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Senior UX Designer

Senior UX Designer

Job Title: Senior UX Designer
Location: Western Cape
Industry:
Salary: 420000.00
Reference: JN -052017-8392
Job Published: July 03, 2017 09:45

Job Description



Industry:                                IT                                
Employment Type:               Full-Time
Experience:                           Senior
Salary Range:                        R25,000 – R35,000 with no benefits
Start Date:                              ASAP
Interview Process:                Pre-Screening interview with Human Resources, followed by panel interview with Operations Director and Creative Director
 
 
POSITION PURPOSE:
The UX Design Lead will drive our most complex and innovative projects.  The work includes UX design across multiple touch-points including web, mobile, social, tablet and embedded services.  The incumbent will help create innovations that tie all digital touch-points together to form solutions based on user behaviour.  In addition to project work, this role will help shape the UX department, manages and mentors other designers and plays an integral role in business development.  The role includes gaining user insights and leveraging them with multi-discipline teams to take projects from concept to completion.
 
 
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
 
  • Serves as UX lead on client engagements, translating business needs into user experience solutions that meet the needs of complex organizations
  • Work with Business Relationship Manager and Developers on project scopes and creating work plan against client needs
  • Work with cross-functional teams (Developers, Quality Assurance, Business Relationship Manager and Client) to continually refine and evolve User Experience process)
  • Work on projects across multiple platforms including mobile, tablet, PC, web and embedded devices
  • Conduct effective research, including competitive analysis, user and stakeholder interviews and analytics assessment
  • Produce end-to-end journeys, specifications and prototypes to clearly communicate concept pitches and final design
  • Ability to make successful strategic and tactical design recommendations based on usability findings and standard design practices
  • Deliver key project deliverables including discovery findings, user archetypes, user research and analysis, requirements definition, workflows, wireframes, sitemaps, interaction and behaviour specs
  • Work closely with visual designers and developers while advocating the best design for the end user and giving / receiving feedback
  • Manage the interaction design process, drive decisions, track issues and assist in estimating resource needs and schedules
  • Lead, manage, coach and mentor junior to mid-level designers
  • Staying abreast of industry best practices for UX design and processes, and gather sufficient information to support suitable UX design for any given project platform and technology
  • Facilitate workshops that gain consensus and inform design
  • Create functional prototypes, testing scripts and conduct user testing
  • Create and document complex site / application information and interaction designs
 
SKILLS, SPECIFICATIONS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Collaborative
  • Self-directed team player who thrives in a continually changing environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, effectively manage priorities and communicate progress
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.  High level thinker who can dive into complex business challenges and provide effective solutions
  • Outstanding conceptual design skills. Passionate about user-centric design and creative thinking
  • Detail oriented and highly developed organizational and management skills
  • Strong understanding of information architecture and user-centred design principles
  • Lead a design team that consistently exceeds expectations
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Extensive knowledge of industry standard development technologies and methodologies
 
 
PERSON SPECIFICATION
 
  • We are looking for a team player, one that can help grow this team, and Responsive as a whole
  • The ideal candidate will need to be a people person.  We see this role growing into one of leadership, not only leveraging their skillset to aid growth of less experienced team members, but also as a key member of our leadership team going forward
  • We’re looking for someone with a willingness to contribute, not just in their day-to-day project driven tasks, but contributing to the overall culture and spirit of the organization
  • Someone with a ferocious appetite for continuous learning, that dreams big and is not afraid to have their vision heard
  • We’re looking for someone who possesses an ownership mentality and is always first to take the initiative.
  • This particular brand of legend values excellence and always hold themselves and their team to it.
  • We’re looking for someone who is solutions orientated, finding creative solutions to possible challenges, while at the same time they’re able to handle more complex tasks and projects.
  • We’re looking for someone who wants to experience a sense of belonging, and help create the kind of environment they’d want to belong to.
  • Our people are our best asset, and this candidate needs to be the best of the best.
 
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
 
  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 5+ years’ related experience as an Information Architect, UX Designer or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong knowledge of interaction design and methodology
  • Demonstrated experience in using web analytics to inform design decisions
  • Familiarity with current web development technologies and standards, including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, etc
  • Should have experience in all phases of user experience design: discovery (competitive research, analytics and interviews); wireframe design, prototyping, user testing, interactive design and creative deployment, quality assurance and deployment
  • Experience in visual design and / or development
  • Can design end-to-end roadmaps across digital and physical hardware designs
  • Solid user research and UX framing skills desired
  • Ability to translate insights into a meaningful story and then communicate it back to users
  • Ability to communicate to multiple groups within a large organization that includes designers, developers, etc.
  • Understanding of digital product design process, methodologies and tools
  • Experience assimilating customer feedback received through user research, user feedback, user testing, etc.
  • Experience delivering designs that meet business and technical requirements without compromising the quality of the end user’s experience
  • Passion for creating compelling designs that are meaningful, engaging, functional and easy to use
  • Leverages tools efficiently to communicate enhancement specification and capture defects, e.g. Jira and Confluence
  • Work side-by-side with front-end development team to build and validate all visual / functional enhancements
  • Ensure visual and interactive integrity of front-end build
  • Ability to create systematic and manual operations procedures in both technical and user-friendly language
 
 
 
 
 
 

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