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Senior User Experience Designer job in Oxfordshire (530)

at Oxford Computer Consultants (view profile)
Location Oxford
Date Posted 20th December 2017
Category Technical
Job Type Full-time
Expiration Date 2018-01-24


Status: Permanent, full-time position
Salary range: £35,000 – £45,000 Depending on experience

We are looking for a talented Senior UX Designer to join our design team. We enjoy working on projects that make positive contribution to society. We design websites, web apps and mobile apps for health, sciences, engineering and social care. Our design team works across the company with the multiple development teams.

One of our design principles is that we meet users early and often. See OCC's design principles.

What you will do

  • Solve problems by balancing user needs with business objectives
  • Work with clients and teams on UX strategy and establish vision and direction
  • Running user research sessions (such as contextual research, stakeholder workshops, user interviews, usability testing)
  • Help teams focus on the key challenges by translating research into meaningful insights
  • Define user journeys, site structures and information architecture
  • Develop user interfaces (wireframes and clickable prototypes) through to production
  • Work with the team lead on new business, pitching and proposals
  • Continually champion good design throughout the company
  • Support the learning and development needs of the wider design function

About you

  • You are passionate about design, like to advocate good design and have great attention to detail
  • You are a motivated individual, full of ideas, eager to learn and share with colleagues

Must haves

  • 3-5 or more years of industry experience
  • A bachelor’s degree in design (e.g. interaction, graphic, product, industrial), Human-Computer Interaction, or a related discipline
  • A portfolio that demonstrates your experience in interaction design, your design thinking and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills and experience working in multidisciplinary teams and with clients
  • Ability to manage projects and mentor junior team members
  • Great conceptual thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Experience of designing for multiple platforms, such as web, mobile and responsive design
  • Proficiency with design and prototyping tools (e.g. sketch, Axure, InVision)
  • Experience in creating wireframes and clickable prototypes
  • Understanding of accessibility and inclusive design

Nice to have

  • Visual design skills (including grid systems and typography)
  • Good knowledge of front-end development including HTML, CSS, JS (not necessarily to production standard, but with a good understanding of technical requirements and limitations)
  • Information design and data visualisation
  • A master’s degree in a design (e.g. interaction, graphic, product, industrial), Human-Computer Interaction, or a related discipline
  • Pitching, proposal writing and new business experience
  • Experience in an agile environment and lean UX principles

We really value the quality of our working life at OCC. Take a look at some of the perks we offer.

To apply

Please send your CV, cover letter, and portfolio. In particular, we would be interested to hear about your process as much as the final outcome.

Recruitment Team
Tel: 01865 305200

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