Lead User Experience (UX) Designer

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India | Full-time | Fully remote

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cloudThing, solves complicated problems with great digital experiences. We combine Power Platform, DevSecOps, Data Science and Software Engineering to achieve measurable business outcomes for our clients. Headquartered in Birmingham and part of the Kerv Group, the combined Kerv Group is a £35m revenue global organisation, with over 330 employees, working with over 800 sector leading clients, with offices in London, Birmingham, and Bangalore.

cloudThing always selects the best technology fit for a project and therefore expects and encourages all our developers and designers to embrace the latest technologies, frameworks and cloud deployment platforms. We relish the difficult problems and integration challenges and guarantee our developers are never bored.

We are proud to be certified as a Great Place to Work by independent assessors in both the UK and India. We can offer you an inclusive, collaborative atmosphere to develop your skills as part of a global multi-discipline development team with opportunities to be mentored by forward-thinking architects.

Join cloudThing to work closely with household name clients, build your technical prowess and make new friends along the way..

We are actively seeking to immediate fulfilment of the following role:

Title

Lead UX Designer with 6 to 9 years of experience

Primary Responsibility

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

Reporting To

Head of Design

Qualifications

Degree relevant subject

Responsibilities

Candidates will need to demonstrate experience with;

·         Leading and facilitating discovery workshops with new and existing clients, accommodating divergent views and differing priorities

·         Planning, designing, and conducting user research to focus the design and development on user needs

·         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

·         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

·         Contributing and providing guidance to front-end development teams

 

·         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

 

Skills

Essential

·         Candidates are expected to have all the following skills;

·         Good knowledge of qualitative research methods including user requirements gathering and early-stage concept and prototype testing, guerrilla research, and other approaches to ensuring user needs are fully understood

·         Experienced and practiced in the application of user experience design and design thinking (Define, ideate, prototype & test)

·         Expertise with design focused applications and prototyping tools – not limited to but for example: Sketch, Adobe Illustrator, and InVision

·         Exceptional knowledge of HTML and CSS (Semantic and accessible HTML, web standards, CSS pre-processors etc …)

·         Engaging workshop facilitation skills and techniques, an effective communicator with excellent presentational skills

·         Working on multiple projects in parallel within a fast-paced environment

·         Capable of effective prioritisation of tasks and excellent time management

 

Desirable

·         Candidates are expected to have some of the following skills;

·         Experience in user research and the techniques used to gather, define and understand user needs

·         Experience working in agile, and/or scrum based projects

·         Experience in user centred design and design principles

·         Some experience of working with the UK Government Design System (GDS), its patterns and practices

 

Personality

Essential, must have one of own! Additionally;

§  Affable, credible and can communicate effectively with customers and colleagues

§  Good team player capable of delivering results in less than perfect circumstances

§  Self-starter, comfortable working both independently and as part of a team

§  An obvious attention to detail, we want you to obsess about the little things

§  Obsession with all things UX

§  Enthusiastic in the pursuit of duties

§  Strong emotional intelligence

§  Work flexibly to deliver on-time to tight timescales

§  Strong emotional intelligence

§  Lifelong learner: proactively seeking opportunities to broaden and deepen knowledge and skills

 

Other

§  A coding test will form part of the interview process