Senior Product Designer, Design Systems

About Rippling

Rippling gives businesses one place to run HR, IT, and Finance. It brings together all of the workforce systems that are normally scattered across a company, like payroll, expenses, benefits, and computers. For the first time ever, you can manage and automate every part of the employee lifecycle in a single system.

Take onboarding, for example. With Rippling, you can hire a new employee anywhere in the world and set up their payroll, corporate card, computer, benefits, and even third-party apps like Slack and Microsoft 365—all within 90 seconds.

Based in San Francisco, CA, Rippling has raised $1.2B from the world’s top investors—including Kleiner Perkins, Founders Fund, Sequoia, Greenoaks, and Bedrock—and was named one of America's best startup employers by Forbes.

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About the role

Design Systems play a critical role in ensuring the product is consistent and efficient, freeing up smart people to work on hard problems for their organizations instead of the busy work that often comes with their jobs. We hold design to a higher standard than others in the industry, making it an important differentiator for us. The user experience is essential in building trust with our customers, so they feel confident that important aspects of their business run smoothly for their employees.

We’re looking for a Senior Product Designer with extensive experience building and managing design systems. The ideal candidate is passionate about bridging the gap between engineering and design. This role will work closely with Frontend engineers and our product design team to create experiences that solve real everyday problems for employees.

What you will do
  • Collaborate and Define: Work with engineers and product managers to define both the long-term strategy and the short-term tactics for new and existing library components and patterns used broadly across the Rippling product. 
  • Design and Implement: Lead the design and implementation of our design system, creating components that provide power and flexibility while ensuring simplicity and ease of use.
  • Enhance and Expand: Continuously improve and expand the design system, ensuring it evolves with our products and stays ahead of industry standards.
  • User Research: Partner closely with our user research team to collaborate on and support UX research projects, using research findings to inform and refine the design system.
  • Design Reviews: Participate in design reviews and regularly share your work with the design team and company leadership, ensuring alignment and consistency.
  • Technical Understanding: Understand the array of technical constraints and capabilities, user goals, and business requirements that shape our design system.
  • Quality Assurance: Work with Engineering to ensure the quality implementation of the design system, supporting seamless product launches and updates.
  • Team Collaboration: Work closely with designers on your team to develop and expand the design system.

What you will need
  • 5+ years of professional work experience in an individual contributor role on a Product Design team. Ideally in a Design Systems team
  • Experience leading and mentoring other designers from an individual contributor role.
  • Experience owning the end-to-end design for a product.
  • An outstanding portfolio showcasing in-depth knowledge in user experience, interaction, and visual/user interface design.
  • Experience shipping high-quality product experiences.
  • Experience validating design decisions through user/usability research.
  • Experience partnering with Product Managers, Engineers, and Product Designers to execute on UX deliverables.

Additional Information

Rippling is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected characteristics, Rippling is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities who need assistance during the hiring process. To request a reasonable accommodation, please email

Rippling highly values having employees working in-office to foster a collaborative work environment and company culture.  For office-based employees (employees who live within a 40 mile radius of a Rippling office), Rippling considers working in the office, at least three days a week under current policy, to be an essential function of the employee's role.

This role will receive a competitive salary + benefits + equity. The salary for US-based employees will be aligned with one of the ranges below based on location; see which tier applies to your location here.

A variety of factors are considered when determining someone’s compensation–including a candidate’s professional background, experience, and location. Final offer amounts may vary from the amounts listed below.


New York, NY

Remote (United States)

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