UX / UI Designer

Job Type:
Leeds, United Kingdom

We are looking for a UX / UI Designer join our busy and dynamic team based in our Leeds office.

Why we need you: -

This role will be working on the most critical, strategic projects at the heart of the world’s largest public online gaming business, with funding and opportunities to match our huge ambition.

It’s your chance to work on greenfield developments where you’ll build and run new products that will ultimately be used by millions around the world, building on your career so far and learning new tech skills to solve problems that only exist at this scale 

We’re looking for a strong communicator to come in and build successful relationships with fellow designers, our research and insights teams, product managers, marketing executives, developers, business analysts and solutions architects. You’ll be an expert in UI design and create visually rich, yet usable and persuasive designs for mobile, tablet and desktop environments, ideally with some experience in native iOS.

We’ll look for you to participate in regular innovation sessions, product reviews, and design sprints. You’ll keep up to date with latest industry trends and share this with internal communities. You’ll contribute to UX, UI, Style and Brand guidelines for both internal & external use

You can expect to work in a dynamic, collaborative, transparent, non-hierarchal culture, where like-minded people thrive in a fast-paced, results driven type of organisation.

We’ll also ask you to cover our rapidly evolving multi-channel products, and occasionally work on exciting projects outside of the agile workflow.

Who are we looking for:

You’ll be someone who will inspire innovation with the team through a suite of incredible designs. You will evangelize design and create a user centric culture not just within the design team but across the wider group of engineers and product designers.

For you, experience design is validating that we have the right idea in the first place. It’s solving a problem, product visioning, thinking of new solutions to age old problems and certainly not being afraid to challenge the status quo.

You’re a big picture thinker who’s comfortable taking a group of stakeholders through a journey of discovery to release. You’re equally happy sitting down with developers to work on complex interaction design because, for you, it's the finished product that is really important. You have a portfolio you are proud of. Mobile and responsive design are at the core of what you do and you’re at your best when collaborating as part of a cross-functional, agile team. You’re experienced in leading your peers and stakeholders, coaching and supporting your team members, setting standards and maintaining quality with the support from your managers.

In addition, you most likely have:

  • Expertise in visual design, interaction design and the latest front-end development tools and methods allowing you to cover a broad remit across a number of projects
  • Experience in online user research tools and facilitating in-house ‘lab’ and guerrilla style user research that help validate concepts and designs
  • Experience of persona creation and user journey mapping
  • Experience in Lean UX, the principles of and the application within a design process
  • Experience in A/B and Multivariate Testing using online tools to drive optimisation, e.g. Maxymiser or Optimizely
  • Wireframing & prototyping tools, such as Axure RP, Sketch
  • Experience in web analytics for driving conversion / acquisition / retention
  • Strong mobile/responsive design experience
  • Understanding of HTML/CSS/JavaScript, and experience of working with developers
  • An obsession for the finer detail, constantly striving for perfection

 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 Group

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 GSTP department.