Senior UX Designer

🏒 The Company

ASquared is a mobile app, web and digital platform specialist. We design, develop and launch products for funded startups and scaleups that have a demonstrable impact on our people, our partners and the planet.

You’ll join an open environment where you’ll have the chance to work across a truly great piece of business. You will own the day-to-day, ensure great work happens, always organised, always proactive, always bringing positive energy, always hungry to add value strategically and creatively and always with a resilient can-do attitude.

As an Award-Winning, People First company, we prioritise our people above all else.

  • We are committed to promoting mental health and well-being in the workplace and have taken the Workplace Mental Health Pledge to demonstrate our commitment.

  • We understand the importance of supporting employees through difficult life events, such as pregnancy loss, and have pledged to follow the appropriate guidelines and show compassion during such times by taking the Workplace Pregnancy Loss Pledge.

  • We have also signed the Menopause Workplace Pledge, recognising the challenges women face during the peri- and menopause phases of their lives and committing to providing support in the workplace.

πŸ“Ά The role

We’re looking for an experienced Senior UX Designer to come and design innovative and engaging solutions for a growing and diverse roster of clients, ranging from new start-ups to established enterprises.

You’ll join an open, collaborative culture where you can make an impression amongst an ambitious, forward-thinking group. You will own the day-to-day, ensure great work happens and will always be organised, proactive and bring positive energy. You’ll add value strategically and creatively, always with a resilient and can-do attitude. 

πŸ‘€ What you’ll bring

  • You’ll have worked on a variety of experiences so far in your career, able to recombine and apply what you’ve learned in novel, fresh ways to your projects

  • You are familiar with and can demonstrate a strong human-centred product design process

  • You are happy to own and lead  the user experience, from discovery to release

  • You’ll have experience working with or in digital Product, and ideally mobile applications 

  • You’re familiar with a variety of user interface patterns for mobile and web design

  • You have a strong facilitation skill set that allows you to engage with clients and stakeholders in client-facing discovery workshops

  • You’ll bring experience in running evaluative research (usability testing) sessions for existing products or experiences, and have experience in gaining insights through generative and primary user research

  • You’re used to working in multidisciplinary, cross-functional teams of design, engineering and project management

  • You love working to complex and challenging client briefs using a fast-paced agile approach

πŸ“² What you’ll be doing

  • Running client-facing discovery workshops to uncover and refine business and user needs, problem statements and user journey maps

  • Conducting user and/or stakeholder interviews to form a solid understanding of the problem, working up in fidelity to viable, engaging solutions

  • Creating high-level prototypes, wireframes or user flows to validate with stakeholders or end users

  • Guiding clients of varying digital maturities to make informed decisions around their products or services

  • Leading and championing the user experience of the projects you’re involved with, always maintaining the needs of the user balanced with the needs of the business

  • Understanding and creating user journeys and ultimately creating user stories for designers and developers to work from

  • Working closely with product designers and developers to create high-quality mobile or web solutions that are human-centric, high quality and delightful

  • Collaborating within cross-functional teams using an Agile development process 

🫑  The essentials

  • 5+ years’ experience as a UX designer

  • A demonstrable track record and portfolio showcasing a human-centric design approach, spanning discovery and requirements gathering to information architecture,  sketching and wireframing

  • Experience designing for native mobile app experiences (iOS & Android)

  • Excellent communication skills, where you can ‘keep it simple’ and make complicated details and problems understandable to a non-technical audience

  • An ability to translate requirements into modern, accessible and delightful experiences for end users

  • Experience working within multidisciplinary, cross-functional teams in an agile environment 

  • Experience working in Figma or Sketch, and Adobe Suite

😎 The nice-to-haves

  • Digital agency experience

  • Familiarity or experience with UX writing or content strategy

  • Experience with conducting heuristic evaluations for both web and native products

  • Experience with user research methods, both qualitative and quantitative

  • Experience or familiarity with design system and a modular design process

  • Experience with React (Web or Native) 

🏠 Our office and remote working

This role is remote-friendly, within a 175 mile radius of Brighton.

“We don’t live to work, we work to live” - achieving a good work-life balance is a core company belief. You’ll experience this through our flexible working options (e.g. remote, core hours, hybrid) at our offices in Platf9rm AND our Digital Nomad perk which allows you to take a change of scenery and work from ANYWHERE in the world for up to a month each year.

There are terms to ensure it's safe, practical and legal, but nonetheless, life's for living, so join us and get your imagination out there!

πŸ’What’s in it for you?

At ASquared, you’ll have the opportunity to work at an incredible agency, and join an inspiring team whilst getting to grow and shape your career with us. We offer a competitive salary and uncapped profit share based on lead referrals and project delivery, training, benefits and well-being perks too.

  • A values-led working environment that encourages putting people first, honesty, curiosity and leadership.

  • We are a Dog Friendly Office, so if you come into the office, please bring your pooch for a visit

  • We do really care about our team’s well-being so we give everyone a wellness allowance of £20 per month to spend on things that will improve their wellness like fitness classes, meditation apps and more.

  • Access to Counselling with Spill 

  • Holiday allowance that increases over time

  • Extra Day off for your Birthday

  • Christmas Shutdown (to be booked using holiday entitlement)

  • Digital Nomad (work anywhere in the world for up to a month a year - subject to restrictions in other countries)

  • Enhanced Digital Nomad after 3 years of service (£2k paid towards flight/travel and accommodation)

  • Flexible hybrid / remote working - We’re not a 9-5. No one will tap their watch if you prefer to start late and finish late because you like to go to the gym before work. Our focus is on your ability to deliver for the business, not your ability to keep strict working hours.

  • Employee Referral scheme (refer someone to work with us and you'll be eligible for a £1k referral bonus - subject to conditions)

  • GCI (Green Commute Initiative) Bike Scheme

  • Professional Development

  • Monthly Social Events: company lunches, social nights/day events, escape rooms, bowling etc...

  • PLATF9RM Membership Perks

πŸ«‚ Inclusion & Belonging

We’re committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace. We aim to inspire and support our talents and clients through open, honest discussions and clear actions.

🟰 Come as you are, bring your whole self to work

Your gender, your gods, your sex life, your skin colour or your big shot family member don't make the blindest difference here. ASquared is a progressive, open, honest company. If you're smart and good at what you do, come as you are and bring your whole self to work.

πŸ’Ά The Package

Up to £50k basic salary (DOE) plus Profit is also shared from any leads you may bring to ASquared.

To all recruitment agencies: ASquared does not accept agency CVs unless specifically engaged in a role (perm, contract, freelance or temp) by the Head of People & Culture. Please do not forward CVs to our hiring managers, employees or any other company location. Any engagement with employees or provision of CVs to employees within ASquared where you have not engaged with the Head of People & Culture specifically on advertised roles will be considered speculative and ASquared will not be responsible for any fees related to CVs received in this unsolicited manner.

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