Lead Design System Designer - 10392

ION Markets – User Experience /
Full-time /
The Role

We are seeking a passionate and enthusiastic Design System expert to drive the design system team. This is your opportunity to play an integral part in defining and evolving our user interface components, UX guidance, and patterns, setting the standards for ION's digital experiences.

A portfolio is required as part of the application.

Key Responsibilities

    • Manage and expand IONs design system and team
    • Lead design requirements discovery and workshops.
    • Collaborate with engineers to build upon our  scalable, code-based design system
    • Work  with designers, engineers and product owners to create reusable components and patterns across multiple platforms
    • Work alongside the Product, Development, and UX teams to streamline our processes and boost efficiency
    • Incorporate inclusive design principles in your work and within the team
    • Champion user-centered design decisions, challenging conventional mindsets
    • Contribute to fostering an inclusive, collaborative, and creative team culture

Required Skills, Qualifications and Experience

    • Figma expert and a solid understanding of design tokens
    • Ability to effectively explain technical concepts in a clear and concise way and to clearly communicate the rationale behind your research and recommendations
    • Knowledge of  WCAG 2.1 guidelines, CSS and HTML.
    • Previous involvement with a complex, enterprise-scale design system
    • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of design systems best practice
    • A solid understanding of User-Centered Design (UCD)
    • Experience working on products with substantial scope.
    • To be at the forefront of Design System thinking and introduce new method, tools  and  technical developments to the team
    • Proven record of collaboration with Product Managers, Designers, and Engineers
    • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and unknowns with enthusiasm and passion
    • 6+ years of experience.

    • This is your chance to leave your mark on a large-scale, innovative project and drive the future of our products. We're excited to see the creativity and unique perspective you'll bring to our team!
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.

ION is a rapidly expanding and dynamic group with 13,000 employees and offices in more than 40 cities around the globe,
Our ever-expanding global footprint, cutting edge products, and over 40,000 customers worldwide provide an unparalleled career experience for those who share our vision.

ION is committed to maintaining a supportive and inclusive environment for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We respect the varied identities, abilities, cultures, and traditions of the individuals who comprise our organization and recognize the value that different backgrounds and points of view bring to our business.
ION adheres to an equal employment opportunity policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor.