Human X Lead

Closing Date: 
January 29, 2019

Career Level:

Calgary, AB (primary)
Vancouver, BC

Bachelor’s Degree

Job Type:  
Permanent Full-time

Do you want to have the future at your fingertips? Working at the intersection of science, technology, engineering, math, and design, ATB Innovation is looking beyond incremental improvements to what already exists, and imagining and revolutionizing what’s to come.

We check traditional disciplines at the door. ATB Innovation works to invent - and reinvent - how we experience technology. With us, you will be tinkering with ideas, products and technologies every day. If you create because it’s a calling, not a job, you’ll be at home in our flexible, open environment.

Human X Lead

This role is for a HumanX Lead who is incredibly curious about what the future of humanity will be. You have a proven track record of creating amazing human/user experiences through clean and artful design, while also possessing superior leadership skills. You are relentless in delivering an amazing digital experience to your end user.

You will be responsible for instigating, inspiring and leading the creative vision and execution of the team’s product portfolio. If translating business objectives into a design strategy for engineers, marketers and product managers sounds like a perfect day, ATB Innovation is the perfect place for you.

The following describes the Ideal Candidate:

  • Big ideas are your conversation starter of choice.

  • A picture is worth a thousand words - you use both with ease.

  • You mentally reorganize the grocery store - you know they could deliver a better experience.

  • Part coach, part counselor, you know when to sit back and listen and when to push people to do their best.

  • You combine art and design like Leonardo Da Vinci - a bit of Mona Lisa and a bit of flying machine.

  • You ignore corporate hierarchy and know how to work with people regardless of their status in the organization.

  • Working environment and culture mean much more than a job title to you.

  • You’ve always got a book on personal development, a podcast on design or a playlist of Ted Talks to go through to keep your skills sharp.

  • Working hard is your life, working smart is your mantra.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the creative vision of our product portfolio

  • Inspire the team to find the perfect balance of function and form

  • Build and manage a team of human experience thinkers, designers & researchers

  • Translating business objectives into a design strategy

  • Not only lead, but assist in creating digital assets - from prototype to product

  • Develop processes to create efficient and trackable interactions between the HumanX team and the rest of ATB Innovation

  • Collaborating with the larger ATB ecosystem when ideas are ready to scale

Specific Skills and Requirements

  • Proven track record of finding, creating and designing exceptional product experiences

  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in a related field. ‘Related’ could, include any design-focused field such as advertising, visual communications, graphic design, fine arts, etc.

  • 8+ years of demonstrated experience as a brand-building visual strategist on either the client or agency side, working within a collaborative, multi-disciplinary creative team environment

  • 8+ years experience as an agency or in house art director or designer who has managed a team and who has a proven record of motivating, inspiring, and getting the best out of his/her people

  • Impressive art direction experience in digital and traditional media, with an enviable understanding of aesthetics

  • Proven ability to work with cross functional teams

  • Advanced skills in design applications as well as office and organizational software (we are a G-Suite company)

So what can ATB Financial offer you? Imagine paying less for your everyday banking, mortgages, loans and investments. Throw in an excellent benefits and pension package, opportunities for career advancement, and a financial institution that’s leading the way in change – now you’re talking about a career with a company that allows you to grow.

As an award-winning employer-of-choice – we have the best of the best working for Albertans. Sound like a team you want to be a part of?

If you want to know more, read our employer reviews by visiting our Glassdoor page. Online applications are preferred. ATB Financial is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, due to the high number of resumes we receive, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

If you're application is shortlisted, we might ask you to participate in a digital or phone interview.

InnovationSarah Matysio