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VP/SVP, User Experience Designer, Technology Group

Location: 

Singapore, SG

Job Function:  Data & Technology
Job Type:  Permanent
Req ID:  13170

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.

 

Responsibilities

  • 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

Our PRIME Values

Our PRIME Values

GIC is a values driven organization. GIC’s PRIME Values act as our compass, enabling us to fulfil our fundamental purpose and objectives. It is the foundational bedrock which governs our behaviors, our decision making, and our focus. It informs both our long-term strategy as a firm, and the way we relate to our Client, business partners and employees. PRIME stands for Prudence, Respect, Integrity, Merit and Excellence.