At S Group we are building world-class design and development competence to meet our customers’ expectations and hopes about the convenience of their daily lives. We are enforcing the design competence and its continuity in our digital and business development meanwhile cross-checking ideas and plans between different business units. Meanwhile we are also developing S Group’s own design system to harmonize, assemble and document the components, standards and principles.
Design Lead for Design System, SOK Design
We are looking for a Design Lead to help us scale our design system to a company-wide initiative. The candidate will take joint ownership (shared with a technical lead) over our design system, and will have a range of responsibilities. Our design system is used by four projects currently and this will be quickly expanding in the next year. Uniquely, our component library must support multiple brands in the same components. We have several different channels (brick-and-mortar, web, mobile) and domains (supermarket, retail, grocery, hardware, service stations and fuel sales, travel and hospitality business and financial sector), which makes your work versatile and interesting.
The design system work has been started, but there is still a lot to be done. You will be in charge of coordinating the creation of new components based on various development teams’ needs and designing new components to the component library by following accessibility guidelines and ensuring those guidelines are followed. Important part of the position is to advocate design system thinking wider in the organization, engage all stakeholders and ensuring the adoption. This is a new role which allows you to affect the scope and content of the position.
Our design system team currently consists of two full-time developers and part-time designers and we work following the Kanban framework. We use various tools at the moment, such as Figma and Storybook, but are always looking for the best tool for the job and have flexibility in choosing how we work most effectively.
In a nutshell, your daily work consists of
Creating and maintaining a growing component library, typographic system, digital brand identity and icon library
Testing and defining accessibility guidelines and ensuring their usage in all digital channels
Testing and defining motion design guidelines and define them within our Neutral design system
Testing and defining content guidelines with our content writers
Defining the metrics for measuring success of the design system
Coordinating cross-team improvements to the design system
Fostering a culture of collaboration across teams
Presenting, demoing and discussing various aspects of design with other areas of the business and key stakeholders (ie. Brand)
Staying up to date with the latest advances in design trends and have an "always learning" mentality
What we hope from you
A strong understanding of the design process and general understanding of modern software development processes
Systems thinking mindset to simplify, streamline and scale existing component-libraries
Solid design foundations of grids, typography, color theory and UI-motion
Knowledge about usability, accessibility and designing for various screen sizes and aspect ratios
Passion for details to support both brand and product teams
Strong interpersonal and presentation skills to showcase our design system to the community and lead the documentation process
In work-related matters you can communicate fluently in English, knowledge of Finnish is a plus.
Branding experience is a big plus, as you will be advising and supporting all SOK brands with their design system needs.
What we offer for you
A possibility to have a large impact on how design work is done by the biggest private employer in Finland
A chance to ease the daily lives of millions of our customer-owners and customers
A chance to ease the daily work lives of our employees
A chance to build and implement Design Thinking and customer-centric development with other SOK Designers
Support from the SOK Design community to boost your professional growth and learning
A possibility to develop your design and design system know-how with modern tools
Stable, flexible and development-oriented working environment based on responsible and cooperative principles
Ownership. You are not only visiting the project, you own the project
As a large organization we have diverse career and development opportunities
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