UX Developer - 6 month fixed term contract

Location
Edinburgh, Scotland
Salary
£32000 - £35000 per annum
Posted
30 Aug 2016
Closes
27 Sep 2016
Ref
00058104
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sectors
IT
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time
£32,000 - £35,000 pro rata

An excellent opportunity to work for a successful live event ticketing software company, providing software, services and consultancy to festivals and venues around the world.

They are the ticketing solution that drives the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (the largest arts festival in the world), the Garden of Unearthly Delights in Adelaide and the National Arts Festival of South Africa as well as other UK and international events.

This company is in a busy phase of development, rapidly adding features to their industry-leading box office solution and investing in mobile platforms to put real-time information and ticket sales capabilities into the hands of their clients around the world.

They now seek a UX Designer to work closely with the Systems Architect, leading the design process for new features in their Java-based desktop client & shaping the future of their mobile and website products.

Working in an Agile environment, you'll be a confident communicator, producing prototypes, wireframes and personas, advocating UX best practice within the development team and the wider business.

Please apply by sending a CV & cover letter with a link to your portfolio. Closing date 14 September

Responsibilities:
- Deliver high quality work in a fast-paced, Agile development environment
- Work closely with the Systems Architect, product owner, Frontend Developer and wider development team on idea conception and product delivery
- Undertake research, analysis and testing throughout the product lifecycle
- Understand project requirements and design elegant solutions, delivering mockups, wireframes and prototypes that will meet business goals
- Advocate for the user experience and good UX practice whilst demonstrating understanding of the product and business goals
- Create thoughtful and appropriate solutions to design challenges of all sizes
- Work with the team to set design & style guides and UI/UX standards across all of their products.

Essential skills:
- An excellent track record of developing business-facing digital products
- A great portfolio of previous work demonstrating your skills in UX design
- Experience developing personas, scenarios and user journeys
- Experience wireframing & rapid prototyping
- Excellent visual and verbal communications skills, good analytical, organisational & documentation skills
- Experience working as part of an Agile development team
- Proficiency with design and industry-standard prototyping tools such Axure, InVision & Balsamiq
- Experience with user-centered design methodologies
- A relevant degree in human-computer interaction, interaction design, digital media design or a related field, or equivalent work experience.

Preferred additional skills and experience
- Experience in mobile-first design
- An understanding of e-Commerce best practice and conversion rate optimisation
- Experience working with Java-based applications and Swing in a business software context will set you apart.

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