UX/UI Designer

Recruiter
Focus Resourcing Group
Location
Reading, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Sep 2019
Closes
19 Sep 2019
Ref
1261611457
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our Reading based client is recruiting for a UX/UI Designer to join their team.

As a UX/UI Designer you'll contribute to one of our key SaaS platforms by delivering insightful, well-conceived and validated design experiences that surprise and delight our customers with product excellence and innovation. You'll work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team in a dynamic, fast-paced environment to create holistic experiences that, when encountered, are more human and helpful.

Role and responsibilities
  • Design the UX/UI of the UKs largest corporate payments platform, transacting billions of pounds each month
  • Be hands on in all stages of the end-to-end design lifecycle, from discovery and design, through to testing and implementation
  • Take responsibility for the end-users' voice in the design process
  • Value and be skilled in, storytelling, critiquing and presenting, to enable UX activities
  • Elicit user feedback by conducting interviews; be thoughtful, measured, and good at listening
  • Support the planning and execution of design and research activities, such as usability testing, heuristic reviews, information architecture, interaction design, visual design, task flow analysis and customer journey mapping
  • Analyse research findings from investigation and experiment activities and distil insights/results into compelling UX artefacts, such as task models and experience maps
  • Document the user experience by creating personas, user flows, sketches, wireframes, prototypes and suchlike; report on the status of delivery and notify of any risks or issues
  • Be responsible for the quality of your thinking and deliverables on the projects you work on; communicate the ideas and rationale that have informed the design approach
  • Adopt a quality assurance role within projects; have a keen eye for detail and understand that constructive feedback is at the heart of creating effective design solutions
  • Encourage and mentor the more junior members of the team; support them in developing their craft further

The Person
  • You continually challenge yourself to think creatively and broaden the skills you already have
  • You have a good understanding of and passion for user-centred design principles
  • Adopts a user-centred approach from research through to delivery
  • Knowledge of the overall UX design process and a firm understanding of design in general
  • Ability to define and document design solutions, such as process flows, site maps, wireframes and prototypes
  • Proficiency working with contemporary tools for producing specifications, flow diagrams, prototypes and visual design assets, such as Miro, Sketch, Adobe CS, UXPin and InVision
  • Experience in designing accessible solutions across desktop and mobile
  • Experience working alongside a multi-disciplined team in a continuous and iterative way, ideally as part of an Agile Scrum team
  • Ability to prioritise and deliver to deadlines
  • Experience using techniques from the design thinking toolkit, is a plus
  • Knowledge of UX research methodologies both qualitative and quantitative, is a plus
  • Experience with Design Systems, grid frameworks and creating style guides, is a plus
  • Substantial experience in UX or Product/Graphic Design, of which 2+ years' in a UX design role
  • A recognised Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design or equivalent is preferred or similar commercial experience
  • A portfolio showing the above is essential

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