Senior User Experience (UX) Designer

About us

HELIX is the first company to spin out of Google X. Backed by Silicon Valley venture capital firms and prestigious global real estate firms, we work with large-scale real estate tenants and building owner/operators in the US, Europe and Asia. Our clients need accurate and usable 3D building models generated quickly for construction and occupancy planning, asset purchase analysis and more. We use advanced data capture (LiDAR and photogrammetry), spatial machine learning and cloud compute technology to relentlessly reduce the time and cost to generate easy to consume digital building models.


Overview


As a HELIX Senior User Experience (UX) Designer you will lead our efforts to create a stunning, modern and intuitive web application that defines how our users engage with building data. 

The primary role of the Sr. UX Designer is to work with Product Managers in researching, designing, and testing new product interfaces, enhancements and rewrites. The Sr. UX Designer will review requirements and use cases, perform user research, persona development, interviews and provide product & user interface designs that are consistent with HELIX design patterns, current web application standards and usability best practices. The Sr. UX Designer will create site maps, task flows and application models. The Sr. UX Designer must be comfortable working with highly technical colleagues and must be self-motivated, accountable and a true champion of the user.

Responsibilities


• Work with End Users, Software Developers and Product Managers to understand and visually articulate new software product design requirements
• Create product UI drawings/wireframes, logic flows, site maps, information hierarchy and application models
• Plan and manage user groups and user shadowing sessions to gather feedback and recommendations
• Write briefs, conduct user interviews, synthesize findings and formulate conclusions and recommendations
• Update existing designs to accommodate new or evolving user requirements
• Update and maintain online Product Design System and architecture documentation
• Help build and manage a growing team of design professionals

Requirements


• 5+ years of UX design experience
• 3+ years of experience working as a UX Designer in a Senior / Lead role
• Experience with UX design tools such as Figma, Illustrator, Zeplin or Balsamiq
• Ability to quickly produce usable prototypes as well as beautiful, well-crafted final designs

Preferred Experience and Characteristics


• Passion for information design and the visual presentation of data
• Firm understanding of Web, Visual, and User-Centered Design Principles
• Exceptionally keen eye and attention to detail and consistency
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to listen to and incorporate feedback; willingness to learn and take direction
• Practical understanding of HTML and CSS
• Practical understanding of Atlassian Tools (Trello, JIRA, Confluence)
• Experience with highly interactive web and mobile application design
• Exceptional fortitude, creativity, accountability and flexibility
• Experience working in a startup / rapidly growing work environment
Bonus: Architecture, Real Estate or Construction experience / background

Additional Requirements


• Ability to function effectively in a fast-paced, high velocity startup environment
• Capable of delivering high-quality work within short timelines
• Passionate about architecture and our experience as individuals with the built environment
• Interest and/or experience with the visual display of information in a spatial (3D) context

Job Location


Based in our London UK Office at Rocketspace (adjacent to Angel tube station)

 

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