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Head of Design





UX Designer

Salary: competitive + depending upon experience + benefits


Where the job is based: (home-based, working with cloudThing office/customer site visits as required) UK HQ, Seven House, 18 High Street, Longbridge, B31 2UQ


Who we are:

cloudThing is a bright and agile software company with a reputation for designing, developing and building quality web, mobile and cloudy products. We are always searching for that sweet spot where clever architecture, nascent tech and the opportunities presented by the cloud enable us to create something special. We operate a seasoned agile approach to project delivery in a serious, grown up but vibrant and fun environment.


The role:


We are actively seeking an experienced User Experience (UX) Designer utterly immersed in the web + mobile ecosystem, with an eagle eye for design, skilled in the art of visual design and at home producing eye watering visuals for clients spanning multiple markets.  You sweat the detail and relish a challenge; you’ll produce appropriate deliverables which get everyone on board and motivated to succeed. You’ve seen the deliverables in action; information architecture diagrams, user journeys, wireframes, UI designs and prototypes, and fully appreciate the benefits they bring to any project.


Required Experience: 


  • Collaborating with clients and end-users, leading workshop sessions in order to gather requirements
  • Translating requirements into user journeys, wireframes, prototypes and UI designs that lead to intuitive and engaging user experiences
  • Identifying design problems, asking intelligent questions and devising elegant solutions
  • Working closely with project teams to ensure the design and development is aligned with the user experience – realise the vision – throughout the project life cycle
  • Experience in user centred design and design principles
  • Experience interpreting brands and integrating brand standards into design decisions
  • Ability to iterate designs and solutions efficiently and intelligently
  • Engaging workshop facilitation skills and techniques
  • Willing to seeking out feedback and constructive criticism on your work
  • Strong communication skills, face-to-face and remotely
  • Effective communicator with excellent presentational skills across different audiences


Desirable Experience: 


  • Experience in user centred design and design principles
  • Experience working in agile, and/or scrum based projects
  • Experience conducting qualitative and quantitative user research
  • A degree (preferably in a discipline relevant to Art, Design or Usability), Professional Certification to a similar level or related work experience


We’re also looking for people that fit how we work, which is something like; 


  • Obsession with all things design
  • An obvious attention to detail, we want you to obsess about the little things!
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Strong emotional intelligence
  • Ability to work flexibly to deliver on-time to tight timescales
  • Ability to work effectively with remote teams in India
  • Proactively seek opportunities to broaden and deepen knowledge and skills


What we can do for you:


We’re a transparent, honest and fiercely equal employer that believes completely in providing the best possible work experience for our cloudThing’ers:  

  • Real Flexibility – we’re a family first organisation, and if the work gets done, you can work when and wherever you want. A healthy approach for most of our unicorns (that’s this team) seems to be splitting three ways between home, customer sites and the office. 
  • Awesome Environment – all of our cloudThing’ers will tell you that we foster an easy going environment, are experts at what we do and care deeply about what we work on – that’s in large part because we’re privately owned by those that work day-to-day in the business, and the company was started specifically to find a way for people to take more enjoyment from their work. 
  • Interesting Work – these days most of our customers are household names and many of our projects have an important impact on the world around us. The kind of things we do regularly include working with not-for-profits to transform how they leverage technology, working with public bodies to shape digital services and working with top tier private entities to bring genuinely new and meaningful products and services to market. 
  • Great Benefits – all the usual suspects and then some. Some highlights include our choose-your-own tech approach to end-user devices, well stocked cupboards with tasty goodies (we’re a food first company too), excellent professional development support including frequent in-house training for tech. you can’t get trained on anywhere else and private healthcare. Full disclosure; some benefits can only be provided after probation.
  • Recognition & Growth –we’ve just entered the Sunday Times Tech Track 100, which charts the top 100 fastest growing tech. companies in the country; we know we achieved this directly through the people we choose to work with.  


Don’t take our word for it though, check out our impartial Glass Door reviews or our recruitment video featuring, well, us! 


We’re an Equal Opportunity Employer and determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, individual qualifications and work experience. 


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