The role: UX Architect
We are looking for a UX Architect to join our busy and dynamic Product Management team in our Leeds office.
Why we need you:-
In this role, you will demonstrate a passion for user-centred design and promote collaboration with other UX, UI, Product, and Development teams to secure consistency across all products.
As a UX Architect, you will work closely with numerous teams to help shape clear seamless experiences for our customers. You will be required to understand the needs from all areas of the business in order to create intuitive and consistent solutions within a complex environment. You will also take time to understand the performance side of design, regulated markets and the business aspects of our products. The role will require consideration for product consistency and player experience across all channels and touch points. You’ll work closely with other UX Architects and be responsible for delivering and championing the design solutions for your area of responsibility.
This role requires you to be a strong advocate for customer centricity, with deep knowledge of information architecture and interaction design across a variety of devices, touch-points and platforms. Whilst also having a keen eye for detail and cross platform consistency, considering users who interact across more than one platform.
You’ll be an advocate for user research, championing the involvement of customers during product design and development. Ensuring insights are shared across all teams and are considered as well as iterated during the design and development phases. You will ensure customer pain points and unmet needs are acquired and addressed, as well as being well-versed in modern design research methods and work closely with the Group’s UX Research team helping to plan, prioritise and assist with all aspects of research.
There is a need for you to have a fundamental understanding of UCD and extensive experience as a UX practitioner embedding this within working processes with your product peers. You will have a strong desire to co-create (with customers and internal teams), and experience facilitating this type of collaboration. You’ll have a real passion for hands-on design, style guides and libraries. While also iterating on the UX deliverables and adapt these to the product, developer and research needs as the needs require.
Who are we looking for:-
You will have previous experience as an in-house UX practitioner being an integral part in the in-house environment. You’ll need to have a comprehensive understanding of user centered design, whilst also being an effective communicator and willing team player.
Experience designing solutions for all channels (responsive and native) and being well versed in Axure/ Sketch and other UX/prototyping tools is important. As well as experience working collaboratively in cross-functional teams with designers, product manager and developers.
You’ll have working knowledge of front-end mobile and web technologies, while also having a real passion for the latest design tools, processes, and practices.
As the ideal candidate, you will have:-
Experience working in the online gaming or other regulated industry and working on products/brands across different geographies and countries is desirable.
What’s in it for you?
The salary for this job is based on experience, so whilst we are not able to go into detail at this stage, we can say that we offer great salary packages and a discretionary annual performance bonus. We can also provide advice and dedicated assistance to those moving to Leeds.
We offer health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address). You can make the most of our personal interest allowance in order to learn something new or pursue a hobby. If you have a baby whilst you work for us, we will give you 1000 GBP as congratulations.
In addition to that, we provide the opportunity for a discounted gym membership.
Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support in terms of developing your skills and helping you progress your career.
What happens next?
We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. If you meet the criteria, then we’ll invite you to a phone interview and if that goes well we’ll meet you for a face-to-face interview.
The Stars Group is the ultimate owner of industry leading gaming brands such as PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, and the PokerStars Live brands, and through its ownership of Sky Betting & Gaming, a mobile-led leading online gaming operator, licenses the Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo and Sky Poker online gaming brands. Collectively, these and other brands of The Stars Group have millions of registered customers globally, forming one of the world’s largest publicly listed online gaming companies. This role is in the Group’s Leeds service office in the Product Management department.