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Principal UX Designer

Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Principal UX Designer


Sage is a global company with a local heart. The market leader for cloud-based accounting, financials, enterprise management, people, and payroll software, we empower the world's business heroes-from single-person startups to large enterprises. Our people are passionate and positive. We inspire our colleagues to serve business builders everywhere and champion their success. As a FTSE 100 company with 14,000 colleagues across 24 countries, we do business the right way, while giving back to our local communities through the Sage Foundation. Sage is passionate about building a culture where our colleagues feel they can bring their whole selves to work. Where people know they'll be judged on their performance and behaviours - not their identity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, color, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Job Description:

Looking to accelerate your design career? Want to own the design of global products and sites? Would you like to see your designs through to launch and beyond? Make a real difference to customers and communities?

You'll join a small team of talented, innovative, fresh-thinking designers whilst being part of a wider global community of analysts and developers.

You'll take an active role in the interaction design of our products, with the freedom to do the best work of your career.

Your first 12 months will look something like this...

Set up your new MacBook Pro and Wacom tablet if you'd like one.

Discover the breadth and depth of the products and sites you'll design for - on web, tablet, and mobile.

Immerse yourself in our Design Language, define improvements, and get them published.

Iteratively design end-to-end experience for big-ticket product features.

Get to know our customers and users by name - meet entrepreneurs and some incredible small businesses.

Engage with talented developers to make your designs reality, and collaborate on our Development Framework, Carbon.

See your designs reaching hundreds of thousands of users across 7 countries.

Continue your self-development - with dedicated learning days, and funding to attend or speak at conferences and meetups.

Make a difference to the communities we live and work in with 5 volunteer days every year.

Enjoy benefits like flexible holiday allowances, a great pension, a healthcare cash plan, and join the onsite gym if you like.

We're interested in talented interaction designers who deliver effective solutions, and well as delightful experiences. If you're ambitious enough to deliver the best in the market, but humble in understanding the real life needs of users, step this way!

Key Responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities Include...

Competitor analysis, definition of the user model, discovery of business rules and constraints, collaboration with analysts.

Design of layout patterns, UI elements, navigation patterns, information architecture.

Divergent and convergent, iterative design, backed up with rationale and critique.

Rapid prototyping and user testing.

Production of high-fidelity pixel-perfect designs, and key states treatments, collaborating with visual designers and developers.

Developing the Sage brand, pattern libraries, and design language systems.

Skills list:

Interaction Design

Visual Design

Design Systems



Cloud Products

Agile Methodologies




United Kingdom

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