UX Architect

Job Reference: 
01853 SB
Salary: 
£60,000 - £80,000 pa
Location: 
London

Please call 07538083873 or email sbuckler@bondrecruitment.com

01853 - UX ARCHITECT - LONDON - (WC1A) - £60,000 - £80,000 PA
Bond Recruitment is currently recruiting for a UX ARCHITECT this is a career advancing opportunity as you will have the to grow with the company
The company: You'll be involved in a range of exciting service design, ecommerce and content projects, helping to articulate overall client vision and user experience
The role and responsibilities:
· Best practices: Conceiving, creating and designing user-centric interfaces that optimise the user-experience with multi-device digital website and services
· Requirements Gathering: Assisting in gathering requirements, investigating and analysing them, and detailing through diagrams, user profiles and workflows
· Audits: Creating user experience audits and heuristic evaluations
· Interaction Design Solutions: Working directly with technology practitioners to ensure that interaction design solutions are both innovative, and compliant with the technical requirements of a project
· Prototypes: Encouraging the development of rich functional prototypes, whilst working with multiple clients
· User Profiles: Collaborating with strategic resources to develop personas, user profiles and test scenarios
· Application Solution Design: Rapidly prototyping web portal and application solution design, with a focus on "look, feel" and aesthetics
· Relationship Management: Managing the relationship with consultancy, creative, and development teams, both internal and external
· UX Knowledge: Maintaining and developing knowledge and technique in UX, research methodologies, prototyping and interaction principles
· Presenting: Confidently presenting your own work, and actively taking part in workshops with clients.
· Development & Interface: Develop a UI paradigm and offer highly usable interface solutions
· Mockup Creation: Creating UI mockups, flow diagrams and final UI designs
Additional Information
£60,000 - £80,000 pa plus benefits that include a generous holiday entitlement, training and pension.
Personal specification:
· Wireframes: Proficiency with industry standard wireframing and prototyping tools
· UX theory: A good knowledge of established practices in UX theory, and have adapted this to your own methodology
· Original: Able to produce original and valuable ideas and solutions to use in projects
· Agile Development: Experience with UX in an Agile development environment, ensuring outputs are useful for technical teams
· Design thinking: An evolving practice of design thinking
· Problem solving: Capable of tackling complex problems and bringing clarity, order and understanding
· Requirements gathering: Able to gather requirements, conduct user research, scenarios, personas, sketches, models, site maps, user journeys, process flows, wireframes, prototypes, and any other relevant UX outputs
· Simplification: Driven to simplifying involved design challenges
· Enthusiastic: Results focused attitude with a passion for delivering the highest quality work
· Passionate: A knowledgeable and passionate advocate of user-centred design
· Attentive: Knowledge of emerging digital trends and techniques.
· Systematic: Able to tackle complex problems and bring clarity, order and understanding to specific requirements.
· Analytical: Able to provide a sound rationale to a variety of solutions
· A good communicator: Excellent interpersonal and people management skills, with the ability to lead, motivate and inspire
· Creative: Take an actively creative, innovative, and intelligent approach towards the work. Provide sound rationale and solutions to challenges
· Collaborative: Be generous in your time with others, and seek to mentor, guide and help colleagues.
Qualifications and experience
· Experience of working in an agency for blue chip clients
· Experience in rapid, iterative low and high fidelity prototyping/ wireframing
· Able to conduct user profiling and user needs analysis
· Able to elicit and define business/ user process flows and requirements
· Experience of formal and informal user testing
· Experience of ideation and concept generation
· An excellent portfolio of work, including examples of concepts and sketches through to high fidelity wireframes and prototypes
· A good understanding of front-end development, Agile methodologies, service design and/or visual design is a big plus