UX Designer

Job

  • Edinburgh / Remote  
    Edinburgh & Lothians, United Kingdom
    perm, remote  
  • Company
    Aegon UK  
    Start date
    ASAP  
    Duration
    n/a  
    Wage
    Competitive
  • Closing date
    16 November 2022  
    Posted on
    16 September 2022  

People are living longer than ever before, and we’re excited by the opportunities this brings. As a purpose-led business, we’re focused on supporting our customers as they navigate through new stages of their lives and all the moments that matter. We’re here for everyone who wants to make the most of their time on the planet and leave it a little better than they found it – however grand or humble their ambitions. Working at Aegon, you’ll play an important part in helping achieve this. We have three behaviors that are central to how we operate as a team and a business: we step up, we tune in and we’re a force for good.

The Team:

We have an exciting opportunity for a UX Designer to join our User Experience team. You will play a vital role in delivering initiatives designed to transform and elevate UX in Aegon.

The Role:

The ultimate purpose of the role is to contribute to the user experience (UX) design for Aegon’s digital estate. You’ll play a key role, working in a team of experts (and external resources) in the creation of UX that enable commercial digitisation of the business. You’ll also ensure that key journeys and changes in our UX layer are tested via the UX Researchers, refined and optimised. You’ll have a strong passion for excellent UX and you’ll articulate the importance of this in a commercial and user-centric way.

You’ll be expected to utilise and share skills in the areas of innovation, ideation, concept design and visioning.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ux Design Strategy: Input into the ongoing research, definition, implementation and improvement of the teams ways of working and outputs within UX Design which will ultimately increase the wider UX team’s maturity level.
  • Rapid Prototyping And Ux Design Services: Provision of UX design capabilities via yourself. This includes provision of iterative design, digital journey flow design, wireframes and visual design execution. Ensure UX designs are appropriately user tested & refined during the design lifecycle. Run regular show & tell sessions with the team, Head of Digital, Marketing Director and other stakeholders.
  • Quality Control And Optimisation: Help ensure we comply with the standards for Aegon’s digital estate and consult with the Lead UX Designer on the evolution and management of these. You have a responsibility to ensure all of your outputs align with the required standards (accessibility, brand, UX best practise, technology stack considerations and Design System integration).
  • Design System: Assist the UI Designers with vision wireframes, valued input and feedback into the design system so it can be fully established and can evolve.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Competent in UX Design: Good understanding of processes and when to use including Iterative design (with wireframes or prototypes), journey mapping, design thinking, scenario-based thinking and a persona driven mind-set. Proficient knowledge in current wireframing tools and techniques (e.g. Axure, Figma, Adobe creative suite).
  • Basic understanding in aspects of UI Design and a design system.
  • A good understanding of the UX Research process, methods and techniques.
  • Creative, innovator who works well within a team.
  • Self disciplined, self motivating and self improving.
  • Ability to share knowledge with team and influence positive outcomes across all levels, functions and channels.
  • Ability to evaluate complex problems and use judgement and data to recommend and deliver innovative & creative solutions.
  • Effectively communicate and present complex conceptual thinking visually and verbally.

Desirable Skills and Knowledge:

  • Fundamental knowledge of User Experience, Interaction Design & Service Design within Agile ways of working.
  • Basic understanding of digital measurement tools, techniques, reporting and analysis.
  • Knowledge of markets, clients and products within financial services.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the overall approach to marketing and customer strategy.
  • Good understanding of digital content management principles, technologies and workflow.

Qualifications:

  • Degree level qualification in a relevant subject.
  • Digital portfolio for review.

How we look after you:

Outside of a competitive salary, working with us comes with a range of benefits that you can access from day one, including:

  • Non-contributary pension between 8-12% dependant on age.
  • Life assurance cover.
  • Private medical cover and health assessments.
  • Access to Peppy – a digital health app for employees of all genders with a range of support covering areas such as general health, menopause, fertility, baby etc.
  • Critical Illness cover.
  • A suite of enhanced parental leave policies to support you in the moments that matter.
  • Holiday trading.
  • Private GP appointments with Doctor at Hand.
  • Cycle2Work scheme.
  • 2 paid days per year for charitable volunteering.
  • Employee wellbeing is key to our culture. We offer a range of online classes to support this, including yoga and meditation.

We champion a collaborative, supportive working environment where you’ll have the opportunity to develop yourself and your career in a way that works for you. Our reward programmes encourage peer-to-peer recognition, and we offer a discretionary annual bonus dependent on company and individual performance.

How we look after the community and the environment:

Aegon supports local causes that align with our purpose and ambitions. Our goal is to serve and strengthen the communities where we do business and create a better quality of life for everyone. Our employees are encouraged to support charities they feel passionate about and are offered volunteering days.

Responsible investment is a key element of Aegon’s company-wide approach to sustainability. Aegon is committed to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing, we have over 30 years' experience managing responsible investments​ and offer over 200 responsible investment options across our platforms.

Flexible working:

We’re transitioning to our new normal and we’re welcoming everyone back to working in new, collaborative, and exciting ways. We’ve adopted a hybrid environment of remote and office working, so it’s important that you live within a commutable distance to our offices.

We know that people have busy lives and commitments outside of work, so we offer flexible work arrangements where possible to support our employees.

We’re an equal opportunities employer:

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, disability, race, religion/belief, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

As an international and multicultural business, we celebrate a range of festive days to support the rich diversity of our employees. Our Chief Marketing Officer leads our own LGBTQ+ community group, and we proudly sponsor Pride events across the UK.

We also work with key partners like Black Professionals Scotland to support our commitment to equal opportunities in the workplace.

Who we’re made up of:

We’re a company of ambitious, collaborative, problem-solvers who get things done. We strive to make sure everyone that works for us feel seen, heard, and valued – so we’re looking for like-minded people to join us.

What you need to know:

We’ll need you to confirm you have the right to work in the UK. If we offer you the job and you accept, there are some checks we need to complete before you can start with us. This will include a credit and criminal record check, as well as providing satisfactory references.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, disability, race, religion/belief, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity. 

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