* Experience with design and prototyping tools such as InVision, Figma, Sketch, Adobe, & Keynote

* Experience in core design research, including competitive and landscape analysis, pattern research, qualitative interviews, and crafting insights from observation

* Experience designing mobile web, and/or on-device mobile applications

* Experience designing modular web-based e-commerce experiences

* Ability to cultivate an understanding of industry trends and communicate your ideas to the design org as a whole

* A portfolio that showcases relevant design projects and includes your process, design explorations and final work

* Able to understand detail and find radically simple solutions that delight users

* Experience partnering with product managers and developers to deliver great experiences

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment in California, Washington, or New York City is expected in the range below.

$149,200 - $234,850

Base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including location, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a target bonus and restricted stock units (as applicable) in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as PTO and parental leave). Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.

If hired, employees will be in an "at-will position" and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Benefits are an essential part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether you're single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, eBay offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs. Including maternal & paternal leave, paid sabbatical, and plans to help ensure your financial security today and in the years ahead because we know feeling financially secure during your working years and through retirement is important.

Here at eBay, we love creating opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isn't just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do each and every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, you feel eBay is a place where, no matter who you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work. To learn about eBay's Diversity & Inclusion click here:


eBay Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible. View our accessibility info to learn more about eBay's commitment to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. For more information see: EEO is the Law Poster and EEO is the Law Poster Supplement.

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