Senior Designer, Design Systems - Duo Security

  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan, US
  • Alternate Location
    US Remote
  • Area of Interest
    User Experience Design
  • Job Type
    Professional
  • Technology Interest
    Security
  • Job Id
    1375981

Duo Security, now a part of Cisco, is the leading provider of Trusted Access security and multi-factor authentication delivered through the cloud.

Duo + Cisco = Disco

Our mission is simple: democratize security by making it easy and effective for everyone. We’re transforming security from the ground up by solving the world’s most pressing geopolitical challenge — safe, secure information access. We engineer our business to enable our customers to easily address their ever-evolving security challenges.


We believe that impactful work is rewarding work and that our team is at its best when everyone feels empowered to bring their whole self to work. We learn together by hiring for cultural contribution, not a cultural fit, and recognize that diversity in background and thought are essential to building high-impact teams.


We invest in growth and learning opportunities and encourage our people to never stop learning. We foster collaboration and believe in being recognized (and rewarded!) for hard work. We champion a healthy work-life balance. We’re kinder than necessary.

Together we build for the future by designing simple solutions for complex problems. And that’s why we’re the most loved and trusted name in security.


Who you’ll work with

Design plays an integral role in Duo’s mission to democratize security. Our Product Design, Design Research, and Design Enablement teams work alongside our engineering and product peers. We place a high value on inclusivity, using and teaching design thinking principles to bring together diverse perspectives and abilities. We have an ambitious goal to make this the best place you will work.

The products we design and build have tangible results for our customers because our customers are at the heart of everything we do.

As a Senior Designer working on design systems, you’ll be instrumental in elevating the quality of experience across the Duo product portfolio. You’ll help architect and implement the Duo design system and ensure it’s cohesive with the rest of the Cisco Secure product portfolio. You’ll work alongside product designers, content designers, and design engineers to deliver a first-class design system for the enterprise

What you'll do...

Craft polished UI components and patterns to improve cohesiveness and ease of use across our ecosystem of products and platforms: desktop, mobile, and web

Lead with vision: spot gaps, and opportunities for immediate impact while helping build a vision of the future

Inclusive design: ensure that our products are usable and accessible for ALL people

Support product design and development: create component and pattern usage guidelines to be used by multi-functional product teams, and keep all the information tidy

Team up: work closely with Design Engineering and Design Program Management to create tools and processes that enable our designers and engineers

Coach and mentor team members in Product Design and Design Enablement in systems thinking, tools of the trade, and any other areas of expertise that make sense!

Continuously improvement: explore how to improve the tools and processes that we use to produce and distribute our design system across teams

Experience you bring…

To be successful in this role, you should be able to demonstrate strong experience in:

Working with SaaS product development teams to enable designer & developer handoffs and design system adoption

Designing across multiple platforms: web, mobile, desktop

Crafting and refining UI components, expertise in typography, layout, grid systems, iconography a must. Motion design experience is a bonus.

Documenting design guidelines and specifications with clarity and brevity, providing just enough information

Constructing, publishing, maintaining component libraries, preferably using Figma

Interpreting and incorporating accessibility standards

Using prioritization methods, frameworks

Moving between big picture planning and detailed, precise execution work

Communicating for action, managing input, and feedback

If this role and the design field is exciting to you, we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet all 100% of the description or qualifications, we would still love to have a conversation with you!


Duo is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness. We are able to grow and learn better together with a diverse team of employees. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents not only part of our culture, but our reputation and Duo’s achievement as well. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that all potential candidates can bring in terms of their education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, gender identity and expression, nationality, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.


Finally and most importantly, we are a proud Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Cisco Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements
The health and safety of Cisco's employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic. Therefore, Cisco may require new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if the role requires business-related travel, meeting with customers/partners (including visiting third-party sites on behalf of Cisco), attending trade events, and Cisco office entry, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required. The company will consider legally required accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law. Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region.

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