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UX Architect

Cambridge, UK

Akendi are looking for a UX architect with a passion for turning validated user and customer insights into exciting experience designs. In doing so, you recognise that the best results can only be achieved by a multi-disciplinary team with members from different backgrounds either within or externally to Akendi. Demonstrable team working and excellent client facing skills are essential to this role.

Our future UX architect is self-motivated and able to work both as part of a team as well as independently. Drive, enthusiasm and flexibility to work on a variety of projects are necessary, as well as the ability to rapidly acquire new domain familiarity.

We expect you to become an ambassador for the Akendi brand and a key stakeholder in user centred UX research and design related decision-making, ensuring state of the art approaches, methods, assuring the quality of Akendi user centred research, testing, information and interaction design.

Our ideal candidate will have knowledge of current user experience trends, research, theories and methodologies (especially user-centered design), and an intuitive feel for how specific research and design activities provide unique added value throughout the product development lifecycle.

In addition to our consultancy work we also deliver public and bespoke UX training courses to international clients. We do not expect our UX architect to become directly involved in the delivery of training but an affinity with UX training and potential desire to, over time, actively contribute to our training programme is an advantage.

The job is largely based in Cambridge but will require frequent visit to the premises of our clients who are predominantly based in Cambridge and London.

Akendi offer a competitive salary plus additional benefits such as a pension, private healthcare and flexible working.

Key Responsibilities

  • Usability Testing
  • User Research
  • Information Design / Information Architecture
  • Wireframes & Interaction Design
  • Execute project activities to ensure the highest possible standard of research and design deliverables
  • Contribute to the development of the user experience team’s culture and quality standards
  • Be Akendi’s user experience ambassador
  • Contribute to blog writing
  • Be fully knowledgeable and conversant in user centered design methodologies and how the Akendi experience thinking process fits with UCD
  • Manage multiple deadlines and conflicting priorities

Education, an advanced degree in one of the following disciplines

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Systems Engineering

Occasionally Akendi may require the UX Architect to work at the client premises for short period of time (e.g. 2 weeks).

How to apply

Please send your resume to .

Thank you to all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note that while we have excellent working relationships with local and national recruitment agencies for this particular vacancy we would prefer not to receive any agency CVs until a formal request is made.


Akendi is an experience research and design firm that combines insights and analysis about user behaviour with inspired design. Our team is made up of passionate and dedicated professionals. We’re an established company with a strong client service ethic and we’re looking to expand our team.

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About Akendi

Akendi is a human experience design firm, leveraging equal parts experience research and creative design excellence. We provide strategic insights and analysis about customer and user behaviour and combine this knowledge with inspired design. The results enable organizations to improve effectiveness, engage users and provide remarkable customer experiences to their audiences.