Senior Designer - Design Systems, Cash App

  • New York, NY
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Alternate Location: San Francisco, United States

Company Description

It all started with an idea at Block in 2013. Initially built to take the pain out of peer-to-peer payments, Cash App has gone from a simple product with a single purpose to a dynamic app, bringing a better way to send, spend, invest, borrow and save to our millions of monthly active users. With a mission to redefine the world's relationship with money by making it more relatable, available and accessible, at Cash App you'll have the opportunity to make a real-world impact with your career.

Today, Cash App has thousands of employees around the world with a culture geared toward creativity, collaboration and impact. We’ve been a distributed team since day one, and continue to value working across time zones and continents both remotely and in our Cash App offices.

Our offices are great, but many of our roles can be done remotely from the countries where Block operates. We tailor our experience to champion our employees’ creativity and productivity wherever they are.

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Job Description

As part of the newly formed Design Systems team, you will have the rare opportunity to grow the systems function at Cash App. Design Systems sits within Cash App’s core design group (The OS team) with the mandate to drive better, faster, and more cohesively designed experiences across the Cash App organization as our ecosystem grows.

The team is looking for a senior designer to drive major cross functional initiatives and take ownership of core pillars in the systems function.

You will:

  • Help shape and execute the vision for design systems, scoping and subsequently owning ambiguous cross-functional initiatives
  • Design components and patterns backed by research, put through testing, and published against benchmarks established with our cross functional partners
  • Work autonomously, balancing ongoing long term work streams with strategic partners, and managing day-to-day system upkeep to libraries
  • Advocate and evolve our governance model through the ebb and flow of organizational growth, product maturity, and platform challenges
  • Initiate and drive ongoing systems research efforts, acting as glue between all teams involved in horizontal projects
  • Be an ear to the ground of the entire organization, looking to connect the dots in our ecosystem


  • 8+ years of experience working in user experience, product, or relevant design field
  • 2+ years experience working in an explicit design systems role
  • Experience successfully designing and building design systems at scale within a large product organization
  • Strong user interface and design fitness
  • Proficiency with current UI and product workflow tools (figma, airtable, notion, etc.) and comfortable speaking to modern display layer technologies (Token Schemas, APIs, Swift, React, etc)
  • Been mistaken for an ops person or product manager before
  • Experience working with distributed teams in multiple time zones and an affinity for designing and facilitating asynchronous collaborative work
  • Work showcasing your involvement with research-- both preliminary and discovery, as well as tactical user testing and experience validation
  • Past work experience showcasing the ability to define major workstreams, communicate a plan and success measurement framework, and then execute 
  • The spidey sense to recognize patterns most people don’t see in the organization, and the ability to facilitate collaborative efforts to connect the dots
  • Experience working with creative & art directors, motion designers, audio designers, and illustrators as well as product designers, engineers, and product managers
  • The same love for brand as you do product
  • A portfolio showcasing experiences you’ve designed for varying platforms and devices (iOS, Andr, Responsive Web, etc) for a variety of different markets and audiences

Even better:

  • Past projects that showcase designing in ecosystems that require any of the following: global or local accessibility standards, translation, internationalization, localization
  • Prior experience designing for the following product markets: wellness, behavioral health, education, training, supply chain, b2b

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Square is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. 

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD54566975, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD54566975 is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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