Arbor Education is a socially-driven EdTech company on a mission to transform the way schools work, using smarter, hassle-free tools. Arbor’s Management Information System (MIS) is currently used by over 1,000 schools, helping staff save time whilst improving student outcomes. The company, whose Customer and Sales Office made its home in Leeds 4 years ago, recently decided to establish a new development and engineering function in the City, a decision which was an easy one considering the City's strategic location, its fast-paced environment and the large body of potential employees.
Essential for this post: • Bachelor’s or Master’s in photonics, electrical engineering, or related discipline/comparable industry experience (PhD is desirable). • Experience designing and testing optical and electrical components and sub-systems. • Complex problem-solving skills. • Excellent team working skills. • Excellent planning and organisational skills. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
You’ll be joining a small but growing team and have the skills to take ownership of projects to see them through from inception to delivery. You’ll collaborate with developers and stakeholders to turn user requirements into solid design artefacts and facilitate their implementation. We’re seeking a candidate with outstanding communication skills, capable of articulating complex concepts to stakeholders of all seniority levels and passionately championing user experience. You’ll have opinions on good design practices and help to shape our processes as the team grows.
About you: You have 3+ years of experience as a UX designer with at least 1 year working on a SaaS product (Ideally an enterprise B2B software). You can rapidly prototype using HTML/CSS. You’re familiar with industry standard design tools, such as Sketch, Invision, Photoshop, or Illustrator. You understand cross-browser compatibility issues and solutions. You have experience in User Research and Usability Testing, including creating Wireframes, Storyboards, User flows and process flows. Experience of creating and owning a complete Design System.
Requirements for this post: You should already have at least 3 years relevant experience working, preferably with some previous agency experience. You should be able to demonstrate experience of working in a design role as part of an agile team to deliver great products and services that delight their users. While running user research sessions is not a requirement for this job, having an understanding of user research methods, and having experience of working with user research, is necessary. You should be able talk confidently and passionately about design and UX. Experience of building design systems. Familiarity with the Gov.uk or NHS design system is welcome. While front-end web development is not part of the job, some knowledge of web design including HTML and CSS is beneficial Be comfortable working with Sketch or Figma, with Adobe Creative Cloud experience welcome.
Some of the requirements for this post: You should already have at least 5 years relevant experience working, preferably with some previous agency experience. You should be able to demonstrate experience of working in a senior design role as part of an agile team to deliver great products and services that delight their users. While running user research sessions is not a requirement for this job, having an understanding of user research methods, and having experience of working with user research, is necessary. You should be able talk eloquently about design principles and processes. Be willing to contribute to bids and pitches with creative ideas and a concise writing style. Experience of building design systems. Familiarity with the Gov.uk or NHS design system is welcome.
Attributes - You'll be: a thoughtful designer with an attention to detail, a creative thinker, a problem solver; passionate about user-centred design; a lover of design, with a critical eye. You'll have: A degree or postgraduate qualification in Interaction Design, Digital Media, Graphic Design or similar. Feel free to apply if you’re graduating this summer; a portfolio of great design work that shows a clear, rigorous design process – not just eye-catching final images but how you got there; some evidence of understanding users’ needs, and full permission to work and live in the UK
We’re looking for someone who wants to help the public sector and charities build and maintain user-centred websites, products, and services. You create and edit content with confidence, and use user research and/or evidence to create content that meets user needs. You are able to help organisations prioritise, maintain, and improve their content. You have worked in a multidisciplinary team or a content/communications team, and are able to balance your workload across several projects. You are confident creating and managing content in a content management system such as WordPress.
We're looking for someone with: a strong portfolio with relevant education, 3+ years industry experience working with varied ‘clients’, a solid working knowledge of the latest versions of interactive design software, e.g. Creative Suite, Sketch and Invision, knowledge of how to translate data / findings into design decisions, an eye for amazing UI and design, comfortable leading / playing an active role within project discovery sessions or Design Sprints and the ability to articulate and present creative ideas.
Requirements for this post: Exemplary content design skills : Expertise in creating content based on evidenced user needs : Experience in championing user centred design principles and practices : Enjoy working collaboratively with your team and experts : Be comfortable working in rapid sprint cycles : Be a stronger presenter and happy to sell the benefits of content design to people who aren’t familiar with the discipline Have a positive “can do” attitude : Have great consultancy skills, caring about your client’s needs and motivations : Enjoy sharing your skills and experience with your client to enable them to continue to iterate and improve content after you leave : Experience of working in an Agile workplace : Experience of creating and iterating prototypes.
Some of the essential requirements: A growth mindset - you approach every as a school day, no matter how experienced you are. Strong ability to recognise and predict use-cases and user interaction, including happy path, edge and corner cases, and incorporate them into designs. The knowledge and desire to investigate, innovate and develop emerging design, UX and technology trends. Experience in rapid prototyping tools, for example Sketch / Figma / Adobe XD. Excellent understanding of user-experience design for mobile and the web, technology trends, demonstrable design skills, and ability to show relevant work.
These are the qualities we are looking for: Experience leading the end-to-end design of new services or leading the improvement of current services that are under performing : Experience of working within the parameters of a broad direction but generally your work is self-initiate : You are confident presenting your work to senior stakeholders and are able to demonstrate how evidence has been used to support the design decisions : You can manage relationships effectively, building long-term, strategic partnerships that involve regular and clear communication : You have advanced experience with Agile, GDS standards and service principles
Some of the qualities we are looking for: You are an expert practitioner with broad industry experience. : You are an expert at designing services from end-to-end and leading the improvement of current services that are under performing : You have advanced knowledge of a wide range of disciplines and are able to promote their combined offer as multidisciplinary service design teams : You understand the main industries currently generating demands for service design and how that fits with developing Hippo's business strategy
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