Product Design Lead

London
User Experience & Design – UX Design
Full-time

iTech Media is a values-led, Talent first and rapidly scaling, online media company operating in a hugely demanding, competitive and innovative sector. This necessitates hiring and retaining the sharpest and most adaptable people in technology in order to build the #1 digital teams in London & Warsaw. We service a rapidly growing network of over 150 sites across 50+ countries and 21 languages.

Founded in late 2015, we’re building diverse, talented and high-performing teams including Engineering, UX & Design, Content, SEO, Conversion Optimisation and of course, Product. We comprise an international team of over 100, vectored towards a compelling vision of building the #1 online digital media company in gaming.

What we absolutely need you to do:

    • Lead UX and UI across two squads/designers for flagship website
    • Work with Product Managers, designers, SEO, Content, CRO, front-end developer to deliver best in class UI and UX that support the continued optimisation and growth of website
    • Be the go-to person for UX, visua and interactive design for Product
    • Directly manage 2 internal designers and third party contractor support team to ensure the design can be applied to new and existing systems
    • Understand Agile work practises
    • Wire-framing and validating the design solutions 
    • Create and adhere to design standards that reflect best practices while keeping an eye on emerging trends and how they might be utilized
    • Support a test and learn approach
    • Design by data and research
    • Enable and coach Product Designers to produce A grade UX and UI
    • Multi-task and prioritize between several projects in various stages of completion
    • Participate in a friendly and cooperative work environment, giving and accepting feedback, encouraging innovation within the team
    • Create and facilitate work that adds value to the user-experience; balancing ease-of-use with system functionality
    • Perform design reviews during the sprint within
    • Coach and Lead Design Workshops on new product initiatives to build quick, learn fast and iterate faster
    • Directing the visionary design future of the Product  

Ticket to play:

    • Experience in UX Workshopping and UX practices such as customer journey mapping, empathy mapping, collaborative sketching and design sprints
    • Strong, clean visual design sense
    • Strong skills in typography and grids
    • Strong UX focus
    • The ability to understand technical implications in design chapters decisions
    • The ability to take ownership of design process Experience in leading and mentoring designers to enable
    • Love to solve problems and be challenged
    • To be a constant learner. Always growing - both personally and with the team
    • Experience in coaching and mentoring digital designers
    • Support growth of design in a scaling product team
    • Understanding & experience of working with pattern/component libraries contributing to a consistent design language that is scalable
    • Proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in order to meet milestones and deadlines. The ability to self-start and self-manage is a must.
    • Remaining flexible and professional under pressure and come to work each day with a positive attitude
    • Keep team informed of industry trends, best practices, and evolving technologies.
    • Ability to think and help inform product strategy and vision – not just define how it will look but what should we build.
    • Familiarity with flow chart, storyboarding, mockup, prototyping (Sketch, Invision, Axure, Balsamiq, , etc – though you can suggest or use new tools which suit the task)
What we can do for you:

Give you the platform and support to excel
Give you a yearly training budget of £1000 to bring out the ninja in you
Annual company retreat to have fun, team build and grow together. Previous destinations include Mykonos, Mexico and Thailand
Annual bonus scheme based on individual & company performance 

And all of these added goodies:

A chance to work with an epic team of passionate experts
Brand new, state-of-the-art offices with a fun and engaging culture (check the website for pictures)
Flexible working hours - you pick what suits you best
25 days' holiday + 8 bank holidays + additional 6 days over Xmas/New Year
Free private health care including dental, optical, physio and wellbeing
Annual travel season ticket loan
Team Friday lunches - ordered-in from a variety of local restaurants (on your first Friday you get to choose which restaurant we order from)
Birthdays off
Unlimited drinks, snacks and organic fruit
Herman Miller chair, top spec Bose headphones and a choice of hardware/OS
Regular wellbeing activities - mindfulness (monthly Sanctus sessions) & nutrition guest speakers, free health screening (MOTs)
Join in with yoga, 5-a-side football, HIIT sessions and much more
Monthly social events as well as legendary summer and Christmas extravaganzas
Charity volunteering days off to support causes you're passionate about
Pension contribution matched up to 10%. 

Our ambition is to build the Number 1 Online Media Company in Gaming, Worldwide!
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