Senior UX Designer (Climate Tech)

Dublin (home-working initially)

This role will be temporarily homebased due to COVID-19. Then subsequently working from our Dublin office with hybrid and flexible working options available.

The Opportunity 

We are currently looking for an experienced UX Designer, with a strong product portfolio, who is passionate about product design. Based in our Dublin office (or other location, by arrangement) you will work closely with our product design teams in Dublin and Glasgow. You will be contributing towards the development of cutting-edge technology that will enable the decarbonisation of the built environment by optimizing energy and resource consumptions from single buildings to cities. This role will be temporarily home-based due to COVID-19. Flexible working options are available. 

As a UX Designer at IES, this is what you’ll do: 

  • Research the company’s users and their goals, tasks, motivations, and expectations 
  • Gather requirements from interviews with internal teams and clients 
  • Facilitate design sprints, workshops and decision jams to document user journeys 
  • Present reports and recommendations for product design teams 
  • Sketch prototypes and gather feedback from users 
  • Help the design teams deliver UI and Prototypes using a design system 
  • Supporting other members of the product design team with priorities  
  • Work cross-functionally to structure, build, and assemble a foundation for UX research that can be reused in the future. 
  • Contribute towards the development of Augmented Intelligence dashboards that will be used to educate building occupants and reduce energy consumption in residential buildings. 
  • Research how to influence occupant/user behaviour based on feedback and data presentation 

The Candidate  

We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience: 

Essential Skills: 

  • Demonstrable qualifications or degree in either HCI, Interaction Design, Industrial Design, UX Design, and/or related fields 
  • Minimum 5-6 years solid experience in user research including Interviews, developing user stories, gather requirements, create scenarios, usability testing and expert analysis
  • Demonstrable UX design experience with a strong portfolio of products that have been brought to market 
  • The ability to understand client needs and rapidly develop and propose practical yet innovative solutions  
  • Team player with persuasive interpersonal communications skills  
  • Demonstrated application of user interface design principles and the user-centred design process, including user research techniques, both in creating wireframes, prototypes and discussing design decisions with the product teams 
  • Demonstrated storytelling and presentation skills 
  • Creative thinker  
  • Ability to self-direct and desire for continual learning and personal development 

Desirable Skills 

  • Experience in Agile and Scrum  
  • Have some knowledge of sustainability/built environment/energy sector   
  • Knowledge or awareness of React technologies and modern tools such as: Framer 
  • Working knowledge of how compositions translate to HTML, JavaScript and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) used to deliver feasible designs   

The Rewards  

In return we offer the chance to work for a dynamic company in an exciting and supportive working environment; we will reward you with a competitive salary; private health care; a contributory pension scheme; life insurance and flexible start times. 

To Apply 

To apply for the role please send a covering letter stating the skills you have from the requirements listed above and an up to date CV to careers@iesve.com. 

Early application is encouraged and IES reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received. 

The Company  

At IES we have been working in Climate Tech for the last 27 years and we consider the fight against Climate Change a moral imperative that drives all our decisions. We value People, Purpose and Innovation. We offer a flexible and supportive working environment and the opportunity to work with a team of friendly, interesting and diverse people from across the globe, who are passionate about what we do. 

Our mission is to contribute to conserving the earth’s natural resources for future generations by reducing the carbon emissions of the built environment. IES is at the forefront of cutting-edge technology in the Climate Tech sector. Our Virtual Environment (VE) software is already the only tool that allows designers and engineers to simulate the full performance of a buildings. We are now expanding our portfolio with new solutions to tackle the built environment at any scale.  

IES’ technology is supported by integrated consulting services and today its capabilities are expanding from use on individual buildings, to helping create sustainable communities, cities and countries. 

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Individuals are treated on the basis of their relevant skills and experience. 

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How to apply

To apply for the role please send a covering letter stating the skills you have from the requirements listed and an up to date CV to:

careers@iesve.com

Early application is encouraged and IES reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.