Senior UX Designer - Design Systems at Employment Hero

Information Technology and Services, Full-time, Remote, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia sydney remote design full-time
Posted 24 days ago

Employment Hero is one of Australia's fastest-growing tech companies. Our world-class software is the easiest way for small to medium-sized businesses to manage HR, payroll, employee engagement, and benefits. Having expanded globally in late 2020 we will continue to grow rapidly in 2021 and beyond.

We believe in distributed employment and take a ‘Remote First' approach with our team. We don't mind if you live in Broome, Bendigo or Bondi, if you've got the skills for the role and the passion for our mission then we want to hear from you.

We're proudly growing our UX function. We're seeking a collaborative, innovative designer to develop a world-class Design System for Employment Hero. Reporting to the Head of UX, you'll accelerate our product development and enhance our customer experience.

This is an impactful position where you'll have a tangible effect on our product. You'll work with a talented, in-house team and have clear opportunities for career progression.

Employment Hero celebrates diverse perspectives and experiences, we invite people of all backgrounds and identities to apply for this position.


  • Create a robust and flexible framework of principles, foundations, components and patterns (lo-fi, hi-fi and prototypes)
  • Partner closely with our Product Designers to enhance our look and feel
  • Research trends and competitors
  • Analyse the current and future applications of your Design System, considering product strategy, technical environment and constraints
  • Continually strive to wow our customers, delivering a product that you feel proud of


  • You're an experienced UX Designer and have previously built out a Design System
  • You're well versed in accessibility and passionate about this space
  • You have experience partnering with product & front-end engineering teams to build scalable design components across both web and mobile
  • You're an investigative thinker and understand best practise design; you know when and why to apply different patterns, and how to adapt these to suit your team
  • You have a strong portfolio that demonstrates your experience formulating an exceptional Design System


  • Self, health, wealth and happiness programs
  • Work from home available
  • Remote-first and flexible working arrangements (work from home available)
  • Our Sydney office is dog friendly and remains open for team meetings, collaboration days and those who need a day away from their home office (we are a COVID-safe workspace for those who choose to use it!)
  • A generous budget to spend on setting up your home office (if you need a desk, chair, screen? You name it!)
  • We set you up for success with the latest and greatest hardware, tools and tech
  • Continuing education / post-graduate assistance program
  • Virtual yoga classes
  • Weekly virtual happy-hour and social events to get to know your new colleagues
  • Quarterly & yearly team celebrations
  • Access to the EH Employee Benefits Program and Hero Rewards Shop, of course!

Why Join Employment Hero?

* LinkedIn Top 25 Startups 2021, ranked #2 in Australia

* The Australian Top 100 Innovators List 2021

* Raised $140M Series E round led by Insight Partners July 2021

* Raised $45M Series D round led by Seek 2021

* Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2020, ranked #42 in Australia

* LinkedIn Top 10 Startups 2020

* Raised $22M Series C Round led by Seek July 2019

* Raised $8 mill series B round led by Seek and OneVentures

* Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2019, ranked #20 in Australia

* GetApp Category Leader Q1 2019

* Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2018, ranked #12 in Australia

* HRD Gold Medalist - Human Capital Management Systems 2018

* HRD Gold Medalist - Rewards and Recognition Service Provider 2018

* HRD Rewards and Recognition Employer of Choice 2018

* LinkedIn Top 25 Startups 2018

* EY Entrepreneur of the Year National Finalist 2018

* Dynamic Business Top 10 Entrepreneurs, our CEO Ben Thompson ranked #2

* BRW Most Innovative Companies 2015

* Anthill Smart 100 List 2015

* Startup Daily Top 50 Emerging Leaders 2015

* HRD Employer of Choice Award 2015

* Aon Hewitt Best Employers 2013