Senior/ Lead User Experience Designer

Senior/ Lead User Experience Designer2021-06-15T22:28:58-04:00<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">ThoughtWorks is a pioneer in integrating experience design with agile software delivery. Our designers work as part of multi-disciplinary teams that balance the </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">thinking r</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">equired to understand complex problems and </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">discipline</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> required to get high quality working software into the hands of our clients and customers.</span></p> <p><a href=""><span style="font-weight: 400;">Designers at ThoughtWorks</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> creatively solve the right problems. We get the opportunity to work collaboratively delivering the highest quality bespoke software. We routinely take on the most challenging problems our clients have, providing opportunities for designers to take their existing skills to a much higher level. We pride ourselves on a working culture that puts teamwork and diversity first, as well as providing an innovative community of practice to support continuous professional development.</span></p> <p><strong>As a senior UX consultant in ThoughtWorks, you can look forward to:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Taking responsibility for the experience design output throughout the full project lifecycle, from strategy through to delivery</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Persuading non-designers and client stakeholders of the value of design&nbsp;</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Confidently explaining the proven methods and techniques you have experienced but are open to feedback to make things even better&nbsp;</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Being an active member of the design community, showcasing your work and supporting less experienced designers</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>On top of all these, a lead UX consultant will be responsible for:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Managing the work of other designers and more importantly, teaching what you have learned&nbsp;</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Leading a project team: you understand non-design roles and how to get the most from your team as a whole&nbsp;</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Engaging with the most senior client stakeholders as well as ThoughtWorks leadership: you must be able to present your thoughts and opinions with </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">clarity </span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">and</span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> confidence&nbsp;</span></em></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Shaping professional development of other designers either as a mentor or through your contributions to the design community&nbsp;</span></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href=""><strong>Consulting at ThoughtWorks:</strong></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It involves using your individual influence and expertise to help identify and solve problems both for clients and for your team.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As a design consultant, you will have:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Relevant domain knowledge acquired in a particular business context - e.g. retail, financial services, public sector&nbsp; - or in a specialised design context - e.g. service design, content strategy, digital product design</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Strong interpersonal skills - active listening, persuading and empathising with others</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ability to build trusted relationships with others, give and receive feedback and suggest alternative points of view</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Professional and ethical approach to design work, not taking things personally and behaving honestly</span></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Core competencies we’re looking for:&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Designers at ThoughtWorks come in all shapes and sizes but we look for expertises in </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">at least two</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> of the following core competencies to ensure that we are able to adequately support the teams we work with and add value to the products and services we help to design.&nbsp;</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><strong><em>User research</em></strong></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">User research at ThoughtWorks focuses on learning about user behaviors, needs, and motivations to understand the impact of design on an audience.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Here’s what you’ll bring:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Plan recruitment for user research, understanding how to target specific groups of people and run effective interviews that involve the wider team</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Organise workshops with different groups of participants in order to gather research material that can be used to inform design&nbsp;</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Facilitate usability testing of prototypes and working software, both in person and remotely</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Analyse findings from research and present back to different audiences, making actionable recommendations on behalf of end users where appropriate</span></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><strong><em>Interaction design</em></strong></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Interaction design at ThoughtWorks focuses on creating engaging interfaces with well thought out behaviors that are the result of knowing the constraints and possibilities of technology.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Here’s what you’ll bring:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Design diagrams and schematics to communicate information flows and user journeys to colleagues, partners and client stakeholders</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Create interactive design concepts from lightweight sketching through to interactive prototypes and working software</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Show understanding of both user heuristics and common feature of software applications such as interactive form design, responsive user interfaces and device specific patterns</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Plan content for interactive systems and develop effective use cases for the presentation and management of content to support business needs and user goals</span></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><strong><em>Visual design</em></strong></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Visual design at ThoughtWorks focuses on the invention and use of aesthetics to enhance usability and improve the user experience in a digital context.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Here’s what you’ll bring:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Demonstrate how to effectively use the stylistic elements of brand and identity</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Understand how to use visual media such as iconography, illustration and photography to increase the effectiveness of a design</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Show a clear appreciation of graphic design principles such as layout, typography and information hierarchy</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Appreciate the value of design patterns/systems and how to make use of them in an organisational context</span></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>At ThoughtWorks, we’re committed to fostering an inclusive community for all technologists. 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