User Experience Architect

Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany · Design · TZ1094/1176 expand job description ↓

Description

As a User Experience Architect you are responsible for translating a project vision, user insights and business goals into stuff that works. You rapidly iterate designs and functionality based on what people need and the behaviours you observe. You constantly prioritise the leanest, quickest and most valuable way to overcome the challenges you encounter. And you believe that user experience is the responsibility of the entire team.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Ensuring people are at the center of whatever our agile delivery team is building
  • Developing a shared understanding across the team and client using sketches, journey maps, flows or presentations - whatever it takes
  • Breaking down design concepts into their most valuable parts, writing user stories and informing overall priorities of what should be made next and why
  • Facilitating collaboration across multiple disciplines to ensure that what we deliver is of the greatest value to the end user and business
  • Carrying out user research activities e.g. interviews, rapid ethnography, guerrilla testing

Requirements

  • Understand user-centred design and have experience facilitating user research activities
  • Fluent in German language
  • Be naturally curious about how people behave, new technologies and design practices
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment working with all disciplines from UI designers to back-end developers
  • Make complicated ideas easy to understand
  • Think beyond how something looks to how it should behave and the functional implications
  • Prioritise working outcomes over documentation
  • Be willing to use whatever’s best for the task at hand, not be wedded to any particular software or tool
  • Enjoy talking about your work and presenting it to different audiences. From a team of developers, to the CEO and other senior stakeholders
  • Run workshops and work with people to solve complicated problems
  • Develop relationships easily, both with the team and the client
  • Have “Lean UX”, “Designing Interactions” and Google’s “Sprint”, or similar on your bookshelf... or kindle
  • Have an engaging portfolio showcasing your process through the delivery of innovative design solutions

You’ll be working in a multidisciplinary, agile development team; so experience of working in Scrum, Kanban or other lean approaches is preferable; with a minimum of 3 years experience in a digital agency or client side role.

Benefits

  • 28 days holidays
  • + 1 extra day during carnival
  • + 24th of December extra day off
  • + 31st of December extra day off
  • Flexible hours & home office
  • Betriebliche Altersvorsorge
  • Payday Friday (finish at 4.00PM) with free drinks
  • Birthday lie-in & present
  • Child care in cooperation with the FRÖBEL group
  • Free Breakfast, drinks and fruits
  • 20€ off per month on sport/gym/health related activities
  • public transport job ticket
  • Team events & after work drinks
  • Dogs allowed

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