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Product Design Lead, Design Systems



Product, Design
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Product Design Lead, Design Systems
As the Design System Lead at Melio, you will play a pivotal role in molding our design system into a robust framework that underpins all our product experiences. Our aim is to equip our designers, engineers, and product teams with the tools to create exceptional products consistently and efficiently. Your commitment to delivering high-quality, accessible, and user-friendly experiences will shine as you champion the design system throughout Melio.

You will be instrumental in setting the standards for UI components, interaction patterns, and visual design. This includes taking ownership of the documentation and the overall design language. You will drive the system's vision and lead the charge in integrating design systems within our organization.


  • Minimum 8 years in end-to-end product design (UX/UI), including leadership roles in product companies.
  • A strong design point-of-view and a high level of comfort with opposing opinions
  • Create a strategy and vision to move our Design system to the next level. Develop tools and processes for designers and engineers to engage with the design system
  • Educate designers on how to use it in a profound way that will constantly improve their work
  • Excellent communication skills - you are able to clearly articulate your team’s design strategy and planning so it aligns with the company’s objectives
  • Experience conducting and facilitating useful design research, design sprints & ideation sessions and mentoring the team on these practices
  • Demonstrated experience in building and shipping applications or software (mobile/web)
  • Strong problem-solving, fast-learning, people’s person, leadership skills

A day in the life and how you’ll make an impact:

  • Build and manage a talented, diverse, inclusive team of product designers that consistently deliver on projects and is well-balanced across a range of design skillsets
  • Responsible for overall team performance, resource allocation, prioritization, and building a culture of design excellence.
  • Conducting product design processes to help the team take broad, conceptual ideas and turn them into something useful and valuable for our users
  • Leading product direction and strategic thinking with the ability to develop product goals, identify opportunities, and make decisions based on the impact on our users and the company
  • Communicate your team's product goals (both within the team and outside the team), and connect related projects across the company so that problems or joint decisions can be resolved quickly
  • Contributing to high-level strategic decisions with the rest of the product and executive teams
  • Giving and soliciting feedback from other designers to continually reiterate and improve
  • Partnering with product managers, content designers, BI analysts, user researchers, and engineers to oversee user's experience with the product from conception until launch

About the hiring department:

The Design department is responsible for managing and leading the visual production of marketing and content creative outputs. We're a team of creative conceptual thinkers that have a strong hold on graphic principles. Our team is artistically talented, pays close attention to detail and aesthetics, and knows how to create beautiful, interactive design. We’re the ones that design and create visual materials, including the website, blog visuals, sales decks, online campaigns, social media content, infographics, landing pages, collateral, and employee branding assets.

About Melio:

Melio builds business-to-business (B2B) payment tools so small business owners can spend less time in the back office and more time on their craft. As the fastest-growing B2B payment platform in the US, Melio is working hard to find new and better ways to help small businesses succeed in the ways that work best for them.

With offices in New York, Denver, and Tel Aviv, and a vibrant work culture, Melio is expanding every single day. We are a diverse group of people who love what we do and do what we love. If you are a driven and passionate team player, you will fit right in. We are an equal-opportunity employer and are always on the lookout for top-notch talent—please reach out if you would like to join us on this exciting journey!