Design Technologist

Category: Innovation
Location: New York, NY
Job ID: IRC129993
Posted Date: October 11, 2017


E*TRADE is a leading financial services company and a pioneer in the online brokerage industry. Having executed the first-ever electronic trade by an individual investor more than 30 years ago, the company has long been at the forefront of the digital revolution, offering easy-to-use solutions for individual investors and stock participants. Founded on the principle of innovation and determined to level the playing field for individual investors, E*TRADE delivers digital platforms, tools, and professional assistance to help investors and traders meet their near-and long-term investing goals. The Company provides these services both online and through its network of customer service representatives and financial consultants – over the phone at two national branches and in-person at 30 E*TRADE branches.


About the Design Team

The Design team at E*TRADE is a multi-disciplinary group focused on constantly reinventing convenience for our customers. As a company, we strive to give more independence in their financial lives and the Design team plays a strategic role in delivering that promise. We relentlessly pursue designing experiences that are modern, easy to use, easy to comprehend, meaningful, and gorgeous! To help achieve our objectives we are seeking a passionate, proactive and talented Senior Visual Designer to join our Design team in New York.

As we undergo a company-wide transformation that brings us back to our legacy as the original FinTech brand, now is a very exciting time to be a designer at E*TRADE. Each designer is charged with being an agent of change, disrupting the status quo and shaping our next chapter!

About the role

The Design Technologist will join our Design Language team and will support our design system framework. This includes contributing new components, enhancing existing patterns and ensuring visual consistency in the framework. The role will require effective partnership with designers, engineers and product managers.


* Contribute to the Design Language from all technical aspects

* Develop and maintain the documentation site (built with Vue.js)

* Develop and maintain the styles (SCSS)

* Contribute to the education of the Design Language through adding UDEMY sections and providing additional support to the tech teams as needed

* Help develop a visual regression testing method/workflow for the Design Language

* Produce rapid prototypes using the Design Language styles framework

* Participate in deep dive discovery sessions and act as the designer/developer liaison, representing a different perspective and to help ensure consistency is considered

* Work with the Tech team to ensure proper Design Language usage


Technical skills needed


* JavaScript

* Basic knowledge of MVC Frameworks (Vue.js, React.js or Angular.js

* Bootstrap


* Node.js (npm, Grunt, Gulp, Webpack, Yarn, Express)

* Basic knowledge of accessibility and WACG guidelines

* Understand and be an advocate of development best practices

* Basic command line knowledge

* Understanding of Git and Git command usage (either in the command line or through a GUI)

Soft skills needed

* Passion for developing digital products and experiences

* Pride in the work delivered and tremendous attention to details

* Go the extra mile to deliver on time and to high quality standards

* Great judgment, positive energy and curious about the business context

* Self-disciplined, self-motivating, and self-improving

* Effectively communicate and present complex conceptual thinking visually and verbally


* 4+ years in Front-End development or prototyping required

* Bachelor degree in sciences, engineering or creative discipline

* Code samples or GitHub for review



We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Please visit to learn more about the opportunities.

E*TRADE Financial is an Equal Opportunity Employer who encourages diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Upcoming E*TRADE career events

Mon 23

George Mason Career Night

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm