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Sr. User Experience Designer - Contract

We’re looking for an able and responsible team member to lead NOCT’s efforts in building clean and efficient user experiences. You will be the eyes, ears and brain of the client, and drive NOCT’s teams to bring the client’s strategy to life. A robust understanding of product management, engineering and consumer behaviour is essential.

Location :

Panchgani or Remote

The job requirements
  • 5+ years experience as a designer

  • A portfolio demonstrating work in Human Computer Interaction (HCI), User Experience Design or a related field of study

  • Working knowledge of design tools like Sketch, Figma, Invision, Principle, Adobe Creative Suite

What you need to bring to the table
  • Crafting user experiences keeping customers at the centre and with a clear idea of the brand’s vision. Leading strategy, ideation and development of user stories, user journeys and mockups optimized for a wide range of devices and interfaces.

  • Striking the right balance between NOCT’s interests, the client’s expectations and consumer experience while crafting digital products. It is a demanding yet rewarding feat that requires extensive research, conceiving, wire-framing, sketching and prototyping.

  • Taking charge, working independently or with a team, as the project demands, to craft user experience for digital products, from mockups to final finished UI for Android, iOS, and web.

  • A keen interest in user-centred design. You should be at ease overseeing product evolution, ensuring rapid testing, reworking designs and performing design QA.

  • Working closely with various stake-holders (clients, developers, writers, designers) to ensure designs are implemented in a timely manner.

  • Leading a team of designers to build user focused product strategies that are effective and adapted to needs.

  • Drawing up a complete overview of the product and service through extensive research and market analysis, including any bottlenecks and solutions.

  • Formulating compelling arguments and solutions to create positive impact

  • Presenting ideas and thoughts in a coherent and cogent manner

  • Taking charge of building robust information architecture and elevating product simplicity by resolving and converging all information to just a few screens.

  • Creating compelling compositions using layout, colour and typography with clear visual hierarchy.

  • Performing design QA and working closely with developers to ensure smooth implementation of designs

  • Proactively driving communication with stakeholders to ensure concepts meet the intended project goals - including conveying design decisions, exchanging feedback, ensuring timelines are met, and so on.

We are looking for someone who is
Curious & Analytical

Someone who takes pride in problem solving, researching, getting to the bottom of things and formulating solutions.

Creative & Meticulous

Someone with a keen aesthetic sensibility and the ability to craft visually appealing, pixel perfect designs with a high level of detail.

Responsible & Reliable

Someone who can take responsibility and deliver work on time. They must be willing to learn from their mistakes and improve.

Skilled & Perceptive

Someone who understands the client’s requirements and can balance it with the consumer’s needs to build captivating visual solutions.

Communicative & Responsive

Someone who keeps teammates in the loop and asks for help at the right time makes task and project management easier.

Adaptive & Organised

Someone who can adapt to unexpected situations, prioritise and re-prioritise intelligently. A person willing to learn, upskill and simply get things done!

Why should you join us?
Cutting edge work:

Our work sits at the intersection of art, design and technology. There’s plenty of room to play with fresh ideas and out-of-the-ordinary solutions.

Distinguished global clientele:

We are very selective and work with highly regarded clients from across the world, from a multitude of backgrounds and industries.

Work from a studio in the hills:

Vast rolling hillocks, lush greenery, crystal clear waterfalls and sensational sunsets - there’s a lot to be said about nature being an inspiring muse!

Wholesome lifestyle:

Fresh, organic produce; exciting local events; clean air and water and incredible spaces to explore and delve deeper into nature as well as yourself.

Cross disciplinary teams:

Our diverse team of varied individuals with a multitude of skill sets will open your mind to new perspectives.

Constant learning and upskilling:

Working with experienced leads, mentors and talented designers on a plethora of projects will enable you to push yourself and grow exponentially as a creative individual.

Flat hierarchy:

No ‘bosses’ but you can be sure to find mentorship and guidance here. We thrive on learning from one another.

Accommodation offered:

We provide accommodation to all our core team members in Panchgani, with all basic utilities covered including cleaning, electricity, water and lunch on all working days.

Living and Working from the Hills

A high energy workspace set against the backdrop of Panchgani’s untouched, awe-inspiring nature.

Work on fast paced projects with clients from around the world all day; wind down with a cup of coffee/tea/giggle juice of your choice on the porch overlooking a remarkable garden by evening. It’s truly a symphonic balance.

Our days at NOCT HQ often include mountain biking, running on table land, walks in the forest or a game of table tennis. Weekends bring treks, bonfires, impromptu music sessions and rafting in the dam. We live amidst nature, basking in the wonders of rural living, enjoying the simple pleasures and finding inspiration in the wild; all the while working just as one would in any metropolitan city. Naturally, we mean business.

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Here's how the process works
Apply with portfolio

Send in your portfolio with your best and most relevant work.

Video interview with a NOCT team member

If you’re through the first round, we’ll set up a video interview with you. You will be required to share your screen and walk us through some of your work.

Design exercise (if required)

In case we feel that we need a better understanding of your design skills after the interview, we’ll ask you to complete a short design exercise.

Group interview with the NOCT core team

You’ve come really far already! Now, all you need to do is show the NOCT core team that you are the best candidate for the role.

Get selected

Selected candidates will be intimated and the onboarding process will begin. We will need you to sign the employment agreements before work begins.

Pack your bags for the #studiointhehills

Welcome to a very new way of living and working at the NOCT studio in the hills!

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