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Role

UX

Reporting

Head of Design

Hours

Permanent

Location

UK

User Experience (UX) Designer

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.

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.

As a UX Designer you’ll be empathetic to users’ needs whilst clearly focused on business requirements and your development team’s needs. You’re able to convey information in a simple, confident and unambiguous manner to clients, other members of the design team and developers alike.

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.

In short, you lead the UX Design activity on all of your projects - you’re the UX champion.

  • Candidates will need to demonstrate experience with;
  • 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
  • Creating eye watering visuals for a wide range of devices and interfaces where appropriate
  • 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

NOTE: as is common with this type of role, occasional out of hours and remote location working will be required to support high-priority deadlines

Primary Respponsibility

Providing UX leadership on the overall end to end user experience. This will include workshop facilitation, user requirements gathering and the creation of appropriate documentation – such as information architectures, user journeys, wireframes, estimates, UI designs and prototypes.

Candidates are expected to have all the following skills;

  • 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

Candidates are expected to have some of the following skills;

  • 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

Additionally;

  • 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

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