UX Designer

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 be working within the full product lifecycle by conducting a range of research, design, and experimentation methods. You will be proficient in explaining why your chosen design method is suitable in each individual situation.

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

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

Salary: £25k-£32k
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.
  • 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 peer support to arrive at decisions and advice.

Skills and experience

As a designer in UX, you will be able to call upon past experience working across a few clients or design problems to help you run your design activity.

Essential

  • Select, plan and perform appropriate user research and testing activities
  • Create design artifacts as appropriate; for example personas, user journeys, sitemaps, process flow diagrams, wireframes, and high-fidelity prototypes
  • Working with specialists to shape the brand, content, and interaction layers
  • Establish and maintain productive working relationships with front-end developers
  • Peer review and critique projects throughout design and development for experience quality, usability

Desirable

  • Knowledge of modern product management and development practices
  • Utilise experimentation to help inform product decisions and guidance
  • Attend client meetings to present work and make recommendations

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.

Desirable

  • Programs of work – Select design methods and lead the definition of appropriate programs of work needed to meet any specific design challenge.

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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