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Job Description

Meltwater is looking for a Design Systems Designer to join our user experience team and help expand the scope and usage of our design system. We started our ‘Flux Design System’ in 2018. The original was based on Google’s Material Design but has now grown to serve Meltwater’s unique news and social media use cases. We’re looking for a designer who is passionate about design systems to expand our offering and evangelize it with product managers, engineers and our UX designers. We’re also looking to open source our design system to the broader UX community. Understanding that a design system is a living product and requires refinement, feedback and outward promotion is key. The successful candidate should have experience not only designing but collaborating with engineers, designers and product managers.


  • Partner with designers, product managers and engineers to define, design, specify and build components.
  • Design and deploy components and UX patterns in our Figma design libraries.
  • Drive cross-app consistency by meeting and evangelizing with product teams and product managers to create a cohesive customer experience.
  • Communicate and align with stakeholders, to keep them informed on design system releases and changes
  • Work through implementation issues with specific product teams.
  • Help develop our ‘Flux Design System’ website by building and maintaining component and pattern pages.

Skills & Requirements


  • 3 - 5 years of experience designing for software products.
  • Experience shipping software products (ideally business-to-business SaaS applications).
  • Experience building and maintaining a design system
  • Strong systems thinking with hands-on experience contributing to design systems including building adoption, guiding contribution and maintaining component libraries.
  • Portfolio that demonstrates your UX design and design system experience.
  • Ability to understand business, engineering and design requirements
  • Strong communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of how to construct shared files and libraries in Figma’s design tool.
  • Experience working in agile development environments

What you can expect from us

  • Work in an international and open-minded team of designers, researchers, engineers and product owners
  • Challenging tasks to solve
  • A supportive and passionate design community
  • Regular opportunities for learning and development including industry conferences, training in new skills and opportunities to contribute back to the community,
  • Competitive salary and benefits

Contact Person
Tristan Hohne

About the company

Meltwater, a pioneer of media intelligence and now Outside Insight, gives businesses the information advantage they need to stay ahead. More than 30,000 companies have used Meltwater’s media intelligence to stay on top of billions of online conversations and extract relevant insights to strategically manage their brands. Meltwater is dedicated to personal, global service built on the local expertise of 55 offices across six continents. Meltwater is also committed to fostering the data science ecosystem through MEST, a pan-African entrepreneurial program and incubator, and Shack15, a global data science community. Learn more at meltwater.com.

All of our solutions are fully web-based, offered as a service, and based on a modern technology stack. This is your opportunity to be part of a small agile team within a big multinational organization!

We are more than 2000 people across the globe, so there is a lot going on. We believe in diversity and inclusion, and building teams with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. This approach not only raises the quality of our products for our customers, but makes collaboration along the way much more fun.

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Equal Opportunity

Meltwater is firmly committed to affording equal employment opportunities to all candidates and employees alike without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status disability, veteran status and we treat each individual with respect and dignity.

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