Lead Designer, Design System

| Greater Boston Area | Remote
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We’re an international agtech startup pioneering an ambitious mission in a budding industry where agriculture meets technology. Through the use of data-driven insights, natural microbiology, and innovative digital technologies, Indigo is partnering across the supply chain, ultimately cultivating a scalable climate solution and enhanced ecosystem that beneficially serves farmers, consumers, and the planet alike.

Our mission is unique, and therefore our teams are too: from multigenerational farming gurus who understand the land as though it were an extension of themselves, to cutting-edge techies on the frontier of innovation, our teams are a reflection of the range of the stakeholders we serve: the Earth, the Farmer, and the Consumer. Indigo is extraordinary, and we owe that to the individuals who make up our community and enable success through diversity of thought, experience, background, perspective, race, sexuality, gender, age, and everything else that makes a person uniquely themselves. Connected by a common vision and empowered by diversity, we aren’t ordinary, and neither are you. Embrace your extraordinary and join Indigo in cultivating a healthier planet fueled by unique game changers.

Do you believe that design can change the world? At Indigo you will have the opportunity to directly impact the future of agriculture by working on products that reinvent how crops are grown and sold.

We’re a quickly expanding Platform UX team and we’re looking for a Lead Designer to help us evolve our design system that empowers product teams to deliver accessible, high-quality experiences at scale. Indigo is constantly coming up with new product ideas, and we’re looking for an experienced designer to collaborate with other designers, software engineers, and product managers to identify common components and experiences that can be made into reusable patterns. If you thrive in fast-paced, start-up environments and are interested in the opportunity to own the design of powerful but intuitive internal tools and systems, we’d love to talk.

Responsibilities

  • Audit existing experiences and upcoming design work to identify patterns ready to be codified as components into the design system.
  • Lead the design system team to prioritize and build new design system features.
  • Design components for the design system with a focus on accessibility, usability, and internationalization.
  • Build and maintain easy-to-use Figma components for designers.
  • Document best practices and usage guidelines to help designers and engineers understand how, why, and when to use specific components or patterns.
  • Collaborate closely with designers and engineers to mentor and advocate for high design standards at Indigo.
  • Socialize design system process, features, and philosophy across the technology organization.

Competencies

  • Exceptional visual and interaction design skills
  • Working knowledge of accessibility guidelines (e.g. WCAG) and how to apply them
  • Strong listener and communicator 
  • Exceptional ability to turn complexity into simplicity
  • Leads projects independently but knows when to seek help from manager or others
  • Can mentor and oversee junior designers’ work when appropriate

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years, likely 7+ years professional experience, ideally with a focus on web and native mobile design systems.
  • Experience leading complex projects from inception to completion
  • Experience designing complex responsive web applications
  • Experience in an agile environment, working closely with Product and Dev teams 

Benefits: 

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family
  • Generous time off
  • Parental leave
  • A remote-first organization with flexible work hours
  • Catered Lunches
  • Commuter benefits
  • 401(k) plan

Indigo is committed to living our values, specifically “creating a work environment where everyone feels respected, connected, and has opportunities to learn and grow.” As part of living our values, we strive to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where everyone feels they can be themselves and has an equal opportunity of succeeding.

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Location

On the edge of Charlestown, we are within walking distance to restaurants and bars. The Sullivan Square T and bus stop is also right next door! We are currently working remote/hybrid with the exception of our fantastic Biotrinsic team who work from the office and lab space here.

An Insider's view of Indigo

What projects are you most excited about?

Our mission is to provide agronomists with unbiased real-time data we are collecting across thousands of acres at the ground level and from space. It's such a thrill to be working on the data and analysis perspective of this massively cross-disciplinary team that helps agronomists initiate data-powered conversations to provide substantial results.

Jyoti

Principal Data Scientist

How does the company support your career growth?

Since joining Indigo in 2018, my manager has always provided me with great feedback and room to focus on growing my skills from a dedicated API Engineer to having a strong full stack foundation. Simultaneously I’ve been encouraged to pursue a Tech Lead Manager role; a position I now occupy thanks to my hard work and the company's trust and support.

Jazmin

Tech Lead Manager

What are Indigo Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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