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Software Engineer - Design System - Kiewit Technology Group


Omaha, NE, US

Requisition ID: 139041 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Information Technology 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit is looking for top talent to join our fast-paced and innovative Product Development Team. We are seeking a highly motivated Frontend Software Engineer that is driven to create our next generation design system. This skilled developer has a passion for quality and is excited to build user interfaces that deliver true value to our customers. You will work with our development and UX/UI team to develop and maintain design system components used across multiple custom-developed, enterprise applications.

District Overview

Kiewit Technology Group (KTG) builds solutions to enable and support a $12.5 billion company. Our mission is to deliver project schedule and cost certainty by employing technology designed by and for the construction industry. Our team deploys technology solutions to the field and home office departments that increase profitability by maximizing the way we use our people and resources in daily operations. KTG uses systems and tools that manage every part of Kiewit’s business and lifecycle of a project to improve planning and day-to-day execution in the field by giving our people real-time data to make faster, smarter decisions. When you join KTG, you will make an impact on the critical work we do every day. 


This position will be based out of our Kiewit Business Center at 12720 I Street. This is a shared service center in a professional office setting.  


System and Product Design:

  • Considers the developer and customer perspective and experiences when implementing solutions
  • Provides analysis of problems and recommends solutions
  • Helps establish the vision and goals of the design system



Solution Execution:

  • Leads the development and technical strategy for design system component libraries
  • Works with development Lead Software Engineers, Architecture, and UX/UI Teams to develop system solutions to problems
  • Finds and implements opportunities to optimize frontend development across multiple enterprise applications
  • Writes clean, well thought out code with an emphasis on quality, simplicity, responsive design, reusability, and maintainability
  • Works within established procedures and tools to develop, test, document, code review, implement, and maintain application software while focusing on best practice application security throughout the code life cycle
  • Communicates effectively and partners well with other disciplines of the project teams to deliver high quality solutions from vision to deployment and long-term product stability




  • Support and evangelize the use of the design system to other Software Engineers
  • Role model to Kiewit Technology Group’s Values; Make us better, make someone’s job easier, and deliver measurable value


  • Bachelors and/or master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Management, Information Technology or Engineering, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Familiar with design systems and how they are used, implemented, and maintained
  • 3+ years of Software Development Experience
  • Experience with HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, ReactJS
  • Strong understanding of emerging technologies, standards, and best practices for frontend development
  • Must be able to work in a complex, dynamic team environment with minimal supervision and possess good organizational skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Ability to recognize patterns across design mockups or prototypes and translate into effective, efficient code
  • Some travel may be required


Bonus Points

  • Experience with Agile, Test Driven Development or related lifecycle methodologies preferred
  • Experience with component libraries such as Kendo UI, AgGrid, or Ant Design
  • Familiar with styling extensions such as Less and Sass
  • Experience implementing a website to document code standards, style guides, or design system guidelines strongly desired
  • Experience with User Experience, User Centric Design (UCD), or User Interface Design a plus
  • Ability to recognize design inconsistencies and usability concerns a plus
  • Experience with Typescript, Angular, or Web Services a plus
  • Knowledge on unit testing in React a plus
  • Experience implementing user analytics and design system usage metrics a plus
  • Experience with Figma, Storybook, and Azure DevOps a plus


Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position may require an individual to be fully vaccinated by an FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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