At Hargreaves Lansdown we help more than 1.3 million people save and invest with confidence.
Our user-centred design team is growing and we’re looking for an experienced UX designer to lead the creation and ongoing development of our design system. The design system is a new endeavour for us and we’re building a team tasked with helping improve the quality, consistency and development speed of our digital products.
The design system will touch every part the digital estate, empowering our colleagues to deliver intuitive and meaningful experiences to our clients at pace.
This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in an exciting and transformative project from the start where you’ll be working closely with researchers, designers, engineers and product managers from across the business.
As a UX designer within the design system team, you will:
help define and promote organisational design standards
identify, capture and communicate the needs and capabilities of the design system’s users
lead the co-creation of the governance, processes and principles needed to manage the design system
collaborate with your team and external squads to assure and document design standards
conduct regular reviews with external squads to simplify, consolidate, and challenge design patterns
collaborate with engineering to define and deliver design system platform architecture and tooling
evaluate the quality, consistency and usefulness of design system guidance with users
iterate the design system based on evidence and sound rationale
proactively communicate changes and updates to colleagues across the business
assist colleagues across the business with design and accessibility questions
create a shared understanding of users and their experience through the collaborative creation of UX artefacts
present complex information and concepts to colleagues in a clear and articulate manner
work with the lead UX designer and the user centred design practice to promote and shape UX design at HL
EXPERIENCE / SKILLS
We need to see evidence that you:
are a passionate advocate for both high design and engineering standards with a meticulous attention to detail
are an open, confident, and considered communicator and collaborator
have excellent knowledge of established design and interaction patterns
have excellent knowledge of web accessibility guidelines
have experience designing and deploying design systems at scale
have experience facilitating effective collaborative workshops with colleagues and stakeholders
can follow a rigorous, yet flexible, user-centred design process within an Agile environment
can produce testable prototypes (using varied tools and methods) for design research and evaluation
can clearly articulate design decisions to both designers and stakeholders
employ excellent analytical, and critical thinking skills in your work
have a degree in UX Design, human-computer interaction, or a related field (desirable but not essential)
Not essential, but we would like to see evidence that you have:
experience working in distributed teams
experience with Adobe Analytics (or similar)
experience with Adobe Experience Manager (or similar)
WHAT’S ON OFFER?
We know that sometimes the ‘perfect candidate’ doesn’t exist, and that people can be put off applying for a job if they don’t tick every box. If you’re excited about working for us, and have most of the skills or experience we’re looking for, please go ahead and apply. You could be just what we need!
Hargreaves Lansdown is an inclusive employer that values diversity in its workforce. We encourage applications from all individuals without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.
This role may also be available on a flexible working or part time basis – please ask the Talent Acquisition team for more information.