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Design Manager - Design Systems Team in Stockholm at PayPal

Date Posted: 4/6/2021

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Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 375 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

In 2018, iZettle became part of the PayPal family. iZettle is on a mission to help small businesses succeed in a world of giants. Tens of millions of small businesses worldwide are still being underserved by the traditional players. By giving small businesses the tools to get paid, sell smarter and grow, we’re empowering them to reach their full potential. Together with PayPal, we can reach 24 million merchants across the world with more of the affordable tools they need to thrive. Join us in putting an end to the ordinary way the world defines financial freedom. Are you passionate about design systems? iZettle is searching for an established Product Design Leader to help us evolve our product design language, scale our design system and nurture the growth and development of the designers within our growing Design Systems Team. Our design system sits at the heart of how we design and build products at iZettle. The team is cross functional, comprising of a talented bunch of designers, developers an agile coach and product manager. They come together around a mission to create a seamless, holistic and exceptional customer experience for all of iZettles customers and to provide the means for our product teams to design and build with confidence and ease.

What you’ll do:

  • Drive the evolution of our product design language marrying brand experience and utility into everyday experiences that out merchant’s love.  
  • Lead the team in defining the core elements and a compelling vision of iZettle’s design system. 
  • Together with your cross functional peers, scale and strengthen the team through capability growth and the evolution of their purpose and mission.
  • Work to uncover unmet needs for the Design System from customers, our product design teams, senior leadership and identify opportunities to make it more powerful and usable. 
  • Provide community outreach to cultivate internal knowledge around the design system and its multiple applications by coaching contributing teams who are exploring new additions to the design system. 
  • Identify opportunities to increase the reach and impact of the team and their work.
  • Create a space where great design and product development work can happen. Establish a culture of collaboration, critique and measurable impact.
  • Divide your time between driving the design systems strategy and managing four designers within the systems team.
  • Drive craft and designer development by establishing the parameters for success. Guide, coach and mentor designers in processes and techniques and hold them accountable.

Who you are:

  • A systems thinker, connecting and making relationships across multiple teams and experiences. 
  • You have experience with design languages and human interface guidelines. 
  • You are familiar with frameworks, components, and patterns -- ideally as both a designer, customer, and system creator. 
  • You are extremely comfortable with ambiguity and love solving ambitious problems in a generative and iterative approach 
  • You have the mindset and methodologies to understand internal and external customers. You delight first and foremost in serving their needs effectively. 
  • You are a detailed conscious designer with strong knowledge of both interaction and visual design. 
  • You are an established leader with proven experience managing high performing teams and supporting the wellbeing and career growth of the designers in your care.
  • You bring a deep knowledge of design principles and methods, innovation, and ideation tools. 
  • Master of the UX lifecycle with deep, direct experience in most skill areas and tools 
  • Customer-focused, with experience using design research methods to uncover customer insights 
  • Excellent project management, communication, and organisational skills. 
  • Experience leading cross-team efforts, and synthesising feedback and input from product management, engineering, and design. 
  • Thorough knowledge of essential channels and platforms

We're all for equality for all. Tattoo artists. Dog groomers. Cake bakers. Jewellery makers.

You name them - at iZettle - we help them. And to do that well, we need our people to be as unique and diverse as they are. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and together we uphold PayPal’s One Team Behaviour, striving to be a place where everyone can benefit from equal access to professional development, bring their whole self to work and most of all, feel like they belong.? 

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at



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