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Senior User Experience Designer

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: Depends on Experience

Location: Flexible – we provide office facilities in London and Glasgow

Role summary

We are looking for a talented User Experience Designer to come and join our Cultural Heritage team. This is an opportunity for someone curious, empathetic, meticulous and organised, who brings skills across the many aspects of user experience including research, design and strategy and wants to expand those skills working primarily within the cultural heritage and digital humanities sectors.

Reporting to your project director, you will champion user needs across the entire life-cycle of the products and websites we build. You will be responsible for creating meaningful digital experiences, working alongside product and development teams to create user centric designs that are simple and pleasurable to use. You will have strong problem solving skills and an aptitude for team collaboration and open communication. You will have experience with and be comfortable working with agile development teams. The role is pivotal to strengthen a user centred culture internally and convey that message to our clients.

We strongly believe that user experience design should be inclusive and collaborative. We work with our clients as peers and encourage participation from everyone on the team. Their opinion and knowledge matter and help shape the design. We also recognise that great design requires ongoing feedback, iteration and the desire for constant improvement.

As a Senior User Experience Designer you will :

  • Lead the collaboration effort with senior stakeholders and the rest of the Digirati team to understand user needs and then translate these into meaningful user experiences.
  • Deliver concepts, personas, user journeys, storyboards, system maps, user flows, wireframes, visual design comps, and prototypes with UXPin, Figma, Adobe CS, InVision, and other tools
  • Incorporate user research and usability testing to iterate on product and service solutions
  • Collaborate effectively with multi-disciplinary teams including product managers, engineers and subject matter experts.
  • Communicate the product’s vision and articulate design decisions and trade-offs to partners and clients, both verbally and visually
  • Partner with engineering to ensure designs are properly implemented
  • Be an advocate for using data to inform design decisions
  • Conduct concept and usability testing and gather feedback
  • Find creative ways to solve UX problems (e.g. usability, findability)
  • Work with UI designers to implement attractive, compelling designs

Skills and Experience

  • You have a minimum 5 years’ industry/digital agency experience preferable with an associated portfolio.
  • You are a user experience designer that is constantly inspired—motivating those around you through your passion, knowledge and creativity.
  • You are well versed in both qualitative and quantitative research methods as well as synthesising and communicating your research findings.
  • You shine through your work—collecting user data and creating user flows and wireframes that simplify user interactions.
  • You are eager to visually communicate your ideas through prototypes to test with users.
  • You thrive in a collaborative workplace; partnering with other designers, engineers, product managers and other disciplines throughout the company.
  • You appreciate big-picture thinking. While details are everything, creating an experience that always keeps our users in mind is equally as important.
  • You are an empathetic user advocate that values the backing of research and data analysis when it comes to designing modern solutions.
  • You have experience shipping new products and features that address your users’ real needs.
  • You have experience working in an Agile/Sprint development process.
  • You are proficient in UXPin or similar, Figma and Adobe XD. Good knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator.

Candidate Attitude & Behaviours:

Excellent Communication Skills

  • You’re a confident, assertive communicator, both written and verbal across all levels of Digirati and with clients.
  • You can relay complex ideas and information to non-specialist stakeholders in a concise manner

Planning and organisation

  • You self-manage and demonstrate the ability to stay organised, with a methodical and disciplined approach managing your own time well and communicating impediments and issues early
  • Keep track of your own workload and make effective use of your time
  • Keep appropriate people well informed of plans and progress
  • You take ownership of your work and accountability for your actions
  • Commit to realistic deadlines

Be resilient and flexible

  • Look for, and embrace, new ways of doing things
  • Tackle challenging situations whilst remaining positive
  • Flexible to client and business needs including working onsite when required – currently all Digirati employees are working from home most of the time.

Think creatively and analytically

  • Have an aptitude for innovative problem solving, taking a structured approach and being capable of explaining the rationale behind your decisions
  • You proactively seek out solutions, seeking guidance and input from team

Continuous improvement mindset

  • Pursue and embrace development opportunities for yourself
  • Develop a deep understanding of the business domain in which you’re working
  • Be willing to accept new challenges to stretch your abilities

Manage relations and teamwork

  • Ability to work internally and externally to influence clients and colleagues in the direction of success
  • Quickly build rapport with others, build strong relationships
  • You work in an open transparent manner allowing others to collaborate more easily
  • Display an empathetic, open-minded approach when collaborating with customers and colleagues, listening to, and understanding, the views of others
  • You’re approachable and helpful and someone who is an enthusiastic team member, encouraging colleagues and helping others to learn and develop
  • Treat people courteously

About Digirati

https://digirati.com/about/

https://cultural-heritage.digirati.com/about/

 

To apply please send a cover letter, CV and if possible your portfolio or blog to jobs@digirati.com

 

The culture

Digirati’s success is down to our talented people. We are a trusted partner of various high profile clients and always strive to deliver projects in an innovative way utilising the latest practices and technologies to continually develop our team’s knowledge and experience. Our focus is on working closely with customers to push the boundaries and develop innovative products and solutions that exceed their expectations.

Digirati are committed to being an equal opportunities employer. There is a particular issue within our industry regarding gender representation, our gender balance is significantly higher than the industry average, we believe this has had a very positive impact on our overall culture.

We have a strong ethos of collaboration and continuous improvement, therefore we invest in our staff to improve skills and share knowledge throughout the organisation. We work with agile at scale, staff work in agile teams and participate in communities of practice according to their interests; this creates a dynamic open working culture that is flat in structure and empowers staff to drive their own work and development.

The perks

Research, Development & Learning (RDL)

Each individual’s RDL programme is unique and designed in collaboration with your line manager. You might spend this time doing formal certification, contributing to open source software or evaluating a new technology or mastering a framework you already know. We are extending this further to provide a scheduled day per month for the wider team to work collaboratively together on areas relevant to their skill sets and interests.

Flexitime

Client schedules permitting we can be flexible when employees start and end work

Bonus Scheme

There is an annual bonus scheme based on personal performance and company profitability.

Pension Scheme

Digirati will match your personal contribution to your pension by up to 5%.