Senior UX Designer

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Thought Machine, one of the UK's leading fintech companies, is undergoing a period of rapid expansion and is looking to hire a Senior UX Designer.

Our mission is to cure one of the banking industry's primary problems: its reliance on outdated IT infrastructure. Nearly every bank is stuck on a legacy IT platform, which cripples their ability to innovate and give their customers the type of service they deserve.

Our solution to this is Vault: a complete retail banking platform that is capable of being configured easily to suit the needs of any bank. We have built Vault from the ground up as a cloud-native, microservice API architecture platform. Thought Machine has a deep culture of engineering excellence, and we believe it is this which delivers a solution compelling enough to engender a seismic shift in the banking industry.

Thought Machine is looking for highly talented individuals to help grow the company and achieve our ambitious goal. We pride ourselves on having an excellent internal culture, where we strive hard to create the best possible working environment; a healthy mix of great technical work, fast pace, supportive atmosphere, and of course our irreverent sense of fun.

Thought Machine hires team members of excellent caliber in every role. While a lot will be asked of you, you will benefit greatly from working in a world-class team, with colleagues who excel. Working at Thought Machine is fast paced and team oriented with an emphasis in delivering the highest quality work in every role.

DUTIES:

  • Thought Machine design and build software and web applications for the banking industry, where we place a high premium on product excellence. You will work closely with both design and engineering teams to develop and evolve our products using Thought Machine’s agile methods
  • You will work within the applications team and for our UX lead. Where project work will encompass both colleague and customer channels of our banking clients
  • As we are a product company, the role entails designing a single set of products that can be used by multiple clients
  • You will take full ownership of design within allocated projects and support our UX lead with overall project direction
  • This is a hands-on role and you will be expected to operate autonomously and effectively
  • Planned initial projects will have a particular focus on research, prototyping and thought leadership content writing



Requirements

Essential

  • Proven experience as a senior UXD within the tech industry
  • Demonstrable examples of project work within web or mobile apps that have shipped
  • Familiar and comfortable working within a multi-discipline and agile team
  • Adept at all aspects of the UX lifecycle
  • In-depth knowledge of design principles, patterns, heuristics and their appropriate application within digital products
  • Confidence to orchestrate research studies, carry them out and document findings
  • Desire to become a domain expert in consumer banking and a thought leader within our industry
  • Proficient in the use of design tools such as Sketch & InVision
  • Willing and able to champion cross-team adoption of user-centred design practices
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desirable

  • Previous experience designing within complex applications
  • Familiar with creating design artefacts using design systems
  • Good knowledge of consumer banking products and applications

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Share options
  • Pension
  • Healthcare (including dental & optical)
  • Other perks like sports clubs, healthy (and sometimes not so healthy) snacks, breakfast and drinks
  • A talented & experienced team as your colleagues
  • An environment where you can learn and progress
  • Friday team wrap up with drinks and food!
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