Software Engineer, Frontend - Design Systems

United States Engineering

Blend helps lenders maximize their digital agility. Our digital lending platform is used by Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, and other leading financial institutions to increase customer acquisition, improve productivity, and accelerate the delivery of any banking product across every channel. We process more than $3.5 billion in mortgages and consumer loans daily, helping millions of consumers get into homes and gain access to the capital they need to lead better lives.

As we continue to expand our products and teams, we’re looking for thoughtful engineers who will contribute towards building Blend’s design system, to unite the complete family of Blend products — ranging across consumer and enterprise experiences.
 
We’re looking for team members whose curiosity and drive will propel this next generation experience. You’ll work alongside product designers and product engineers in an iterative and collaborative environment. As part of the team, you will play a major role in guiding the direction and adoption of the Design System at Blend.

How you'll contribute: 

  • You will develop reusable, responsive, accessible components using React components and scalable, semantic HTML.
  • You’ll help lead decisions to support the immediate and future technical direction of our design system, and its impact on the experience and visual design of Blend’s products.
  • You will collaborate with product owners, designers, and other engineers to improve the core user experience through our design system.
  • You’ll bring your experience to bear to help to improve the processes and patterns of the team.
  • You will contribute to clear and lean component documentation for other developers to consume, and help build and manage the design system.

Who you are: 

  • You have 4+ years of experience building highly interactive user interfaces for high volume web applications.
  • You have expertise in JavaScript fundamentals and experience creating scalable, performant components using JS.
  • You have deep experience with one or more modern JavaScript frameworks, such as React, Angular, or Vue.js. We use React, but we know you’ll pick it up quickly if you haven’t used it in the past.
  • You have expertise in CSS, and up-to-date understanding of W3C standards.
  • You understand accessibility (a11y) best practices.
  • You’ve worked in a modern product development organization and can effectively collaborate with product and design to guide complex projects to successful outcomes.

Bonus Points!

  • Experience contributing to design systems libraries, from building adoption to guiding contribution and maintaining component libraries.
  • Eager to rapidly learn new skills, technologies, and concepts, while taking personal initiative to execute on projects.

Benefits and Perks: 

  • Meaningful equity and a 401(k) plan
  • Comprehensive health benefits
  • Wellness benefits covering a variety of wellness activities, gym memberships, fitness classes and more
  • Daily meal stipend during COVID-19 (lunch, dinner, snacks, and Pizza Fridays when working from the office)
  • Diversity and inclusion training 
  • Four months of paid parental or personal leave
  • Generous vacation policy, company-wide mental health days during COVID-19
  • Work from home office set up stipend and internet stipend during COVID-19
Blend is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity, inclusion and belonging. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner consistent with applicable law, including the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
Notice at Collection for California Applicants 

If you have a disability and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment, please contact Blend at (650) 550-4810 or hraccessibility@blend.com.

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