Lead UX Designer

Recruiter
Zuto Limited
Location
Manchester
Salary
40000.0000
Posted
11 May 2017
Closes
10 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Zuto is changing the way people buy cars. Our mission is to make financing a car simple. We’re building ground-breaking technology to help users get the best deal and drive away quicker than ever. We want a brilliant Senior UX Designer to come in and lead the way, making this process beautiful and intuitive.

You will be passionate about creating incredible products. You’ll get your hands dirty from setting out an approach, gathering insights all the way through prototyping and testing to delivery. You will be a hybrid designer, not content doing just one aspect of design, but delivering the best experience for the user. You’ll have a strong portfolio, demonstrating your process and thinking as well as the outcome.

We believe in teamwork, fun and making the complex simple. You’ll join a team of talented researchers, engineers, product and business brains in a playful, creative environment in Manchester’s city centre.

In this role you will be:

  • Research and understand. Identify user needs, problem areas and opportunities and create alignment on a way forward
  • Plan, prioritise and schedule work for the design team
  • Generate ideas and use ideation tools and techniques for creating strong solutions and possibilities
  • Decide on the best possible solution, creating user journeys, flows and wireframes
  • Apply visual design craft and polish for handover to the engineering squads
  • Prototype to the required level of fidelity in Proto.io, Invision, Principle, Pixate, Framer, Pop, Keynote etc
  • Organise and conduct user research and identify what works and what needs work
  • Facilitate workshops involving key stakeholders, collaboratively producing the best solutions
  • Line manage, inspire and lead by example, coaching less experienced team members to produce brilliant work
  • Be able to communicate and present your work and ideas in a clear and compelling way

What we're looking for from you:

  • Have contributed as a leader in design and a strong collaborator with product managers and engineers
  • Strong knowledge of user interface design processes and methodolog
  • Strong, confident, clean visual design sense
  • Lo-fi & hi-fi prototyping skills
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills
  • Strong ability to structure, design and present Keynote / Powerpoint decks
  • Demonstrate experience with end-to-end product design
  • Understanding of HTML and CSS a bonus

Experience we'd like you to have:

  • Managing and developing a some team of UX Designers
  • Working with agile development teams
  • Human centred design and service design best practices, tools and techniques
  • Data-driven design a bonus
  • As is designing for Android and iOS apps

Our values:

  • Customer focused: Does it help the customer?
  • Keen problem solver: Remove hassle and stress as you see it
  • A doer: You love getting stuck in and your hands dirty
  • Curious: Do it differently - innovate, change and improve
  • Active learner: Keep learning - knowledge is dynamite
  • Ambitious: Think big, we are here to make a dent in the world
  • Collaborative, team player: Share what you’ve got
  • Personable, engaging and fun: Don’t forget to make it fun

What this role gives you:

  • Top 100 Best Company to work for in the UK in the Sunday Times Best 100
  • An opportunity to lead a team to innovative solutions
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Days off for charity work
  • Your birthday off
  • Pension & discounted gym membership
  • Nice office in the heart of the city centre looking out on to St Anne's Square
  • Working with ateam of like minded individuals who care about making the complex simple

Sound's like you? Then hit apply share your portfolio and CV with us.