Lead UX / UI Designer

Reading, UK
17 May 2019
23 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Lead UX / UI Designer, Central Reading, £60k to £70k plus bonus

Avanti Recruitment is currently partnering with a forward thinking software company based in central Reading. There is an opportunity to travel to London once a week and to Geneva once a quarter if you want to! In return for your hard work you will get to work for a very successful fintech in a great team of UX and UI professionals.

This role is for a senior, seasoned UX / UI professional who champions design thinking and UX best practice. You will be responsible for UX / UI strategy, customer journeys and dramatically increasing UX presence in the office. You will have a collaborative approach to UX / UI, developing a constantly improving environment for the UX team.

The role offers an amazing opportunity to really lead and drive the company UX offering. There is so much good stuff to be done! You will join a fantastic team and enjoy real autonomy.

  • Extensive experience in User Experience and UI Design
    Excellent experience of designing complex, web-based applications
  • Good portfolio and track record of innovative UX Design
  • Degree - Design related preferred

Key responsibilities;
  • Design the UX for company software platform
  • Collaborate closely with research, design and product teams to help identify emerging digital trends
  • Gather complex business, product and technical requirements
  • Conduct research associated with user goals, behaviours and needs
  • Apply a Design Thinking approach in creating design solutions
  • Lead initiatives and work collaboratively with product owners, developers and other UX Design Team members
  • Create conceptual models based on requirements, user workflows, journey maps and Information Architecture
  • Practice Lean UX principles creating prototypes and sketches, then transforming wireframes into awesome prototypes
  • Produce innovative and inspiring designs as well as mentoring junior members of the UX Team

  • Exceptional visual and interaction design skills for product applications
  • Deep understanding of user-centric design process, including design thinking
  • Experience with latest tools for producing specifications, wireframes and prototypes
  • Strong understanding of UX strategy and design best practice
  • Knowledge of Design Sprints and Lean UX processes

For more information about the role and company and the interview process, apply online and feel free to get in touch with Mike Walton at Avanti.

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