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Lead UX Designer

Date: Jan 15, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Human-CentredDesign (HCD) team is a part of KPMG Technology. We are a team of highly-skilledanalysts and designers who collaborate in the development of products thatpeople love to engage with. We work with hundreds of organisations around theworld to deliver outcomes that benefit users, consumers and employees andultimately unlock business value through technology.

The beautyof our approach is that it can be applied to any industry or market; wediscover, we strategise, we hypothesise, we validate, we ideate, we iterate, wedeliver and, at every step, we put people and their needs at the heart of ourdecisions. We challenge our clients to embrace change as we do, constantlypushing the boundaries of what is possible. Whether creating new products orhelping a business become more relevant to its customers, our people arecreators who design and build with passion and enthusiasm, on deep foundationsof research, agility, collaboration and technical capability.

About you
·You are inquisitive, thrive onchallenges and enjoy leading others to success
·You are creative with a good dose ofcognitive empathy
·You are incredible at designingservices, products and propositions
·You are comfortable working withclient-teams, domain experts, stakeholders and development teams to buildclarity, influence strategies, and drive solutions from concept to completion
·You have strong business acumen andcan present to clients with credibility, clarity, and confidence
·You are adaptive and can remain calmunder pressure
·You enjoy working across a broadrange of products, domains, sectors and industries
·You can articulate design and technology withoutbuzzwords
·Lead design work streams (managing peopleand quality of deliverables)
·Project planning, reporting,estimation, and resourcing
·Ideate and create (or oversee) UXdeliverables such as personas, journey maps, ­­IA and wireframes
·Create rich high fidelitycompositions incorporating user-experience methodologies
·Create and manage deliverabledocumentation such as style-guides and visual implementation guides
·Mentor peers and junior designers forskills advancement and design process education
·Communicate strategies, design andprocesses with colleagues, clients and stakeholders
·Build and maintain collaborativerelationships with clients, peers, and stakeholders
·Define and maintain ownership ofprocess enhancements and toolkits
·Support business developmentinitiatives
·Adhere to (and promote) accessibilitystandards and inclusive design principles
·Adhere to Information Securityrelated processes, procedures and role-based responsibilities

Desired skills and experience:
·Significant design-related experience(various industries and B2B experience is a bonus)
·Demonstrable experience of solvingcomplex problems using various design methodologies
·Expertise in a wide range of researchtechniques and execution of related deliverables
·Mastered at least one of these skillsbut you’re not defined by it: IA, Design Strategy, Interaction Design, VisualDesign, Design Implementation and Usability
·Ability to design and lead workshops withall levels of participants (users to C-levels and execs)
·Strong verbal and writtencommunication skills with the ability to articulate, sell, defend, and receivefeedback on work in a professional environment
·Exceptional consulting skills thatinclude leading design-related conversations, surfacing project requirements,building and nurturing good relationship, and fostering environments for open,productive collaboration
·Strong leadership skills, coachingExperience Designers, Business Analysts, and Development teams on the executionof design related activities
·Expert at executing HCD deliverables,inc. research and design strategies, IA diagrams, personas, journey maps, wireframesand high fidelity compositions
·Skilled in common design tools; Sketch,Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator), Figma etc.
·Experience with at least one rapidprototyping tool such as Axure, Invision, Marvel etc.
·Active awareness and interest incurrent technology and design trends
·Strong self-motivation and teamworkskills, with the ability to build momentum and pivot in difficult situations

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