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Senior Product Designer - Design System

SumUp

SumUp

Product, Design
Cologne, Germany
Posted on Monday, March 25, 2024

Location: on-site in Cologne

SumUp’s vision is a world where everyone can build a thriving business.

This is a unique opportunity to be a driving force as a system designer for SumUp. The Design System is the foundation for delivering a seamless experience for our Merchants across all of SumUp's world class products and services. By joining our newly formed Design System Team, you will support our entire organization in curating exceptional merchant and customer experiences. You will be part of a centralized design team that influences the overall direction of SumUp’s look & feel and ensure design quality across all facets of the UI including illustrations, motion, UX content and accessibility best practices.

In this role you will

  • Drive the vision for SumUp’s Design System, extending and enhancing the existing component library to bring it to the next level, for both mobile and web

  • Execute UI components and UX patterns with attention to detail, taking into consideration different use cases and incorporating OS developments and trends

  • Proactively engage with the designers across the company to get feedback and optimize the experience across different touch points and platforms

  • Support multi-disciplinary teams during implementation of the design system

  • Evangelize the use of the Design System in the chapter, and maintain detailed documentation to facilitate its adoption

You will collaborate with

  • Senior design leaders to evolve the look & feel of the experience, using your full set of interaction, visual and prototyping skills to capture the direction in a system of reusable UI components and interaction patterns

  • Our brand experts for icon and illustration assets

  • Motion and content experts for enriched guidelines to bring quality and consistency to our experience

  • Design system engineers to implement the Design System in a scalable manner, incorporating our commitment to accessibility

Your Profile

  • You have 5+ years of experience as a UX/UI Designer, with deep expertise in visual principles, systems design, solid experience in UX as demonstrated through portfolio or case studies

  • You have designed and implemented best-of-class design components and UX patterns and commit to upholding the highest standards and a shared vision

  • You have proven yourself to be a strong advocate for UI consistency with designers, engineers, product managers, and executives through writing, visuals, and presentations

  • You are a strong collaborator with teams to negotiate scalable, usable solutions, finding the right balance between communication, persuasion and negotiation

  • You communicate decisions and direction effectively to different stakeholders

  • You are comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and can adapt to changing priorities and needs

  • BA or MA in Design or related fields, or complementary studies and deep work experience in product design

Why you should join SumUp:

  • The opportunity to work on large scale fintech products used by millions of small businesses around the world

  • A dedicated annual Learning & Development budget for attending conferences and/or advancing your career through further education

  • Enrollment onto our virtual stock ownership program - you will own a stake in SumUp’s future success

  • A corporate pension scheme

  • You'd enjoy other great benefits such as Urban Sports Club subsidy, Kita placement assistance, subsidized office lunches and other location-tailored benefits, Babbel language platform subscription and more

  • You’ll attend global offsites and/or hackathons.

  • Join a truly global SumUp team of 3200+ people from 80+ countries, spread across 4 continents

About SumUp

We believe in the everyday hero.

Small business owners are at the heart of all we do, so we create powerful, easy-to-use financial solutions to help them run their businesses. With a founder’s mentality and a 'team-first’ attitude, our diverse teams across Europe, South America and the United States work together to ensure that the small business owners we partner with can be successful doing what they love.

SumUp is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. SumUp does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, colour, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other basis protected by applicable laws or prohibited by company policy. SumUp also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.

SumUp will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate.

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