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UX Designer

Central London - Hybrid (3 days on-site)


Placement Type:



£101.000 per annum, pro rata (PAYE)

Start Date:

Sept/Oct 2023

We’re working in partnership with a multinational tech company to recruit a talented UX Designer for a 9-month contract, offering £101.000 per annum, pro rata (PAYE). 

What you’ll do:

-Own outcomes for one mature project, complex program, or emerging area by helping to set and communicate product direction and priorities for a small number of collaborators.

-Identify high value opportunities and potential constraints that inform a cross-functional product initiative.

-Contribute to design systems or languages to inform priorities, resource allocation, and key decisions needed to improve quality and consistency of design systems or languages.

-Navigate to define a scalable and sustainable approach, taking full ownership of solving difficult problems with limited precedent to improve the end user experience.

-Address complex challenges as they arise, with foresight which anticipates and mitigates future issues.

-Recognize when the solution being proposed is not ideal and challenge the approach with alternative solutions.

-Influence across teams with shared objectives to align resources and direction.

-Build strong working relationships cross-functionally, and offer support and direction as needed.

-Formally or informally lead and mentor others to grow UX design talent.

-Guide the momentum of multiple adjacent design efforts by aligning goals and objectives to the larger product or program initiative.

-Increase adoption of user-centered design principles and Product Excellence at the team, product, or organizational level.Expertise

-Act as a subject matter expert in UX design principles, user-centered product development methodologies, style guides, and research tools.

-Utilize comprehensive knowledge of relevant programs and processes to provide product definition contributions.


-Advocate UX design

Build consensus across teams and gain support for design strategy across stakeholders. Communicate design approach to other designers or stakeholders (e.g., product manager), addressing and anticipating challenges and questions.

-Create design deliverables

Collaborate with engineers to communicate, negotiate, and/or influence design intention. Guide design specifications (e.g., red-lines, mock-ups, or product models) for implementation.

-Creating design solutions

Create innovative design solutions to user, product, and business problems. Anticipate evolving design constraints and communicate rationale of choices related to design solutions.

-Design execution

Apply, adapt, and/or define UX writing and content design frameworks for user experiences, including principles, patterns, and systems. Leverage writing and design tools to visualize ideas or develop mock-ups or prototypes to drive the product vision forward. Tailor deliverables based on product or platform requirements independently. Identify and follow writing and design templates, style guides, and accessibility guidelines.

-Design process and vision (UX Design)

Lead a holistic design process, design system, or design language across teams or products. Perform design and testing processes and help develop and generate support for a design vision with partners.

-Designing for impact

Create design solutions based on user insights, business needs, and industry trends that further business objectives. Support stakeholders in achieving key performance indicators (KPIs).

-Designing for user needs

Guide UX designers in creating design concepts for product ideation and/or user research/testing or conduct research independently to inform design. Seek research insights to develop the appropriate design direction.

-Iteration of design

Drive improvements in design based on UX testing and stakeholder input and provide input and feedback to engage stakeholders on product design and achieve product goals.

-Planning and prioritization

Contribute to developing project priorities in alignment with larger project goals, and coordinate allocation of resources within the project. Act on opportunities to expand responsibilities within the immediate product team.

-Understanding the product

Use and propose new, key data and metrics to evaluate product impact, understand the product ecosystem, user trends, and industry (e.g., competitors) by collaborating across teams when developing design solutions.

-Understanding user needs

-Propose ideas to improve UX by analyzing or anticipating user needs through collaboration with others, and solve constraints in strategy, product, or technology.


-Solid UX design experience within a global organisation. 

-Ability to make design decisions that increase the overall appeal of a product based on relevant aesthetic trends and appropriate application of product brand styling.

-Ability to make design decisions that result in a coherent product, platform, or user experience, including the ability to question and assess execution, craft, longevity, and scale of designs.

-Ability to analyze information, draw conclusions, generate alternatives and solutions, and evaluate outcomes. This includes the ability to use data to add value to business planning and strategies.

-Knowledge of how people use and interact with technology in order to influence the design, evaluation, and iterative improvement of interactive hardware and software systems.

-Ability to prepare effective presentations in content and function, and to speak competently to the level of the audience.

-Knowledge of product design principles and user-centric processes.

-Knowledge of the overall process for developing products. This includes knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of engineering and other functions, major phases, checkpoints, and deliverables. This also includes the ability to identify common issues and considerations for delivering a product.

-Ability to analyze situations or problems at the system level or from a broader technical or organizational perspective. This includes the ability to consider how factors or components in a system interrelate and work over time within the context of larger systems.

-Ability to influence and inspire an audience by crafting stories using data that elicit empathy or create buy-in.

-Knowledge of principles and methods for defining and measuring UX, and the ability to adapt UX research methods to the appropriate user interface and platform.

-Knowledge of behavioral characteristics of users and their goals with regards to the problem being solved. This includes the knowledge of how user behavior informs product design and development.

If the above sounds like you and this role aligns with your future goals, contact Aquent today! 

Please, attach your CV with portfolio. 

The next steps will be shared with shortlisted candidates by Wednesday 13th Sept.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Client Description

Our Client is a multinational technology company, specialising in Internet-related services and products; including online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. The atmosphere is relaxed with a diverse and innovative culture. Opportunities for growth and progression and networking with like-minded people across the business and beyond.


Aquent is dedicated to improving inclusivity & is proudly an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups & are committed to providing support to applicants with disabilities. We aim to provide reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, to those with a medical condition, disability or neurodivergence.