Senior UX Designer

  • London  
  • Company
    RELX Group  
    Start date
  • Closing date
    30 May 2021  
    Posted on
    30 March 2021  

About Elsevier:

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical knowledge. Our mission is to help researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society. 

Using innovative technology, we deliver information and analytics through tools that help our users make breakthroughs. We publish 18% of the world’s scientific articles. Over 18 million monthly users visit ScienceDirect, the world’s largest database dedicated to peer-reviewed primary scientific and medical research. Over 2 million monthly users use the Mendeley Reference Manager app to organise and read academic research. 

Design at Elsevier:

The Elsevier design team is a cross-discipline group of over 70 designers in Asia, Europe, and the US working across a wide range of digital information products and tools. We sit amongst and work closely with product managers, developers, and QAs in a fast-paced Agile environment. We champion the best UCD and product development practices. Our work is firmly grounded in user research. 

We hope you can help us scale and improve our practices even further. 

What’s in it for you:

  • Help advance science, solve real-world problems, and work with inspirational users. 

  • Work in a complex problem space to design effective tools that bring together machine learning and scientific research. 

  • Enjoy autonomy and ability to influence and shape a product.   

  • Work on strategically important initiatives. 

  • Be part of a supportive team with an innovative design culture. 

  • Grow as a designer through coaching, training, and an established UX career development programme. 

The role:

As a Senior UX Designer, you will partner closely with cross-functional Engineering and Product teams working on internal tools that utilise machine learning to analyse scientific research.  

In this role you will build on existing knowledge and drive the project forward by identifying the problem space, designing workflows and ultimately creating new products. You will have the opportunity to tackle complex UX challenges as well as Visual Design and Design Systems work. 

What you’ll be doing:

  • Own and carry out all design work on a strategic product. 

  • Work closely with product managers and developers to define the roadmap and backlog. 

  • Run workshops, ideate and prototype quickly, produce detailed design deliverables, and work alongside product managers, developers and QAs to ship your designs into production. 

  • Ensure that the product you design meets user needs, is aligned with wider product and business goals, and is in line with our front-end and back-end technologies. 

  • Champion users throughout the design process. Plan, conduct, and document user sessions, surveys, and experiments. Develop a deep understanding of user needs. Share insights with your team. Build empathy for users across the organisation. 

  • Create concept designs for new products, taking them from discovery to implementation. 

  • Collaborate with designers on different products across Elsevier to align experiences. 

  • Build good working relationships with product and technology staff at all levels to ensure strategic alignment and effective working processes. 

What we’re looking for:

  • You have at least five years design experience and a broad UX skillset covering an understanding of user research, and strong skills in user experience and user interface design. 

  • You have a strong portfolio showing experience designing shipped products and services (not just websites) that meet user needs, product requirements, and business goals. 

  • You have hands-on experience planning, conducting, and analysing user research and usability testing. 

  • You have great attention to detail and can produce high-fidelity designs and prototypes using tools such as Figma, Sketch, and Invision. 

  • You can build on the work of other designers, using an existing pattern library and contributing to it. 

  • You know how design fits in an Agile environment and can work closely with product managers, developers, and QAs. 

  • You are an excellent communicator who can present and explain the rationale behind designs to a wide range of stakeholders. 

  • You are motivated, proactive, flexible, pragmatic, and good at time management and prioritisation. You want to make things better. You find solutions to problems. You understand how to produce real-world designs given time and technical constraints. 

  • (Nice to have) Experience working in-house in a large organisation. 

  • (Nice to have) Experience working with academics or researchers. 

  • (Nice to have) Experience working with machine learning and data scientists. 

Elsevier is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact or if you are based in the US you may also contact us.

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About Us:

RELX is a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.

We help scientists make new discoveries, lawyers win cases, doctors save lives and insurance companies offer customers lower prices. We save taxpayers and consumers money by preventing fraud and help executives forge commercial relationships with their clients.

In short, we enable our customers to make better decisions, get better results and be more productive.

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