People Matter

Principal Product Designer, Design Systems



Product, Design
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2024

Our Mission

Healthcare should work for patients, but it doesn’t. In their time of need, they call down outdated insurance directories. Then wait on hold. Then wait weeks for the privilege of a visit. Then wait in a room solely designed for waiting. Then wait for a surprise bill. In any other consumer industry, the companies delivering such a poor customer experience would not survive. But in healthcare, patients lack market power. Which means they are expected to accept the unacceptable.

Zocdoc’s mission is to give power to the patient. To do that, we’ve built the leading healthcare marketplace that makes it easy to find and book in-person or virtual care in all 50 states, across +200 specialties and +12k insurance plans. By giving patients the ability to see and choose, we give them power. In doing so, we can make healthcare work like every other consumer sector, where businesses compete for customers, not the other way around. In time, this will drive quality up and prices down.

We’re 15 years old and the leader in our space, but we are still just getting started. If you like solving important, complex problems alongside deeply thoughtful, driven, and collaborative teammates, read on.

Your Impact on our Mission:

As a Principal Designer on Design Systems, you’ll help evolve our early-stage design system into a robust organization that scales product quality and design craftsmanship across cross-functional teams. To do it, you’ll help drive vision and strategy for the design system, establish tools and processes to evangelize adoption, and design new UX patterns and components. The successful candidate will have a strong background in design systems, visual craft, design tools, leadership skills, and a passion for creating delightful healthcare experiences for patients and providers.

You’ll enjoy this role if you are…

  • A thought leader who can inspire and motivate a variety of teams to collaborate and deliver high-quality work
  • Technically minded and excited about building systems-level solutions in close collaboration with engineering
  • Detail-oriented and value-diving into the pixels to deliver well-crafted visual design
  • Able to drive through ambiguity to align around solutions and thrive in a fast-paced environment

Your day to day is…

  • Own and evolve our internal design system, Mezzanine, including coordinating across multiple design and engineering teams
  • Elevate visual design excellence across the design team
  • Introduce and implement new systems and tools to improve the evolution, adoption, and deployment of our design system
  • Collaborate closely with engineering and design leadership to define and deliver design system progress
  • Provide clear direction and guidance to design and engineering teams to align their work with the broader goals of the company

You’ll be successful in this role if you have…

  • A proven track record of design system thought leadership, with the ability to inspire and motivate a design team to champion design systems and hold a high bar for product quality.
  • Extensive experience with building and evolving design systems, with a strong portfolio demonstrating your approach and technical prowess
  • BA/BS degree in Design (e.g., interaction, graphic, visual communications, product, industrial) or a related field of equivalent practical experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, enabling effective collaboration and guidance.
  • Exceptional problem-solving and critical-thinking abilities, capable of leading and delivering on complex projects with diverse stakeholders
  • Deep technical expertise and experience building and evolving design systems, especially around migration and adoption
  • A life-long learner mentality with a growth mindset.


  • Flexible, hybrid work environment
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 100% paid employee health benefit options
  • Employer funded 401(k) match
  • Corporate wellness programs with Headspace and Peloton
  • Sabbatical leave (for employees with 5+ years of service)
  • Competitive parental leave
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • In office perks including:
    • Catered lunch everyday along with snacks
    • Commuter Benefits
    • Convenient Soho location

Zocdoc is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. Salary ranges are determined through alignment with market data. Base salary offered is determined by a number of factors including the candidate’s experience, qualifications, and skills. Certain positions are also eligible for variable pay and/or equity; your recruiter will discuss the full compensation package details.
NYC Base Salary Range
$161,000$219,000 USD

About us
Zocdoc is the country’s leading digital health marketplace that helps patients easily find and book the care they need. Each month, millions of patients use our free service to find nearby, in-network providers, compare choices based on verified patient reviews, and instantly book in-person or video visits online. Providers participate in Zocdoc’s Marketplace to reach new patients to grow their practice, fill their last-minute openings, and deliver a better healthcare experience. Founded in 2007 with a mission to give power to the patient, our work each day in pursuit of that mission is guided by our six core values. Zocdoc is a private company backed by some of the world’s leading investors, and we believe we’re still only scratching the surface of what we plan to accomplish.

Zocdoc is a mission-driven organization dedicated to building teams as diverse as the patients and providers we aim to serve. In the spirit of one of our core values - Together, Not Alone, we are a company that prides itself on being highly collaborative, and we believe that diverse perspectives, experiences and contributors make our community and our platform better. We’re an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Applicants are considered for employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or parental status, disability, veteran status, or any other class protected by applicable laws.

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