Senior Designer (UX)

The role

Working collaboratively with designers, developers and other digital professionals within a product team, you’ll create world-class products and services that meet the needs of real people, and equally, provide commercially successful solutions for our clients.

Working in partnership with clients and peers, you will lead and facilitate the full product lifecycle by employing a range of design and experimentation methods, qualitative data and quantitative insight to inform your thinking. You will be proficient in explaining why your chosen program of work is suitable in each individual context. 

From problem through to a solution, you will continue to lead the design through production, experimentation and build ensuring the final product experience is delivered in line with the original vision to the highest standards of craft and utility.

We need you to roll your sleeves up, but also be a natural leader and mentor. Your position in the team means; juniors, peers and clients will be looking to you for guidance and design leadership.

Role Band: 3
(Band Guide: 1:Junior. 2:Designer. 3:Senior Designer. 4:Design Lead. 4.5:Head/Principal. 5:Director)

Salary: £32k-£40k
The salary banding for this role is dependent on your experience

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to promoting inclusivity and diversity at Code. We are actively encouraging applications from black and ethnic minority groups and women in engineering.

Despite the impacts of COVID-19, we are still recruiting as normal. We have taken the full recruitment process digital, so will perform interviews, interactive sessions and the office walk around through web conferencing.

We are also working remotely, however, our fantastic city-centre office space is COVID-19 secure, and open for our staff to work from if they wish to from time to time.

Key responsibilities

  • Collaborative – working with other disciplines and clients in your product team to define innovative and effective product experiences.
  • Empathy – always forming and testing ideas, designs and solutions with the needs of real people in mind.
  • Leadership and mentoring – helping develop other team members, by sharing knowledge and passion with the wider agency and the world.
  • Client-centric – creating and maintaining good relationships with clients, as well as taking a role in new business development and pitches.
  • Commercial experience design – balance user goals and business objectives with brand, time, budget, and technology.
  • See the big picture – Ensure your design activity is contributing to the wider product strategy and adds customer and commercial value.
  • Make effective decisions – use sound judgment, data, evidence and insight to arrive at accurate, expert and professional decisions and advice.

Skills and experience

As a senior designer in UX, you will be able to call upon a variety of experience working across multiple clients and design problems to help you own, adapt or pivot your design programme.

Essential

  • Select, plan and perform appropriate user research and testing activities
  • Propose and test IA, taxonomies, navigation and key product journeys
  • Create design artifacts as appropriate; for example personas, user journeys, sitemaps, process flow diagrams, wireframes and high-fidelity prototype
  • Working with specialists to shape the brand, content and interaction layers
  • Utilise experimentation to help inform product decisions and guidance
  • Establish and maintain productive working relationships with front-end developers
  • Peer review and critique projects throughout design and development for experience quality, usability, and business value
  • Attend client meetings to present work and make recommendations
  • Work with Product Owners to plan project activities and estimate costs
  • Knowledge of modern product management and development practices

Desirable

  • Plan and conduct stakeholder interviews
  • Leading and facilitating design sprints
  • Facilitate and work with other disciplines to make strategic product decisions and recommendations
  • Proficient at creating, planning and facilitating collaborative workshops with peers and clients to progress the product forward eg Prioritisation workshop

Leadership

Essential

  • Self-leadership – be responsible and accountable for your own actions and growth. Ensure you are always seeking to improve your work and the world.
  • Design activity – be responsible for delegating or conducting appropriate design activity to drive the product forward.
  • Programs of work – Select design methods and lead the definition of appropriate programs of work needed to meet any specific design challenge.

Desirable

  • Design culture in teams – Ensure design has an equal voice to other disciplines.
  • Product direction – Collaborate and lead routines to help the team make strategic recommendations to drive the product forward in accordance to the product vision.

Code Computerlove values

  • We value people who are brilliant in their capability and the things that they make together.
  • We value people who improve; continually improve themselves and the world around them to make a difference.
  • We value people who collaborate, who are a joy to work with and who get more from themselves and those around them, by working together effectively.

The package

We offer a competitive salary, negotiable depending on qualifications and experience. On top of this, we have a generous benefits package, including pension scheme, medical insurance, flexi-start, 25 days holiday growing to 30 days over time, paid social events, bike schemes, child care schemes, etc.

The environment

For the foreseeable future, we are a remote-first business, however, our fantastic city-centre office space is COVID-19 secure, and open for our staff to work from if they wish to from time to time. Our Manchester city-centre office space, just a few minutes walk from Piccadilly train station, reflects the collaborative way we work, so we’ve crafted studios and working environments that let creativity flourish.

Perks of working for Code

  • Make-Change Friday afternoon – dedicated improvement time
  • An annual training budget of at least £500 so you can develop your skills
  • Medical insurance with eyecare and dental included
  • Subsidised massages on-site
  • Generous maternity and shared parental leave package
  • £25 per month wellbeing budget
  • Corporate discounts with the likes of John Lewis and Made.com

  • Flexible hours and opportunities to work from home
  • Annual (& legendary) Christmas jaunt abroad
  • Social events subsidised by the company, including a weekly free bar
  • Bike and rail pass scheme
  • Your birthday off
  • Flexible bank-holidays
  • Profit-related bonus

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