Senior Product Designer

Location
London, England
Salary
£50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted
05 Apr 2018
Closes
03 May 2018
Ref
00081042
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sectors
IT, Web Design
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This Digital Product Development Agency works with a wide variety of clients to understand their needs, shape their product and then deliver the development work.

The role

As the senior Product Designer, you will be working alongside the Product and Development teams to deliver user-centred solutions for their clients.

You will be client facing and take on a key role in communicating UX solutions that you develop. You must be a confident and articulate communicator, conveying the value the company brings to their clients.

You will be confident in making decisions, explaining your processes and thoughts both internally to the team and to their clients, and have experience of consultative agency approaches

You will work with a Product Manager to understand the needs of the client, gather the requirements for not just what they say they want, but what they really need.

As you develop a product's design you'll work with the client to explain and confirm how the user experience meets the business' requirements, as well as clarify how the underlying core assumptions and hypotheses have shaped the user interface.

The current design team is small, but expected to grow in the coming year, and any experience of leading other product designers and graphic designers would be a bonus.

You will also be expected to contribute to the estimation of work and the communication of your solution to the development team in a clear and unambiguous way.

Job requirements

You should have a good knowledge of all digital product design processes, and on top of these you should:

- Have a Bachelor's degree or Master's degree, ideally in a design related field (HCI, interface design, graphic design, etc)
- Ideally have over 6 years of industry experience, and experience presenting to clients. We'll consider any level of experience so long as key skills can be demonstrated: examples of system thinking and a product design portfolio
- Be proficient in key design and office tools (e. Sketch, Photoshop, Visio, Office, wireframing tools)
- Be hands-on - you'll be taking the lead on designing the right product solution
- Enjoy a client facing role
- Have the ability to work on multiple, disparate projects at one time
- Be able to put in place repeatable design processes with the Product and Development teams that will improve the quality of the company's work and the efficiency of producing it

Skills

Essential:

- Excellent written and verbal communication
- Attention to detail
- Wireframing
- Prototyping
- Confident presentation skills

Desirable:

- Full SDLC experience
- An understanding of HTML/CSS
- Experience of working with a front-end development team and an understanding of what their requirements are
- Knowledge of Agile Scrum / Kanban
- A good understanding of user stories and acceptance criteria
- Ability to guide a QA team on UX testing criteria

Desirable Tools

- Design packages (Sketch, Photoshop)
- Wireframing and prototyping tools of your choice
- Trello and JIRA
- Word, PowerPoint

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