Semantico is an award winning digital publishing solutions company with offices in the UK and US. We deliver innovative e-publishing solutions for leading publishers, institutions and scholarly societies such as Oxford University Press, Nature Publishing Group and McGraw-Hill Professional.
UX Lead role
We are looking for an experienced User Experience (UX) Lead to drive the UX effort for our client and internal R&D digital projects at our Company based in the heart of Brighton.
We understand that UX practitioners come in all sorts of shapes and sizes: our ideal candidate will have a demonstrable understanding of all areas of user experience, a track record of successful projects, and a strong focus on working in a highly collaborative, partnership style with our clients. You need to be able to work under your own direction, and mentor your colleagues in the UX team, including the UX Architect who reports to you.
A portfolio is required for candidates selected for interview, with specific examples of how you’ve taken customer/user insight to adapt the direction of your design/UX thinking. We are more interested in your design thinking and process, and the techniques used, than the final deliverable.
Using your deep knowledge of web development processes, technologies and standards, you will create user stories, flowcharts, wire frames and sitemaps. Analysing and extracting insights from the results of user research, you will apply the information to future designs and prototypes. You will collaborate successfully with clients and internal colleagues to obtain a holistic understanding of client goals and objectives in order to create first class interfaces, including designing activities for and facilitating the running of stakeholder workshops. Working with Producers, Product Owners and Business Analysts, you’ll create detailed project plans, and intelligently scope and define requirements, where these touch on UX.
You will have a thorough understanding of contemporary user-centred design methodologies, a proven track record in designing complex, responsive applications in a fast paced commercial environment, an understanding of the possibilities and restrictions of front-end development technology. The ability to sell the importance of UX and user-centric design is vital, as is a calm head, with a diplomatic and realistic approach to problem solving.
We’re looking to recruit passionate individuals who are committed to delivering high quality, innovative work. In return, we offer a friendly and supportive environment where we aim to help develop each employee to their full potential. A competitive salary and bonus scheme are available for the right candidate, as well as flexible working, a non contributory pension scheme, an individual training allowance, Cycle to Work scheme, childcare vouchers, various fresh coffee and fruit and 23 days’ leave plus eight days’ paid bank holidays ( a total of 31 days), rising to 28 days’ leave plus bank holidays ( a total of 36 days) with accrued service.
To apply for this position, please read the attached job description before sending in your CV and a cover letter that includes your salary expectations and why you feel you are suitable for the role to HR@semantico.com
We will endeavour to reply to all applicants to advise whether or not they have been invited to interview.