Senior UX Designer

  • Design
  • London, United Kingdom

Senior UX Designer

Job description

Over the last twelve years, FairFX has helped over a million satisfied customers, move and manage their money.

We’ve been doing more than foreign exchange for years, so it’s time for a name that reflects all that we’re doing and all that we’re building.

 

FairFX are soon to be called Equals. 


With intelligent technology, Equals aims to help customers get more out of their money, business, holidays, and everyday life. From travel money to money transfers, and business finance to expenses - we’re removing the headaches.



Role in Nutshell


To help us shape the future we are redesigning and rebuilding our experiences across all product areas - holiday money, international transfers, cards and banking to establish a new unified experience. To deliver this ambitious project we have formed an integrated product, design and engineering teams that would design and build the particular experiences across product areas, all coming together to form a unified experience using latest technologies and methods.


The Lead Product UX designer, working closely with product manager and engineering lead in each product area, would lead the creation of an experience anchored in user needs and sound product strategy. The Lead Product UX designer would design, prototype and test the experience taking it from experience maps and task flows through sketches to detailed wireframes, working hand in hand with engineers to deliver an MVP and continue to build a fully fledged product.  


Acting as part of a design team, the Lead Product UX designer would collaborate and align with other designers on experience maps, product barometers, patterns and styles that output consistent appealing designs and crucially a unified wholistic experience.



A bit about you


We are looking for a UX designer with deep knowledge and broad experience user centred design   methodologies


You will...

  • Have strong analytical skills and ability to synthesise understanding from multiple inputs to drive product and experience strategy, influencing effectively what is the right thing to build

  • Be a genuine problem solver that can go beyond the obvious to generate canning yet simple and elegant solutions

  • Have solid grounding in experience design methods, interaction design, HCI principles and IA. In particular using experience maps and product barometers to map user needs to features and be able to identify gaps and opportunities to improve the experience

  • Be able to breakdown, assess and plan design work from product maps and general requirements engaging with stakeholders to negotiate design activities into the overall development process

  • Be comfortable with presenting ideas to stakeholders, helping them buy into design proposals in specific and good design in general

  • Be proficient with Figma or Sketch for wireframing and creating mockups  

  • Be able to prototype efficiently to test ideas with appropriate level of fidelity using tools such as invision, proto.io, etc. Being able to prototype in code a massive advantage

  • Experience in shaping and running user testing sessions and translating finding to design interventions  

  • Have experience working with agile & scrum methodologies

  • Have good communication skills

  • Be a strong team player with a willingness to teach ways of working to others within your team

  • Be positive in and environment of flux and change


Our investment in you


At FairFX we help you get more out of your career, to get more out of life. 

 

Our Career Camp programme puts you in the driving seat of reaching your full potential and growth by supporting you with the development tools and techniques to help you determine your personal drivers and create your own motivating career plan. 

 

We believe in empowering conversations, that’s why we’ve invested in our managers and teams to talk to each other in a framework that brings out the best in each other and help our business grow.

We also recognise that your contribution leads to our long-term growth so you will join an environment that encourages knowledge sharing enabling you to keep your skills up-to-date and learn from industry experts in our practical in-house training sessions and lunchtime talks.

 


Requirements

We believe 


In having diverse teams and we come from a variety of backgrounds and passionately believe that bringing different perspectives together helps us understand what our customers need. 

We have people with technical degrees, non-graduates, people at the start of their careers as well as highly experienced team members. For lots of us this is the first time we have worked in financial services. We're united by one thing - we're passionate about building great products and services.

Our interview process typically consists of an initial phone screen, and a 60 - 90 minute interview. 

 

This role offers…


  • A competitive salary, benchmarked against a peer group of the most innovative fintech companies in London.

  • 25 days holiday per year + your birthday off.

  • Tons of opportunities for progression and development.

  • Great location next to the thames (Cannon Street/Bank).

  • Free onsite Nuffield Health gym & pool.

  • Interbank currency rates on travel money and international transfers.

  • Regular company socials.

  • A flexible workplace - we like to say yes.