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Senior UX Designer, Design Systems

Company: The Vanguard Group
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Senior UX Designer, Design SystemsOur mission starts with you! On the Vanguard Experience Team (Constellation Design System), you'll provide input on every aspect of UX, from research and concepting, to design and creating specs for hand-off. It requires a precise eye for detail, creativity, compassion, and problem-solving abilities. You'll need excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to achieve agreement with partners and stakeholders. Your impact will reach far beyond our team to set new standards for the digital manifestation of the Vanguard brand.In this role you will...

  • Advocate for the design system with product teams and across the organization.
  • Help develop and promote best practices for the design system team.
  • Work with Engineering, Content Strategy, User Research and Product teams
  • Drive alignment across teams by being an advocate and partner for the design system.
  • Design and define interaction patterns through components, documentation, and prototypes.
  • Partner with the UX research and other product teams supporting the user testing of design system components.
  • Iterate on designs based on feedback from clients.
  • Present designs at design critiques and update as needed.
  • Collaborate with UX strategist to realize the vision.
  • Work closely with design system developers to ensure components and designs are implemented to spec; QA visual designs.
  • Accommodate accessibility needs through reviews with the Accessibility Office
  • Conduct competitive and comparative analysis; outside-in thinking
  • Leverage the research insights to form a design solution.
  • Collaborate with the other designers across labs and families to ensure coherency of design patterns.
  • Train and mentor junior staff in best practices of user experience design. Provides guidance, training, and motivation.
  • Participate in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.A design experience that deliversThe Retail Client Experience and Digital strategic priority aims to provide Vanguard clients with a best-in-class experience that reflects intelligent, purposeful design. We take a client-centric approach by orienting around journeys; a client's end-to-end experience when performing a certain task; while demonstrating human-centered design and rapid experimentation to create digital experiences that exceed expectations.What it takes...
    • You have experience designing with a systematic approach for consumer-facing digital products.
    • 8+ years of product design experience focusing on user experience and visual design.
    • You are thoughtful about accessibility and inclusive design. Proficient in Figma; Competent in Sketch. Abstract is a plus.
    • Vanguard Experience Team is made up of people of diverse backgrounds, and we do not require any specific degree to be considered.Specializations that'll make an impact:
      • Experience contributing to design systems libraries, from building adoption to guiding contribution and maintaining component libraries.
      • Experience collaborating with engineering partners
      • Submitting a cover letter with your application that includes your portfolio link. Special Factors: This role is part of our hybrid work model with Tuesdays - Thursdays in our offices to foster collaboration and relationships. On Mondays and Fridays, our crew will have the option to work remotely, or continue working from one of our offices in Malvern PA, Charlotte NC, Scottsdale AZ or Dallas TX.Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.About VanguardWe are Vanguard. Together, we're changing the way the world invests.For us, investing doesn't just end in value. It starts with values. Because when you invest with courage, when you invest with clarity, and when you invest with care, you can get so much more in return. We invest with purpose - and that's how we've become a global market leader. Here, we grow by doing the right thing for the people we serve. And so can you.We want to make success accessible to everyone. This is our opportunity. Let's make it count.Inclusion StatementVanguard's continued commitment to diversity and inclusion is firmly rooted in our culture. Every decision we make to best serve our clients, crew (internally employees are referred to as crew), and communities is guided by one simple statement: "Do the right thing."We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve. We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard's core purpose through our values.When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard's core purpose.Our core purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.Future of WorkDuring the pandemic, we transitioned to a work from home model for the majority of our crew and we continue to interview, hire, and on-board future crew remotely.As we have developed the path forward, we have taken a thoughtful approach that both maximizes the advantages of working remotely and the many benefits of coming together and collaborating in a shared workspace. We believe that in-person interactions among our crew are important for preserving our unique culture and advantageous for the personal development of our crew.When our Crew return to the office, many will work in our hybrid model. A smaller proportion of our crew will operate in the Work from Home work model (for example, field sales crew); or in the Work from Office model (for example, portfolio managers).The working model that your role falls into will be communicated to you in the interview process - please do ask if you are unsure. We encourage you to make the decision regarding your job interview and offer knowing which model your role will fall into. We will test and learn as our ways of working evolve and will continue to evaluate working models along the way.

Keywords: The Vanguard Group, Charlotte , Senior UX Designer, Design Systems, Other , Charlotte, North Carolina

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