Asana

Engineering Manager, Design System

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What Asana is looking for in applicants

The Design Systems team leads design innovation at Asana, while accelerating product teams to ship features with higher velocity, quality, and consistency. We build a library of reusable components, make cross-cutting improvements like accessibility and dark mode to Asana, and invest in tools that make frontend engineering more robust and effective.

We’re looking for an Engineering Manager who is passionate about coaching and developing engineers, and collaborating with other functions and teams to deliver cross-cutting improvements across Asana. You enjoy the challenge of making company-wide and product-wide changes sustainably, through a mix of technical solutions, process improvements, and cultural changes. You appreciate both product quality and development velocity, and how they both contribute to Asana’s success.

What you’ll achieve

  • Manage a team of 8 engineers that build the foundational layer of product design at Asana.
  • Support and help coordinate a multi-year, cross-team effort to improve accessibility at Asana
  • Support and coach engineers in their technical and professional development
  • Collaborate cross-functionally and cross-team to implement cross-cutting improvements across the Asana product and the product development process.
  • Help the team balance between long term transformational investments and addressing acute pains.
  • Recruit for and grow the Design System team and wider Infrastructure group.

About you

  • 2+ years of engineering management experience, ideally with experience working on the frontend or in teams that support other developers
  • The rare mix of intelligence, charisma, integrity and technical skills that allow you to rapidly earn the trust of a technically astute team.
  • Enthusiasm partnering with stakeholders across the engineering organization to drive solutions.
  • Focus on maximizing impact, for yourself and your team.
  • Ability to help evaluate and frame complex technical decisions.
  • Oriented around the multi-year consequences of your decisions.
  • Kind and intellectually mature.

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About us

Asana helps teams orchestrate their work, from small projects to strategic initiatives. Millions of teams around the world rely on Asana to achieve their most important goals, faster. Asana has been named a Top 10 Best Workplace for 5 years in a row, is Fortune's #1 Best Workplace in the Bay Area, and one of Glassdoor’s and Inc.’s Best Places to Work. After spending more than a year physically distanced, Team Asana is safely and mindfully returning to in-person collaboration, incorporating flexibility that adds hybrid elements to our office-centric culture. With 11+ offices all over the world, we are always looking for individuals who care about building technology that drives positive change in the world and a culture where everyone feels that they belong.

 

We believe in supporting people to do their best work and thrive, and building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive company is core to our mission. Our goal is to ensure that Asana upholds an inclusive environment where all people feel that they are equally respected and valued, whether they are applying for an open position or working at the company. We welcome applicants of any educational background, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, citizenship, socioeconomic status, disability, and veteran status.

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