Senior Front End Engineer, Design Systems - Remote Position

About the team

The Design Systems Team is focused on building the toolkit, the process, and the infrastructure that connects world-class experiences across Zillow products. We are a multi-functional team, responsible for upholding a high level of quality and expressing the Zillow brand. We build front-end systems that allow engineers, designers, and product teams to tackle problems and build high-quality experiences, faster, and at scale.We are looking for someone who can help us empower our engineering and design teams by building components and patterns that expand the capabilities of our enterprise-level UI library.

About the role

Zillow is looking for an experienced front-end engineer who will focus on helping architect, develop, and promote our Design System across Zillow’s suite of web products. The ideal candidate has experience building design systems and is self-driven. They are a team player who is comfortable working closely with partners across design, engineering, and product.

In this role you will:

  • Develop reusable, responsive components using React and styled-components

  • Contribute to usage and API documentation for both designers and engineers

  • Address and fix bugs in our design system

  • Prototype early feature designs to support the design and research process

  • Consult with, and mentor, designers, and engineers who are using our design system in their work

  • Provide constructive feedback to designers, both ad hoc and in structured reviews

  • Collaborate with product owners to improve the core user experience through our design system

  • Help raise the quality bar of the system by making sure components are performant and accessible

This role has been categorized as a Remote position. “Remote” employees do not have a permanent corporate office workplace and, instead, work from a physical location of their choice which must be identified to the Company. Employees may live in any of the 50 US States, with limited exceptions. In certain cases, an employee in a remote-designated job may need to live in a specific region or time zone to support customers or clients as part of their role.

Who you are

  • You bring a minimum of 4 years of experience in front-end web development. Experience developing design systems preferred

  • You are capable of operating autonomously, as well as collaboratively. At Zillow, we value the ‘Team Sport’ mentality.

  • Bachelor’s or graduate degree in Computer Science, or related technical field experience

  • Expertise in JavaScript fundamentals and experience crafting scalable, performant components using JS and JS frameworks; particularly React

  • Expertise in CSS and building for multiple screen sizes (responsive design); experience in CSS-in-JS (styled-components) or preprocessors (Sass, Less, etc) a plus

  • Up-to-date understanding of W3C standards (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc.) and cross-browser/multi-device support

  • Experience using version control (Git), unit testing JavaScript (e.g. Jest, Enzyme, Mocha, Chai, etc.), and other modern front-end tools (ex: Webpack, Babel, Yarn, etc.)

  • Ability to communicate well with both designers and engineers, and receive feedback openly

  • Bonus: You have experience with Figma

  • Bonus: Experience building for accessibility and assistive technologies

Get to know us

Zillow Group, the largest portfolio of real estate brands on mobile and the web, is building a safe, on-demand real estate experience. Whether selling, buying, renting or financing, customers can turn to Zillow's businesses to find and get into their next home with speed, certainty and ease.We are on a mission to help people unlock their next chapter and are building transformational tools and services that create an on-demand real estate transaction experience. Millions of people visit Zillow Group sites every month to start their home search, and now they can rely on Zillow to help them finish it — and no matter what job you're in, you will play a critical role in making this vision a reality.At Zillow Group, we're powered by our inclusive work culture, where everyone has the support and resources to do the best work of their careers. Our efforts to streamline the real estate transaction is supported by our passion to empower people and enrich lives around everything home, a deep-rooted culture of innovation, a fundamental commitment to Equity and Belonging, and world-class benefits. But, don't just take our word for it. Read our reviews on Glassdoor and recent recognition from multiple organizations, including: Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equity Index, Fortune Best Workplaces for Technology, Fortune Best Workplaces for Millennials, Fortune Best Workplaces for Parents, Fatherly's Best Workplaces for New Dads, JUST Capital 100 Company, and the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index constituent.

Zillow Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.

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  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • Git
  • React