Senior Design Systems DesignerMozilla

Remote UK 08-04-2024
Open Source

Why Mozilla?

Mozilla Corporation is the non-profit-backed technology company that has shaped the internet for the better over the last 25 years. We make pioneering brands like Firefox, the privacy-minded web browser, and Pocket, a service for keeping up with the best content online. Now, with more than 225 million people around the world using our products each month, we’re shaping the next 25 years of technology and helping to reclaim an internet built for people, not companies. Our work focuses on diverse areas including AI, social media, security and more. And we’re doing this while never losing our focus on our core mission – to make the internet better for people. 

The Mozilla Corporation is wholly owned by the non-profit 501(c) Mozilla Foundation. This means we aren’t beholden to any shareholders — only to our mission. Along with thousands of volunteer contributors and collaborators all over the world, Mozillians design, build and distribute open-source software that enables people to enjoy the internet on their terms. 

About this team and role:

The Firefox Design Systems team (Acorn) works on maintaining the design system behind Firefox desktop and mobile applications. Our work makes sure that we keep the Internet open and accessible for all.

We’re looking for a senior level design systems designer to help us scale our design system for Firefox. As a Senior design systems designer, you'll be growing and evolving the Acorn design system by championing clarity cohesion, accessibility and scalability of Firefox across platforms.

The first year can include projects across a wide spectrum of our system. Look at working cross functionality on mobile design patterns, messaging components, component documentation, and Figma library updates.

What you’ll do: 

  • Collaborate Across Teams: Work closely with product designers, content designers, engineers, and accessibility specialists to enhance and expand the Acorn design system across Firefox products.
  • Design and Innovate: Engage in the design, documentation, and improvement of components and styles, ensuring a consistent and accessible user experience across Firefox.
  • Maintain Design Standards: Evolve and upkeep Figma libraries, component documentation, and design tokens, serving as a foundational resource for the design community.
  • Create and Guide: Develop wireframes, visual designs, interaction guidelines, and prototypes, emphasizing accessibility, usability, and internationalization.
  • Educate and Support: Document best practices and guidelines, providing support to designers and engineers on effective component or pattern utilization.
  • Leadership and Collaboration: Lead design sessions and workshops, offering ideas to refine and enhance the design system.
What you’ll bring: 
  • 3-5 years of professional product or UX design experience
  • Experience working on and contributing to a design system in the past.
  • A portfolio with examples of your work.
  • Familiar with Google Material Design and Apple Human Interface Guidelines
  • Self-starter who thrives on responsibility and accountability.
  • Flexible, efficient, and comfortable with ambiguity and able to move quickly from planning to execution.
  • In depth knowledge of UX best practices.
  • Have a background in crafting cross platform products for both web and mobile.
  • Proven experience working with Figma.
  • Excited to learn new design system technologies, tools, and standards.
  • Deep understanding of developing products that prioritize accessibility.
  • Commitment to our values:
    • Welcoming differences
    • Being relationship-minded
    • Practicing responsible participation
    • Having grit
What you’ll get:
  • Generous performance-based bonus plans to all eligible employees - we share in our success as one team
  • Rich medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Generous retirement contributions with 100% immediate vesting (regardless of whether you contribute)
  • Quarterly all-company wellness days where everyone takes a pause together
  • Country specific holidays plus a day off for your birthday
  • One-time home office stipend
  • Annual professional development budget
  • Quarterly well-being stipend
  • Considerable paid parental leave
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • Other benefits (life/AD&D, disability, EAP, etc. - varies by country)
About Mozilla 

Mozilla exists to build the Internet as a public resource accessible to all because we believe that open and free is better than closed and controlled. When you work at Mozilla, you give yourself a chance to make a difference in the lives of Web users everywhere. And you give us a chance to make a difference in your life every single day. Join us to work on the Web as the platform and help create more opportunity and innovation for everyone online.

Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging

Mozilla understands that valuing diverse creative practices and forms of knowledge are crucial to and enrich the company’s core mission.  We encourage applications from everyone, including members of all equity-seeking communities, such as (but certainly not limited to) women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions.

We will ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, as appropriate. Please contact us at to request accommodation.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race (including hairstyle and texture), religion (including religious grooming and dress practices), gender, gender identity, gender expression, color, national origin, pregnancy, ancestry, domestic partner status, disability, sexual orientation, age, genetic predisposition, medical condition, marital status, citizenship status, military or veteran status, or any other basis covered by applicable laws.  Mozilla will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics or any other unlawful behavior, conduct, or purpose.

Group: D


Req ID: R2517

Hiring Ranges:

Remote UK
£58,000£85,000 GBP

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