User Experience Intern 2018
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User Experience Intern 2018

Employer
Red Gate Software
Salary
Competitive salary
Location
Cambridge

Job description

“I’ve learnt more in the 10 weeks that I’ve been here, than at uni. I’ve done a bunch of things from, user research and design based stuff, through to ideation type stuff. I’ve been part of a proper team, doing proper work that gets shipped.” Fraser Smith, past UX Intern

Are you fanatical about user experience? Do you have an interest in technology and design? We’re looking for two UX interns with an understanding of user-centred design to join us next summer.

Working closely with a development team and as part of the user experience function, you’ll play a part in making our tools ingeniously simple. Your work will focus on designing great user experiences. You’ll be involved in researching user requirements, designing user interfaces and usability testing those designs.

You’ll have a dedicated mentor from day one, they’ll introduce you to many aspects of user experience design and help you get stuck in.

What we’ll offer you:
  • The chance to work with like-minded individuals who are passionate about user experience and design, and others across the business too
  • The chance to work on real commercial tools and understand how commercial concerns influence designs
  • Practical experience of applying a range of tools and techniques to solve design problems for end users
  • Real autonomy to work independently on a team and make decisions, with plenty of support
  • We’ll meet with you regularly to review your work and give you constructive feedback about how to improve
To learn more about what it’s like to work at Redgate, take a look at our blog.

10 week Intern starting July 2018

Company information

This is the most exciting time there’s ever been to work in the software space in general and the database world specifically. Continuous delivery practices, once the domain of Agile developers who were pushing the envelope of software development, have moved into the enterprise. The database needs to keep up too and at Redgate we’re making it possible.

We make ingeniously simple software used by 650,000 IT professionals working on the Microsoft data platform. More than 100,000 companies use our products, including 91% of the Fortune 100. Our philosophy is to design highly usable, reliable software which elegantly solves the problems developers and database administrators face every day.

We’re privately owned and employ about 230 people in Cambridge, Pasadena and Austin. We’ve been repeatedly recognised as one of the UK’s best employers, and we’re ranked as one of the best internships in the country by Rate My Placement for a scheme of our size.

Person requirements

  • You’re able to present ideas and rationale through discussion and visual presentation
  • You’re able to analyse and understand challenging problems and devise simple design solutions
  • You have a genuine passion for design, with an eye for detail and aesthetics
  • You have some familiarity with usability research and evaluation techniques
  • You have some experience with wireframing/prototyping tools
  • You’re able to communicate in a clear, concise and professional manner

Qualifications and experience requirements

You’re at least a year into a university degree, studying a relevant discipline.

Accepted degree subjects

art and design · computer sciences and IT · electronic and electrical engineering

Salary

Competitive salary

A relaxed and professional environment, free food, free parking, no dress code, social events.

Location

Cambridge

Contract and working hours

Fixed term · Full-time

How to apply

Number of vacancies: Two

Our philosophy of simplicity extends to our recruitment process. There are no application forms or assessment centres, and you’ll be interviewed by the people you’ll work with.

Simply upload your CV and covering letter via the Apply button or get in touch if you’d like to talk to us first. If you can include a link to some samples of your work – even better.

Closing date: Continuous recruitment

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 20/09/2018

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