Senior UX Designer/Researcher

Job

  • London / Remote  
    perm, from remote  
    Undisclosed
  • Company
    Avast  
    Start date
    ASAP  
    Duration
    n/a  
  • Closing date
    21 September 2021  
    Posted on
    22 July 2021  

At Avast, we strive to give everyone the power to explore our shared digital world freely and safely. Our team is working to help shape the digital world to be a freer, fairer and safer place through the application of science, technology and human ingenuity, and we are looking for people who share our passion to contribute to a better online world. Avast promotes a rich diversity of cultures, debates, and out-of-the-box thinking. Today, Avast is a FTSE 100 company that safeguards more than 435 million people worldwide, protecting their digital data, identity, and privacy.

We’re looking for a Senior level UX Designer to join our close-knit UXD team of ten researchers and designers and offer the flexibility of a 100% remote role or based part or full-time at our London or Prague offices. 

Our team is expanding amidst an exciting long term strategy for Avast that brings greater focus on the customer and an ambitious growth path. This in turn brings interesting challenges that can help you define a fulfilling role in our team and a career at Avast!

Avast sprang from humble beginnings in the late 80’s with an anti-bureaucratic, punk culture and liked to move fast. We’ve grown a lot since then and admittedly, signs of a big corporate culture have started to creep in. But our new CEO, who began as an engineering intern 20 years ago, is on a mission to rediscover our roots and move to be nimble, purposeful and aligned, with highly autonomous teams delivering great outcomes for our customers.

Our four core values are: Customer Comes First, No BS, Think Big and Give back. We’re on the path to living by these values, delighting our customers, solving big challenges together and ultimately making our people proud to work at Avast!

We’re looking to fill an influential role in our team to work on and guide the UX across products. You’ll need to have a working knowledge of User Research and enough strategic experience to combine that with UX Design to take a critical eye to briefs and initiatives, unafraid to question them and debate to ensure the right problems are addressed.

There’s no bureaucracy, only goal-driven autonomy, and you’ll have the freedom to work with the wider CCleaner business unit to achieve your goals. You’ll focus on interesting and challenging UX problems to evolve our apps as they are now (as well as new Privacy products) to best-in-class products of the future that help and protect people. An ethical cause for sure, but you’ll also help to turn a technology brand, well-known for its security and optimisation excellence, into a market leader for good design and user experiences. And you’ll do this in a sustainable way, collaborating within a team where work-life balance, as well as having fun, is a priority. 

If you’re driven, proactive, keen to keep learning and love the idea of being instrumental in a high performing team, but most of all, a nice person, then you’ll fit right in! There’s no better time to join us!

ABOUT US:

[email protected] is the world’s most popular optimization tool, with over 2.5 billion downloads across 195 countries. Available on PC, Mac and Android, we’re on a mission to make devices run faster and last longer, while protecting our users’ privacy and security. CCleaner is one of several smaller businesses acquired by Avast in 2017.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct hands-on UX Design work to create insight-driven, user-focused designs for existing and new products

  • Manage stakeholders around user needs, technical requirements and business goals

  • Plan research and conduct interviews

  • Run workshops, engage with customers, conduct usability tests and other UX activities

  • Build prototypes and produce the required UX documentation to support the Design process (e.g. user journeys, wireflows, site maps, specifications, guidelines and reports)

  • Contribute to establishing core UX processes, principles, best practices and frameworks incorporating high levels of communication within the UXD team and the wider company

  • Promote cross-functional and collaborative work practices

REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 3 years solid track record of UX Design experience

  • Relevant Degree (or comparable experience)

  • Outstanding UX portfolio (website, pdf etc) demonstrating critical thinking, analysis and sound decision making

  • Articulate and open communication style, comfortable writing and speaking (in English) with designers, colleagues in other disciplines and senior stakeholders

  • Experienced at planning UX strategies for products, applying knowledge of UX methodologies, best practices, techniques and tools

  • Fluent at prototyping, creating low and hi-fidelity wireframes, flows and relevant UX documentation

OUR OFFER:

CCleaner Avast is a great place to work and our consumer products are seen and used by millions of users and are within the optimisation, privacy and security software space - areas which seem to be of increasing importance to customers and the digital world in general.

The company and the UXD team are focused on creating a high performance, outcome-based culture that respects the work-life balance and discourages over-working. The focus is on the essentials and not to look busy for the sake of it. There is scope for self-development (with half a day per week for training and also a team training budget) and personal growth and support to achieve your career goals.

We offer a modern, team-centric environment that encourages good communication and collaborative decision-making around clear and focused strategic goals, and a culture of safety where it is okay to experiment, to sometimes fail, and to challenge ideas from others. Our goal is to create autonomous, self-organising teams that collaborate their way to success.
 

BENEFITS:

  • Flexible working hours and home working
  • Unlimited Personal Time Off - because each of us needs enough time to relax
  • Newcomer's Stock Grants - because we want you to directly benefit from Avast's future growth. We give every new employee (on unlimited contract) Avast's Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) which will become free shares over time
  • Quarterly bonus scheme
  • Many opportunities for professional growth
  • Attractive pension & health insurance plan

Sounds exciting? We look forward to hearing from you.

Avast does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers or HR team, even in a situation when the relevant candidate is employed by Avast.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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