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UX Designer

The Hitachi Design Centre Europe, based in London is looking for a user experience designer with strong interests and capabilities in the design and development of engaging user experiences in the field of mobile cyber physical systems with applications in health care, energy, infrastructure and manufacturing.

The candidate will thrive in a work environment that requires strong problem solving skills and independent self-direction, coupled with the ability to work in a multinational team with international communication skills.

The role requires a strong analytical approach as well as a fine creative mind-set with a strong design engagement. A thorough understanding of contemporary user-centred design methodologies is a must.

You will be capable of providing standard documentation and UX assets including user experience – Flow, schematics, personae and scenarios, storyboards, wireframes, interactive prototypes and user testing.

Be capable of understanding our clients/stakeholder requirements and end user needs, producing deliverables and provide presentations that reflect that understanding and are persuasive.

Skills & Experience
A sound awareness of the business and project constraints as they apply to UX design
Experience in conducting user observations, usability and accessibility assessments
Plan and execution the field research at client side to explore needs
Perform UX evaluations and recommend improvements around customers service experience related to user interfaces
Collaborate with local designer partially experienced in service design, as well with international colleagues from EU and Japan
Take initiative, plan projects and accurately report progress monitoring risks
Maintain a current knowledge of relevant UX and service design developments and actively share knowledge
Strong conceptualization and visual communication ability
Exceptional design skills, production value and attention to detail
Ability to create wireframes as well as visual design representations
Strong working knowledge in Adobe CS6 or later
Experience with user interface design patterns and standard UCD methodologies
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Understanding of common software project management practices
Understanding of common software development practices

Additional Skills & Requirements
Strong working knowledge of HTML5, CSS, Rails, JavaScript/JQuery, Objectives’ (iOS)
C++ (Android) a plus
Motion graphics design and production
Video and sound editing
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in interaction design, new media design or related design field.
Fluency in English is essential and also one more European language required, e.g. fluent French or German
Frequent travel within Europe and occasionally to Japan

Benefits Package

Benefits include generous holiday entitlement, Group Personal Pension, Private Medical Insurance, Employee Assistance Programme available to all employees plus immediate family, Personal Accident Insurance.

Company Overview

Hitachi Europe Ltd is a social innovation company with headquarters based in Maidenhead, England. The company’s European operations employ over 550 people to deliver services and solutions to customers in several key business areas. The company’s portfolio includes digital media products, industrial components and equipment, European procurement and sourcing, research and design, information systems.

HEU is also responsible for managing a Shared Services Group that provides the Company’s business units with a range of innovative and effective common services that deliver value, create ‘lean’ processes and support growth and development – including HR, IT, Legal, Finance, Public Affairs and Business Development.


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