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Senior Product Designer - Design System

Berlin, Germany · Design

Our team of 90+ designers and user researchers is split into three departments covering User Experience Research, Product- and Brand Design. All designers work embedded in product tribes, in market facing teams or as part of a Global Design team. We are building additional capabilities in areas including industrial design, motion design, data visualization, UX writing and design operations.

As Senior Designer with focus on extending and developing our mobile&web UI component library to bring quality and consistency to our multi-product experience. You will be joining one of our global, cross-functional teams. The ideal candidate will have a passion for creating and maintaining design systems, and helping product designers applying them across our functional tribes and different services to create a suite of elegant products that anyone can use. 

The position requires working across different teams to create consensus and provide deliverables under tight deadlines. Strong communication skills are a must, as well as coolness under pressure, problem solving, attention to detail, and the ability to mediate and cope with rapid change. Above all, the role requires a dedicated individual who believes in high standards, is knowledgeable in different existing pattern libraries and mobile OS conventions, and is passionate about building accessibility into our core components.

Your Profile

  • You have 7+ years of experience as a UI Designer, with deep expertise in visual principles, systems design, knowledgeable about UX and able to translate that to UX patterns

  • You know the common design tools and services (we mainly use Figma)

  • Your design process follows a human-centered approach and you apply both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies to validate your solutions

  • You are passionate about accessibility and have developed design systems with accessibility requirements in mind

  • You execute across different phases of design work: participate in research, define underlying frameworks for the design system, execute UI components and UX patterns with attention to detail, participate or conduct usability testing and support multi-disciplinary teams during implementation of the design system. 

  • You collaborate with different teams on their needs, validating specific components and recommendations with studies and prototypes

  • You proactively engage with your design chapter and peers to get feedback and optimize the experience across different touch points and platforms

  • You have designed and implemented best-of-class design components and UX patterns and commit to upholding the highest standards and a shared vision

  • You possess extraordinary ability to advocate for UI consistency with designers, engineers, product managers, and executives through writing, visuals, and presentations

  • You identify new design trends, including in motion and other media, and adapt our system to these trends as appropriate

  • You have experience in working in an agile environment and the ability to adapt quickly to changing product priorities

  • BA or MA in Design or related fields, or complementary studies with deep work experience in product design and design systems


  • Be part of a welcoming and international community of 3000+ people from over 50 nationalities across 12 global offices. We get together regularly for breakfast, brunches, cocktail nights and office parties

  • Visa and relocation support for a smooth transition to living and working in Berlin

  • Budget for attending conferences and advancing your career. We encourage you to speak at conferences and give talks!

  • BVG Corporate Ticket

  • Regular knowledge sharing and discussion session for the whole design team

  • Football, Bouldering & Running teams

  • SumUp Corporate Pension Scheme

  • Yoga classes

  • All the startup swag you expect: kicker table, unlimited drinks & fruits

Note: Systems design examples need to be showcased in the portfolio

About SumUp

We believe in the everyday hero.

Small business owners are at the heart of all we do, so we create powerful, easy-to-use financial solutions to help them run their businesses. With a founder’s mentality and a 'team-first’ attitude, our diverse teams across Europe, South America and the United States work together to ensure that the small business owners we partner with can be successful doing what they love. 

SumUp is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. SumUp does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, colour, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other basis protected by applicable laws or prohibited by company policy. SumUp also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.

SumUp will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate.