Senior Frontend Engineer, Design Systems


Date listed

2 months ago

Employment Type

Full time



Glassdoor Rating

4/5 (4 reviews)

Pulley's mission is to make it easier for anyone to start a company. We believe that more startups should exist and that founder-led companies are more successful in the long term. With Pulley’s cap table management tools, companies can better understand and optimize their equity for the long term. Starting a company is hard enough. Managing equity shouldn’t be. 

We’re a high-performing team looking for passionate, execution-focused, self-starters to help us build equity management tools for founders. Pulley is growing quickly with over 3000 customers including unicorns like Clubhouse, Birdies, and Coda - all within our first year of product launch. 

Our trajectory is fueled by top investors like Founders’ Fund, Stripe, General Catalyst, Caffeinated Capital, 8vc, Elad Gil, among other great angels. All of our growth has been organic, and we’re growing the team to meet the demand.

🌟 Senior Frontend Engineer, Design Systems

As a Senior Frontend Engineer, Design Systems, you will work closely with our Design team and Frontend Engineering teams to own and build a world-class design system and component library that enables our teams to quickly deliver amazing experiences.

As part of the scope of your responsibilities, you will also own projects for the marketing website, and be available to develop low/no-code prototypes for alpha-stage products.

🚨 We're offering an open coding challenge as a first step in our interviewing process. You can find it at; it will give you all instructions needed. We'll be reaching out to everyone who completes the challenge and who we think will be a good fit at Pulley based on your application. If you're planning on completing the challenge, you should first submit a job application here, and then complete the challenge using the same email address as the one you submitted here; we will automatically match your completion to your application and advance you to our next stage.

💻 Our stack

Frontend: React Backend: Go

🛠 Responsibilities

Define a strategy, create a roadmap and productionize a best-in-class design system (Web only), both in our codebase and in Figma. Establish, build, add features, test, maintain, and document offerings from our design system library for Web. Evolve existing design patterns and refine an ‘in-take process’ for identifying, creating and prioritizing new reusable components based on user and team need. Proactively identify opportunities to review code and design decisions to ensure design system compliance, while socializing upcoming changes to more deeply integrate the design system in all areas of product development. Build and maintain design system components using React, Storybook, Tailwind, and any other tools that would increase efficiency and adoption of the design system. Build efficient and reusable UI components and architect reliable, performant, and maintainable solutions. Review other software engineers’ code for correctness, style, and information security concerns. Perform complex cross-team component migrations. Mentor engineers on proper component usage, especially with regards to improving accessibility. Build and maintain Pulley’s marketing website and CMS.

🙌 Qualifications

You have at least 5 years of experience building consumer-facing web applications at scale, with 2 years focused on design systems design and development. You are comfortable working with JavaScript/Typescript and CSS, and have either strong experience in React (preferred) or another similar framework like Vue. You have knowledge of web programming best practices and stay informed about innovations in the web industry. You have a strong understanding of UX/UI concepts and a demonstrated record of design and product sensibility. The ability to work closely across teams (and time-zones) and manage dependencies. A customer and product-focused mindset, with the ability to make well-reasoned tradeoffs between speed and quality. The ability to adapt and handle multiple competing priorities in collaboration with peers.

🌟 Preferred Qualifications

Proficiency in Figma Ability to build and maintain design system libraries in Figma. Ability to document the design system for use by both designers and frontend engineers, including use cases and best practices. You have the ability or interest to introduce a linter or other testing solutions to ensure compliance with the design system.

💚 Benefits

US based benefits:

Health, Dental, and Vision insurance Unlimited PTO 401(k) Match

✨ Our Culture

TL&DR - Pulley is a unique fit, tailored for those who align with our values and culture. We are looking for people who are excited about building a great company, not just working in a high-growth startup. In addition to function-specific skills, here are some traits that enable our team members to thrive:

First Principles Thinking. We believe in breaking down problems into their most basic parts. We don’t reject ideas because they haven’t worked before. We understand “why did certain things work?” and apply it to our situation. Ship It & Iterate. Shipping is the starting line for learning. Ship something, talk to users, get feedback, and iterate. We focus on the inputs, on what we can control, not the outcomes. We take our best bets, and don’t fixate on the finish line. Boldly Honest & Aggressively Considerate. Being boldly honest means we push one another to act from first principles, set and hit goals, and ruthlessly prioritize. Being aggressively considerate means we care about each other as humans to win as a team. We speak up and embrace feedback. Default Yes. We believe that something is possible unless proven otherwise. Hard problems are often solved by people who didn’t know it was impossible.

We’re also inspired by the culture work done at other companies and plan to develop our own playbook here too. One of the concepts that resonate most with us is the importance of stunning colleagues. If you like the sound of our environment and you’re passionate about joining a team like the one we’ve described, we'd love to talk!

Annual Salary Range: $130k - $165k USD

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