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User Experience Designer
Ingeniously simple user experience is Red Gate's best competitive advantage. We're looking for experienced designers to make sure our products are as easy to use as possible.
Our UX designers are embedded in project teams. This means you'll work in collaboration with developers, technical authors, and product managers to define the user experience.
You'll be responsible for identifying key user needs, prototyping new features, running usability tests, and iterating your designs based on feedback from the team and from real users. You'll need to be confident enough to push for great user experience while accommodating the team's other priorities.
In this role, designing the right interaction is more important than pretty pixels, and you can count on the rest of the UX team to support you.
Currently we work with desktop apps and WinForms, but in time we’re likely to move to HTML 5, as we did with Source Control for Oracle.
Right now, we have a few roles available across the company:
- In our database delivery team, to support a new suite of tools for database administrators and make continuous integration of SQL Server databases easy. The aim is to make our individual tools work better as a coherent suite.
- In our core business, to maintain an excellent level of user experience as our tools grow and acquire new features to satisfy customer demand.
We want to help our users solve their problems. If you can help us, to solve our users problems, we want to hear from you!
What's it like to be a User Experience Designer at Red Gate?
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What makes you Red Gate's User Experience Designer?
- You think design is about problem solving, not pure aesthetics. Design starts without UIs.
- You're able to work on desktop (but also web) and quickly learn to work with other platforms, too.
- You're able to work well with developers, technical authors, and testers in small project teams where you'll be advocating the user's perspective.
- Your technical analytical skills mean you can objectively challenge problems and devise simple design solutions.
- You're pragmatic when it comes to design solutions.
- Your clear and concise communication skills mean you're able to provide rationale and build consensus for design solutions.
- You have an excellent knowledge or user-centred design methods and tools.
- You'd be happy facilitating collaborative design sessions and workshops.
What would really help?
- Familiarity with web, SQL Server, and/or .NET technology.
- Experience using an agile approach to software development.
- A university degree in HCI or a related discipline.
What's the package?
- A great benefits package.
- Salary is negotiable, depending on experience (please tell us your salary expectations in your covering letter).
- You’ll work about 40 hours a week, with flexible work time.