Lead UX Architect – Design System – 6253

Development, Full-time, London
This role has been filled
We are looking for a talented Lead UX Architect to help define our new Design System. With products used by over 40% of the world’s largest companies this is an opportunity to create a new design system on a scale and complexity like few out there.

We are looking for someone who is an expert in user-centred design, experienced working with design systems and enjoys complex domains.

About us
We’re a diverse group of visionary innovators who provide trading and workflow automation software, high-value analytics, and strategic consulting to corporations, central banks, financial institutions, and governments. Founded in 1999, we’ve achieved tremendous growth by bringing together some of the best and most successful financial technology companies in the world. 

Over 2,000 of the world’s leading corporations, including 50% of the Fortune 500 and 30% of the world’s central banks, trust ION solutions to manage their cash, in-house banking, commodity supply chain, trading and risk.

Over 800 of the world’s leading banks and broker-dealers use our electronic trading platforms to operate the world’s financial market infrastructure.

With 10,000 employees and offices in more than 40 cities around the globe, ION is a rapidly expanding and dynamic group.

At ION, we offer careers that provide many opportunities: To invent. To design. To collaborate. To build. To transform businesses and empower people around the world to do more, faster and better than before. Imagine what you can do and experience. This is where you can do your best work.
Learn more at iongroup.com

Your Roles and Responsibilities

  • Define and evolve UX guidance, components and patterns for use across the organisation
  • Collaborate with product teams to understand how our design system can support them
  • Collaborate with Product, Development and the full UX team to improve our processes and ways of working so everyone on their product team can focus on delivering high quality work
  • Work with teams across the organisation to champion adoption of the guidelines
  • Proactively embed inclusive design principles in your work and throughout the team
  • Communicating the rationale behind your research and design decisions
  • Being the voice of the user in design decisions and be comfortable challenging an “it’s always been done this way” mindset
  • Collaborating with Visual Designers who will create the final pixel perfect visual designs
  • Helping establish an inclusive, collaborative, and creative team culture

Required Skills, Qualifications, and Experience

  • 8+ years of UX experience
  • An excellent understanding of UCD
  • Experience working on or contributing to a complex design system
  • Experience designing complex products with significant scope
  • Knowledge of interaction design best practices, design system best practices such as use of tokens and how to design inclusively
  • Experience working collaboratively with Product Managers, Designers and Engineers
  • Expertise with tools such as Figma
  • Energy, passion and the ability to adapt to changing priorities and unknowns
  • Very good level of spoken and written English

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