Posted on: February 5, 2019 | Job#: 268816

Senior Creative Technologist, Design Systems

Full-time | US

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About Gap Inc.

Our past is full of iconic moments — but our future is going to spark many more. Our brands — Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, INTERMIX and Hill City — have dressed people from all walks of life and all kinds of families, all over the world, for every occasion for more than 50 years.

But we’re more than the clothes that we make. We know that business can and should be a force for good, and it’s why we work hard to make product that makes people feel good, inside and out. It’s why we’re committed to giving back to the communities where we live and work. If you're one of the super-talented who thrive on change, aren't afraid to take risks and love to make a difference, come grow with us. 

About the role

Gap Inc. is looking for a Senior Creative Technologist to help us scale our design system, “Stitch”, which helps our entire organization build great experiences across Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Athleta, and Hill City. The Stitch team manages each brand's digital style guide, a React component library, related documentation and standards, and internal education as well as advocacy for the design system.
The Stitch team is seated in a Centralized UX organization which has been growing rapidly over the past few years, within Gap Inc. we are part of the Digital organization, supporting all brands. The Stitch team is dedicated to E-Commerce and Omnichannel web experiences, working closely with Engineering and Product Management. In this role you’ll join the team on-site as a dedicated Stitch member, you’ll help continue to build the system, the Atomic parts in system, plus its standards. You'll then be involved with integration with the E-Commerce platform and help oversee governance of the React component and Sass libraries. You'll contribute documentation both within repos and on an internal site accessed by the entire company. As a Developer, you have a passion for contributing to a larger digital ecosystem — collaboration and well-structured code are your super-powers! You have expertise pairing with UX Designers, Engineers and Product Managers and an ability to explain technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.

What you'll do

  • Collaborate with the Design System and E-Commerce product teams to strategize and execute on the scaling, health, maintenance and governance of the front-end framework
  • Participate in ideation sessions; bring a thoughtful perspective to a cross-functional working group
  • Build prototypes to validate concepts and further learning; pairing with other Developers and Designers
  • Build and integrate React web-components and Sass to a living component system
  • Communicate development decisions with UX, Marketing, Dev and Product Management stakeholders
  • Develop and champion solutions that are intuitive, powerful and delightful
  • Develop clear, concise code with well-written documentation for Developers, Designers and other stakeholders
  • Contribute to the construction of a new documentation site which will serve as a reference to product and brand teams leveraging components in designs or code in the E-Commerce experience

Who you are

  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Graphic Design or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with front-end development (Portfolio or link to website required)
  • Proven experience coding in HTML/CSS, Sass, JavaScript (ES6) and experience with SPA frameworks like React
  • Understanding of Object Oriented principles (Analysis and Design)
  • Experience with web development testing and automation tools
  • Understanding of UX principles and best practices
  • Keen eye for UI design details
  • Systems thinking and understanding of Atomic Design is a plus

Benefits at Gap Inc.

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five “on the clock” hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee’s base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
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*For eligible employees

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. In 2016, Gap Inc. was named one of the Best Places to Work by the Human Rights Campaign for the thirteeth consecutive year and was the sole winner of the Catalyst award for equality in the workplace in 2016.

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