Product Designer

Permanent contract|London|Corporate & Investment banking

Product Designer

London, United Kingdom Permanent contract Corporate & Investment banking

Responsibilities

Description of the Business Line or Department

SG Markets is Societe Generale’s suite of B2B digital products and applications for start-ups, corporate and financial institutions.

We are the UX and Product Design team of the Corporate & Investment Banking division. So far, our team of ~20 designers has delivered over 100 services on the SG Markets platform over 7 years and developed one of the most advanced Design Systems in a Bank. Our mission? To lead change and make great products with a seamless user experience.

Our team structure is flat and transversal – this means that we don’t isolate ourselves in a studio, but we’re not completely dispersed either. Instead, we sit openly on the trading floor collaborating with business teams, IT and each other. Our flat team structure means that every single person on the team is heard – we don’t worry about where ideas come from, we only want to find the best solutions.

Find out more about what we do:

  • https://design.sgmarkets.com/
  • https://medium.com/societe-generale-design

Summary of the key purposes of the role

We’re looking for a talented designer who can make an impact on us, and on the products that we work on. We love diversity and we’re open to all backgrounds. As long as you can show us your passion for user experience, your skills in strategic thinking and excellent execution, we would love to have you on the team.

As a Product Designer, we’d like you to be able to do research to uncover customer issues, and opportunities. You should be able to use efficient problem framing approaches to solve problems and create products with great user experience and value.

Summary of responsibilities

You will be working on projects end-to-end with constant contact with the Business and Information Technology teams. All with the goal of making the best and most user-friendly products, while continuously delivering value to users. Projects range from brand new products to redesigns of existing systems, individual feature designs and one-off UX or UI reviews. You will decide on the methodologies to use on each project, which may include product scoping workshops, user research activities, prototyping using our Design System, usability testing and / or metrics plan definition and follow-ups.

Our work is broad – we know that corporate companies and financial products may seem intense, but in reality, this only means that we constantly adapt our skills to new areas. This opens opportunities to work across a huge variety of financial projects, ranging from trading tools to client onboarding services.

Profile required

Competencies 

  • Experience in designing digital products and systems. Our work is web based so we’d like to see web apps. A big plus would be to see real results from one of your designs that people use.
  • An appreciation of complex systems and an ability to understand and deal with data-heavy interfaces. We value experience in finance, but it’s not essential.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience in customer research, insights synthesis and data-driven design.
  • Solid understanding of user-centered design principles and methodologies.
  • Ability to create interactive and clear prototypes with design tools like Figma or in the browser with HTML / CSS. Being able to code isn’t a requirement, but you should be willing to learn to really master our design system.
  • Ability to define analytics tracking plans to impact products by measuring user behaviours.
  • Communication skills are a must – we have lots of presentations to product owners and users who need to understand the rationale behind your proposals.
  • Storytelling and building trust with partners.
  • A portfolio of work demonstrating all of the UX and Design skills detailed above.
  • Self-motivation. We really value people who take the initiative and can be trusted to do things on their own.
  • Interest in disciplines outside of pure interface design. Our design team has the opportunity to deal with product management, engineering, research, analytics and data science (to name a few), so show us what you’re passionate about outside design!
  • Although we try and avoid it, there’s a lot of ambiguity in design. We want to see you own problems and a desire to make things better, even when they aren’t specifically defined.

Why join us

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.

Business insight

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Société Générale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender identity.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 22000MXD
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2022/10/31
Publication date: 2022/08/04
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