Job Description:As a UX Architect you will help customers connect with our brands, bringing your experience in usability, information design and information architecture to create and document holistic experiences. The ideal candidate should have a passion for user-centric design and the tools and processes that make it happen.
In this role you will move projects from concept to concrete solutions by optimizing experiences for our readers, working with Product and the Director of UX Architecture to conceptualize solutions, map user flows, implement information architecture, build prototypes for testing, and create wireframes and detailed functional specs. Your expertise should bring an understanding of modular design and design systems to contribute to a scalable, sustainable approach that enables speed to market, evolution, and optimization.
This will be a highly collaborative role requiring partnerships with SMEs, Editorial, UX Design, Technology, Research, and Product.
The UX Architect will report to the Director of UX Architecture.
The UX Architect is responsible for crafting a user experience that meets both customer needs and business objectives, combining industry best practices and personal expertise
Bring an eye for information design and a knowledge of information architecture to your work
Collaborate on improving the architecture of our digital products and the use of metadata to organize and connect content
Collaborate on wholistic navigational solutions that encourage site exploration and connect brands
Analyse, optimize and communicate the larger story of how our users will interact with a product through user flows
Facilitate the design process of features and templates through wireframes and prototypes
Explore and validate solutions by creating prototypes for and actively participating in user testing
Develop final wireframes, templates, and modules used by Software Engineering and QA
Contribute to the creation of interaction patterns in our design system
Conduct heuristic reviews and apply findings to new solutions
Incorporate recommendations and analysis from our Customer Insights and UX Research teams
Translate business objectives into detailed functional specifications to ensure rapid development of projects
Coordinate on ensuring we meet requirements for accessibility
Independently deliver on projects and work with others on teams
Last but never least, serve as an advocate for our readers, keeping their needs at the heart of our digital solutions
Required Skill Set:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
Strong grasp of UI, HCI and UX principles
Understanding of best practices for mobile, web-based and responsive design
Experience in user and screen flows, conceptual and detailed wireframing, and prototyping tools
Experience working with Design Systems
Experience working with Agile
Experience working with Figma
A strong portfolio that demonstrates your experience and UX skills, illustrating step by step solutions for features
A portfolio that displays a clear examples of deliverables
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Experience in the design of Subscribe with Google, Google Showcase and Web Stories
Familiarity with WCAG accessibility standards and compliance
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Business Area: TECHNOLOGY - PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Job Category: IT Development Group
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Req ID: 27098