UX Engineer/Unicorn, Global Functions Technology (Hybrid)

Belfast, United Kingdom
03 Feb 2023
17 Feb 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Overview of Citi:
Citi is a world-leading global bank. We have approximately 200 million customer accounts and a presence in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions worldwide. We provide consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. We enable clients to achieve their strategic financial objectives by providing them with cutting-edge ideas, best-in-class products and solutions, and unparalleled access to capital and liquidity.
Citi Belfast is one of the largest employers in Northern Ireland with a diverse and talented team of over 3000 people from over 40 different nationalities across our four Belfast offices.
We are the only global investment bank operating in Northern Ireland. Every day, our local experts interact with global teams in over 100 countries developing and supporting next-generation technology solutions for the enterprise and delivering critical services to the bank and its customers, to make sure we are a stronger and safer organization for our clients.
You will have a truly global reach, which will provide you with new experiences and development opportunities right here in Belfast's iconic Titanic Quarter.

Calling all UX unicorns! We are seeking a UX Engineer to join our growing UX organisation. If you have UX design *AND* full-stack development skills then this is the role for you.

You'll be helping to deliver exceptional, intuitive, and joined-up experiences for Risk Management, Compliance, Finance and HR systems, which are used by hundreds of thousands of Citi employees every day.

You will join the elite GFT Central UX team, which has responsibility for leading UX across the organisation - driving standards, enabling, empowering and educating UX staff, and stepping into hands-on strategic projects as needed.

The central team takes the lead on standards, best practices and tooling for the organisation, and you will have a role in shaping and developing these standards, as well as reaching out into global UX and development teams to give expert support and guidance on standards, practices and tools.

The team also has capacity to step into high-profile projects, partnering with product, business and technology to understand the problem space, using co-creation and workshops to formulate solutions, and then creating intuitive and delightful UX designs that create best-in-class experiences for our clients.

As a UX engineer, you will use your experience and skills to rapidly create designs and develop software that is of the highest standard - based on solid foundations of research, thoughtfully designed, and using best practices and organisational design standards.

You will have the opportunity to design and develop data visualizations, UI components, micro-interactions, animations, and other UI elements that will help Citi to build intuitive and delightful products.

This is a wonderful opportunity to blend design and development skills, and to work on a variety of exciting projects, bringing new challenges every day.

  • Rapidly develop functional prototypes, POCs, user flows, design assets, hi-fidelity mock-ups and lightweight design specifications Work with product and UX research teams to help explore new opportunities
  • Participate in workshops and co-creation session on ideation and concept development
  • Design and build data visualizations, micro-interactions, animations and transitions
  • Design user experiences that are intuitive and elegant, in-line with current trends and concepts, and aligned to our design system and standards, as well as wireframes, user stories, user journeys, and mock-ups optimized for a wide range of devices and interfaces
  • Design and build intranet sites and productivity tools/plugins for designers
  • Provide development teams with high quality assets, handover and ongoing guidance to ensure they have all they need to implement designs
Required Skills, Experience and Competencies
  • Previous experience in full-stack HTML5 development, using latest technologies and libraries
  • Strong aptitude for UX Design, ideally having worked in a UX role
  • Excellent skills in a professional UX design tool e.g. Figma, Sketch, Invision, AdobeXD
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, innovative ideas and can-do attitude
  • Significant experience on complex, enterprise-scale or consumer projects
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Experience using or building a design system
  • Ability to portray ideas and concepts, quickly and clearly via sketching
  • At least one formal UX Qualification
Desirable Skills, Experience and Competencies:
  • Keen interest in, or knowledge of, banking or finance
  • Participation in external UX groups or communities
What We Offer:
We work hard to have a positive financial and social impact on the communities we serve. In turn, we put our employees first and provide the best-in-class benefits they need to be well, live well and save well.

We'll provide you with the resources to meet your unique needs, empower you to make healthy decisions, and allow you to choose which benefits suit you and your personal life best.

Visit our Global Benefits page to learn more.

Highlights to our core benefits include:
  • Award winning pension
  • On-site health services
  • Private medical insurance packages to suit your personal circumstances
  • Paid parental leave
  • Generous holiday allowance starting at 27 Days plus bank holidays; increasing with tenure
Citi Belfast also champions diversity within our workforce, which helps us be well and live well together. We have over 40 different nationalities in our Northern Ireland offices, are a vocal supporter of LGBTQ+ rights, and are proud to have 47% of our leadership team made up of individuals who identify as women.

We encourage and lead inclusivity through our Pride, Disability, Multicultural, Families Matter, and Women affinity networks that are run by and for, Citi Belfast colleagues; providing them with the support they need in their personal and professional journeys and supplying them with the tools to help educate colleagues on all things related to each network to help us work better together.
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Citi is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Citigroup Inc. and its subsidiaries ("Citi") invite all qualified interested applicants to apply for career opportunities. If you are a person with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to use our search tools and/or apply for a career opportunity review Accessibility at Citi .

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