Senior User Interface (UI) Designer, Waitrose Digital Development

Job Type E-commerce
Region South East England
Location Bracknell
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
Closing Date 31/5/2019
Vacancy Type
Salary £42,200 - £58,100
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
Monday to Friday
35 hours per week
09:00 - 17:30

Please upload your portfolio alongside your CV

Flexible working is welcomed and encouraged. All roles can be flexible - it is not the where, when or how you fulfil your role that is important to us, it is the contribution you make to our business as a Partner.

Duties & Responsibilities

Please note, this role sits within the Waitrose Digital team, rather than eCommerce.

Waitrose & Partners is in a very exciting place.

We have a rapidly expanding digital arm that is blending beautifully with our bricks and mortar to provide seamless and innovative customer experiences.

What are we looking for?

You are a skilled and experienced end-to-end Senior UI Designer, who has a portfolio to prove it. You can demonstrate working collaboratively to meet customer and business goals from concept to finished product; proactively ensuring quality and design standards are adhered to.

You have a great eye for detail and are able to communicate clearly and translate ideas to stakeholders and team members alike. Importantly, you are skilled with a range of visual outputs from sketches to high fidelity prototypes, with the ability to design interaction and motion/animation.

You will be comfortable working with a design system to ensure we make the most of the design kits, components and assets available, while creating new user-centred
design solutions.

You will be confident working within a cross-functional team and will demonstrate experience of both designing and delivering digital products within a delivery team, at pace, using Lean, Agile and design methodologies.

You will be a UI design expert and brand guardian, actively driving consistency and accessibility standards across all of our digital touchpoints, motivated by the knowledge you have positively influenced the design of a compelling suite of products that you can be proud of.

Job Requirements

What will you be doing?

– Working Agile as part of an efficient and multi-disciplined delivery team
– Collaborating with UX colleagues, you will be brainstorming concepts, freehand sketching, low-fi and high-fi prototyping to shape user-centred design solutions
– Within your delivery team, you will proactively use qualitative and quantitative test and learn approaches, including user testing, A/B testing and data
– Being a UI component expert, you will be collaborating with other designers to create accurate responsive template mockups and working with the development team to realise designs including interactive states and motion/ animation
– When required, you will create new UI components within the design system, working with design peers to propose, review and implement these, ensuring robust application and usage
– As part of the quality assurance process, you will be responsible for reviewing the UI once in the development phase and diligently conducting cross-browser and device testing
– Through the use of workflow tools (i.e. jira), you will be responsible for communicating design progress and providing any relevant assets or information. You will ensure designs meet the acceptance criteria before moving into development
– Advocating and implementing inclusive design solutions following W3C accessibility standards - as a digital retailer, we are committed to level AA conformance
– You will actively build relationships with design peers and business stakeholders, to influence all aspects of the customer experience, adapting your communication style accordingly
– You must stay informed of trends, industry innovation and good practice and proactively share with the wider UX/UI team on a regular basis

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

– Design-related degree or equivalent in practical experience
– Solid experience of designing for responsive digital products
– Strong understanding of UI style guides, design components and UI kits
– Experience of collaborating closely with UX experts throughout the entire product cycle, to create user-centered design solutions
– Fluency in industry software, including Sketch, Adobe Creative Cloud, prototyping and workflow tools
– Working knowledge of W3C Accessibility standards –Understanding of front-end web technologies: (HTML, CSS, Javascript, Ajax)
– Excellent communication, organisational and team collaboration skills.

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

Please see attached job description for further information.

Please note the following:
- This role is subject to the following pre-employment screening: 2 year reference check
- We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early.
- It is advisable to carefully consider your answers to each of the 3 questions that are asked as part of the last section in the application form. Tailoring your answers to highlight your relevance to the role in question may help you to secure an interview.

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