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Design Engineer Intern Fall 2022

Website Uber

Job Description
About the Role
The Design Systems team is looking for individuals who understand both the powers and the pains of design and engineering. We believe someone in this role must be willing to learn new tools and new workflows to identify gaps and develop effective solutions!

As a Design Engineer intern, you will work with other System Designers and Product Designers across all Uber’s products/services. But to make design ideas happen in actual products, you will need to work with Systems Engineers and Product Engineers to resolve gaps in understanding and implementation. You will have opportunities to launch new workflows to build, handle, prototype, and iterate on design frameworks and systems.

What You’ll Do
Take the initiative to interview with an array of teams, subject areas, and business lines to identify bottlenecks and develop workflow solutions
Implement Figma plugins and engineering scripts to improve Design to Engineering efficiencies
Craft and build dashboards to understand the adoption of design systems.
Automate pipelines to bring the newest icons, specifications, and components to designers and, consequently, engineers
Partner with design system engineers to ensure component quality is high
Contact engineering teams as an advocate for design systems thinking
Unblock product implementation by understanding both technical limitations and design intention to arrive at a workable solution
Basic qualifications
Current student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Human-Computer Interaction, or equivalent practical experience, with at least one semester/quarter remaining to complete
Availability to embark on an exciting 12-16 week internship focusing on a real-time, impactful business challenge to begin September 2022
Preferred qualifications
6 months+ of internship or professional design experience
Familiar with the latest web/mobile libraries and standard processes (React, SwiftUI, etc.)
Experience using data to form and validate UX hypotheses
Able to connect people to ideas in a way that generates excitement.
Experience designing tools and solutions such as Figma Plugins, assets management, etc
Experience working as engineers or with other specialists
Experience conducting or participating in user studies
Willing to learn new skills and emerging technologies (AI, VR, Unity, etc.)
About the Team
Design Systems team, build the systems that power product teams to deliver phenomenal consumer experiences with high standards.

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