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Software Engineer, Design Systems


This is a Part-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted June 21, 2022.

Description:As a Software Engineer you will contribute to the foundation and evolution of AbbVie’s enterprise design system.

This position requires a creative problem solver with a proven record of hands-on UI experience for complex web and mobile solutions.

This role incorporates technical consultation and the ability to dissect new applications, and assist teams in building out best-in-class architecture for hundreds of applications.

Do you love translating customer needs and opportunities into reusable components that allow developers to build high-quality enterprise solutions?

Do you love to break down complex experiences into modular components and patterns that are inclusive, intuitive, and support our brand?

Do you love working with teams in the early stages to assist in the technical direction, architecture and build out of complex data driven applications?

If so, you may be an excellent fit for this role at AbbVie.

Join our mission to sustainably improve the lives of patients.

This position reports to the Associate Director of User Experience at AbbVie’s global headquarters in Lake County, IL.Key Responsibilities: Contribute to a growing Design Systems team focused on facilitating unified development efforts at scale across AbbVie for enterprise solutions.

Collaborate with other developers to develop and deliver of a unified set of elements, components and patterns for web and mobile platforms that allow our teams to ship high-quality work efficiently and consistently.

Create delivery of pixel-perfect static and interactive mockups that articulate design decisions, communicate your work, and provide guidance to designers and developers.

Conduct accessibility assessments and remediation work to ensure our design system components meet accessibility compliance guidelines and standards.

Establish, maintain, and evolve design system guidelines and documentation.

Provide hands-on support for design system implementation at both UI and service layers.

Maintain well-organized and properly structured React files.

Advocate for the design system throughout the company, representing the team in product discussions and educating others on how to use the system.

Some intangibles we value (and hope you value too): We are intrinsically curious and not afraid to pursue new ideas that challenge status quo.

We value customer input and get solutions into their hands quickly, to learn from their wisdom and correct our mistakes.

We confidently convey what has worked well and what has not.

We possess the ideation and design skills needed to define the best paths forward prior to further development and investment.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree with 4 years’ experience; Master’s Degree with 2 years’ experience 3-4 years’ experience as a software engineer for web/mobile software applications.

Hands-on experience contributing to a design system preferred, creating components, stylings, Storybook files and supporting documentation.

Proficient with leading UI frameworks such as React and competent in both JS and TS.

Knowledge of web accessibility standards and guidelines.

Outstanding communicator
– both verbally and in writing.

Collaborates effectively to get things done, building, and nurturing strong relationships.

Is a continuous learner who adapts quickly and positively to change.

A Github, website, portfolio or other that demonstrates your technical ability is strongly preferred.

At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients.

As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic.