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Product Designer - Design Systems

Helcim Inc.

Helcim Inc.

Product, Design
Calgary, AB, Canada
Posted on Sunday, May 26, 2024

Are you obsessed about creating cohesive and consistent user experiences? Helcim is on the lookout for a talented Product Designer specializing in Design Systems to join our team. In this role, you will be instrumental in maintaining and improving our Design System while ensuring consistency across all our products.

You will collaborate closely with product designers, managers, and front-end developers to uphold the integrity of our design system. If you have a meticulous eye for detail, excellent system-thinking skills, and a passion for design and technology, we would love to hear from you.

What you will do

  • Serve as the gatekeeper for UI and pattern consistency across our design system.
  • Ensure design system components and patterns are correctly applied throughout our products.
  • Identify mismatches and inconsistencies, devising and implementing plans to resolve them.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive design system documentation, including component libraries and guidelines.
  • Systematize design solutions to create repeatable and scalable processes.
  • Regularly communicate with developers to understand Design System's pain points, strengths, and opportunities.

Who you are

  • At least 3 years of experience in UX/UI design, with direct expertise in developing, scaling, and maintaining design systems.
  • Strong system thinker with the ability to see how various components fit together.
  • Solid understanding of the DOM as well as HTML & CSS to handle constraints and behaviours of real coded components
  • Knowledgeable about design tokens and how to logically map them in design systems.
  • Possess incredible attention to detail, ensuring every element of the design system is properly designed and implemented.
  • Able to deconstruct complex objects into first principles, simplifying and systematizing design solutions.
  • Have a great eye for design, ensuring our products are both functional and visually appealing.
  • Excellent project management skills, capable of managing multiple tasks and deadlines effectively.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills


  • Experience with Storybook
  • Previous coding experience
  • Worked on complex web applications

Important considerations

  • Include a portfolio of works
  • All applications form outside Canada will not be considered

Why Helcim?

Helcim is a payments company that gives small and medium sized businesses a better way to accept debit and credit cards. Thousands of merchants across Canada and the US choose Helcim for their payment needs because of our excellent customer service and innovative software solutions. We won the Canada’s Most Admired Award for Corporate Culture in 2021, ranked number 91 on the Globe and Mail’s 2019 list of Canada’s Top 400 Growing Companies, and we have big plans to redefine the payments industry. To accomplish this, we need a talented team of people who are passionate about working in fintech. Learn more about working at Helcim in our culture book The Way of the Helcim.

At Helcim we build teams of engaged, caring and intelligent people. In return we provide an environment where you’ll be excited to come to work each day and tackle challenges with your colleagues. As part of our team you’ll receive amazing benefits including a competitive salary, paid health benefits, stock options and generous vacation time. You’ll also enjoy company provided snacks and team lunches to keep yourself fueled and the opportunity to recharge and connect with your team members at company social events.

We invest a lot of time and energy imagining and creating a company and culture that encourages discussion, the exchange of ideas, and the execution of amazing products and services. We’re friendly and collaborative, working together to achieve big goals. If that sounds like fun to you and feel you can contribute to the growth and success of our company - we want to hear from you!

Join Our Team

If you would like to be considered for this position, please submit your Resume and Cover Letter through the "Apply for this Job" button. Please address your Cover Letter to Helcim People & Culture.

Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada and be located in Calgary for this position. Helcim uses a hybrid work structure where team members can work 3 days in the Calgary office (Monday/Wednesday/Friday) and 2 days (Tuesday/Thursday) at home.