Product Designer (UX) - Design System

Job Category

  • Technology & UX/UI Design


  • Berlin


  • Full-Time
  • Professional Level


  • Zalando SE


As a designer in Zalando's Design Fundamentals team, you will support the Zalando Design System for our online fashion retail destination(s) and Zalando Business Platform.


As a Product Designer (UX) you will define core elements of the Zalando design language and component library, support various work streams on contributing to the Zalando Design System as well as provide community outreach to cultivate internal knowledge around the design system and its multiple applications.

Discover. You uncover unmet needs for the Design System from a variety of design and engineering stakeholders and identify opportunities to make it more powerful and usable. You coach contributing teams who are exploring new additions to the design system.

Define. You specify core principles in typography, spacing, visual character, mathematical relationships between elements, interaction patterns, and user engagement design principles.  

Design. You are familiar with design systems and human interface guidelines. You are familiar with frameworks, components, and patterns -- ideally as both a designer customer and system creator.

Deliver. The best design is nothing without an implementation to match. In close collaboration with our engineers, you continually work to improve the overall quality of components library and documentation to share and educate the entire organization on the use of the design system.


You are a hybrid product designer with a love of systematic thinking. To land this job you will demonstrate and explain previous design system or style guide work and explain the rationale that comes with it.  

Empathy: You have the mindset and methodologies to understand internal and external customers. You delight first and foremost in serving their needs effectively.

Craft: You are obsessed with details of UI components, algorithms in design as well as excellence in documentation. You understand your engineering partners when they speak of Bootstrap and/or React components.

Communication: You bring excellence in written and verbal communication to align teams and stakeholder to contribute meaningful material to the design system. You are fluent in UX design methods and tools. You orchestrate unified experiences across devices and throughout the customer journey while knowing how to embody specific solutions in a usable and delightful interaction.

Experimentation: You have a generative approach, strive to solve problems in the best way possible through iteration, and are willing to kill your darlings.


Inspiring peers. Product Design at Zalando is a highly diverse, international community of accomplished researchers and designers who drive our customer experiences to the next level.

Empowering culture. We value trust and have a bias for action. We are kind to each other. For us, respect means challenging each other and giving direct feedback. We share ideas freely. We learn from mistakes. We laugh a lot. Come to help us foster a highly inspiring working atmosphere.

Professional development. We believe in a purpose-driven approach to motivating and growing people. We help you to grow through mentoring, personal branding support, networking both inside and outside the company, and rotation through diverse career opportunities within Zalando.

Perks. Competitive salary; great shopping discount on a wide range of products on; discounts from external partners; office in the heart of Berlin; public transport discounts; relocation assistance for internationals; municipality services; flexible working times; family service and parent & child rooms; and volunteering time off; diverse sports and health offerings.


Start the conversation. Tell us what the next step in your career could be.

Multi-talented? Please apply for the one single job that best represents your deepest core competency and mention your other skills in your application. If you need guidance or have any questions about our hiring processes, please contact recruiter Matthias Schmeißer.

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