Senior Manager - Design Standards, Open to flexibility

Location
London
Salary
£58,500 - £78,000 per annum
Posted
21 Aug 2017
Closes
18 Sep 2017
Ref
602361
Contact
Lloyds Banking Group
Role
IT
Contract Type
Permanent

Senior Manager - Design Standards, Open to flexibility

At Lloyds Banking Group we've built the UK's largest Digital Bank. We have increased the number of active online banking users by to 12.5 million, with mobile users increasing to over 8 million. We invested £750 million in digital between 2012-2014 and have committed a further £1 billion in the three years to the end of 2017 to provide our customers with the opportunity to bank with us how, when and where they want to. We strive daily towards our vision of being the best bank for our customers, and we're well on our way thanks to the efforts of our people and their passion of making a difference.

The Transformation Programme is one of the largest programmes in the Bank and a key vehicle for the Bank to accomplish its vision and become a pioneer in the way digital technologies and experiences service our customers across channels.

The Design Standards Senior Manager is responsible for the management of the Design Standards team, responsible for the generation, adoption and maintenance of our Unified Design Framework. The framework underpins the direction of high-quality and consistent design across all projects in the Bank, with a key focus on UX Design Standards, Visual Design Standards, Editorial Standards and associated design patterns and code artefacts. The framework also supports the principles of atomic design and our approach to how to promote sustainable and high-quality design.

The role includes establishing best practices, efficient processes and effective communication and tracking mechanisms internally within the Standards team, to the wider Design Studio team and to the rest of the business. Oversight should be provided to the quality assurance and controlled merge practices relative to baseline UI Specs, as well as system analysis to promote automated functions where possible as well as version control. This function should also identify opportunities for collective design thinking and is responsible for the CX Design Guild forum, where all CX designers from across the business, including external agency partners, come together regularly to exchange knowledge, ideate, share best practice, and promote collective decision-making.

Your accountabilities will include:

  • Maintaining and updating design style guides and standards documentation across all brands, with a key focus on UI toolkits, our core design language approach and atomic design principles
  • Maintaining and updating design standards guidelines and associated materials with careful consideration of component/modular design practices
  • Directional and actionable brand strategy, relative to visual style guides and standards
  • Design pattern review processes and connection across all project areas, in conjunction with the Engineering and CX Design teams
  • Overall responsibility for the adoption, evolution and maintenance of our Unified Design Framework, as well as key stakeholder relationships across the Bank - Project Leads, the Engineering team, external agency partners, etc.
  • Industrialisation protocols/toolchains in partnership with the Engineering, Customer Journey Transformation and other project teams
  • Leading the CX Design Guild forum, including strategic inputs and outcomes
  • UI Spec sign-off process in conjunction with QA and UX Design teams
  • Operational process and best practice in conjunction with our Governance and Control team

And you'll lead, motivate and develop team members to create a high performing team; performing line management responsibilities - performance reviews, team meetings and 1-1s.

Our culture in Group Digital brings together smart, talented, driven people from a diversity of backgrounds; people are at the core of who we are. We appreciate each other as individuals whose careers have taken all kinds of paths. We stop and thank each other, we help each other. Your ability to connect with your team, provide innovative solutions and create an environment where all can thrive is critical to your success.

In return we'll offer you a great package including a performance related bonus, car/allowance, generous pension contribution, 30 Days leave plus bank holidays, a flexible cash pot to spend on benefits and other wider corporate benefits and perks.

We also support work/life balance friendly options such as occasional home-working and we're passionate about diversity in the workplace.
So, if you have the experience we're seeking then get in touch, we'd like to hear from you….