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UI Engineer, Clarity Design Systems

Palo Alto, California

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Job ID R1910761

The VMware Design team is looking for a UI Engineer to join our growing Clarity Design System team. Clarity, our enterprise-focused, open-sourced design system is used by thousands of developers and designers every month within and outside of VMware. You will help scale its development internally across the design, product and development orgs, and externally among our open source community.

Clarity is a multi-functional team of designers and developers working together across the United States and Sofia, Bulgaria. Clarity has been one of the most successful VMware open source projects, as well as one of the most successful internal design and front-end engineering projects within VMware. As an open source product, Clarity has had over a million downloads in the past few months alone, with over 4 million downloads to date.

The Clarity UI Engineer is responsible for the development and maintenance of components and design patterns that are used across the entire company. This role will be expected to build and support our library of components in a way that is scalable, sustainable, and adheres to the Clarity team's coding standards. This process will involve anticipating edge cases, allowing for extensibility and reusability, production of quality documentation and example code, and meeting Clarity's expectations for accessibility and internationalization.

A UI Engineer is expected to:

· Develop UI components by following design guidelines and comps with an eye towards detail.

· Compose solid documentation on the use and extensibility of our component library.

· Iterate rapidly on component development and proof-of-concepts. Speed and agility are extremely important.

· Anticipate edge cases for a variety of situations in a proactive manner.

· Grow community interest in our work and generate excitement about Clarity within the organization.

· Validate community requests quickly with a solid understanding of the foundations and capabilities of our component library.

What we look for:

· Excellent skills in Angular (version 2+).

· Experience unit testing Angular components.

· Experience with TypeScript.

· Agile, adaptable, and capable of iteration and collaboration across many disciplines.

· Commitment to unit testing and forward-thinking practices in front-end development.

· Demonstrated attention to detail.

· Familiarity with animation, accessibility, and internationalization in web-based applications.

· Familiarity with SASS and CSS3.

· Online examples of work.

We are a passionate dedicated team that moves fast, upholds design quality, values consistency and simplicity, and focuses on customers and their needs. We work together and value "we" over "me". We believe in inclusion both within our team and in the way we build a design system used by product teams around the world. We value growth and encourage, not just respect, our differences. We are a team that "gets it done" together. We are not afraid to make new mistakes, learn from them, and grow together.

We love what we do and our design system is the foundation for products that are used by hundreds of thousands of individuals and organizations. Join the team and make a huge impact on large-scale enterprise product UI with the Clarity team.

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  • Parental leave for mothers and fathers

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Generous vacation, holiday, and paid-time-off plans

  • Ongoing development through monetary reimbursements and rotation programs

  • Neurodiversity, Backup Child Care and Employee Assistance programs support your loved ones

  • Medical and wellness plans that are inclusive of all family types

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