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


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)

  • working knowledge of front-end development


  • Performance-related annual bonus scheme
  • 25* days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays, plus 1 day additional Christmas closure time
  • Option to purchase up to an additional 5 days holiday each year
  • Pension scheme – up to 19% contribution
  • Flexible working options available
  • Enhanced parental leave benefits
  • Variety of travel to work schemes, including season ticket loans and cycle to work
  • Bike storage and shower facilities
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Annual events, activities and sports groups
  • Smart casual dress policy and dress down Fridays

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.

Job details

Full Time

Skills required

Perks & benefits

Flexible Working
Private Health
Dental Benefits
Optician Benefits
Employee Discounts
Share Scheme
Bike Loan
Bike Shed
Gym Discount