Staff Product Designer - Design Systems

UX & Design

Remote, AMER

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Confluent is pioneering a fundamentally new category of data infrastructure focused on data in motion. Have you ever found a new favorite series on Netflix, picked up groceries curbside at Walmart, or paid for something using Square? That’s the power of data in motion in action—giving organizations instant access to the massive amounts of data that is constantly flowing throughout their business. At Confluent, we’re building the foundational platform for this new paradigm of data infrastructure. Our cloud-native offering is designed to be the intelligent connective tissue enabling real-time data, from multiple sources, to constantly stream across the organization. With Confluent, organizations can create a central nervous system to innovate and win in a digital-first world.

We’re looking for self-motivated team members who crave a challenge and feel energized to roll up their sleeves and help realize Confluent’s enormous potential. Chart your own path and take healthy risks as we solve big problems together. We value having diverse teams and want you to grow as we grow—whether you’re just starting out in your career or managing a large team, you’ll be amazed at the magnitude of your impact.

Here at Confluent, we’re building a streaming platform that’s changing the way people access and use data in real-time. What we’re making is already at the heart of thousands of companies and has led to a whole new generation of incredibly smart software that’s integrated into many aspects of our lives including banking, entertainment, transportation, health care, and more.  

We’re seeking a versatile, hands-on designer who loves problem-solving, has a great eye for design fundamentals and is excited to lead strategic design efforts, especially around our design system creation and implementation.


  • Designs and ships high-quality user interfaces, components, and patterns in a systematic, detail-oriented way. Ensures the coded implementations are consistent with designs.
  • Is proficient in maintaining component and style libraries in Figma.
  • Has a solid understanding of visual design, typography, color, and hierarchy.
  • Has a strong interest in creating beautiful, accessible experiences and eagerness to learn and apply WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines.
  • Uses research and evidence to improve and evaluate solutions for customers, developers, and designers.
  • Contributes candid feedback to design critiques throughout the UX team to support designers in building polished customer experiences.
  • Collaborates frequently with UX, Engineering, Brand/Marketing, and Product to ensure a cohesive design language across the entire customer experience.
  • Creates clear, concise documentation to align expectations, goals, and guidelines among cross-functional teams.
  • Uses design to make our data streaming technology easy to understand and use. 
  • Gives and solicits feedback from stakeholders. Continuously raises our bar for quality and polish. 
  • Partners with functional groups and collaborate with designers/developers to bring new components, and processes and measure usage within our products.


  • Manage multiple projects and guide other design team members
  • Work closely with product managers, and engineers in order to deliver customer value
  • Ability to innovate like crazy, and design your way through the toughest problems.
  • Experience working closely with engineers to develop features. Have a strong understanding and appreciation for technical details.
  • Excellent craftsmanship. Extreme attention to detail when it comes to the construction of UI, systematic solutions, and workflows. 
  • Comfortable iterating rapidly at low fidelity.
  • Thrives off giving and receiving excellent feedback.
  • Skilled at producing realistic prototypes to communicate your ideas around interaction design is a plus. 
  • Web development experience is a plus.
  • A portfolio or link to examples showing your process, eye for aesthetics, and depth of design work.
  • 10+ years working as a Product Designer
Come As You Are

At Confluent, equality is a core tenet of our culture. We are committed to building an inclusive global team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. The more diverse we are, the richer our community and the broader our impact. Employment decisions are made on the basis of job-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Confluent requires all employees (in office and remote) in the U.S. to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Consistent with federal, state, and local requirements, Confluent will consider requests for reasonable accommodation based on medical conditions/contraindications or sincerely-held religious beliefs where it is able to do so without undue hardship to the company.

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Adjustable Working Arrangements
Robust Benefits
Rest and Recharge Days
Weekly Lunch Spend
Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO)

Confluent is Remote-First

At Confluent, we care about how you work - not where. We encourage you to apply for positions outside of the listed location or your immediate region.

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