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Date live: 09/10/2020

Location: Northampton

Reference Code: 90267178

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Technology

Contract: Permanent

UX Designer
Northampton 


As a Barclays (UX) Designer you will be part of a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team of UX designers, UI designers, UX researchers and UX copywriters. We are a growing team looking for an ambitious and talented (UX) Designer to help craft first-class online experiences for our customers, across Barclays and Barclaycard business and international digital channels. 
(Remote working with Northampton as base as required)

What will you be doing?

• Executing the User Centred Design (UCD) process from start to finish including the delivery of user journeys, sketches, wireframes and interactive prototypes
• You will participate in and run workshops/walkthrough sessions following methodologies such as design sprints, jobs to be done, design thinking methods
• You will be proactive in solving problems effectively, using multiple sources of factual information
• Working through complex problems and resolve to an appropriate solution
• Ensuring all outputs adhere to all relevant policies and standards 
• Gathering in-depth insights into user’s needs, motivations and organise content and information across our digital services and products to deliver a positive user experience
• You will constantly push for a customer-centric approach whilst delivering on required business objectives

What we’re looking for:

• You have a solid understanding of the UX process, (UCD) and design thinking methodology and have demonstrable experience designing for web and/or mobile
• You are proficient in UX software such as Axure, Adobe XD and Sketch
• You have the ability to create flows, low-fidelity wireframes, prototypes, information architecture and taxonomies
• You have the ability to translate a combination of business requirements, user needs and technical requirements into engaging designs 

Skills that will help you in the role:

• You understand project delivery methodologies including Agile.
• You can design accessible and inclusive interfaces for a range of audiences
• You have experience working in the financial sector

Where will you be working?

Northampton was the birthplace of Barclaycard in 1966 and we've been based in Pavilion Drive since the building opened in 1997. This state-of-the art energy efficient building holds up to 2,500 staff. The office location is perfect for travel from the midlands and London alike as we are based just off the A45, it is easily accessible by both car and bus routes.

Interested and want to know more about Barclays? Visit home.barclays/who-we-are/ for more details. 

About Barclays

Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.

Our Values 

Everything we do is shaped by the five values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship. Our values inform the foundations of our relationships with customers and clients, but they also shape how we measure and reward the performance of our colleagues. Simply put, success is not just about what you achieve, but about how you achieve it.

Our Diversity

We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our vision and goals.

Our Benefits

Our customers are unique. The same goes for our colleagues. That's why at Barclays we offer a range of benefits, allowing every colleague to choose the best options for their personal circumstances. These include a competitive salary and pension, health care and all the tools, technology and support to help you become the very best you can be. We are proud of our dynamic working options for colleagues. Where appropriate, and for UK based roles, we will consider requests that the role be based at alternative Barclays’ key UK location from that advertised.

Dynamic Working

Our dynamic working programme has been set up to help Barclays colleagues achieve an optimal work/life balance. Arrangements we offer range from working at home and changing regular hours to taking career breaks. Our Dynamic Working initiatives support colleagues at all stages of their lives, helping them with parenthood, caring, further studies and hobbies

Dynamic working gives everyone at Barclays the opportunity to integrate professional and personal lives. If you have a need for flexibility then please discuss this with the Hiring Manager.

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What you get in return

However high you rise at Barclays, we believe all our employees should receive a competitive package of core benefits flexible to you and your family’s needs. At Barclays, you’ll support our customers and clients, and we’ll support you with rewards that will genuinely make a difference.

Competitive holiday allowance

Private medical care

Competitive pay

Flexible working

Life assurance

Pension contribution

Income protection

Voluntary benefits

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Success profile

To be successful in Barclays Technology, there are a few things we look for. Creativity, curiosity, and an excitement of what we can offer, and what you can do here.

100% Innovative
100% Collaborative
100% Passionate
100% Customer focused

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Languages and
Technologies

We are continually investing in the technology powering our business. This means rebuilding and reinventing our systems to make them fit for a world-class future. It means developing systems that help us support and protect the global economy. It means anticipating the future and taking Barclays forward as a technology-led business. We are building a team of the most perceptive and talented tech analysts, engineers and developers fluent in the most current languages to deliver all of this, and more.

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Where do you want to take your tech career?

Financial services is going through a massive transformation, and here at Barclays we’re leading the way. Our size, scale and significance mean we’re fundamental to the way the world works, and technology is crucial to our effectiveness.

Size, stability, agility, ambition and impact. Find it all and more at Barclays Technology.

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