(Senior) UI / Visual Designer for the ALDI Design System (m/f/x)
02. Open
IT-Jobs: Customer focus & UX/UI
ALDI Digital Services GmbH, Mintarder Straße 36-40, 45481 Mülheim an der Ruhr
Mintarder Straße 36-40
Mülheim an der Ruhr
Germany (DE)
permanent contract
partial mobile working within Germany
GD IIT Customer Interaction
Birthe Waschulzik
IT Consultant
Nordrhein-Westfalen (DE-NW)
26.06.2024 22:36

Info text

With more than 7,000 stores in 11 different countries, ALDI SOUTH is one of the world’s largest food retailers. It is our mission to supply our customers with high-quality food at the best possible prices. We have a clear focus, following a unique concept of simplicity, responsibility and reliability. ALDI SOUTH IT ensures that everything runs smoothly, from the IT infrastructure to the software used: both at national and international level. Within the scope of transnational projects, our teams develop IT solutions for worldwide use at ALDI SOUTH.

Your Job

What this role looks like.

  • Defining and enhancing our visual language within our ALDI Design System 
  • Crafting and optimizing reusable UI components, encompassing icons, typography, color palettes, form language and layout grids for seamless integration into our Design System 
  • Sharing knowledge to empower product teams in swiftly delivering innovative solutions at scale 
  • Forging close collaborations with UX designers to ensure uniformity in visual elements and guidelines across all digital products, preserving a cohesive brand identity 
  • Engaging closely with UX designers, user researchers, product owners, developers, and other stakeholders to ensure effective implementation of the design system in all digital products 
  • Offering decisive design insights and leadership to our global design community 
  • Expanding and upholding our Design Tokens to maintain consistency across various products and platforms 
  • Proactively soliciting user feedback to enhance our Design System 

Your Profile

What you bring with you.

  • An ardent enthusiasm for visual design, particularly in the digital realm – What drives your passion for this field? 
  • Proficiency in thriving within a fast-paced, dynamic environment, coupled with a proactive, collaborative and inquisitive hands-on approach 
  • Possessing an exceptional eye for detail where every pixel is significant, yet you maintain perspective and do not get lost in it 
  • Holding a degree with a specialization in visual design, demonstrating a solid grasp of the fundamentals 
  • Accumulating 3+ years of experience in a digital design or brand agency or within a design-focused company or department 
  • Presenting a robust portfolio featuring recent, well-organized, visually captivating, and representative work samples 
  • Ability to comprehend, articulate, and convey the significance of a Design System and why it's essential for ALDI (we may indeed ask you about this!) 
  • Showcasing practical experience with Design Systems, including component-based design and the establishment of scalable and user-friendly structures 
  • Demonstrating a sound comprehension of the digital software development process and experience in defining a design system's overarching vision 
  • Rating your Figma skills no lower than a 6 on a scale from 0 to 10 (Have you worked with variables? What is the difference between between main and base components? Can you Explain the distinction between versioning and branching?) 
  • Proficiency in the English language at an advanced level 


Desirable extras.

  • Demonstrating proficiency in Figma and Jira, along with an excellent grasp of their respective capabilities 
  • Utilizing problem-solving skills as an integral part of driving projects forward (you'll rely on them daily) 
  • Embracing responsibility for tasks and welcoming feedback as a means to constantly enhance results 
  • Exhibiting robust communication skills, with the capacity to express ideas effectively and foster collaboration among team members 
  • Holding a solid grasp of design principles while maintaining a keen affinity for technology 
  • Accumulating experience with UI design libraries and design system platforms like Storybook, Fracture, ZeroHeight and Supernova 

Your Benefits

How we value your work.

  • Partial mobile working within Germany incl. equipment and flexible working hours
  • Intercultural working environment in diverse teams
  • Attractive remuneration as well as vacation and Christmas bonus
  • Future-oriented training & development
  • Modular onboarding and buddy
  • Additional satellite offices (e.g. in Düsseldorf)

Your Tech Stack

What you will work with.

  • Figma
  • Figma Token Studio Plugin
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Jira
  • Confluence
  • Miro
  • And many more, depending on the job
Travel:  partial mobile working within Germany