• Senior UX Designer

    Location UK-Edinburgh
    Job ID
    2018-10427
    # Positions
    1
    Category (Candidate Search)
    Engineering
    Position Type
    Permanent
    Business Group
    SolarWinds MSP
  • Overview

    SolarWinds MSP is an award-winning international software firm with a global reach. Our Best-in-Class products service thousands of business users with wide range of SaaS offerings to achieve our mission of empowering IT professionals to win through technology.

     

    We are seeking a creative, data centric and highly motivated User Experience Designer to become a valued member of our product and development team. This position will play a very key role in shaping and improving the design and user experience of our current and future web products.

     

    You will work as part of an experienced UX team, working collaboratively with cross-functional teams including sales, product managers, executives, development and other company stakeholders, leading UX throughout the planning and development lifecycle. The position requires an absolute customer focus, with a data-driven approach. The ideal candidate will be able to act well with minimal direction, lead, and be able to thrive in a fast paced environment.

     

    Responsibilities

    What will you be doing?

     

    • Drive a user-centred design approach on our largest product whilst still maintaining a focused delivery plan of multiple projects for the products UX team
    • Motivate and mentor a team of bright and passionate designers
    • Work with product managers, developers and other stakeholders to discover and understand user needs and requirements to turn high level product requirements into workflows and designs
    • Lead projects and work directly with product teams, building relationships across PM & Engineering
    • Interpret analytics data from product usage, usability testing and other sources
    • Champion the user while defining user experience opportunities and identifying use cases
    • Creating detailed user interface (UI) mockups and detailed UI and visual design specifications
    • Taking a complex, technical problem and make an attractive, easy-to-use UI
    • Create clickable prototypes for remote usability testing
    • Conducting informal feature walkthroughs, usability studies, and other user research activities with the best users on the planet (primarily using remote meeting technology)
    • Rapidly iterate and launch follow-up usability tests or studies – thoughtfully incorporating user, developer, and product manager feedback into design revisions
    • Design solutions to usability issues in products quickly – in minutes and hours, not days and weeks
    • Sharing and communicating designs with cross-functional, worldwide teams for review and feedback
    • Contribute to user interface design and development best practices and standards



    Qualifications

    • Expert UX skills and proven leadership on successful projects
    • Experience improving UX based on test results and data
    • Portfolio demonstrating excellence in digital product design, including wireframes, sitemaps, and user flows
    • Proficiency with wireframing and prototyping tools
    • Collaborative, team player with Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and analytical skills
    • Natural creative flare with a passion for user focused design
    • Experience working in an Agile development environment
    • Extensive prototyping experience
    • Experience with Axure and HTML/CSS experience

     

     

    What awaits you besides the top technology and great co-workers?

     

    Based within a modern and spacious city-centre office, our Edinburgh Team consists of 60+ of the R&D team you will be a part of which delivers on a number of major development projects for our global client base. We promote self-education and support you in learning new things – through conferences, online tutorials, and mentors. You can enjoy comfortable office spaces with free tea, coffee and soft drinks, fresh fruit, a games rooms with table tennis, table football and video games.

     

    We offer many benefits, such as:

    • A competitive salary topped up with a company bonus scheme
    • A matched pension contribution scheme
    • Health insurance and life assurance
    • A relaxed place to work with casual dress, games room and free lunches twice a week

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