Senior Product Designer, Design Systems at RigUp

| Austin
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RigUp is changing the way work is done in the energy industry. Each one of our teams exists to move us closer to our north star -- “to empower the people who power the world.” The Product & Design team at RigUp is building a platform of products and services to better serve the evolving needs of the people working in energy. On this team, Product Design is responsible for crafting experiences that enable our customers to do what they do best with greater efficiency, less complexity and at lower costs. 
RigUp is hiring a Product Designer for our Design System that will be responsible for increasing alignment and collaboration among designers as well as implementation teams. Working closely with engineering partners, this designer is focused on enabling product teams to work more efficiently while ensuring that our expanding digital offerings are cohesive, user-friendly and on-brand. Our ideal candidate for this role will be someone who has a deep understanding of product design principles, interactions and tools. They have a proven track record of establishing new processes and systems in a fast-paced environment and can find the balance between executing for speed while being highly detail-oriented. They have experience building or participating heavily in establishing an in-house design system, partner effortlessly with cross-functional leaders, and aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.
Sound like you? Keep reading. 

What you'll be doing:

  • Be the point of contact for RigUp’s Design System, being the owner of establishing adoption and understanding of our system across all product teams
  • Build a robust component library that meets most of our product design needs. Expand on pattern library with templates and page layouts
  • Create rules for expanding and maintaining our design system that can be utilized across several product teams and product lines. Expand on implementation guidelines that can guide designs and that help inform development
  • Establish tools, services and systems that enable product designers to design new, cohesive experiences quickly. Discover and implement processes to improve the design to development handoff process
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders (Creative Director, Brand Director) to ensure our product is supporting the RigUp narrative. Establish style guides and refine product design building blocks (color, typography, etc)

What you should have:

  • 5+ years in a Product Design role, with at least 1 year owning or participating heavily in Design Systems
  • An outstanding portfolio showcasing exceptional product and visual design
  • Excruciating attention to detail in your output
  • Passion for building things from the ground up, with experience establishing systems and processes in-house
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, largely autonomous environment
  • A positive, can-do attitude


  • Flexible PTO policy
  • 401k Program with 4% match
  • Fully paid employee health insurance for employee
  • Daily catered meals
  • Competitive commuter benefits
  • Open office space in the heart of downtown Austin
  • Career development opportunities + partial reimbursement for ongoing education
  • $2,000 vacation stipend on your 3 year anniversary

RigUp is a technology company that's building a platform to better support the energy workforce. Through the industry’s largest marketplace, we’re improving the lives of contractors and helping service providers and operators find the people who will get the job done. Headquartered in Austin, TX, and backed by a16z, Founder’s Fund, Quantum Energy Partners, and Silicon Valley Bank, we’ve raised $423.8 Million in funding to support our mission to change the way work is done in the energy field.
Our goal is to make RigUp an environment where any and all people feel welcome, respected, and free to be their authentic selves. We welcome applicants of all gender identities, sexual orientation, educational background, religion, ethnicities, veteran status, and citizenships. We’d love to learn what you can add to our team!

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks


RigUp is located in downtown Austin right next to Lady Bird Lake. We're close to a ton of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and trails along the water!

An Insider's view of RigUp

How does your team reward individual success?

We are rewarded with a promise. At the end of a season of ambiguity and strife, apart from any monetary or material items, we will always be able to say there was joy, encouragement, and meaning.


Customer Support Specialist

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

One of the coolest things we’ve been working on has been parsing resumes to gather information about employment history and references so that our consultants don’t have to spend a ton of time filling out confusing forms. We hope to get quicker, more accurate data while making the platform easier to access and more useful for our consultants.


Engineering Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

RigUp has fostered my career growth by coupling my strengths and interests with the company’s needs. I’ve gotten the opportunity to fill a variety of different roles that I’ve gained an invaluable amount of experience from and that will increase my marketability down the road.


Business Process Analyst

What is your vision for the company?

At RigUp, we're building the largest job marketplace in the energy industry by making it easier for contractors to find work and for companies to staff up by hiring ready, qualified workers. As CEO, I want to grow an organization that creates value in the world and ensures RigUp is an environment where our employees feel empowered to make decisions



What’s the vibe like in the office?

The energy at the RigUp office is contagious. We work on interesting problems and are truly making a difference in people's lives. Work is simply better when you love what you do!


Talent Lead

What are RigUp Perks + Benefits

RigUp Benefits Overview

Competitive salary
Full health, dental, and vision coverage
Unlimited vacation
401(k) with 4% match
$2,000 annual vacation stipend starting on your 3rd anniversary
Regular off-site activities such as happy hours, team building events, intramural sports leagues, etc.
Catered breakfast, daily lunch stipend, and a fully stocked kitchen
75% tuition reimbursement on continuing education
Office in the heart of downtown Austin
Flexibility to work from home
Onsite gym

Volunteer in Local Community
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Open Door Policy
Team Based Strategic Planning
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Open Office Floor Plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and Learns
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