UX Designer - Handling Robotics

Sofia, Sofia City, Bulgaria

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Posted 3 weeks ago

The role provides UX expertise to underpin Ocado Technology's user focus, merging user and business needs to support the design of great products and solutions. Our pioneering technologies are used by our clients and colleagues in Engineering Operations around the world. 

The Handling Robotics stream is on a mission to transform operational productivity in our CFCs (warehouses), by developing smart automation, robotics and control software. Working in this stream you will be helping create the very best interfaces and user experiences for Robotic Picking, our Peripheral Hardware and the systems that engineers use to monitor and control the automation used in our Ocado Smart Platform fulfilment centres.

The UX Designer will support product and software engineering teams using their visual awareness, UX research and design skills and technical aptitude to design accessible, user-centred solutions that meet commercial goals and deliver an amazing user experience.

Role and Responsibilities:

Design Thinking

  • Challenge ideas/problems & validate solutions using data & insights from end users, retailers & stakeholders
  • Create and encourage feedback frameworks/loops to improve, validate & iterate solutions with Product and Engineering teams
  • Avoid bias when reviewing, shaping and validating ideas and solutions
  • Measure & monitor how usable and inclusive a solution/feature is

Interaction Design and Information Architecture

  • Consider user & business needs in understanding the effectiveness of, and making simple improvements to existing Information Architecture structures
  • Choose appropriate fidelity of prototype, and be competent in making high fidelity interactive, shareable prototypes to translate ideas into interactions
  • Use prototypes to gain stakeholder buy-in and defend UX design decisions using insights & data with Product and Engineering teams
  • Consider existing design flows together with the capabilities and limitations of multiple devices and technologies (e.g. apps, web (HTML, progressive web apps) to design new interactions
  • Create detailed wireframes to help developers build functionality

Product Alignment & Collaboration

  • Have a flexible delivery focussed approach, liaising with UX Lead to understand and align UX effort and priorities with roadmap objectives/deadlines
  • Creates UX deliverables that meet user & product stream missions/objectives
  • Monitors and tracks system usability when designing to ensure continuous and commercially sound improvements

Researching & Understanding User Needs

  • Recommends research topics and themes with UX Researchers & Product teams
  • Conduct simple design evaluations with the Product team and identifies opportunities to validate designs
  • Uses research insights to identify and prioritise opportunities, creating actionable design recommendations and iterations to product features
  • Sharing meaningful insight based on research efforts with other UX Design and Product colleagues

Service Design

  • When designing, consider and use insights from touchpoints across the entire end-to-end service & the experience of different actors affected by the service
  • Contribute to the creation of user journey flows and empathy maps to help visualise different actors' scenarios and flows for broader team and stakeholders

Visual Design

  • Use an understanding of technical constraints and differences between native apps & responsive layouts to create visual designs
  • Create consistent compelling, delightful inclusive designs that are localisable, accessible and user friendly using best practice collaborative design techniques (e.g versioning) 
  • Contribute to the design system and uses typography and intuitive visual hierarchies to help the user understand a UI making designs consistent and coherent.
  • Use data & research to influence, lead & explain the reasoning behind the visual design & validates that designs are developed in line with the design spec.

Influence

  • Helps to create a strong sense of purpose and mission for the UX team
  • Shows empathy with product & engineering teams and customers
  • Mentorship and coaching for junior product team members
  • Evangelises customer needs in a compelling way to department and engineering teams

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Key Attributes

  • You actively demonstrate Ocado Technology behaviours in everything you do
  • You contribute to being part of a high performing UX team when working alongside product & engineering
  • You are self-managing, organised and able to plan, track and deliver your work on time and to a high standard
  • You have a bias for action, collaboration and optimism so that people will always want to have you in their teams
  • You are comfortable with processing and visualising data to help create insight, solve problems and inform recommendations
  • You are logical and take a structured approach even when there is ambiguity
  • You have strong written and verbal communication skills with a good emphasis on careful listening
  • You don't settle for good enough, you strive for greatness in every aspect of your work
  • You share knowledge with others internally 

Key Experience:

  • Relevant industry experience or technology business [include for external adverts]
  • Knowledge of working with mixed teams / functional areas, including product management, engineering, UX/UI
  • Proven ability to plan, manage, track and deliver on commitments
  • Intellectual rigour possesses relevant abilities & is able to pick up new skills quickly
  • Ability to work in a team effectively and/or work autonomously
  • Ability prioritise in a fast-paced environment
  • Exposure to working with design and technology teams
  • Capturing business needs and user requirements to support product realisation

In return we can offer you:

  • Great remuneration package
  • 25 days paid leave
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave policy
  • Free Share Plan program
  • Share Purchase Plan program
  • Work-life balance and work from home practice
  • A choice of equipment (MacOS / linux / windows)
  • Both in house and external training programs
  • Your own training dedicated budget (for conferences, courses etc.)

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Ocado is an equal opportunities employer and as such makes every effort to ensure that all potential employees are treated fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or union membership status.

Job tags: Architecture Coaching Collaborative design Design thinking Engineering HTML Product management Prototypes Research Service design User experience UX design UX research Visual design Wireframes
Job region(s): Europe
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