• Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • IG Group
  • 2019-07-22

Senior User Experience Designer

  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Full time
  • 22 Jul 19

IG empowers informed, decisive, adventurous people to access opportunities in over 15,000 financial markets. With a strong focus on innovation and technology, the company puts client needs at the heart of everything it does.

IG’s vision is to be a global leader in retail trading and investments. Established in 1974 as the world’s first financial spread betting firm, it continued leading the way by launching the world’s first online and iPhone trading services.

IG is now an award-winning, multi-platform trading company, the world’s No.1 provider of CFDs* and a global leader in forex. It provides leveraged services with the option of limited-risk guarantees, and offers an execution-only share dealing service in the UK, Australia, Germany, France, Ireland, Austria and the Netherlands. IG has recently launched a range of affordable, fully managed investment portfolios, to provide a comprehensive offering to investors and active traders.

It is a member of the FTSE 250, with offices across Europe, including a Swiss bank, Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and the US, where it offers on-exchange limited risk derivatives via the Nadex brand.

*Based on revenue excluding FX (from published financial statements, October 2016)

Senior User Experience Designer

Job Title
Senior User Experience Designer

Job Description

Who we are

Founded in 1974, we invented the concept of financial spread betting. Today, we're the world's No.1 spread betting and CFD provider, with offices in 14 countries and over 195,000 clients worldwide.
Recognised as one of Britain's top employers, it's no surprise that this success has come from empowering our people to be brave, innovative and inspiring. Join us, and you'll find the perfect place to showcase your talents and passion. Your achievements will be recognised, and you'll have the support of a collaborative global team.

Where you'll work

As part of a connected global team, you'll come to work in a friendly and dynamic environment. Our comfortable, cutting-edge offices contain everything you need to succeed:
• Agile workspaces and hot desks
• Private quiet rooms
• Breakout and refreshment areas

You'll be working with collaborative design and development specialists to help create our next generation iOS trading apps.

With a high degree of support and psychological safety from the team and the business to be able to challenge assumptions, be ambitious, and try new ways of working.

The design team are well established experts in their field with a deep and wide range of experience and love of design, and we're looking forward to learning as much from you as you do from us.

How you'll progress

Your development is as important to us as it is to you. You'll be rewarded for hard work here, with support to get better at what you do.
We work in a fast-paced project environment where change is constant. If you're up for the challenge, you'll have opportunities to try new things and broaden your skills quickly through exposure to the executive team and new experiences.

What you'll get

As well as having the chance to attend regular social events, get funding for your charitable endeavours and join a range of special interest groups, you'll receive an attractive selection of benefits working with IG:
• Flexible working hours and work-from-home opportunities
• Performance-related bonuses
• Pension, insurance and medical plans
• Career-focused technical and leadership training
• Contribution to gym memberships and more

What you'll do

You'll be creating usable and useful products that are consistent across mobile and desktop interfaces.
Working through design problems: you'll translate business requirements and client needs into ideas, designing the overall flow and detailed elements to solve these problems across your projects.
Sketching and prototyping to quickly evaluate ideas daily, and designing the detailed interactions in an agile development workflow.
You'll iterate the designs based on client research, data analysis, and team critique.

Who you'll be

Who you'll be You'll be leading and collaborating closely with developers, product owners, business stakeholders, and researchers throughout an agile process.

1. Setting design strategy for projects to support user and business outcomes
2. At least five years' experience designing mobile digital products, systems, apps, or software using UCD methods.
3. Communicate design ideas clearly, with rationale.
4. The ability to uncover insight - not just to accept what you hear at face value, but to drive towards unarticulated needs, whether it's from users of a system or business stakeholders

1. Degree to Masters' level in an associated field: Software design, HCI, Ergonomics, Psychology, Graphic design, etc
2. Qualitative research experience: conducting and facilitating user research.
3. Quantitative research: analysing use of a service, statistical analysis.
4. Experience, knowledge, or interest in the financial world.

We're looking for tenacious, curious, eager and open-minded people to help us maintain our industry leadership. People who embody our three core values - who want to champion the client, lead the way and love what we do.
We recruit based on excellence, and believe that diversity is vital to success. We have zero tolerance for bullying, harassment or any other behaviour that stifles innovation and collaboration.

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