VP, Principal Designer, Design Standards, Group Design
You're like a three-headed dragon: a powerful and mythical creature able to unify the design language of a large company, inspire other designers to achieve greatness and still find time to push pixels with relish. What you'll be doing
We have a large and complex product ecosystem spanning 8 countries and a team of 60 people from 15 different countries. Both need a visionary, decisive Principal Designer to lead the way and lead by example, hands-on. What's more, you will evangelise the importance and impact of design and take calculated risks with all eyes on you. So, yes, we are looking for an almost mythical creature. Here's what your week might look like
Here are the experience and skills we'd love you to have
- You'll probably start your week by checking in with the teams and projects you are mentoring. You will need to balance high aesthetic standards with not losing sight of the big picture.
- Speaking of the big picture, we need your help on UX strategy. You'll look at user needs, business requirements, competitive forces and trends and perform gap analysis.
- Exploring and creating new patterns for our DLS will be an important part of your work. Juggling hands-on work with mentoring can be hard. We know that, and we're always trying to improve the way we work, such as having no-meeting days and enabling people to spend a percentage of their time on passion projects.
- We want to encourage our team to share their work more, and we would love you to lead some of those sessions.
- You will also need to engage in design reviews at the executive level, guiding our stakeholders so that the feedback we get is about the problems, not solutions.
- We have a large, still-growing team, so we love good processes and effective tools that enable us to work smarter. We want your ideas on how we can work faster and smarter.
- You have 10+ years of experience in design. And you have managed a team for 4+ years (preferably in medium or large organisations).
- You can talk confidently and clearly about design and build lasting relationships with our stakeholders.
- You understand the business needs, are very comfortable with qualitative and quantitative data and always get to the root of the problem.
Your team and career
- You have experience in the fintech industry.
- You actively contribute to the UX community.
- Your work is well-known within the design community.
This role sits within the Design Standards team and is based in Singapore. The Design Standards team creates our design language system and defines and steers the way we design digital services at DBS. The team covers eight countries, Consumer and Corporate banking, Middle Office Management group (internal tools), and employee experience for HR system. You will report to the head of Design Standards. About DBS
DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia. We are headquartered in Singapore, with a growing presence in Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia.
We were named the Best Bank in the World by Global Finance in August 2018- the first Singapore and Asian bank to receive this honour.
We want our customers to Live more, Bank less. And we want to make banking invisible.
Every day, there's a lot more to explore, experience and enjoy-and a lot less time to do it in. That's why we've created banking that's fast, natural, effortless. Banking that's with you wherever life takes you, instead of taking you away from life. So, you can enjoy a lot more life, with a lot less bank. About the design team
Hi, we are the DBS user experience design team
We create digital products that deserve to be built because they solve real problems in an impactful way with empathy. How we design
We go beyond numbers
Every dollar means something. No one actually wants money. We want what it can give us. So, we acknowledge that money is not really about money. We inject emotion into our products to go from transactional to magical.
We have one profound idea
Because ambiguity is the enemy of good user experience. What is our unique value proposition? Would adding another feature dilute the idea or make it stronger? Connect with us