User Experience Designer – Ecommerce Giant

User Experience Designer for E-commerce Giant in Milton Keynes – £50,000 - £55,000

An exciting opportunity has come up for a UX Designer to join an e-commerce giant with millions of users who are looking to bring User Experience to the heart of their organisation.

The Client

My client is one of the UK’s leading retailers with stores nationwide and a huge e-commerce site that has millions of users. They have recently had a huge investment and with a new head of digital who hails from a UX background and as such they’re now looking to bring UX to the heart of their organisation and create cutting-edge experiences to further their prowess in the market.

The digital team is currently 90 strong and they working in a very lean/agile way with agile teams comprised of UX, Design and front and back end developers.

The Role as User Experience Designer

As part of the UX team, you will deliver market leading digital experiences across our digital in fast paced AGILE environment.

You will be tasked with:

  • Develop appropriate prototypes of designs to meet testing and communication needs.
  • Clearly communicate User Experience approaches and design decisions to stakeholders and project team members.
  • Collaborate with visual designers, business analysts, product managers and technical teams, facilitating workshops and collaborative design sessions to ensure full buy-in to the UX vision, championing principles of usability and user centred design.
  • Through effective collaboration with team members, third parties and key business stakeholders ensure that the integrity of the user experience is maintained through launch and that the experience can be used across all digital channels.
  • Develop appropriate prototypes of designs to meet testing and communication needs.

The Candidate

To land this role you will have the following experience:

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Proven experience designing digital and mobile experiences.
  • You will have been part of significant UX projects.
  • Extensive experience of wireframing and prototype creation at all levels of fidelity; including paper prototyping, low-fidelity sketch wireframes and fully functional prototypes.
  • Experience of prototyping tools and software – ideally Axure.
  • Experience in presenting concepts, work in progress and complete experiences to stakeholders at all levels within a business.
  • The ability to make decisions based upon data from user testing, analytics and insight.
  • Experience of working in an AGILE environment is highly advantageous.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Experience of working in an eCommerce environment.
  • Experience of designing, specifying and managing qualitative user research activities particularly lab-based user testing.
  • Experience managing quantitative user research activities.
  • Experience in briefing and managing external agencies.
  • Basic web development skills – HTML/CSS.
  • Basic visual design skills – Adobe Photoshop.