Arctic Shores

Senior UX Designer

Ux Designer in Manchester, ENG

Posted 2019-11-29

As part of our Manchester team expansion, Arctic Shores are hiring for a passionate and creative Senior UX designer to join our Product Team! Our vision is to create a more diverse and fulfilled workforce and our unique approach creates scientifically robust, innovative and user-centred assessments that support more objective and informed choices. We have a number of truly exciting things happening at Arctic Shores, including new product development and releases aimed to go live in 2020, so this is the perfect time to join our team!

We are looking for an individual that has a real creative spark and can hit the ground running. As our Senior UX Designer you will be a natural in researching, analysing a devising a UX catalogue, as well as assessing the target market to understand the business value. You will be working heavily with the Product Team as they will help define, manage and control all UX Research and the resulting output, focusing on contributing to demonstrable improvements to the product.

Day to Day Activities include:

Taking responsibility for the user experience design of all client sites and app
Managing all forms of requirement gathering, user research, and usability testing, ensuring the best methods are selected for each project and client
Producing usable research output to influence the design and implementation of features.
Working in conjunction with the Product Team to deliver the best possible product for all clients
Driving the creation of wireframes, prototypes, user flow diagrams and interaction designs
Gathering and evaluating user requirements, in collaboration with product managers and engineers
Illustrating design ideas using storyboards, process flows and sitemaps
Guiding and providing data to support user interface elements, like menus, tabs and widgets
Other Key Role Responsibilities:

Developing and maintaining an overview of the UX touch points across the product suite, identifying key pain points for particular personas, and designing trackable improvements
Managing the UX priority roadmap, identifying the highest value areas of improvement, and working with the Product Managers and Engineers to address these in a prioritised manner
Creating and managing comprehensive documentation for the research that is carried out, ensuring that is easily digestible and shared appropriately with relevant stakeholders
Delivering all UX workshops that are needed to help identify, capture and prioritise focus across the product suite
The Must Haves:

English language; written and spoken skills
Excellent Project Management and Organisation Skills
Report writing skills
Good knowledge of wireframing, prototyping and user testing tools
Good interpersonal / user relationship management skill
User focus & ability to deliver excellent results
Innovative thinking and intellectual curiosity
Ability to work collaboratively with others
Key commercial awareness, you will need to have adaptability to quickly read and understand our business, while navigating and operating within its constraints
Self-starting, ability to operate independently and identify solutions to problems
Learning Agility, as this role will require continual self-learning and development, as we are looking for someone to build up our UX function
Here's what we offer:

A community-driven and relaxed work culture, which you'll fit right into. Part of this includes a regular game night and social events
A chance to work with a standout and disruptive product, with an exciting tech stack
A voice in your team where you can be heard and have a direct influence on how we create our products
Core working hours that allow flexibility for when life happens
A central location that's easy to commute to
One day per month as an "Own Day" where you get to work on a novel project of your choosing
25 days holiday + bank holidays
Flexibility to work from home on a weekly basis
2 mental wellbeing days
A dynamic working office in WeWork, where you can shut out the world with your headphones on or revel in the cosy co-working spaces
Free breakfast on Mondays, onsite barista and bar, and weekly events and talks where you can learn from other local businesses
Equal Opportunities

At Arctic Shores, giving people a fair chance is what we do, that's why we take equal opportunities seriously. We welcome people of any background, gender identification, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, ability-level, age, size, marital status, style or music taste!

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