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User Experience Sr. Manager

Posted on Oct 8, 2019 by Avanade

London, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Welcome to the Avanade Digital Innovation Studios , where we merge technology and creative to push the boundaries of innovation. We're a fast-moving, big-idea-dreaming, mishmash of designers, UX architects, frontend developers, technologists , delivery experts, writers, and more, who when brought together create transformative digital experiences for some of the biggest and best brands on the planet. Sound like a place you wouldn't mind hanging your hat? Great , our UK base is at 30 Cannon Street, just around the corner from St. Paul's Cathedral in Central London.

About the role

The User Experience (UX) team speciali s es in human-centered design. It plans, designs and creates UX deliverables that transform businesses by focusing on digital architecture and usability content. Its goal is to humani s e technology to empower companies, employees and consumers .

As a Sr. Manager , UX Design, you will lead customer engagement , manage delivery of UX and create deliverables across multiple projects. You r focus will be design-oriented work , ensur ing that solutions meet clients' and users' specifi c needs with efficiency, effectiveness and a quality customer experience. You will manage, review and be responsible for engagement outputs , ensuring overall quality of UX . You will lead tactical and short-term operational planning and execution within large-scale, complex processes and programs for Avanade and our clients.

Day-to-day, you will:

Plan and lead workshops to gather stakeholder requirements using techniques to break down barriers, communicate better and generate new ideas

Plan and lead user research with methodologies including user tests, in-depth interviews, focus groups, ethnographic field studies and surveys

Facilitate brainstorming and work sessions with cross-disciplinary teams to move research findings into vision and design strategies

Deliver the design of digital products and services with the right mix of human-centered design process and tools

Assist teams to adjust the design process and select the right approach to fit project constraints

Establish partnerships with cross-functional technology and design teams to integrate solutions and requirements into UX strategies

Contribute to business development efforts through customer relationship and request-for-proposal submission support

Travel as needed , up to 20 %.

About you

You are an experienced leader in UX strategy, execution and tools who can understand and articulate the technical feasibility of solutions. You have experience researching, designing and proposing solutions with mobile layouts in mind. You can translate requirements into design specifications.

Your background and skills likely include:

Working with cross-functional teams

Translating technical requirements into design specifications

Visual design delivery, capabilities and strategies

UX disciplines such as UX research methods, information architecture, usability testing and content strategies.

You likely have ten or more years of relevant UX experience and at least two years of experience with managing people and teams. Your education likely includes a Bachelor's Degree in interaction design, human factors, computer interaction, behavioral psychology, human/computer interaction, a similar degree or experience that may substitute for a degree. You may have a Master's Degree in a related discipline.?


10+ years professional experience with 7+ years relevant UX experience

Extensive experience with UX disciplines such as UX research methods, information architecture, usability testing, and content strategies

Experience with visual design delivery, capabilities, strategies

Leader in strategy, execution, tools, and an active UX community participant.

Experience translating requirements into design specifications

Experience working with cross-functional teams.

Experience researching, designing and/or proposing solutions with mobile layouts in mind

Capable of understanding and articulating technical feasibility of solutions

Management Experience:

2+ years managing people/teams


Bachelor's degree in Interaction Design, Human Factors, Computer Interaction, Behavioral Psychology, Human/Computer Interaction, or similar degree; experience may substitute degree.

Master's in related discipline a plus

Other Skills/Knowledge:

Experience working in a digital agency is required.


About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 29,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all, and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation.

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