ION Group is hiring a

Head of Visual Design - 10391

London, United Kingdom
Full-Time
The Role
We are looking for an experienced (in financial or complex interface platform design), hands-on, visual designer to head up the visual design discipline at ION.  The role includes driving and advocating the visual design language forward for a range of new, next generation professional financial products, whilst managing our team of visual designers, across multiple product streams. You’ll also be central to evolving our Figma-based Design System.
 
You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to deliver market-leading products which have the highest impact, usability, and success. Your work will be central to product teams designing market leading applications, with consistent user experience and branding, at scale.

A portfolio or work examples would be required, demonstrating your UI design work, and your process and experience in creating complex products, particularly for the financial or enterprise industry.

Key Responsibilities

  • Defining, leading and delivering on the visual design strategy and vision within large complex engagements, and across ION.
  • Building strong partnerships and advocating for UCD and visual design across the organization
  • Helping to develop the brand application of the new visual design direction in products
  • Managing the team of visual designers at ION, providing support and inspiration, and taking care of individual and team objectives with the Head of UX
  • Working closely/collaborating with the Principal designers on the Design System – the key source of direction for all new ION products 
  • Working with Product and Design leadership to establish a governance model and promote design excellence across all products
  • Presenting designs to internal clients/teams/stakeholders and articulating/advocating design concepts and rationale.
  • Defining and facilitating knowledge sharing processes to improve collaboration
  • Championing accessible design
  • Reviewing visual design deliverables within the product area you are responsible for and helping with prioritization
  • Provide UI design leadership, support and direction to the Product Design teams
  • Helping establish an inclusive, collaborative, and creative team culture

Required Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • 10+ years experience practicing visual design within different working environments – agency/client side
  • Experience designing professional complex/financial products across multiple platforms/devices.
  • Experience with managing a team of designers and the associated administration tasks
  • Experience working collaboratively with Product Managers, Designers and Engineers
  • Running and facilitating design workshops with other teams/product owners
  • Managing deadlines, timelines, project risks and dependencies
  • Expert knowledge of Figma
  • Self-motivated and driven professional with a passion for pure visual design
  • Excellent level of spoken and written English 

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Creating prototypes to test and demo design and functionality
  • Producing and developing guidance and recommendations for data visualization, motion/interaction design, iconography and other visual design related skillsets.
  • Working as part of a team split across multiple locations
  • Prior experience designing for different languages/cultures
  • Experience in developing AA/AAA accessible projects.
  • Production of clean, structured, organized design files.
  • Experience with common software project management (JIRA/Confluence etc.) and agile workflow

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.
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