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Senior UX Architect

Date: 27-Jun-2019

Location: 01-Dubai, AE

Company: Majid Al Futtaim

ROLE DESCRIPTION

 

Title: Senior UX Architect

 

Division/Department: OmniChannel/ Digital

 

Reporting to: Head of UX Design

 

Role Purpose:

 

The Senior UX Architect is responsible for using data and insights to architect customer experiences across digital and omnichannel. The role holder will also responsible for developing the strategy for delivering design projects including championing agile/scrum design methods, partnership with technology teams and creating an information architecture.

 

Role Summary:

 

  • Define design solutions that transform complex tasks into easy-to-use designs for our customers 
  • Apply knowledge of the UX process (research, conceptual design, prototyping, testing)
  • Work in collaboration with other architects, designers, product managers and engineers to create engaging and cost-effective solutions
  • Plan and attend usability sessions and present user experience flow and designs to senior stakeholders for sign-off 
  • Convert project requirements into high-quality user interactions
  • Create and review wireframes, design mock-ups, interaction design concepts, usage scenarios, prototypes, specifications, site structure, process flows and other design documents
  • Champion best practice in usability and interaction design and providing advice and usability / interaction guidelines to the wider business teams
  • Help decide upon prioritization of requirements and developments based on level of effort vs business case and customer impact
  • Review web analytics and feedback from customers and colleagues to understand behaviour and identify areas of opportunity
  • Make realizable and innovative recommendations for improving the usability and functionality of our websites and apps
  • Develop an understanding of customers and champion their behaviours and needs
  • Create and optimize user centric information architectures, menu structures and taxonomies

 

Processes and procedures

 

  • Ensure analytical rigour across the assigned projects
  • Lead design problem solving processes, gathering required resource, setting project plans and ensuring effective design solutions
  • Generate highly creative ideas individually and from the he/she is leading
  • Champion agile design methods, encourage team work and collaboration for effective idea generation
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of contemporary user centered design methodologies and educate team members as needed
  • Work on the optimization of design processes such as the creation of personas, storyboards, scenarios, user flows and use cases
  • Act as the user-advocate during the development process, subjecting early-stage designs to usability testing or expert review, and offering implementation suggestions from a user-centered perspective
  • Clear communication with all internal and external stakeholders

 

Functional/Technical Competencies

 

  • Working expereience in Squads & Agile environments
  • Working expereience on IOS & Android apps and Responsive Websites
  • Ability to think beyond the app, into service design, fulfilment and end to end experience design
  • Practical knowledge of Design Thinking methodologies, including user journey mapping and persona creation
  • Good understanding of the latest development/engineering methodologies
  • Good understanding of QA process

 

Minimum Qualifications/Education

 

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, user design, graphic design or similar courses

 

Minimum experience

 

  • 8+ years of user experience design experience for Mobile/Web applications, which leverage emerging ecommerce technologies

 

Skills

 

  • Leads User Experience portions of projects – from brainstorming and conception to architecture and training
  • Creates methodology and structure for the collection and use of user experience data
  • Develops effective UX testing methods (A/B testing, qualitative/quantitative, heat maps etc)
  • Implements global best practice for web and mobile ecommerce platform architecture
  • Ensures correct user persona and user journey analysis and subsequent design
  • Clearly communicates with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Leads the interface with User Interface designers to produce complete designs and liaises with the development team for product delivery
  • Centric designing approach, Prototyping, research, Analytics data, scratch
  • Understand design, business and technical
  • English (Full professional proficiency - Required)
  • Arabic is an advantage

 

 

About Majid Al Futtaim

 

Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

A remarkable business success story, Majid Al Futtaim started from one man’s vision to transform the face of shopping, entertainment and leisure to ‘create great moments for everyone, every day’. It has since grown into one of the United Arab Emirates’ most respected and successful businesses spanning 15 international markets, employing more than 43,000 people, and obtaining the highest credit rating (BBB) among privately-held corporates in the region.

Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 25 shopping malls, 13 hotels and four mixed-use communities, with further developments underway in the region. The shopping malls portfolio includes Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, City Centre malls, My City Centre neighbourhood centres, and four community malls which are in joint venture with the Government of Sharjah. The Company is the exclusive franchisee for Carrefour in 37 markets across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and operates a portfolio of more than 270 outlets in 15 countries.

Majid Al Futtaim operates more than 400 VOX Cinemas screens and 36 Magic Planet family entertainment centres across the region. In addition to iconic leisure and entertainment facilities such as Ski Dubai, Orbi Dubai and Ski Egypt, among others. The Company is parent to the consumer finance company 'Najm', and a Fashion and Home retail business representing international brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, AllSaints, lululemon athletica, Crate & Barrel and Maisons du Monde. In addition, Majid Al Futtaim operates Enova, a facility and energy management company, through a joint venture operation with Veolia, a global leader in optimised environment resource management. The Company also owns the rights to The LEGO Store and American Girl in the Middle East and operates in the food and beverage industry through a partnership with Gourmet Gulf.