Job Description

Title: Senior Product Designer – Design Systems

Location: United States


Company Overview

Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform to ignite and harness the passions of fans and maximize the presence and reach for hundreds of partners globally. Optimizing these long-standing partnerships, a database of more than 80 million global consumers and a trusted, recognizable brand name, Fanatics is expanding beyond its position as a global leader for licensed sports merchandise to now becoming a next-gen digital sports platform, featuring an array of offerings for fans across the sports ecosystem.

The Fanatics family of companies currently includes Fanatics Commerce, a vertically-integrated licensed merchandise business that has changed the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel, jerseys, headwear and hardgoods through a tech-infused approach to making and quickly distributing fan gear in today’s 24/7 mobile-first economy; Candy Digital, a digital collectibles company that is partnering with prominent sports properties, including MLB and MLBPA, to build an official NFT ecosystem; Fanatics Collectibles, through Topps as a cornerstone of the business, building a new model for the collectibles and trading cards hobby with top leagues and players association partners; and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, a mobile betting, gaming and retail sportsbook platform. Fanatics’ partners include all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA) and hundreds of collegiate and professional teams, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs.

As a market leader with more than 9,000 employees, and hundreds of partners, suppliers, and vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives.

At Fanatics, we’re a diverse, passionate group of employees aiming to ignite pride and passion in the fans we outfit, celebrate and support. We recognize that diversity helps drive and foster innovation, and through our IDEA program (inclusion, diversity, equality and advocacy) at Fanatics we provide employees with tools and resources to feel connected and engaged in who they are and what they do to support the ultimate fan experience.

We are looking for a Senior Product Designer to drive and own key initiatives around our Sportsbook and Casino experiences, including developing and maintaining our new design system. The ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about new technologies and experiences, developing strategies based on the insights of real people, and a hands-on design leader elevating the design team through their craft and paving the way for innovation.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Drive the evolution of the Fanatics Betting and Gaming Design System by helping to drive the roadmap and providing components, frameworks, documentation, prototypes, tooling, and guidance.
  • Helping to craft the vision for our design systems by identifying new opportunities and prioritizing enhancements
  • Work with Product Designers and Software Engineers to develop and ship the design system.
  • Write documentation and guidance on how and why components, styles, and patterns are applied in code and design.
  • Lead cross-functional collaboration efforts like workshops & design sprints in order to generate and evaluate creative solutions
  • Writing and maintaining UX documentation on design elements, patterns, layouts, and user flows, including usage guidelines and best practices
  • Quickly iterate and offer versions based on feedback from internal stakeholders and end users
  • Capture and think through logical/implementable solutions for edge-cases and unhappy paths for engineering teams to build out
  • Provide prototypes/deliverables to describe interactions and motion, using common prototyping tools

What You Bring to the Role:

  • You have six years or more of design experience creating and delivering products across a range of screen surfaces. Experience with consumer-facing entertainment and media products, large touchscreens, and TV apps is a huge bonus.
  • You have demonstrated experience creating and maintaining a cross device design system.
  • You’ll have a strong portfolio that showcases your work, provides details of your role on projects, and shows examples of systems thinking and design systems that you have developed from start to finish
  • You have experience conducting accessibility evaluations of components and/or page-level designs, excellent knowledge of accessibility guidelines (WCAG) and a track record of advocating for accessibility improvements and prioritization.
  • You understand frontend code and the limitations of frontend technology and have a deep understanding of the needs of engineers you’ve worked with previously.
  • You are a teacher and like guiding others on best practices and latest techniques.
  • You are a proactive self-starter, systems thinker, comfortable with taking what is ambiguous and making it tangible by leveraging design thinking techniques like sense making and prototyping.
  • Proficient in Figma as well as other design and prototyping tools.