Senior UX Designer at Abcam, Cambridge, 3 Months, £Contractor Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • Cambridge, UK
  • Jan 12, 2021
up to 6 Months

Contract Description

Senior UX Designer (3 month)

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
50 minutes ago
About The Role

Abcam is looking for a Senior UX Designer (Contractor) to lead on de liver ing intuitiv e , customer focused e-commerce experiences across desktop and mobile. Working in partnership with our Lead Production Designer, UX R esearch er and Subject Matter Experts, you be working in a fast-paced and highly collaborative environment, delivering value across agile sprint s.

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, u ser interviews , persona development, card sorting. We’re looking for someone who can identify what information the project require s 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 desig n (not visual/UI) from flows to wireframes, using collaborative design tool s , with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to s upport parallel work strea ms that operat e in a fast-paced agile environment , whilst understand ing the importanc e of tim ely delivery
  • Proven record d esign ing best practice experiences, using a mix of design capabilit y and collaborati on
  • D emonstrate brand consistency, working with design systems and aligning design output to global guidelines
  • Collaborat ion on sprint planning, leading on UX priorities and requirements w ith P ro duct Owners
  • Experience empathizing with and representing the user during the design process
  • Naturally p roactiv e , i dentify ing and propos ing 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
  • G ood 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 U X Design , Interaction Design or related field
  • Working as a Senior UX Designer , on a large ecommerce environment preferred (or similar)
  • Excellent c ommunication skills to convey design ideas and requirements
  • Experience with Figma, Zeplin , design systems, Sketch or similar
  • Experience working with e x ternal vendors and/or agencies in an agile environment , whilst understanding the value of an iterative process
  • C omfortable communicating with stakeholders at all levels
We are looking for a proactive individual that demonstrate s the drive and desire to deliver projects to a high standard .