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Lead Product Designer, Design Systems

Health insurance
Paid time off
On-site amenities
Parental leave
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With millions of diners, tens of thousands of restaurants, and 23+ years of experience, OpenTable, part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), is an industry leader with a unique insight into the world of hospitality. We champion restaurants, bars, wineries, and other venues around the world, helping them attract guests, manage capacity, improve operations and maximize revenue.

Every employee at OpenTable has a tangible impact on what we do and how we do it. You’ll also be part of a global network that includes OpenTable and KAYAK's portfolio of travel brands including Swoodoo, checkfelix, momondo, Cheapflights, Mundi and HotelsCombined.

Hospitality is all about taking care of others, and it defines our culture. You’ll work in a welcoming and inclusive environment, and get the benefits, flexibility, and support you need to succeed.

For nearly 25 years we’ve been connecting diners and restaurants for millions of date nights, birthdays, Taco Tuesdays, happy hours and just-because dinners. Dining behaviors and restaurant operations are ever changing, especially now, and at OpenTable you’ll be playing a crucial role in shaping the future of the dining industry as it continues to evolve. We’d love you to join us in thoughtfully supporting both our diner and restaurant customers through the good times and the tougher ones, too, driving experiences that will be used by millions globally.

The opportunity

We’re looking for a Lead Product Designer to join our Design Systems team to lead our Consumer platforms, in close partnership with folks on our Restaurant platforms. You’ll collaborate with a distributed team of product designers, product managers, and engineers to establish design systems foundations and practices that will propel in work that will relevantly impact diners and restaurants around the world.

You’ll be an influential partner embedded in our UX team, where you’ll pair closely with product development colleagues to establish and streamline design systems processes, build foundations, modernize our approach as technology evolves, and create and drive forward the vision for what design systems could be here at OpenTable. You’ll work closely with partners and collaborators to define the roadmap and prioritize where to focus our efforts on design systems, maintain high quality libraries and documentation, drive design systems advocacy, adoption and education, and provide support for product development in efficiently implementing and using the system.

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About You

  • You have a strong portfolio that demonstrates broad knowledge and experience in establishing, implementing and maintaining successful, scalable and flexible design systems across multiple brands and platforms.
  • You enjoy working through all stages of process, from bringing together insights and feedback, to conceptualizing and exploring, to building, testing and implementing alongside product development partners
  • You have deep expertise in iOS, Android and responsive web, with a masterful understanding of the nuances and standard processes across each platform
  • You have exceptional visual design skills
  • You have extensive experience designing and building systems for consumer products
  • You think about accessibility at every stage of your work
  • You enjoy working very closely with engineering and front end developers
  • You’re able to write clear guidelines and documentation
  • You are skilled in partner management, and are able to build consensus across multiple fields, balancing teams’ and users’ needs while maintaining the quality bar of the design system
  • You can balance tradeoffs and can make decisions that both support the advancement of the system and the needs of colleagues working on feature development
  • You have strong systems-thinking, analytical, problem-solving, and interpretation skills
  • You’re an excellent storyteller with the ability to create effective verbal and written communication, including develop and deliver presentations to internal audiences
  • You are a critical thinker. When finding yourself in a debate, you can appreciate both sides of an issue while remaining kind and standing by your convictions.
  • You work well as a partner and value feedback and input from others
  • You continuously value introspection to improve yourself, your team, and your products.

What else would make you stand out?

  • Experience in the restaurant industry and/or a passion for food and dining
  • Experience working on dual-market products
  • Experience building a design system from 0 to 100
  • Experience with HTML and/or CSS
  • Experience mentoring others

And if you aren’t sure you meet all the above requirements, we’d still love to hear from you.


  • Generous paid vacation
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Company matched retirement plans
  • Health, dental and vision insurance plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Headspace Subscription
  • Drinks, coffee, snacks, games
  • Flexible hours
  • Universal Paid Parental leave

Equity Eligible

There are a variety of factors that go into a salary range, including but not limited to external market benchmark data, geographic location, and years of experience sought/required. The range for this United States based role is $107,000-$180,000.

In addition to a competitive base salary, roles are eligible for additional compensation and benefits including: annual cash bonus, equity grant; health benefits; flexible spending account; retirement benefits; life insurance; paid time off (including PTO, paid sick leave, medical leave, bereavement leave, floating holidays and paid holidays); and parental leave and benefits.

Diversity and Inclusion

We aspire to have a workplace that reflects all of the diverse communities we serve. We know that when we have diverse teams we produce more creative ideas, products, and better outcomes for our team members. OpenTable/KAYAK is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we welcome and encourage candidates from all backgrounds and experiences to apply for roles on our team. Whoever you are, just be you.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform job responsibilities, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Questions & answers for this position
  • What is the type of contract for this position?
    The contract for this position is a Full-time contract
  • What's the salary range for the Lead Product Designer, Design Systems position?
    The suggested salary for this position is $107,000-$180,000
  • Is telecommuting possible for this position?
    No, telecommuting is not possible for this position
About OpenTable
In 1998, operations began with a limited selection of restaurants in San Francisco.
Hospitality, Internet
1K-5K employees

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