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UI/UX Designer

What is on offer?

AHK has an exciting opportunity for a UI/UX Designer to join our IT Team based in Prescot. You will be taking responsibility for UI/UX design for a suite of business applications developed for AHK and clients. The UI/UX Designer delivers an exceptional user experience, using various methods and technologies. Designs optimal user interfaces from graphical components to help deliver high-quality digital solutions with intuitive design.

 

About us

Alfred H Knight are an independent provider of inspection and testing services. Established in 1881, AHK operates in more than 40 countries with a well-earned reputation for providing reliable, professional services.

We provide specialist services for a wide range of commodities within base and minor metals, steel raw materials, ferroalloys, precious metals, platinum group metals, industrial minerals, solid fuels, and fertilisers. Our clients include miners, smelters, refineries, traders, financial institutions and government bodies.

We maintain rigorous quality standards to ensure that our operations provide the highest level of services to our clients. We achieve this through compliance with industry standards and regulations for laboratory, inspection and quality management, including ISO: IEC 17025, 17020, 9001, 14001 and 45001.

Our people are our finest asset and as a truly global company, we value diversity, and respect people from all backgrounds. Click here to find out more about AHK.

 

Do you have what it takes to become an UI / UX Designer?

 Responsibilities

  • Lead UI and UX design for software development projects.
  • Implement and communicate standards for UI and UX to the wider team, ensuring that application designs are consistent with standards.
  • Collaborating with clients and business stakeholders, to deliver high quality user experiences.
  • Document and provide UI/UX designs to the software development team, agreeing on solutions.
  • Collaborate with Business Analysts to ensure UI and UX designs are aligned to solution.
  • Perform acceptance testing on UI and UX designs, ensuring the designs meet the stakeholders’ requirements.
  • Keep up to date with fast-changing UI and UX trends, presenting findings to leadership to initiate change where necessary.
  • Evaluate existing applications, proposing improvements and optimisations where possible.
  • Create wireframes and prototypes of new design ideas.
  • Prepare and provide demonstrations of UI/UX design ideas.
  • Ensure AHK’s business applications ahere to standards on typography and graphic design.
  • Identify and troubleshoot UX problems, maintaining key attributes such as responsiveness.

To be successful at Alfred H Knight, you will need to display the following:

Experience/Background

  • 3+ years experience working in a similar role.
  • Excellent understanding of UI & UX design principles and standards.
  • Working knowledge of design tools, to support documentation of UI/UX designs.
  • Experience working in an agile environment.
  • Sound understanding of both web and mobile platforms.

Qualifications/Education

  • Educated to degree level (high grade) or above.

Person Specification

  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Comfortable demonstrating designs to potentially large audiences and senior management.
  • User focussed, with the ability to build effective relationships with stakeholders.
  • Attention to detail, focusing on the points that matter.
  • Passionate about resolving user pain points through great design.
  • Open minded, explores ideas and enjoys collaborating.

Technical Specification

  • Wireframe tool experience
  • Some basic knowledge of HTML/CSS/JS advantageous for prototyping (not essential)
  • Experience using tools such as Asana, and Jira (not essential)

What are the benefits?

We are offering an excellent opportunity with a salary and benefits package to match including pension, life assurance and an employee assistance programme.

UI/UX Designer

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