Lead UX Designer

Job Description

UX Lead Designer

Department: Software Development

Reports to: UX Manager

Job Description

As UX Lead you will work as part of a team of UX/Design specialists who are responsible for delivering
market leading products and services in the construction industry.
You will be working on a number of our UX and software development initiatives which will primarily involve:

Working closely with the UX Manager to lead out the implementation of UX processes and guidelines within the overall product development process

Leading out the creation of design assets during development such as personas, user flows,
wireframes, prototypes or high fidelity designs

Coordinating the work of other designers and ensuring it meets team UX standards

Coaching other UX team members to improve their skills

You will spend time coordinating work with Product Managers, Software Developers and Quality Assurance Testers.

This role is important in enabling the company to deliver high quality, consistent and engaging user experiences across web, mobile and desktop software.

People & Resources

Staff: The UX Lead will be responsible for leading a small group of UX Designers.
Resources: Adobe Creative Cloud.

Key responsibilities

Work with the UX manager to inform and improve UX processes

Take ownership of UX design on a single product and coordinate work with other UX Designers
ensuring it meets team UX standards

Contribute to UX design, UI design and research to produce the relevant design assets during
development such as personas, user flows, wireframes, prototypes or hi-lo fidelity designs

Take broad, conceptual ideas and turn them into elegant and valuable solutions

Articulate design decisions and proposals to peers and stakeholders

Give and solicit feedback on yours and your teams work and continuously iterate based on that feedback with the aim of raising quality

Collaborate with Product Managers/ Owners, Developers, Designers, Quality Assurance and

Assist in the maintenance of a design system so that components can be re-used across products

Coach and continually challenge individuals to reach their full potential

Remain up to date and competent with the latest tools and practices in UX

The job holder may also be asked to undertake other duties outside of this job description that are commensurate with their skills and experience, including tasks delegated by the UX Manager and other management staff.

Measure of success

Products and services are delivered meeting requirements, design, brand and quality criteria
UX work is completed in line with design standards and methodologies
Performance reviews are held and completed on time
Serious risks and issues are highlighted to the UX Manager in a timely manner with suggestions for resolution

Technical/ Job skills, qualifications and experience

A strong background in a user experience focussed role

A solid understanding of the core UX principles such as UX Design, UI Design and Research

Demonstrable experience of turning large quantities of data into simple elegant solutions

Experience in agile ways of working

Excellent written and verbal communication: for presenting your ideas and communicating every aspect of designs to the relevant stakeholders

Flexible and adaptable to a fast changing environment

Have a real passion and talent for all things design, and want to inspire your colleagues with a fresh perspective

Experience of industry software tools such as Adobe Creative Cloud, InVision, Google Analytics, Sketch

If you are interested in the advertised position for a Lead UX Designer, please ‘Register your interest’ through the requested method and we will be in touch shortly with regards to your suitability for the role.

Sharpe Recruitment Ltd is a North East based consultancy, dedicated to placing professionals in rewarding jobs throughout the North of England across a variety of disciplines including Digital Media, Design, Development, Creative Advertising, Sales & Marketing, Tech & IT.

Job Skills

Proven track record as Lead UX Designer, UX principles such as UX Design, UI Design and Research

Additional Information

  • Salary:£35000 - £40000 per annum + Good Benefits
  • Industry:IT
  • Location:Newcastle upon Tyne

Job Filled

We have already filled this vacancy.


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