Mid-Level UX Designer

It’s an exciting time at Switch with significant growth in our team and new business, so we’re looking for a UX designer to create new experiences with our great customers and amazing team.

A Word on Switch

Switch is a leading Australian digital agency, delivering beautifully crafted and award-winning digital solutions for clients such as HIA, Coates Hire, Cancer Council, Yamaha, Accor, The Wiggles, and Teachers Mutual Bank.

About the Role

This is an excellent full-time opportunity for a mid-level UX designer who is focused on customer success. You love taking ideas and turning them into valuable solutions for our clients and their users.

You’ll be in a multi-faceted role, working with a very passionate team from the early phases of pitches, through to design and implementation. You will be responsible for research, ideation, presentations, documentation, validation, and design.

What Are We Looking For?

A successful UX Designer at Switch should take pride in their work, have a positive attitude and show that you can not only work independently but also as a part of a team. You’ll be a self-starter who can prioritise and manage your workload.

Above all, your focus on quality is complemented by a passion for continuous improvement and a customer-first philosophy.

Your main duties & responsibilities are to:

  • Understand customers and their needs through market analysis, customer research, and feedback.
  • Design and iterate on concepts, interfaces, components and other design deliverables in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Develop personas, customer journeys, conceptual diagrams & sketches, wireframes and prototypes to ensure our customers requirements are clearly captured.
  • Use business objectives and customer research to clearly identify requirements, converting these into user stories.
  • Create and introduce efficient and reusable design assets and templates.
  • Identify and propose improvements to processes and tools for the business.
  • Facilitate the design process, presenting UX & Design deliverables to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Facilitate and conduct design-based workshops with external stakeholders.
  • Facilitate and conduct user testing sessions.
  • Take ownership and accountability of projects that you are responsible for.
  • Take ownership of personal development.
  • Write and maintain documentation based on your UX & design decisions. Ensuring all are aware of important decisions and functionality.

Qualifications

University Degree or TAFE level equivalent in a design related field is desirable, but not necessary. We value common sense as highly as any degree, so don’t be afraid of having a go.

Experience

3+ years industry experience in a design related role, successfully designing customer-first projects in complex, fast-moving environments, preferably for a digital agency.

You have delivered projects that are at a similar scale to, or greater than our current portfolio of work. You were involved from conception to delivery.

It is expected that you will have an online portfolio showcasing process, deliverables and outcomes of previous projects. Provide samples demonstrating a range of artefacts you created or contributed to.

Requirements

The successful applicant will need to have the following skills and capabilities:

  • Knowledge of design best practices, principles and techniques
  • Demonstrated history of acquiring user data. Such as conducting usability studies, performing user research and creating personas and journey maps
  • Experience problem solving complex workflows, creating highly usable designs and layouts, with a propensity towards simplification
  • Experience working in a collaborative team and working directly with developers for implementation of designs
  • Experience delivering cohesive design systems for projects of large scope and complexity
  • Experience using relevant design and prototyping tools, and knowing when to use them appropriately
  • Familiar with technical considerations needed when designing for multiple devices
  • Able to translate company goals and objectives into digital experiences
  • Strong knowledge of the web development process, tools and technology
  • Expert at planning for and estimating design work
  • Experience working with a component-led design system
  • Familiar with facilitating workshop activities with clients and customers

Nice To Haves

Not absolutely essential, but it would be great if you had knowledge or exposure to:

  • Understanding of Agile methodologies
  • Understanding of HTML & CSS
  • Experience organising and running moderated and unmoderated user testing and user interviews
  • Understanding of print/graphic design and the generation of print-ready artwork
  • Basic video editing capabilities
  • Designing for large enterprise-level CMS platforms such as Sitecore
  • Familiar with SCRUM / Agile methodologies
  • Experience designing for Retail and eCommerce

Even if you’re not an expert at everything listed above, you should be interested in expanding your skills, learning from your peers and from your own practice. You listen to feedback, you pursue improvement and you give yourself room to feel satisfied with what you’ve accomplished.


Let’s get started

This is a wonderful role for a unique individual that’s committed to the delivery of top notch projects. Attention to detail is absolutely essential as is taking care of our excellent customers.

Remuneration is at market rate, reflective of your skills and experience.

This role is full time and is located in our Sydney CBD office.

To apply, send us:

  • a little about yourself
  • your salary expectations
  • a link to your portfolio
  • availability, and...
  • your resumé with links to your work

Applications are open to Australian residents only. Recruiters please do not contact us in relation to this role. All applications are treated as highly confidential.

Sydney
Level 6
9 Hunter Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Phone 02 8188 5959
Melbourne
Level 2
696 Bourke St
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone 03 8566 8819
Phone 02 8188 5959
ABN 15 120 572 750   ·   © 2020 Switch

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