VP/SVP, User Experience Designer, Technology Group

GIC Private Limited
Singapore, Singapore
May 24, 2022
Jun 15, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Technology Group
Technology Group (TG) constantly leverages on data and the latest technologies to enable GIC to be the leading global long-term investment firm. We aim to provide users with empowering and transformational capabilities, and to create an inclusive, innovative and integrated work environment.

The Engineering & Architecture function within Technology Group is a hands-on, multi-disciplinary team of software architects, engineers and analysts helping GIC to build a generation-next suite of investment systems that empower the business and position GIC as the leading global long-term investment firm.

The team is looking to hire an experienced and creative UX and UI designer to establish a new User Experience Design competency and lead the creation of engaging user experiences across GIC's investment platforms. This is an exciting opportunity to have a significant impact on the business, lead the design direction, reimagine user experience and own the development of end-to-end user experiences for high-profile, organisation-wide programs from the ground up.

  • Lead the end-to-end user experience design for multiple initiatives across GIC
  • Collaborate closely with engineering teams, product management and the business to define user journeys and implement innovative design solutions that align with business requirements
  • Understand user needs in depth, including any pain-points, and synthesise user feedback, quantitative and qualitative data, business and technical constraints to inform design solutions
  • Create storyboards, wireframes, user and process flows and prototypes to effectively communicate complex interaction and design concepts clearly and persuasively to a wide and varied audience
  • Illustrate design solutions from initial concept to hand-over to engineering team
  • Define design guidelines, information architecture, visual language and introduce reusable design patterns and systems to create consistent users experience across multiple applications
  • Define and execute the strategy, framework and process for user research, engaging users in the experience design process and evaluating their feedback
  • Provide thought leadership and evangelism on design thinking and human-centric design
  • Attract, lead and mentor other UX and UI designers within the GIC Experience Design competency
  • Establish and evolve the UX process within the software development lifecycle

Technical Skills & Experience
  • 7+ years professional experience as a UX designer, interaction designer or related
  • Strong online portfolio of past work demonstrating expertise in creating simple, intuitive user-centric designs with sensitivity to user-system interaction, including concepts, storyboards, user flows, wireframes, prototypes and design systems
  • Strong track record of working closely with product and technology teams across organisational boundaries, from inception through implementation, in an Agile and iterative environment
  • Experience with UX research practices, including usability studies, user interviews, A/B tests
  • Experience presenting to and advising senior stakeholders and the ability to confidently present design concepts to all levels within the organisation both in writing and in person
  • A grasp of HTML, JavaScript and CSS and how they inform design and interaction decisions
  • Experience creating user experiences for complex data-driven financial workflows (preferred)
  • Experience storytelling through data visualisation (preferred)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Computer Interaction, Design, or a related (preferred)

Professional Skills
  • Ability to persuade others and advocate for design excellence while being open to change
  • Ability to coach and mentor peers through both expertise and ability to inspire
  • Ability to create and nurture healthy working relationships through empathy and trust, with colleagues of all levels of seniority across the organisation
  • Positive, friendly, collaborative and team-oriented attitude is a must-have
  • Comfortable operating under uncertainty with the flexibility to adapt approach when necessary
  • Values openness, humility, respect, transparency and constructive multi-directional feedback
  • Loves to learn and share knowledge freely

Portfolio Submission
Your portfolio submission should include at least two case studies which highlight the following:
  • The problem or challenge being solved
  • Your specific role on the project
  • The stakeholders and engineering teams, and how you worked together to overcome challenges and constraints
  • The main insights gained whilst working on the project
  • The impact of the work

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