Senior UX Designer

Parallax is a digital transformation company. We build advanced products and applications using the latest technology to improve businesses all over the world.


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Role: Senior UX Designer
Location: Leeds (Flexible Hybrid/Remote Working – UK Applicants only)
Hours: Full-time
Salary: £38,000 – £47,000

About us

Parallax is a digital transformation company with innovation at its core. We solve complex problems and build leading digital products for local and national SMEs, international clients and blue-chip corporations.

We take ideas and transform them into opportunities, using cutting-edge user experience design, technical innovation and our passion for digital excellence. We don’t shy away from projects that seem too out of reach, unachievable or even impossible. We welcome the challenge and deliver the success.

We’re always challenging the norm and understand the risks of the latest and greatest and know how to deliver large digital projects at the forefront of technical possibility with a balanced approach to risk mitigation. Our clients trust us to deliver a transformative user experience married with technical excellence across a broad range of projects and industry sectors.

Our team features some of the most talented minds in the industry. We work hard to stay on top of the newest innovations and always strive to be the very best at what we do.

About the role

Reporting to the Head of Design, we’re looking for a super talented Senior UX Designer who possesses a deep knowledge of UX principles, frameworks and best practices.

At Parallax, we understand the importance of keeping the user front of mind throughout the entire product life cycle. We’re looking for someone with a proven track record of delivering great user experiences with the added challenge of growing and managing UX practitioners internally to support the agency’s proposition and future growth plans.

UX is an integral part of our future growth strategy, this is a role which could quickly grow into a ‘Head of UX’ position, and so we’re looking for a candidate who would relish the opportunity to transition into a management role over time.

Some of your responsibilities in the role will be:

  • Collaborate with senior stakeholders, product teams, business analysts and engineers to deliver thoughtful design solutions to complex problems.
  • Organise, manage and lead user research sessions, presenting your findings in a compelling way to the wider working team.
  • Revel in finding golden nuggets from various insight-gathering tasks, such as browsing through screen recordings, assessing heat maps and reviewing surveys or poll charts. Bringing this research to life through sketching or detailed diagrams and charts.
  • Run user-centric workshops and ideation sessions with multi-disciplinary teams, drawing upon your experience to devise the best UX design strategies and manage difficult conversations.
  • Your communication and listening skills allow you to take various ways of thinking and routes into consideration, you always find a way to move forward and arrive at an outcome that benefits the business, users and working group.
  • Lead user testing sessions, following best practices and capturing insights in detail, then, in turn, presenting back findings to the working team. You champion the users and keep them at the heart of the entire design decision-making process, helping shape the architecture, flow, content and interface layouts that you design.
  • Create user-first content strategies and brief designers, motion artists and copywriters to create compelling and valuable content.
  • Own and iterate existing internal processes, constantly improving based on your and the team’s thinking and what’s happening in the industry.

About You

You will have a lot of experience and success in UX design including research, data analysis, workshops, lo-fi prototyping and user testing. You’ll lead on large-scale projects and clients, ensuring users are considered at every touch point.

We’d love you to bring a user-first mindset coupled with a strategic approach, ensuring we’re making design decisions underpinned by data and insight. Your work consistently hits project objectives and KPIs by solving genuine user and business problems. You can clearly formulate a hypothesis and get buy-in from those around you fostering a truly user-first environment.

Skills & Experience

  • Possess a deep knowledge of UX principles, frameworks and best practices.
  • Able to gain a strong understanding of how clients’ businesses function quickly and build empathy with their needs and problems.
  • You understand the commercial impact UX design work can have, going above and beyond to showcase positive impacts on our client’s bottom line.
  • An excellent listener and communicator to all levels from junior to C-Suite.
  • You inspire those around you and communicate key market trends, data, processes and tools ensuring we are at the top of our game.
  • You’re quick to adapt to issues and can manage multiple projects.
  • Up to speed on the latest in SEO, being able to make recommendations to fuel organic growth.
  • Accurate in estimating and able to pull together key ways of arriving at a solution.
  • You’re a people person and have experience in mentoring younger members of a team.
  • Proficient in Figma, Google Analytics and online platforms for user research and testing purposes.

Why Parallax

We’ve created a warm, welcoming & caring environment where everyone is challenged yet supported in their roles. We don’t pretend to know everything and are always open to good ideas – you really can make a difference here.

Benefits:

  • Flexible Hybrid/Remote Working – Not a morning person? Not a problem. Work also needs to work for you, which is why we offer flexible start times and the opportunity to work remotely
  • Top-tier healthcare – There’s nothing more important. We offer free top-tier Bupa Healthcare to everyone who works with us because health is something that shouldn’t be compromised.
  • Mental wellbeing – We don’t just offer mental health care, we encourage it & ensure our staff are well supported. We make sure a number of our staff are mental health first aid trained – we always put health first, it’s a Parallax priority.
  • Top-notch technology – We all love a Nokia 3310, but there’s a time and a place. To create great things, you’ve got to be backed by great technology. In the office or remote, we’ll make sure you’re equipped to create!
  • Equality, diversity & inclusivity committee – We actively encourage our employees to help us shape the way we work and grow.
  • Social butterflies – What can we say… we’re a social bunch. Team lunches, beers on a Friday, team events and the odd office Mario Kart battle, we’re always up for a social! We have a social committee who are always looking for new ideas and fun things we can do as a team
  • Opportunity to grow – A personalised progression route is clear from day dot. We host bi-weekly 1:1s, paid training days and quarterly hack days so, the sky’s the limit.
  • Company Bonus Scheme – Your contributions won’t go unnoticed and everyone shares in the profits pot equally, with no one missing out when we hit the company targets
  • 2 streaming services on us – whether you’re a Netflix binge-watcher or Spotify music maestro, we’ll cover the cost of these each month
  • Matched pension – you pay into it, and we match your contribution on top of your normal salary
  • Great working conditions with a relaxed and fun atmosphere
  • Forward-thinking company with a positive attitude and outlook
  • The chance to have a tangible effect on how the company progresses and grows
  • Running, bouldering, 5-a-side, bake-off, lino printing – It all goes on here!
  • Xbox One, WiiU, Switch