Principal Product Designer - Calcite Design Systems

Apply Now


Come join our dynamic Product Design team! We support the Calcite Design System, which is used by product teams and Esri’s external partners to create engaging and consistent user experiences across mapping applications. The Calcite team collaborates with over 50 product teams at Esri, helping them make the most of Calcite components, tokens, styles, iconography, documentation, and accessibility standards. If you are excited about making a significant impact and working with a team that values creativity and collaboration, we’d love to hear from you!


  • User Engagement and Feedback Incorporation: Conduct thorough user research to grasp product needs. Integrate these insights into new component and feature enhancements. Lead design review sessions with Calcite team members and stakeholders to incorporate feedback thoughtfully into your work
  • Education and Advocacy: Take a central role in educating over 50+ Esri product teams on Calcite standards. Deliver presentations, demos, and participate in Design Office Hours to ensure broad comprehension and adoption of Calcite guidelines. Collaborate with internal research teams to obtain vital insights, refining and improving the design system continuously
  • Partnership Development: Serve as a primary liaison, cultivating strong relationships with Esri product teams. Collaborate to ensure smooth integration and consistent application of Calcite components across diverse projects. Provide regular updates and communications to company stakeholders, ensuring their visibility and understanding of Calcite efforts, initiatives, and deliverables
  • Enhancement of Calcite Figma Environment: Contribute to the architecture and continuous improvement of the Calcite Figma environment. Work closely with fellow designers and front-end engineers to enhance UI kits, foundations, and tokens, aligning them with evolving product team needs
  • Accessibility and Usability: Collaborate with internal accessibility resources to ensure adherence to WCAG and other industry standards within the Calcite Design System. Guide product teams and partners in crafting inclusive, accessible products and experiences. Maintain detailed documentation for Calcite components on the Design System site, ensuring clarity and precision in usage guidelines for all users


  • 8+ Years of experience designing and delivering products for both web and mobile platforms
  • Showcase a portfolio illustrating successful management of design systems, highlighting expertise in this area
  • Extensive experience and deep understanding of adhering to WCAG 2.0/Section 508 Compliance and other industry guidelines, ensuring inclusive design practices
  • Ability to facilitate workshops and present to large audiences, effectively communicating design concepts and ideas
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills essential for collaborating with cross-functional teams and stakeholders
  • Passion for continuous improvement and advocacy for leveraging innovative design and front-end practices to drive excellence
  • Experience using Figma, Figma UI Kits, adhering to established pattern libraries and required frameworks
  • Bachelor's in human-computer interaction, user experience, interaction design, applied social science, or a related field.

Recommended Qualifications

  • Master's in human factors, HCI, graphic design, or related field
  • Familiarity with GitHub and front-end technologies (Stencil, JavaScript, Angular, Ember, React, HTML, CSS, Storybook)
  • Experience coding interactive prototypes or/and component interactive samples
  • Experience maintaining StorybookI-Hybrid



Total Rewards

Esri’s competitive total rewards strategy includes industry-leading health and welfare benefits: medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance for employees (and their families), 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, minimum accrual of 80 hours of vacation leave, twelve paid holidays throughout the calendar year, and opportunities for personal and professional growth. Base salary is one component of our total rewards strategy. Compensation decisions and the base range for this role take into account many factors including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs.

A reasonable estimate of the base salary range is
$114,400-$189,280 USD

About Esri

At Esri, diversity is more than just a word on a map. When employees of different experiences, perspectives, backgrounds, and cultures come together, we are more innovative and ultimately a better place to work. We believe in having a diverse workforce that is unified under our mission of creating positive global change. We understand that diversity, equity, and inclusion is not a destination but an ongoing process. We are committed to the continuation of learning, growing, and changing our workplace so every employee can contribute to their life’s best work. Our commitment to these principles extends to the global communities we serve by creating positive change with GIS technology. For more information on Esri’s Racial Equity and Social Justice initiatives, please visit our website here.

If you don’t meet all of the preferred qualifications for this position, we encourage you to still apply!

Esri is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

Esri Privacy Esri takes our responsibility to protect your privacy seriously. We are committed to respecting your privacy by providing transparency in how we acquire and use your information, giving you control of your information and preferences, and holding ourselves to the highest national and international standards, including CCPA and GDPR compliance.