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UX Designer

  • Sector: ICT
  • Location: Derby, Derbyshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 13/12/2016
  • Duration: permanent
  • Time left:
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    (10/01/17)
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The Company:
Is this the biggest revolution you've never heard of? The UK's railways are changing. Radically.

Over the coming decades the UK's rail network and operators will fully embrace digital approaches, implementing a wealth of new technologies and innovations to make rail a faster, more efficient and effective mode of transport.

Customer expectations are also changing, particularly as real time information becomes available at your fingertips via smartphones. This trend is seeping into many area

The Role:
This role will be based in either London or Derby. It's your choice. However you'll not be spending your entire time behind a desk as regular travel between the two locations will be likely.

It may not seem immediately obvious but as a UX Designer within the rail industry you'll be helping to make commuters lives better! Your role will involve making use of data and transforming it into a usable, easy to understand format to keep rail users informed and updated. Think iOS and Android apps and other digital information platforms.

If this seems like a daunting task, then don't worry as you'll not be alone in this endeavour. Our client is a forward-looking company with a strong pedigree in rail stretching back over 50 years and is now leading the charge toward the full embrace of 'digital rail'. They are building a world-class team of tech talent as they work towards their mission of re-imagining rail travel. You'll be in a work environment that requires strong problem solving skills and independent self-direction coupled with an aptitude for team collaboration and open communication.

Interested in breaking into this exciting new area of tech? Then have a read through the key attributes below and click apply or contact our recruiter for this role, Kate Walker.

 Experience of creating engaging user experiences with both new and innovative products as well as face-lifting existing large-scale products.
 Experience designing for desktop applications, web applications and mobile applications in both Android and iOS.
 Executing interaction design and visual design as part of a multidisciplinary team.
 Exceptional design skills, production values and attention to detail.
 Awareness of latest industry trends in UX Design across multiple platforms and the ability to bring these into the business.
 Ability to engage in multiple projects simultaneously, ask tough questions, challenge assumptions and drive for results.
 Ability to engage with senior stakeholders within the business to elicit views on customer demand and turn these into deliverables that meet said customer need.
 Understanding of common project management tools and techniques.
 Understanding of common software development tools and techniques.
 Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, leadership, and negotiating skills.
 Strong personal drive and a desire to succeed.

Join the revolution transforming the railways and apply today.

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