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Senior Design Systems Designer



Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Design Systems Designer

About the Team - We are a lean but highly-impactful team with designers from all walks of industry and life. As our company and our products grow rapidly, it is crucial to scale our design systems and our design team in the right way and with the right people. Each person has an outsized role on the product, so every hire matters. Rubrik is an award winning product and a recipient of the prestigious Red Dot Design Award (2023) as well as nominee to the UX Design Award (2023). Read more about our team’s work and culture on Rubrik’s Design Blog.

Some example of our work:

About the Job - We are seeking a core hire for Rubrik’s Design System & Visual Design team. The ideal candidate is passionate about building design systems that will help maintain and grow an award winning UI.

The Goal - Rubrik has totally changed the face of Data Security, Backup & Recovery, but we aren’t just another boring enterprise software company. Our vision is to give customers the simplicity, ease-of-use, and delight of top quality consumer-grade experiences.

Day to Day

  • Be part of evolving our design language and the design system that upholds it.
  • Work side-by-side with our design system UI engineers to ensure precise implementations.
  • Grow and maintain our design component library, documentation, and website.
  • Ensure our design language serves emerging features and ensure consistency across our system.
  • Help set the bar for consumer-grade design in the enterprise space.
  • Be a thought leader - take ownership of inter/intra-team process and speak up to propose changes when you see ways the team can do better.
  • Champion the design process, pushing yourself and the design team to take chances and explore big ideas before narrowing in on feasible, creative solutions, with attention to detail.

  • Partner with the team of designers, ux writers, ux researchers, product managers and engineers throughout the design process - from creating new components to building user interface mockups and prototypes.

  • Give and solicit feedback from other designers in order to continually raise the bar for quality.

  • Cultivate relationships with our UX design team to ensure the design system and design review process is genuinely improving and serving better product development.

About You

🖼 You have a great portfolio that illustrates your visual and interaction design skills.

🧩 You are passionate about creating design systems and committed to continuously honing your skills.

🧠 You have an advanced understanding of Figma, know how to build scalable and efficient design components, and enjoy sharing knowledge and guiding others to become more technically proficient with their design tools.

💪 Team Player: Be willing to roll up your sleeves and work cross-functionally.

📊 Solid presentation skills & the ability to hold your audience's attention.

🏃🏻‍♀️ You are proactive and not afraid to drive towards finding a better solution.

👂 Someone who listens to others and values understanding above being right.

🧮 Someone who enjoys solving complex design problems!

Bachelor's degree in Design (Product, Industrial, etc.) and/or Master's degree in CS or HCI preferred.

If you’re up for the exciting challenge of setting a consumer-grade bar for enterprise design, this could be the role for you. Please send us your resume and a link to your work.


The minimum and maximum base salaries for this role are posted below; additionally, the role is eligible for bonus potential, equity and benefits. The range displayed reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the role based on U.S. location. Within the range, the salary offered will be determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.
US Pay Range
$129,600$194,400 USD

About Rubrik:

Rubrik, the Zero Trust Data Security Company™, delivers data security and operational resilience for enterprises. Rubrik’s big idea is to provide data security and data protection on a single platform, including Zero Trust Data Protection, Ransomware Investigation, Incident Containment, Sensitive Data Discovery, and Orchestrated Application Recovery. This means your data is ready so you can recover the data you need, and avoid paying a ransom. Because when you secure your data, you secure your applications, and you secure your business.

We are a leader in data security, have been recognized as a Forbes Cloud 100 Company, named as a LinkedIn Top 10 Startup and are proud to have earned Great Place to Work® Certification™. There has never been a more exciting time to join Rubrik, and our future is even brighter. The work you do will help propel our next chapter of growth as you do the best work of your career.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion @ Rubrik:

At Rubrik we are committed to building and sustaining a culture where people of all backgrounds are valued, know they belong, and believe they can succeed here.

Rubrik's goal is to hire and promote the best person for the job, no matter their background. In doing so, Rubrik is committed to correcting systemic processes and cultural norms that have prevented equal representation. This means we review our current efforts with the intent to offer fair hiring, promotion, and compensation opportunities to people from historically underrepresented communities, and strive to create a company culture where all employees feel they can bring their authentic selves to work and be successful.

Our DEI strategy focuses on three core areas of our business and culture:

  • Our Company: Build a diverse company that provides equitable access to growth and success for all employees globally.

  • Our Culture: Create an inclusive environment where authenticity thrives and people of all backgrounds feel like they belong.

  • Our Communities: Expand our commitment to diversity, equity, & inclusion within and beyond our company walls to invest in future generations of underrepresented talent and bring innovation to our clients.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled: Rubrik is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Rubrik provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Rubrik complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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