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Design Technologist



Software Engineering, Design
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 4, 2024

At Klaviyo, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and perspectives each Klaviyo (we call ourselves Klaviyos) brings to our workplace each and every day. We believe everyone deserves a fair shot at success and appreciate the experiences each person brings beyond the traditional job requirements. If you’re a close but not exact match with the description, we hope you’ll still consider applying. Want to learn more about life at Klaviyo? Visit to see how we empower creators to own their own destiny.

About the role

Klaviyo is seeking a creative Design Technologist to join our design team. In this role, you'll be the bridge between design and engineering, turning ideas into reality and making sure our platform looks and feels amazing. You'll work closely with our designers and engineers to bring designs to life, build prototypes, and ensure a cohesive and intuitive user experience. If you love blending design and technology to create awesome experiences, this role is for you! Please note that this role is located in Boston and requires you to come into our office 2x/week. Fully remote candidates will not be considered at this time.

What you’ll do

  • Design and build proof of concept design experiments with front-end code and mock data for product, design, and research teams to test with customers
  • Iterate on site layout and design system components to determine optimal solutions and discover unknown edge cases before they are turned over to component engineers
  • Build and ship design changes to enhance the overall user experience
  • Work closely with other members of the design team to test and prototype motion design, data visualizations, and many other initiatives
  • Advocate for design and engineering best practices, contributing to the evolution of our design system and development workflows
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging design and technology trends, continuously exploring new tools and techniques to enhance our products

What you’ll need

  • Experience in design and front-end development, with a strong portfolio showcasing your ability to create visually appealing and user-friendly interfaces
  • Expertise in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and responsive design
  • Experience with front-end technologies like React, Angular, or Web Components for building reusable and scalable components
  • Strong understanding of design principles and user experience best practices
  • Critical thinking and attention to detail when exploring solutions at a systematic level and a component level
  • Passion for innovation and a desire to push the boundaries of design and technology
  • Experience with design tools such as Figma, Sketch, or Adobe Creative Suite
  • Strong visual design sense and appreciation for getting the details right
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively with engineers and designers to ship new features and components

Nice to have

  • Experience with version control systems (e.g., Git) and agile development methodologies
  • Demonstrated commitment to accessibility principles and experience implementing accessible design solutions according to WCAG guidelines
  • Internationalization experience with products and/or design systems

The pay range for this role is listed below. Sales roles are also eligible for variable compensation and hourly non-exempt roles are eligible for overtime in accordance with applicable law. This role is eligible for benefits, including: medical, dental and vision coverage, health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k), flexible paid time off and company-paid holidays and a culture of learning that includes a learning allowance and access to a professional coaching service for all employees.

Base Pay Range For US Locations:
$112,000$168,000 USD

Get to Know Klaviyo

We’re Klaviyo (pronounced clay-vee-oh). We empower creators to own their destiny by making first-party data accessible and actionable like never before. We see limitless potential for the technology we’re developing to nurture personalized experiences in ecommerce and beyond. To reach our goals, we need our own crew of remarkable creators—ambitious and collaborative teammates who stay focused on our north star: delighting our customers. If you’re ready to do the best work of your career, where you’ll be welcomed as your whole self from day one and supported with generous benefits, we hope you’ll join us.

Klaviyo is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, citizenship, national origin, color, religion or religious creed, age, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran or active military status, marital status, criminal record, genetics, retaliation, sexual harassment or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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