Lead Product Designer - Accessibility

Atlassian

Location: San Francisco, California

Job Type: Full time

Posted


Working at Atlassian

Atlassian can hire people in any country where we have a legal entity. Assuming you have eligible working rights and a sufficient time zone overlap with your team, you can choose to work remotely or return to an office as they reopen (unless it’s necessary for your role to be performed in the office). Interviews and onboarding are conducted virtually, a part of being a distributed-first company.

Your future team
We are the developers, designers, content designers, researchers and product managers behind Atlassian's mission to ensure that the design system is the cornerstone of crafting quality interfaces at scale. Our work enables teams to create simple, intuitive, beautiful and harmonious experiences from our self service guidelines, reusable components and platform capabilities. Our design language allows designers and developers to craft experiences efficiently and our customers to use familiar components across every product touchpoint.
You will be the lead designer helping us to establish our accessibility roadmap, strategy and partner with your cross-functional peers to design elegant solutions which enables our Design System to be WCAG2.1 compliant.

What you'll do

  • Report to our Senior Design Manager for Accessibility as part of the Atlassian Design System team and work closely with the centralised Atlassian Accessibility Team
  • Design and deliver beautiful solutions which supports our design system UI Foundations, components and service experience of using the Atlassian Design System from an accessibility point of view
  • Lead, inspire and help to establish our US-based Design Systems team through your ability to drive design programs and building strategic partnerships with company leaders
  • Mentor, coach and share your design system mastery with other product designers on the team to grow the team forwards
  • Partner with Engineering and Product leaders to evolve the Atlassian Design System and provide digital Accessibility at scale
  • Collaborate with partners across the company to identify additional Design System investments to enhance the creation of Accessible experiences
  • Manage projects that you lead and ensure outcomes are also achieved through others in your team.

Your background

  • 8+ years experience of design experience and has been in a lead role
  • Experience in having worked in or closely with a Design System
  • Designing for inclusive and accessible experiences is your area of expertise
  • Knowledge of Accessibility requirements (e.g., Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, WCAG)
  • Experience working with people with disabilities and knowledge of Assistive Technologies on desktop and mobile platforms
  • Experience in implementing Accessibility in UI components, including interoperability with Assistive Technologies
  • Facilitation and collaboration skills: you can demonstrate the ability to work with multiple teams, solicit and summarise feedback, and facilitate design discussions
  • Background in visual design, digital design, front end development, systems design, enterprise design of large-scale where a design system has been applied
  • UX/product design experience, designing complex or enterprise-level software
Our perks & benefits

To support you at work and play, our perks and benefits include ample time off, an annual education budget, paid volunteer days, and so much more.

About Atlassian

The world’s best teams work better together with Atlassian. From medicine and space travel, to disaster response and pizza deliveries, Atlassian software products help teams all over the planet. At Atlassian, we're motivated by a common goal: to unleash the potential of every team.

We believe that the unique contributions of all Atlassians create our success. To ensure that our products and culture continue to incorporate everyone's perspectives and experience, we never discriminate based on race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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