AVP, Product Designer — Design Standards

What you'll be doing

You'll spend most of your time trying to simplify very complex products and ideas. It may be an uphill battle, but it's worth it. If you succeed, your designs will be experienced by millions and solve real-life problems. We say that, if you can work in a bank, you can work anywhere. Don't worry, we're a nice bunch of people. Around here, we go out of our way to help one another.

Here's what your week might look like

  • You'll spend time with our wonderful research team. Together you'll try to understand the business goals of your project and, more often than not, meet the stakeholders to redefine the problem statement.

  • Once you know where you're going, it's time to tackle the behemoth tech systems and legal restrictions of a bank. Your product manager will become your best friend. You'll message the tech lead more than your parents. You'll get a crash course in finance law.

  • We do respect the privacy of people with headphones-on, trying to avoid eye contact. So you'll have the time to actually produce work you're proud of.

  • We want to hire people who have opinions, believe in their ideas and are willing to fight for them. But we also want people who can recognise when a better argument or solution is put before them. All of us participate in user testing, and so will you.

  • Like we said, producing good work is not good enough if it doesn't get built. We love you, Dribble/Behance. It's not you, it's us. You will meet stakeholders from different departments and articulate your ideas so clearly that you'll become an honorary Toastmaster.

  • To prepare for those meetings you'll need to check the latest relevant data.

  • Before you know it, it will be Friday and time for team dinner, drinks or Creative Day (we do something fun and creative together once a month).

Here are the experience and skills we'd love you to have

  • You like working on design systems and you understand the value of a design systems.

  • You consider scale and variation in products and people while designing components.

  • You care about tiny details to the big picture and how it connects together.

  • You have enough curiosity to stay savvy about industry and UX trends.

  • You design and create with intention and can communicate your intention clearly to get designers, developers and stakeholders on board.

  • You have confidence in your ideas and the ability to communicate them clearly.

  • You care about tools and processes and can drive change when necessary.

  • You love learning about products and teams that build them. You like having an overview and a perspective of all things and consider them together to create the right impact via the design system.

Bonus

  • You've had some experience working on design systems before.

  • You're kind of a behavioural science geek.

  • You have personal pet projects you work on for fun in your free time.

Your team and career

You will be working as an AVP (Senior/Lead Product Designer) and reporting to the Design Lead for the Design Systems & Standard Teams at DBS Bank. You will be creating, maintaining and solving complicated problems that come with a design system that serves over 100+ designers, 1000+ developers for multiple products across 5 countries.

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.

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