Remote - Senior Design Technologist @ First American Financial Corporation - Santa Ana, CA

Job Overview

2 months ago

Remote - Senior Design Technologist

First American Financial Corporation - Santa Ana, CA

Company Summary

Join a team that puts its People First! First American's Direct division provides comprehensive title insurance protection and professional settlement services for real estate purchases, refinances and equity loans. Since 1889, First American (NYSE: FAF) has held an unwavering belief in its people. They are passionate about what they do, and we are equally passionate about fostering an environment where all feel welcome, supported, and empowered to be innovative and reach their full potential. Our inclusive, people-first culture has earned our company numerous accolades, including being named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for seven consecutive years. We have also earned awards as a best place to work for women, diversity and LGBTQ+ employees, and have been included on more than 50 regional best places to work lists. First American will always strive to be a great place to work, for all. For more information, please visit www.careers.firstam.com.

Job Summary

As Senior Design Technologist (Design Systems), you will work across a spectrum of design and engineering tools to help discern and solve problems with an understanding from both design and front-end engineering disciplines. Working in a collaborative environment, you'll be an active contributor to design from early-stage concepts all the way through final delivery and launch. You will be the custodian and champion of our design system, working closely with product management, design and engineering.

Essential Functions

  • Oversee and manage our design system, encompassing overarching documentation and guidelines, Figma design library, and front-end component library.
  • Translate visual and interaction design into Figma and working web components for our design system.
  • Build out accessibility-compliant, production-ready components via HTML and CSS,
  • Write design and technical documentation to communicate how a design token, UI element, and component behaves, functions, and provide contexts for its use.
  • Help designers navigate technical scenarios and limitations and provide feedback for their design solutions with regards to their technical feasibility.
  • Evangelize for design systems and communicate how the business, product, designers, and engineers can benefit from investing in a design system.
  • Actively participate in concept development and design ideation.

Knowledge and Skills/Technology Used

  • Experience maintaining and building out a design system and component documentation (in Figma and Storybook).
  • Experienced with Material UI and Angular.
  • Expert with Figma.
  • Knowledge of modern front-end web languages; HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, JavaScript including responsive design techniques.
  • Fluency in best practices for web-based information architecture and interaction design, user-centered design process, as well as a fundamental knowledge of user experience principles and techniques.
  • Be resourceful and creative to overcome obstacles and turn challenges into opportunities.
  • Ability to work efficiently and demonstrate a bias for action in a fast paced, often ambiguous environment.
  • Exceptional problem-solving abilities, clear communication skills, and solid design instincts who can translate their designs into engineering-focused solutions.
  • Ability to present a strong rationale for design and component design decisions.

Typical Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in design, human-computer interaction (HCI), or equivalent combination of education and experience

Typical Range of Experience

  • 6+ years of experience as UX engineer or equivalent

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First American invests in its employees' development and well-being, empowers them to provide superior customer service and encourages them to serve the communities where they live and work. First American is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Based on eligibility, First American offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, PTO/paid sick leave and other great benefits like an employee stock purchase plan.

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