Senior UX Designer at Abcam, Cambridge, £Contractor Rate

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  • Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
  • Oct 07, 2020
Duration not stated

Contract Description

About the role 


Abcam is looking for a Senior UX Designer (Contractor) to lead on delivering intuitive, customer focused e-commerce experiences across desktop and mobile. Working in partnership with our Lead Production Designer, UX Researcher and Subject Matter Experts, you be working in a fast-paced and highly collaborative environment, delivering value across agile sprints. 


As a member of the Abcam Digital Product Team, you'll be in good company working alongside a multi-disciplinary team with expertise honed at recognized leading brands. 




- Experience of implementing research methods; usability testing, user interviews, persona development, card sorting. We're looking for someone who can identify what information the project requires and twin this with appropriate methods and activities 

- Ability to design and simplify complex user journeys/ flows 

- Experience utilising and translating customer research and feedback 

- Ability to lead on UX design (not visual/UI) from flows to wireframes, using collaborative design tools, with excellent attention to detail 

- Ability to support parallel workstreams that operate in a fast-paced agile environment, whilst understanding the importance of timely delivery 

- Proven record designing best practice experiences, using a mix of design capability and collaboration 

- Demonstrate brand consistency, working with design systems and aligning design output to global guidelines 

- Collaboration on sprint planning, leading on UX priorities and requirements with Product Owners 

- Experience empathizing with and representing the user during the design process 

- Naturally proactive, identifying and proposing continuous improvement across current and new projects 

- Proven experience with facilitation of customer research and User-Centered Design methods. Utilising output to propose solutions that address user pain-points and support key metrics 

- Understand the need to balance user needs with business goals and technical capabilities 

- Good understanding of code and can communicate with developers to convey UX led ideas 

- An understanding that the design phase is only part of the process 




- Degree in UX Design, Interaction Design or related field 

- Working as a Senior UX Designer, on a large ecommerce environment preferred (or similar) 

- Excellent communication skills to convey design ideas and requirements 

- Experience with Figma, Zeplin, design systems, Sketch or similar 

- Experience working with external vendors and/or agencies in an agile environment, whilst understanding the value of an iterative process 

- Comfortable communicating with stakeholders at all levels 


We are looking for a proactive individual that demonstrates the drive and desire to deliver projects to a high standard.  


As part of our UX recruitment process, it is important that we can review candidate current and past work. Please include a link to your portfolio, prototypes and/or drawings, which reflects a strong understanding of UX research, interaction and the requirements above.