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Design System Front-end Developer

Company: Nelnet
Location: Omaha
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Nelnet is a student loan servicer that's grown into a fiber internet pioneer, real estate investor, and software provider. But that's just the beginning. With 6,500 associates and growing, we take our business wherever superior customer experiences and ingenuity are needed.The perks of working at Nelnet go beyond our benefits package. When you join the Nelnet team, you're part of a community invested in the success of each individual. That support comes through in our work, as we are united by our mission of creating opportunities for people where they live, learn, and work.A Design System Front End Developer working on Nelnet's enterprise design system will enable the engineering and design organizations to scale our development process by maintaining and maturing a design system and component library. As an experienced front-end developer working on Unifi Design System( ), you will lead the effort to grow and maintain the design system and components library. In addition, you will mentor and support users of the system and be responsible for design system architectural decisions updates to ensure quality, security, accessibility, and forward-thinking scalability. You will work alongside top-notch designers who are passionate about a wide array of topics, such as UI design, User Experience Research, rapid/clickable prototyping, and other multi-disciplinary UX skills.This position requires work in support of the Company's contract with the United States Department of Education ("ED"). As such, the United States Government requires that any applicant for this position must complete United States Government security clearance. Effective June 1, 2018, ED has informed Nelnet that security clearance applications for foreign nationals are not being accepted or processed. In light of this direction from ED, Nelnet will be unable to hire applicants without United States citizenship for such positions.Colorado Candidates: Pay range for this role is $75,000-$110,000**JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:**+ Responsible for the entirety of the design system:+ Craft system-level Angular and React components that function across diverse user experiences.+ The position will primarily require Angular skills, with the ability to learn and support React.+ Maintain and update the component library with an eye towards flexibility, maintainability, and reducing current and future tech debt in products.+ You will work closely with your manager and cross-functional teams to:+ Ensure the design system is adding business value to our products.+ Participate in feedback and reviews sessions with the broader development and design teams.+ **Evangelize design system adoption across the organization.**+ Collaborate closely with the UX design, product teams and IT Leadership:+ Collaborate with designers to create design components and advise on those being designed by others, offering feedback and guidance.+ Educate engineers by conducting workshops and troubleshooting integration of the design system into their projects+ Along with your manager, collaborate on roadmap and priority with product owners and managers+ Educate technology leaders from diverse parts of the organization on the value and qualities of the design system+ **Document and communicate** how components behave so that designers, engineers, and product managers get the most out of our design system.+ Design and create reusable components that support flexibility and the user experience of the developers using the design system.**EXPERIENCE:**+ Previous experience working with and understanding the structure of design systems+ Strong organization skills and the ability to work cross-functionally to support product teams using the design system.+ Familiarity with building consumer-friendly Angular and/or React component API's that will be used across multiple teams+ Understanding of backwards compatibility and how changes to the design system can have downstream effects on all consumers+ Ability to manage an entire system from beginning to end, to think about the system as a whole, and make rational and logical design and engineering decisions+ Knowledge of modern, emerging web and mobile UI patterns and engineering tools+ Expert knowledge of CSS, including component-based approaches to styling (i.e. styled-components, emotion, etc.) and preprocessors such as SASS+ Advanced experience with either Angular or React+ Expert with HTML including accessibility/a11y and semantic elements+ Ability to flourish in an environment of continuous learning and eager to advance craft further+ Ability to mentor,train and guide others while being a source of inspiration!**EDUCATION:**Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent education and experience required.**\#LI-CW1**Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, HSA and FSA, generous earned time off, 401K/student loan repayment, life insurance & AD insurance, employee assistance program, employee stock purchase program, tuition reimbursement, performance-based incentive pay, short- and long-term disability, and a robust wellness program. Click here to learn more about our benefits: LINK ( .Nelnet is an Equal Opportunity Employer, complies with Executive Order 11246, and takes affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to race, color, religion/creed, national origin, gender, or sex, marital status, age, disability, use of a guide dog or service animal, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or any other status protected by Federal or State law or local ordinance.Qualified individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations in order to apply or compete for positions at Nelnet may request such accommodations by contacting Corporate Recruiting at 402-486-5725 or .Nelnet is a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace.

Keywords: Nelnet, Omaha , Design System Front-end Developer, IT / Software / Systems , Omaha, Nebraska

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