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Research is looking for a talented, enthusiastic Senior User Experience Designer. The company provides News and Funding opportunities for researchers and academics across most of the UK’s universities and institutions across the world. Research also provides new and innovative ways for institutions and enterprise to collaborate and work together. While staying true to it’s roots in journalism, policy and funding opportunities for research, the collaborative networking side to the company begins to expand Research’s offer as its technology becomes recognised and sought after beyond universities.

Job Description The successful candidate will apply well-rounded and expert design skills to user flows, usability, and application interactions. The role requires a thorough understanding of interaction design principles and best practices, along with an understanding of how visual and interaction design work together to create world-class user experiences.

Required Skills & Experience

  • 5+ years working as a UX Designer, Interaction Designer or similar role 
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary design role 
  • The ability to articulate and communicate design routes, whether one on one or to an audience 
  • Proficiency with HTML/CSS/JavaScript, Adobe creative suite and wireframing software such as OmniGraffle or Sketch 
  • Deep knowledge of the UX design process 
  • Experience in design research, analyzing user flows, wireframing, and producing professional UX specification 
  • Results-driven, able to initiate and lead projects; working autonomously and multi-tasking in a dynamic, fast paced environment 
  • An impressive portfolio demonstrating a wealth of experience. This should include at least one project lifecycle, from wireframes to implementation 
  • Outstanding communication skills – both written and verbal - An exceptional eye for detail and the drive to consistently produce outstanding work 
  • Experience working in agile project lifecycles 
  • Experience in live style guides or pattern libraries and UI frameworks 
  • A background in visual design, graphic design and brand communications should also be part of this candidate’s skill-set Responsibilities 
  • Working closely with the Development Team using a design process based that consists of fast prototypical iteration, testing and development for quality interface and application design delivery for a robust and efficient framework 
  • Working as closely with the Marketing Team to deliver high impact, on-brand and engaging brand experiences both on and offline 
  • You will be responsible for the full design lifecycle – from wireframes and prototypes to fully realised mock-ups and html implementation too. 
  • Working iteratively: regularly gathering feedback from users, stakeholders and customers 
  • Defining and creating style guides and resource libraries

Nice to Have

  • The ability to realise mock-ups in html 
  • Experience working in a team based in various locations around the world 
  • A presence in the global UX community (A personal blog, industry related twitter etc...)

Education Bachelors Degree / Human Computer Interaction degree (or equivalent in a design related subject)