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Great opportunity to develop your experience not only as a Lead but also the financial sector, working on a product-basis with additional designers reporting to you.
Past the start-up phase but still quite young, this company has about 35 people in total, with a very slick office space, overlooking London. They’re very well funded and offer great infrastructure and benefits given the size and age of the company.
They offer 3 core products, all to do with trading and market intelligence within the world of investment. Essentially they’re all about aggregating data and using it effectively. They also offer their service via an app, which you would also work on.
They are a bit more corporate compared to your trendy advertising agency types, but they also like to have fun and be sociable, doing things like BBQ’s on their roof terrace as well as ‘Beer Fridays.’
You would be working very closely with the Product and Development team, leading the Design team which will consist of both UX Designers and Visual Designers.
Given your position, as well as being a UX Lead, you’d also need to have some visual design capability since they don’t have a separate Lead for visual designers. With that in mind they’re not expecting you to have stacks of in-depth UX Research experience nor do you need previous experience working within the financial or investment sector before, although any would obviously be a bonus. However, the intention would be that you at least have enough strategic capability to implement more in-depth UX Research methodologies where appropriate/possible.
You would be leading across their 3 core products as mentioned previously, both for their website and app. This would be from both a hands-on perspective and managerial.
You’ll need to be able to hold your own and help develop the other designers who’d be reporting to you. Previous experience in a Lead position will also be needed.
You will also be sociable, empathetic and able to work closely within a multidisciplinary team.
You’ll ideally be able to use Sketch and InVision whilst working within an Agile environment.
Although you don’t need the same sector experience already, they will be expecting to see evidence of working on complex products as opposed to just marketing or campaign work within your portfolio.
If this sounds of interest and suits your experience, then please send your CV and portfolio to me ASAP to stand the best chance of getting an interview!