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MasterCard User Experience Designer, Design Systems in Arlington, Virginia

Our Purpose

We work to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. We cultivate a culture of inclusion (https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/vision/who-we-are/diversity-inclusion.html) for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results.

Job Title

User Experience Designer, Design Systems

Who is Mastercard?

We are the global technology company behind the world’s fastest payments processing network. We are a vehicle for commerce, a connection to financial systems for the previously excluded, a technology innovation lab, and the home of Priceless®. We ensure every employee has the opportunity to be a part of something bigger and to change lives. We believe as our company grows, so should you. We believe in connecting everyone to endless, priceless possibilities.

Overview

As a User Experience Designer, Design Systems in Mastercard Data and Services (D&S), you will thrive at the intersection of design, data, and technology. You will have the unique opportunity to shape the identity and form of the constantly evolving Design System for Mastercard's data products. Working across multiple product areas and cross-functional partners, you will drive the strategic implementation of the design system with the goal of ensuring high consistency, scalability, and ease of rapid prototyping while solving the specific user problem at hand. Occasionally, you will also be able to participate in design thinking workshops for new products and contribute to delivering quality design assets. If you have a passion for creating great user experiences, an understanding of component-based architectures, and a desire to be a part of building a world-class design system– that operates at a global scale– then this role is for you!

Responsibilities

  • Help advance the strategic implementation of Mastercard's Design System for data products using user-centered design methods

  • Partner with other Design System teams across the organization to drive brand alignment and experience unification across products

  • Collaborate with designers, engineers, product managers, and other stakeholders to understand the unique requirements, opportunities, and constraints in the realm of data products

  • Design responsive, accessible components and modular design patterns while maintaining up-to-date documentation

  • Work within brand guidelines to ensure components are using the consistent brand language

  • Develop easy to follow design specifications and guidelines for other designers, developers, customers, and development partners/vendors

  • Create robust processes for contribution, design, audit, handoff, and release to empower our users (other designers, developers, and product managers) to contribute back to the Design System

  • Be the Design System champion who educates and guides designers, developers, and product teams on adopting the Design System

  • Occasionally, participate in Design Thinking activities with stakeholders and contribute to experience artifacts including personas, journeys, user flows, wireframes, prototypes, and design specifications

All About You

  • Experience in UX design for digital products from concept to launch

  • Excellent visual or interaction design skills with technical capabilities in prototyping, frontend technology, and user-centered design methods

  • A solid foundation in typography, color, iconography, composition, and visual hierarchy

  • Experience building and maintaining a design system utilizing industry best practices around tokens, components, patterns, etc.

  • Experience using Figma or Sketch

  • A bachelor degree or equivalent combination of experience and formal education

  • Ability to travel which is anticipated to be less than 20%

Preferred Qualifications

  • Passion for Design Systems and data products, including data visualization

  • Product design experience in the payments, banking, analytics, or FinTech industries

  • Experience in (and appreciation for) rapid prototyping and Lean UX

  • Passion for working in a global, highly diverse, multicultural working environment

Due to COVID-19, most of our employees are working from home. We’ve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video and are onboarding new hires remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we’re all in this together.

Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.​

If you require accommodations or assistance to complete the online application process, please contact reasonable.accommodation@mastercard.com and identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. Do not include any medical or health information in this email. The Reasonable Accommodations team will respond to your email promptly.

Due to COVID-19, most of our employees are working from home. We’ve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video and are onboarding new hires remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we’re all in this together.

Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.​

If you require accommodations or assistance to complete the online application process, please contact reasonable.accommodation@mastercard.com and identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. Do not include any medical or health information in this email. The Reasonable Accommodations team will respond to your email promptly.

Corporate Security Responsibility

Every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security. All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and therefore, it is expected that the successful candidate for this position must:

• Abide by Mastercard’s security policies and practices;

• Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;

• Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and

• Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard’s guidelines.

Requisition ID: R-136202

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