Design Systems Engineer, Cash App

  • New York, NY, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

We believe the economy is better when everyone has access. When everyone has room to grow. No one should be left out because the cost is too great or the technology too complex. We started with a little white credit card reader but haven’t stopped there. We’re empowering the independent electrician to send invoices, setting up the favorite food truck with a delivery option, helping the ice cream shop pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. We’re here to help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business—and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.

Job Description

As part of the newly formed Design Systems team, you will be the first engineer to join the design team. You’ll have the opportunity to build our design system manager, an internal product and toolkit, in collaboration with client and partner engineers that sit in Cash App’s Operating System group. In an effort to codify our design infrastructure, this role is critical to the success of scaling our brand and product offering.

You will:

  • Build the Cash App Design System infrastructure in collaboration with our partners on the client engineering teams.
  • Work with system designers to establish our token and library infrastructure. This can be managed in the design system manager and exposed across our brand ecosystem (mobile native, web, third party platforms, various creative/design software) 
  • Collaborate with systems designers and our org wide partners to build, document, and design elements into the design system on an ongoing basis
  • Work with our Client Server Interaction and client platform teams to establish and maintain automatic deployment and versioning of the Design Systems library.
  • Build tooling solutions and integrations with various design software systems to push/pull updates from the design system
  • Establish automated testing protocols to ensure system benchmarks are met for stability, accessibility, semantic consistency, and g11n/i18n while codifying system objects.
  • Establish API & code review processes with engineering partners
  • Work with our Customer Data Services & Globalization teams to build design software plugins that automate or expedite design tasks around content population and localization/translation


  • 6+ years of experience working in software development or equivalent experience
  • 1+ years experience working in an explicit design systems engineering role
  • Experience successfully building design systems at scale within a large product organization with demonstrated experience working collaboratively with cross-functional teams
  • Proficiency with current UI and product workflow tools (figma, airtable, notion, etc.)
  • Experience working with distributed teams in multiple time zones and an affinity for designing and facilitating asynchronous collaborative work
  • Past work experience showcasing the ability to define major system workstreams, communicate a plan and success measurement framework, and then execute 
  • A passion for learning new technologies and dot connecting design infrastructure to automate aspects of the design and development process
  • Experience working with token workflows utilizing CSS/SCSS, React or an equivalent display layer framework

Even better:

  • Experience working with creative & art directors, motion designers, audio designers, and illustrators as well as product designers, engineers, and product managers
  • A portfolio showcasing experiences you’ve built for varying platforms and devices (iOS, Android, Responsive Web, etc) 
  • Experience working with JavaScript animation frameworks like Lottie
  • Past experimentation scripting SVG scaling and manipulation

Please submit a portfolio site or work samples for consideration. 

Additional Information

At Square, our purpose is to empower – within and outside of our walls. In order to build the best tools for the businesses and customers we support all over the world, we have to start at home with a workforce as diverse and empowered as our sellers. To this end, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at) We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible. Perks At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes: Healthcare coverage, Retirement Plans, Employee Stock Purchase Program, Meal reimbursements, Wellness perks, Paid parental leave, Flexible time off, Learning and Development resources

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.

Square, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) builds tools to empower businesses and individuals to participate in the economy. Sellers use Square to reach buyers online and in person, manage their business, and access financing. Individuals use Cash App to spend, send, store, and invest money. And TIDAL is a global music and entertainment platform that expands Square's purpose of economic empowerment to artists. Square, Inc. has offices in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Ireland, Spain, Norway, and the UK.

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