Job description

About Discovery

Discovery’s core purpose is to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. We seek out and invest in exceptional individuals who understand and support our core purpose, and whose own values align with those of Discovery. Our fast-paced and dynamic environment enables smart, self-driven people to be their best. As global thought leaders, Discovery is passionate about innovating in order to not only achieve financial success, but to ignite positive and meaningful change within our society.

About Discovery Bank

Discovery Bank is a bank like no other – a shared-value bank, designed with our clients in mind. We’re all about sharing the value that clients create when they manage their money well, back with them through exceptional interest rates and rewards. Our Vitality Money programme measures how well clients manage their finances, informs them of what it means to be financially healthy, and empowers them with the knowledge to get enhanced rewards for managing their money well. If you’re adaptable, a problem-solver, always questioning the way things are done, passionate about doing what is right, and obsessed with providing a quality service experience, we have a job for you where you can be your best in an environment that’s safe and nurturing.

Job Purpose

The job purpose is to ensure that Discovery Bank meets the needs of its clients through the creation of well thought out designs and capabilities that align to the bank's core values. This is achieved collaboratively through the understanding, exploring and materialising of our products in order to ensure that they align to industry standards and best practices; thus ultimately providing outstanding client experiences.

Areas of responsibility may include but are not limited to

  • Collaborate closely with design team members, business engineers, product owners, business stakeholders and developers to accomplish the best possible outcome.
  • Design great solutions by following user experience best practices and standards while addressing the client and business requirements for App and Web.
  • Manage multiple projects across the ecosystem, assisting in setting the vision and standards for the user experience, and clearly explaining the purpose and client value behind decisions.
  • Follow and advocate for the design system, with the attitude to push further.
  • Ensure designs deliver on the core values, requirements and product strategy.
  • Assist/collaborate on the evaluation of design using the appropriate testing methods for the task.
  • Operate autonomously and follow Design Thinking methodologies in regards to driving progress by balancing collaboration, alignment and decisiveness.
  • Be the voice of the client and advocate for the best possible solution that delivers the best user experience while having consideration of the business needs.
  • Actively participate and contribute towards the team culture.

Personal Attributes and Skill

  • Customer service orientation, result orientation and good negotiation skills.
  • Personal organisation and time management skills.
  • Professional communication (written, verbal/presenting and listening), presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to build relationships with people from different backgrounds and at different job levels.
  • Ability to work and deliver under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Empathetic to the client, stakeholder and team needs.
  • Having a great attitude towards the craft and people.

Education And Experience

  • Matric/Grade 12.
  • Previous banking experience.
  • Certified Usability Analyst (CUA) or relevant UX/ Design qualification.
  • 3 to 5 years working experience in a Bank on a product/feature team.
  • Have a good understanding of iOS Human Interface Guidelines and Google Material design standards.
  • Experience in User Experience and User Interface design for mobile and web platforms.
  • Understanding of front-end web design (HTML, CSS, JavaScript).

Disclaimer : When applying we will require your recent portfolio in conjunction with you CV.

EMPLOYMENT EQUITY

The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

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