Aegon is an international provider of life insurance, pensions and asset management.
At Aegon it’s our mission to help the UK achieve a lifetime of financial security. We’ve led the way in innovation that can make people’s financial assets work smarter as well as harder. From online technology that gives one-stop access to a universe of investment opportunity - to retirement products that make wealth planning simple, easy and fulfilling - we’re dedicated to getting people closer to their financial goals every day.
Marketing delivers Aegon’s commercial outcomes through promotion of the brand, products, and services. The Marketing function drives the innovation, development, and delivery of our propositions to our adviser, employer, and customer audiences.
Pension Geeks - a recently acquired business by Aegon - are a market leading provider of services to employers consulting on the design of their member communications strategy and offering a range of solutions to support them. These solutions will be both integrated into the Aegon product offering and delivered to market as a stand-alone service.
Summary of Role:
We’re taking Pension Geeks to the next level and want to make more of an impact with our digital offering. We’re looking for a highly talented and creative Design Engineer to join our Pension Geeks team, who will establish, evolve, maintain and develop our web offering for a diverse range of customers.
You’ll be responsible for the development and implementation of our digital solutions and as such will have a strong passion for technology and writing great code. The role will require effective partnership with UI/UX Designers, other Design Engineers, Product Management and User Research. You will need to be adaptable to take on various projects.
Architecting and implementing new features, writing unit tests, solving complex problems, measuring and optimizing performance, ensuring stability, scalability, reusability and code quality and investigating new technologies.
Build new systems, products and digital solutions for our client base, and work on existing applications to create new functionality and enhance existing features.
Ensure all digital solutions have high performance on mobile, tablet and desktop web applications.
Work with the UX consultant and other team members to maintain UI/UX consistency in projects.
Digital Standards: Assist the UX Consultant on the evolution and management of the UX/UI standards within Pension Geeks. Ensure all activity aligns with the required standards, including the various customer brands.
Architecting and Implementing: Provision and development of high quality fully functioning websites/portals/tools and apps. Ensuring digital products are compatible with different browsers and older browser versions and for various customer requirements. Measuring and optimizing performance, ensuring stability of all digital products.
Manage Workload: Track and proactively manage your UX backlog, taking accountability for your features. Follow agile methodologies at all times.
Collaborate: Work together with the wider Pension Geeks and Aegon team to successfully implement and execute digital products.
Skills & Knowledge:
Ability to think in terms of systems, connecting and making relationships across multiple teams and experiences.
Mastery of HTML/CSS and their affordances and limitations.
Passion for designing digital products and experiences.
Self-disciplined, self-motivating and self-improving.
Be a strong team player that is able to work closely with others, but also comfortable working independently.
Effectively communicate and present complex conceptual thinking visually and verbally.
Understanding of marketing best practice principles and techniques in a multi-channel environment.
Understanding of best practice across other industries that can support the growth of Pension Geeks’s and Aegon’s strategies.
Understanding of the financial services sector and the associated customer demands and distribution dynamics is a bonus but not essential.
Experienced with using pre-processors such as SASS/LESS and architecting accordingly.
Knowledge of Atomic design principles and the use of appropriate naming conventions (e.g. BEM).
Experienced, detail-orientated engineer with strong knowledge of interaction and visual design as well as familiarity with information architecture.
Expert knowledge of creating accessibly compliant interfaces (WCAG) which are driven by semantic detail.
Experience working in the full lifecycle of Lean/Agile delivery model.
Good knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud.
Good examples of previous work that demonstrate your skills.
Fantastic track record of Design Engineering for digital products.
Strong proven track record of designing products using a Design System.
Degree level qualification in a relevant subject.
Competitive salary dependent on experience from £39,520 to £49,400.
In return, we can offer you career development and a range of financial services benefits including:
Non-contributory Pension between 8% and 12% dependent on age
Flexible benefits including private health care, income protection and life assurance with additional voluntary benefits available
The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that we have had to limit access to our offices. The majority of our colleagues are currently working remotely from home. Once it is safe to do so we look forward to welcoming everyone back and collaborating in new and exciting ways. This would include you, should your application be successful. So it is important that you live within a commutable distance to our office as we plan to have a hybrid model in the future - with colleagues splitting their time between office and home working.