Design System Lead

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Ataccama is building the next generation of self-driving data management software, enabling businesses to find, manage, organize, govern, master, maintain, and intelligently consume top-quality data at scale. We’re on a mission to drive the solutions of tomorrow and tackle major global issues, such as efficient transportation or drug discovery, among others.

Do you have experience building design systems in a startup environment? We’re looking for a Design System Lead to drive Ataccama’s Flamingo Design System effort—does this sound like you? The ideal candidate will apply a systems-mindset to building and integrating consistent, efficient components across our digital products, and collaborate closely with our design and engineering teams. Let’s see if we’re a good fit!

Your challenge 🚀

  • Lead a core team of front-end engineers and product designers in building a comprehensive, componentized, scalable, accessible design system for use across our digital products
  • Define the design system’s vision and roadmap, and consult with partners across design and engineering to prioritize the teams' efforts
  • Establish and refine processes for maintaining and maturing the design system
  • Evangelize across teams the need for a design system and how they should use it
  • Promote the design system brand internally and externally.

Is this you? 💪

  • You have proven experience with leading design and/or front-end development team(s)
  • You have built design systems, or have plenty of practice working with them
  • You have experience with technologies such as React.js, Storybook, Typescript, and ESLint
  • You have exceptional communication skills and experience writing documentation for technical and non-technical audiences; you are proactive and naturally take initiative
  • You have full professional working proficiency in English
  • You are physically located in UTC-1 to UTC+3 time zones.

Our technical stack 🧑‍💻

  • Frontend: TypeScript, React/Vue, Apollo, Nx, MobX, Styled Components, Figma
  • Backend: Java, Spring Boot, Kotlin, GraphQL, Python, jOOQ
  • Big data: Spark, Redshift, Snowflake
  • Storage: Postgres, Elastic, Minio
  • Infrastructure: GitLab CI/CD, Kubernetes, AWS, Azure

Your team - Flamingo 🦩

  • You would join our Flamingo team, who gets their name from the flamingos found in the Chilean Atacama desert. Flamingo is both the name of the team and Ataccama's design system. The team is small, but very ambitious. Our dream is to launch Flamingo publicly.
  • If you’d like to know more about the structure of our whole Product & Engineering team, how it works, and why our teams are called Spaceports, you can take a look at a series of articles from our VP of Product Strategy Martin where he talks about it in detail.

What happens next? 🔜

  • We’ll quickly review your application and let you know whether we’re a good fit to move forward. 
  • You’ll have your first chat with someone from our Product team, most likely Adam Drda, just so we can get to know each other better, understand your motivation for applying, and make sure you know all the important things about us.
  • Depending on your seniority, you may have another interview or two with teammates from the Front-End Circle and your hiring manager.
  • We’ll finish the interviews with lunch, so you can meet your future team.

Perks & Benefits

🌴 Work-life balance
5 weeks of vacation, 2 sick days, and 1 personal day for each calendar year with Ataccama (up to 5 in total).
Flexible working hours & flexible working setup. We’re not strict about how you work, as long as you’re comfortable and happy. 

💲 Comp & Benefits
Employee Stock Options Program - Watch your successes directly contribute to our growth! Own a portion of the company and support each other’s wins. 
"Bring Your Friend" referral program - You can get 40 - 80 000 CZK (+ 10 000 CZK for your team’s fund) when a new teammate you recommend finishes their probation period. 

🌱Health & Free time
Flexipass or Multisport card (after finishing your probation period).
Annual package for mental health support (sessions with a counselor, therapist, or coach).
Shared company cards for free entrance to Prague Zoo & Botanical garden.
Company bikes, longboards, e-scooters - indoor office use is welcome.

🎓 Learning & Development
Online company language courses (Czech, German, English).
Conference tickets to the best industry events of the year.
Online courses & company access to Udemy to hone your skills.
Company library, where you can even suggest the best educational books for us to order.

💻 IT equipment
Company laptop (Dell, MacBook).
Monitor, mouse, headphones, and office chair for home office.
Company mobile phone + SIM card & package of mobile data.

🍩 Gifts, surprises & parties
Receive gifts including the latest Ataccama merchandise, T-shirts, limited edition hoodies, and more surprises! 
Join events like our themed New Year’s parties and summer all-staffs. Though mostly online for now, we’re excited to meet in person when it’s safe!
Fuel up! Our kitchens are stocked with fresh fruit and juice, teas, and the best coffee in town. 

We offer equal opportunities

Ataccama is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We know diversity fuels knowledge exchange, fosters innovation, and empowers us to grow and be better as a company and as humans. We seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

We are committed to fair and accessible employment practices. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please let us know how we can best meet your needs and advise us of any accommodations required to ensure fair and equitable access throughout the recruitment and selection process.

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Location Prague
Team Front-End
Type Remote or Hybrid