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Senior Interaction Designer

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 12/05/2017
  • Job reference: J366265A

Job title: Senior Interaction Designer

Rate: £TBC

Contract duration: 12 months

Location: Canary Wharf

Contract overview

This contract represents a rare opportunity to get involved in significant new work on our clients' Financial & Risk strategic software platform. This includes the framework used to deliver our flagship finance desktop product, as well as a range of other products and services across the division. Finance or Risk domain knowledge is a bonus, but crucial in your 5+ years experience is time spent working on desktop software, enterprise business systems, or complex web applications.

Day-to-day responsibilities

You will be part of the Financial & Risk UX Design team, reporting directly to the head of UX. You will work alongside a project lead and senior UX designers, and will collaborate with a stakeholder group comprising senior product managers and business leads. Being an embedded part of the team will be essential to making this contract a success - this is not going to be a solo project.

You will be skilled at adapting your UCD approach to the conditions of the project and the business. Research will need to be done from time to time, though it's likely to be evaluative, and small-scale. We have a fully kitted-out UX research lab in-house available for you to use. Your curiosity and attention to detail will come to the fore as you deep-dive into complex taxonomies, enterprise discovery/trial/purchase workflows, and the nuts and bolts of the platform framework. You'll produce workflow scenarios, medium-detail specs, click-throughs, and other creative deliverables - whatever it takes to move the design forward.

We find the complexity and competing requirements to be an addictively interesting design challenge, but not everybody does. For those with an appetite for enterprise UX, this is a great project to be involved in.

Goes without saying

  • The deep knowledge which underpins life as a professional designer. Perhaps you got that by doing a degree in a relevant subject, but there are other ways.
  • Top-notch communication skills. A bit of gravitas. You habitually back up every design decision with a healthy slice of rationale.
  • Mastery of one or more wireframing/prototyping/designing tools. We use Axure a lot, but not exclusively.

Must-haves

  • 5+ years interaction design experience.
  • Demonstrable experience working on complex systems, desktop software, knotty web applications.
  • A portfolio which introduces us to the story of how you work. At interview we'll delve deeply into one or two of your favourite projects, and flesh out that story.

Bonuses

  • Experience working in professional Finance or Risk domains (note that experience in consumer banking - the retail world - won't necessarily be relevant).
  • B2B e-commerce in a complex environment, eg. involving contracts and rights management.
  • Deep familiarity with front-end technologies. Prototyping skills in HTML/CSS/JS may prove useful.
  • OS or software framework design.

CVs must be submitted in the first instance. A portfolio/web link to candidate work will be requested upon submittal.

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