Senior Product Designer-Design System

ID
2021-13419
Job Locations
US-CA-San Francisco | US-NY-New York

 

First Republic Bank is looking for someone to join our rapidly expanding design team and help lead the transformation of our design system across all of our products in the private banking space. We operate as a fast-moving team that prides ourselves on innovation, execution, and ownership. This role will be responsible for championing highly engaging UI elements, micro-interactions, animations,  components and more to form the backbone of design across mobile and desktop products.

 

This designer is highly collaborative and has demonstrated successful experience working on large design systems. This role is for someone who has a passion for system thinking, understands the value of a great design system and its ability to quickly evolve a product. Great design systems are beautiful, thoughtful, and living. We are looking for a designer that works at the culmination of those attributes. This person is customer-/user-obsessed. They are able to think beyond basic banking apps and imagine what true digital-to-human hand-off looks like. This is unique to our brand and to the type of high standard our customers expect from us.

 

This role is custom tailored to the person who loves strong visuals in design, loves custom crafting tools for users, likes to own and ship ideas rather than watch them collect dust on a shelf, and values working shoulder to shoulder with thoughtful and collaborative colleagues. 

 

What you’ll do as a Senior Product Designer – Design System:

  • Set a high standard of UI design, always pushing our design patterns
  • Evolve and mature our design library
  • Document usage and anatomy criteria across the design system
  • Establish a governance protocol for contributions to the design system by other designers
  • Collaborate with product and engineering teams
  • Communicate UI and visual design principles across and outside of the design team
  • Mentor and grow the skills of junior designers
  • Present your work across the team as well as to stakeholders
  • Manage design projects from initiation to production
  • Push product thinking to always be customer/user-centric
  • Be a culture builder for collaboration and creativity
  • Grow personally in your craft and in the shared knowledge of the people around you

 

 

 

 

 

At First Republic, we care about our people. Founded in 1985, we offer extraordinary client service in private banking, private business banking and private wealth management. We believe that personal connections are everything and our success is driven by the relationships we form with our colleagues and clients. You’ll always feel empowered and valued here. 

 

Incredible teams doing exceptional work, every day

The Digital Channels team is responsible for client focused digital experiences that support our Consumer Private Banking, Corporate, and Private Wealth Management businesses. We are seeking a dynamic, organized leader to play a key role in supporting these efforts amidst the rapidly changing digital servicing and sales landscape.

 

At First Republic, we care about our people. Founded in 1985, we offer extraordinary client service in private banking, private business banking and private wealth management. We believe that personal connections are everything and our success is driven by the relationships we form with our colleagues and clients. You’ll always feel empowered and valued here. 

 

Incredible teams doing exceptional work, every day

The Digital Channels team is responsible for client focused digital experiences that support our Consumer Private Banking, Corporate, and Private Wealth Management businesses. We are seeking a dynamic, organized leader to play a key role in supporting these efforts amidst the rapidly changing digital servicing and sales landscape.

 

What you will bring to the table:

  • Passion for UI design, visual design, typography, interactive design, animation, illustration
  • Thoughtful, simple, clean solutions for otherwise complicated problems
  • A profound awareness of the value of good spacing in design
  • Experience designing large design systems
  • Competence in systems thinking across multiple platforms
  • Ability to navigate difficult situations in your work with successful outcomes
  • Ownership of problems. Ownership comes with responsibility and space to solve a problem. It also comes with recognition and satisfaction when the problem is solved and delivered.
  • Adaptability. If data, research or a different perspective offers a contradicting position to one you have, you’re comfortable with changing your opinion.
  • Prior success building strong relationships across teams. At the core of our digital products is the value of the human experience. Good people and strong relationships will build better products to serve our clients.
  • An inquisitive mind

 

Requirement:

  • This role requires a portfolio to be considered.
  • Multiple examples of quality work that has gone to production

 

Own your work and your career — apply now

Are you willing to go the extra mile because you love what you do and how you can contribute as a team? Do you want the freedom to grow and the opportunity to take charge of your own career?  If so, then come join us.

 

We want hard working team players. You’ll have the independence to learn, lead and drive change. A culture of extraordinary service, empowerment and stability — that’s the First Republic way.

 

We believe that a diverse range of backgrounds and ideas has and will continue to be fundamental to the future success of First Republic.

 

If you are curious to learn more about this opportunity, we'd love to hear from you.

 

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. The Company is an equal opportunity employer. In this regard, the Company makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and employees with disabilities in order to enable them to perform all essential job functions, unless doing so creates an undue hardship.

 

First Republic is subject to federal laws that restrict the employment of individuals with certain types of criminal histories, including FDIA Section 19 and FINRA. To the extent not inconsistent with our obligations under those federal laws and regulations, First Republic will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles and San Francisco ban-the-box laws.

 

For New York City-based roles: Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that, effective December 27, 2021, all private sector employers?in New York City will be required to ensure that their employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend work in the office. Reasonable Medical or Religious Accommodations may be requested if applicable to you. Please view New York’s Guidance on Accommodations for Workers for more information.

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