The Ignite design system provides a way to unify the look and feel of the products within Ultimate Software. This unification is achieved by providing product design and engineering teams the tools necessary to rapidly create experiences similar to one another. These tools take the form of UI components and design tokens for color and typography. In addition to these tools, other important guidelines are available on the design system online documentation site. Design system engineers work very closely with UXtocraft and implement all aspects of the Ignite design system.
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Primary/Essential Duties and Key Responsibilities:
A software engineer on the design system team is expected to contribute to the following areas:
Implementation of the component library:
The design system component library is currently implemented using web component technology. A design system engineer is expected to be able to create a web component per the UX design spec, making sure to account for accessibility and usability.
Test implemented component library:
A design system engineer is expected to test a component in development for accessibility and usability, as prescribed by UX. This would include (but not limited to) manual and snapshot testing, accessibility checks, minor micro-interaction tests, etc.
Maintenance of the design system online documentation site
The online documentation site is a key piece in advertising guidelines to consuming product teams. A design system engineer is expected to understand how the site is created and be able to add new functionality and/or apply fixes to existing functionality.
Provide minor engineering support for product teams consuming the design system:
Many product teams will be consuming the component library and design system guidelines. A design system engineer is expected to be able to answer questions consuming teams may have and possibly pair with other engineers to clarify usage where needed.
The following is a list of required skills a new design system engineer must have:
Competence in CSS3, including (but not limited to):
CSS Box Model
Multi-browser support experience
Knowledge of web components
Basic knowledge of design systems
Knowledge of WCAG guidelines and how to implement them
Experience with a CSS preprocessor (SCSS, LESS, etc)
The following is a list of “nice-to-have-skills” for a new design system engineer:
StencilJS and/or ionic framework
Experience with at least one of the following modern frameworks:
CSS custom properties
(Experience, Education, Certification, License and Training)
Familiar with WCAG guidelines
Some travel required
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