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  • LocationCity of London, London, UK
  • Salary£425 - £450 per day
  • Job TypeContract
  • ReferenceAAUXDes
  • Date posted3-Apr-19
Vertex Solutions are working with a global bank in Central London who are in need of an UX Designer.



Role & Responsibility:

Ideal experience

* You will have strong design skills and be able to work closely with developers on optimising the current experience
* Relevant experience working as a UI/UX designer in a digital industry and preferably digital banking experience
* Understanding of all design aspects related to iOS and/or Android user interfaces
* Running and facilitating workshops to flush out requirements and gain business buy in
* Good knowledge of relevant design and prototyping software such as, Sketch, Zeplin, Marvel and Axure
* Experience working on mobile platforms and responsive web
* Demonstrable skills in illustration, iconography, photography and information visualization
* Use of Jira to work in agile sprints with development team



The main responsibilities of the post are:

* Building up a deep knowledge of existing designs and operational processes and channels so enhancements can be embedded effectively
* Working with the Developers, Business Analyst and Product Manager to devise appropriate research strategies and design
* Keeping prototypes up to date for business sign off
* Question and challenge traditional design/copy and ensure the design meets both the business and customers' needs
* Applying knowledge in human factors, ethnography, and the user-centered design process to product and service design in an iterative development environment
* Presenting designs and related business recommendations and customer insights to senior decision makers
* Managing day-to-day operations with a range of usability and market research agencies with accountability for schedules, value for money and deliverables
* Promoting user centered design principles and best practice within banking
* Maintain a view of emerging industry developments / trends on digital services to ensure the future strategy for the product developments are aligned with evolving developments
* Personal Specification - Competencies / Skills



SPECIALIST SKILLS

Essential

* Demonstrable knowledge, experience in and passion for web user centered design practices
* Proven experience of gathering user requirements for web based services
* Proven experience of business process change to support technology solutions
* Proven experience of managing, executing and analysing usability test sessions
* Proven experience of working in an agile development environment with User Experience teams, designers and developers to create new digital products and services
* Experience of audience modelling and developing design personas

Desirable

* Professional or academic qualifications in HCI/Usability/Cognitive Psychology/Market Research or related field
* Experience across web content, tools and transactional services, especially those with complex user journeys
* Experience within a research and digital environment
* Experience across financial services / banking.

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