Product Designer: Design Systems UI Specialist (Enterprise B2B)

Job Req ID:  962
Posting Date:  23-Sep-2022
Function:  Content & Design

Spinning Fields, Manchester, United Kingdom

Salary:  Competitive with bonus & benefits.

Our mission is to break down the barriers of today to release the potential of tomorrow. Join us today and release yours. There are two things that we want to share with anyone considering joining us.

Firstly, we’ve got big ambitions for our colleagues and the future of the organisation. These include our vision that inclusion and accessibility drive every conversation we have and every decision we make. We want our workforce to fully represent the communities and customers we serve, because a diverse business is a better business. We value every colleague, their diversity and the contribution that they make. When we say you’re welcome at BT, we really mean it.

Secondly, the one thing the pandemic has taught us is that a lot of current and future colleagues, where and when possible, want to embrace hybrid working. Therefore, we are introducing smart working at BT. Smart working means having the flexibility to choose, as a team, how and where you work depending on your team’s deliverables and needs; when you are at your shared core location to connect with others and when not. It may not be for every role, and, as part of the recruitment process, you’ll have the chance to discuss smart working and how it might work for the job you are applying for.


The Opportunity

We’re a Digital team of over 500 with 100 + of those people in the Design team. Design is divided into feature teams: Product Design, Content Design, Capabilities and Design Ops. 
This role will be joining a new squad responsible for creating and maintaining our new Design System. As a Product Designer on this team, you’ll work on realising the relevant components, patterns, interactions, and behaviors that define our design system and underpin our products user experience. It’s an exciting role, where you’ll have to cater to two types of users:
Our internal design and engineering teams that use our design system to build our products. A lot of your work will involve cross-functional collaboration to ensure teams are well supported and have what they need to design their features.

Based flexibly (3 days per week) out of one of our UK digital hubs.

  • Manchester
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • London


What you'll be doing

We are looking for an experienced designer that has developed effective design systems in the past. You’re a self-starting designer who thrives on building out intricate design systems and continually looks for ways to improve effectiveness. You have a naturally good eye, obsessively meticulous when it comes to detail and are confident in your craft.

You have pixel-perfect standards with exceptional interaction design skills and an eye for accessibility and usability. You’ll work with engineers to ensure your designs are implemented perfectly.

While this isn’t a managerial role, you love leading concepts and taking people along for the ride. You participate in strategic thinking and planning and are comfortable thinking two or three quarters ahead.

You enjoy engaging with other designers to understand their requirements and can communicate your design process and practice in a way that helps others grow. You have a bullet-proof eye for identifying common design patterns throughout web and native mobile platforms and an understanding of how to implement these patterns into our system.

You enjoy writing as a form of communication. You have experience in writing design documentation that’s easy for the reader to consume and understand. You will be at your best when you are in the zone designing components and love “geeking “out on UI details, interaction patterns and systemic and programmatic design. You’re hands-on and excited to roll up your sleeves and get things done as part of a dynamic team.

Above all, you’re an advocate for consistency with enough flexibility to feedback and change. It’s all about perfection and performance.


Who you are

  • At least 5-10 years’ experience in product design with a good amount of that time working on Design System development
  • Previous and proven experience iterating on a design system
  • Ability to take a project from ideation to completion
  • Thinks in terms of design systems and makes rational and logical design decisions
  • Knowledge of modern, emerging web and mobile UI patterns and design tools
  • Flourishes in an environment of continuous learning and eager to advance your craft further
  • Good technical background with an understanding of the basics
  • Can communicate and collaborate in cross-functional teams
  • Very strong UI skills and a good understanding of UX practices
  • Experience working in lean agile squads
  • Upbeat and passionate about design and a great team player
  • Excellent at presenting your work and sharing your knowledge


What we can offer you

  • Competitive salary + Hybrid Working
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • 10% on target bonus
  • Option to join the Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Pension scheme
  • Shares Plan
  • Flexible benefits: cycle to work, childcare vouchers, healthcare, etc.
  • Discounted BT products


About BT

BT has a key role in British society, fostering change and leading technology innovation. From delivering the Olympics, to supporting the emergency services, to investing more into research than any other UK technology company, we take pride in everything we do - and in the people who work here.

We're now a global company operating at the forefront of the information age, employing 90,000 people in 180 countries. And we're on a mission. Guided by our core values of Personal, Simple and Brilliant our goal is to help customers, communities and businesses overcome barriers and release their potential.


So, if you're interested in the power of potential, why not join us today and release yours? You can read more here about what it's like to work at BT


How to Apply

It's easy to apply online; you just need a copy of your up-to-date CV and to follow the step-by step process. Don't worry if you need to make changes - you'll have the opportunity to review and edit your work on the final page. We look forward to receiving your application!