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Design Systems Manager

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🇺🇸 San Francisco, CA

Launched in 2011, Twitch is a global community that comes together each day to create multiplayer entertainment: unique, live, unpredictable experiences created by the interactions of millions. We bring the joy of co-op to everything, from casual gaming to outstanding esports to anime marathons, music, and art streams. Twitch also hosts TwitchCon, where we bring everyone together to celebrate and grow their personal interests and passions. We're always live at Twitch. Continually learn about all things Twitch on Linkedin, Twitter and on our Blog.

About the Role:

We are looking for a manager who will report to our VP of UX Design and help our small team of spectacular design systems UX designers continue to have a substantial impact on our customer experience and organization. The team is proficient, caring and thoughtful. They manage the system that single-handedly allowed us to redesign our entire application in a matter of months. They develop guidelines, iterating on existing patterns and components, maintaining libraries in Figma, and training the entire UX department on how to use these tools in their work. If you are excited about how to magnify design, and want to work with the most supportive team you can find, this is the role for you. Our UX organization is mostly on the west coast but we are distributed throughout the United States and Europe and we are open to remote candidates for this position.

You Will:

  • Create an open and welcoming culture within and around your team
  • Identify the strengths of your team members and create opportunities for them to improve the design system
  • Consult with partners across design and engineering to prioritize the teams' efforts
  • Advocate for resources to ensure your team can achieve their goals
  • Contribute to and help construct and implement a mission for the design system
  • Create programs to educate designers on the usage of tools to help them implement their designs
  • Organize regular planning meetings to maintain team productivity
  • Lead recruiting efforts to create a well balanced and supportive team


You Have:

  • 5+ years of experience as a UX designer
  • Command of the design process and how to improve a solution
  • Led teams of designers to tackle ambiguous problems
  • Identified areas for self-improvement and challenged yourself to grow
  • Proficiency with common design tools such as Figma and Sketch
  • Collaborated with engineers to develop new ideas and implement solutions
  • Contributed to the development of a research agenda to inform a long-term product roadmap
  • Mentored or managed other designers


Big plus if you have:

  • Built or managed a design systems team
  • 2+ years of design management experience
  • Front-end development experience with React


  • Medical, Dental, Vision & Disability Insurance
  • 401(k), Maternity & Parental Leave
  • Flexible PTO
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Amazon Employee Discount
  • Monthly Contribution & Discounts for Wellness
  • Related Activities & Programs (e.g., gym memberships, off-site massages)
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Served Daily
  • Free Snacks & Beverages

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Twitch. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, or other legally protected status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records pursuant with the standards outlined in the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

The pay range for this position in Colorado is $120,000 - 200,000 yr; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A sign-on bonus and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per the Colorado Equal Pay Act. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via Amazon's internal or external careers site.