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Senior Design Systems Designer, Core Experience



Multiple locations
Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2023

About the Team

This role is on the Design Systems team working on the core design system, which supports DoorDash’s products for customers, merchants, and dashers. This team is responsible for the themes, components, icons, and Figma tools that are used by designers and engineers across DoorDash. This role would work closely with other system designers, design technologists, and design system leadership.

About the Role

We're looking for a Senior Design Systems Designer to improve our core DoorDash design system, extending and improving our offerings to the product design team.

This includes designing new components, creating documentation, writing guidelines, designing icons, evolving our color palette, improving our Figma libraries, and much more. This role would work closely with our design technologists, supporting them as they translate these designs into code for iOS, Android, and Web.

You will report into the Design System Manager on our Design Infrastructure team in our Product Design organization.

You’re excited about this opportunity because you will…

  • Extend the design system component library by designing new components iOS, Android, and Web.
  • Define design patterns and document them for reusability by product designers across DoorDash.
  • Facilitate contributions from product designers to our design system. You will review and give them feedback on their contributions, helping teach product designers about systems thinking.
  • Guide product designers to use the design system to the fullest extent, leveraging existing patterns and extending them when necessary.
  • Help evolve the visual design language of the apps, extending the DoorDash brand.

We’re excited about you because…

  • You are a designer who loves system thinking and helping product designers.
  • You have excellent visual design skills. You care about every detail being right.
  • You think about how your designs will be implemented, and can collaborate with design technologists to add new features to the system.
  • 4+ years of experience as a product designer or design system designer, working on mobile and web applications.
  • You are hungry to learn and grow as a system designer, working on an established system design team.

About DoorDash

At DoorDash, our mission to empower local economies shapes how our team members move quickly, learn, and reiterate in order to make impactful decisions that display empathy for our range of users—from Dashers to merchant partners to consumers. We are a technology and logistics company that started with door-to-door delivery, and we are looking for team members who can help us go from a company that is known for delivering food to a company that people turn to for any and all goods.

DoorDash is growing rapidly and changing constantly, which gives our team members the opportunity to share their unique perspectives, solve new challenges, and own their careers. We're committed to supporting employees’ happiness, healthiness, and overall well-being by providing comprehensive benefits and perks including premium healthcare, wellness expense reimbursement, paid parental leave and more.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We’re committed to growing and empowering a more inclusive community within our company, industry, and cities. That’s why we hire and cultivate diverse teams of people from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We believe that true innovation happens when everyone has room at the table and the tools, resources, and opportunity to excel.

Statement of Non-Discrimination: In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination and harassment based on “protected categories,” we also strive to prevent other subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (i.e., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at DoorDash. We value a diverse workforce – people who identify as women, non-binary or gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, American Indian or Native Alaskan, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, differently-abled, caretakers and parents, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Thank you to the Level Playing Field Institute for this statement of non-discrimination.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.

If you need any accommodations, please inform your recruiting contact upon initial connection.


The location-specific base salary range for this position is listed below. Compensation in other geographies may vary.

Actual compensation within the pay range will be decided based on factors including, but not limited to, skills, prior relevant experience, and specific work location. For roles that are available to be filled remotely, base salary is localized according to employee work location. Please discuss your intended work location with your recruiter for more information.

DoorDash cares about you and your overall well-being, and that’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package, for full-time employees, that includes healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan including an employer match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellbeing benefits, paid time off, paid parental leave, and several paid holidays, among others.

In addition to base salary, the compensation package for this role also includes opportunities for equity grants.

California Pay Range:
$161,500$218,500 USD
New York Pay Range:
$161,500$218,500 USD
Washington Pay Range:
$161,500$218,500 USD