Digital Designer - Alternative Airlines

Horley

Closing date: 07/11/2018

We are a young and growing company in the fast-moving travel sector. Our team are hard-working, driven and extremely committed to everything they do. At Alternative Airlines, our staff are important and we are committed to their on-going personal development.

Alternativeairlines.com is an on-line travel agency offering a wider choice of flights for its customers. By working with more airlines worldwide, including smaller regional carriers, we offer a greater choice of flight options at lower prices. If you would like to join our business, then please keep on reading....

We are expanding the team and looking for a talented and creative Digital Designer to join our team!

Job Description:

 

The role will be focused on the design of Alternative Airlines' platform. Projects will include designing and implementing new features into the flight booking process such as the My Account portal, creating customer-facing landing pages to promote new features and airlines available through Alternativeairlines.com as well as maintenance and enhancement of the existing front-end platform.

 

Working collaboratively, and alongside a cross-functional team you will take a user-centred design approach to address complex design problems and provide sound, creative solutions. You’ll devise compelling ideas, ideate possibilities and create concepts and designs at different levels of fidelity. You will have a hands on approach with a keen eye for bringing designs to life with great interfaces whilst maintaining the structural integrity and standard of the frontend codebase. Through effective design and implementation, the successful candidate will create excellent user experience across all devices including desktop, mobile and tablet.

 
Skills Range:

 

  • Strong understanding of HTML and CSS
  • An eye for good design and what makes a good user experience
  • Basic understanding of PHP and comfortable working on the front-end code within or alongside it
  • Confident working with Javascript and jQuery
  • Experience building mobile friendly and responsive designs
  • Experience of e-commerce in travel and airline preferred, but not essential
  • Understanding and experience in version control using for example Git and Git workflows
  • A passion for excellent user experiences and interactions
  • Familiarity with pre processing tools, such a Sass/Less, Grunt is preferable, but not essential 
  • You have experience of using Adobe creative suite and/or Sketch
  • You are willing and able to communicate your ideas with the team as well as take direction and feedback

What we expect from you: 

 

  • You will be passionate about digital design, and focused on the user, and their experience. You'll feel comfortable working across the whole product lifecycle, from conception through to completion
  • You will have proven design skills and preferably you have prior experience of working in a commercial setting (preferably within e-commerce). You will have an ability to translate business ideas into elegant, user friendly design solutions
 
Person Specification:

 

Employee benefits include:

Highly competitive salary
Access to discounted air travel
Opportunity to attend airline hosted events
23 days holiday
Flexible working

We have regular socials and try to afford our staff the right work-life balance to make sure they can focus on the things that matter to them.

 

Attributes:

• Willingness to learn new techniques and skills
• Entrepreneurial

 
Key Area: Programming/Developer 15-1131.00Programming/Developer
Salary: Depending on experience
Attendance: Full-Time
 
 

No agencies please

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