Wellington UX designer jobs

By Nick Butler

9 August 2021

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A Boost designer works with two colleagues. Tight-knit teams make these Wellington UX designer jobs special.

Looking for Wellington UX designer jobs that give you the chance to do great things? Join a team who love working together to make Aotearoa a better place. You’ll get the support, freedom and creative space you need to make a difference every day.

Employer: Boost

Location: Wellington, New Zealand

Who you’ll work with: Meet the team


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Boost UX designer Emma“I love being here. It’s so welcoming and supportive and fun. It feels like you’re part of a family.”

— Boost UX designer Emma

Person description

We’re looking for Wellington-based UX designers who share our core values, and who love:

  • work that makes the world a better place
  • solving complex problems through user-centred digital experiences
  • learning and improving all the time
  • collaborating with clients and colleagues.

Boost UX designer Nick.“It’s a really collaborative role. You’re never working in a vacuum, you’re always collaborating with product owners, stakeholders, other designers, developers, scrum masters, working together to get the best results.”

— Boost UX designer Nick

Experience and training

While having UX design experience and training is a big plus, they’re not the be-all-and-end-all. What really matters is that you’re a great collaborator with a drive to make a difference.

What UX designer jobs look like at Boost

The work is creative, varied and satisfying. Here’s an overview of what the role looks like and what you can expect day to day.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • working closely with clients and developers to design and deliver software that solves complex problems
  • iteratively designing creative solutions from ideation through to execution for projects that make New Zealand a better place
  • creating design systems that embed our client’s brand identity into their digital experiences
  • user research and user testing
  • promoting user-centric design and sharing design knowledge across Boost.

A day as a UX designer at Boost could include:

  • daily stand-up meetings with your team and clients
  • working closely with developers to implement accessible design solutions
  • running a user testing session
  • facilitating a workshop with clients
  • presenting your team’s work to the client at a sprint review
  • helping our sales team with client pitches and telling the Boost story in a visual way
  • working with the rest of the design team, giving and getting feedback and looking for ways to improve our design processes.

Why join Boost as a UX designer

People love working here. In fact, we won the Team Gold award for the best team culture in Wellington.

Here are some of the things that make our UX designer jobs special.

TinyPulse Happiest IT Workplace Award badgeHappy teams make great things happen

Staff happiness is a top priority at Boost. We track happiness so we can make any changes needed. The result? TinyPulse, the engagement tracking tool we use, recently gave us an award as one of the happiest workplaces in the world.

“Because everyone is so happy and well looked-after here, they do want to make Boost successful, so we do have really productive teams,” says Emma.

Satisfaction of designing a better world

At Boost, we only take on work that makes the world a better place, so your design solutions can have a big impact.

Because these are Wellington UX designer jobs, you get to work face-to-face with a wide range of government clients, helping them make a difference for New Zealand and New Zealanders. Learn more about the impacts we’re having for our government clients.

“It’s really rewarding being able to design things that let the public access what they need. You’re making their lives better and easier, you’re making a difference,” says Emma.

ICAgile certification ssealAgile expertise creates space for creativity

As globally-recognised Agile experts, we know how to sustainably deliver valuable software week in week out. This means no overtime and no pressure to take on more than you’re comfortable with. As a result, you get the space to do your best work.

Guiding projects from start to finish makes every day different

Because you’ll see projects through from ideation to release, the work is varied, creative and offers constant opportunities to grow your skills.

You’ll do discovery, research, wireframing, user experience development, user testing, graphic design and brand integration. For different projects, this might involve things like illustration, photography, videography or animation — whatever it takes to deliver user experiences that delight the client and their customers.

At every stage you’ll be working closely with the developers and client to ensure the final result is accessible, easy to use, and is just what the users need.

Learn more about our Agile design process.

WorldBlu freedom-centred workplace badgeThrive in a high-trust environment

Boost is a WorldBlu-certified freedom-centred workplace. This means you get to directly influence the work we do and the way we do it.

You won’t have a manager, instead you’ll work in self-organising teams.

Every second Friday is devoted to self-selected Research & Development and you pick the tools, training and conferences you need to maximise what you can achieve. If there’s something you need to do your job, just grab the credit card and buy it.

If you love having the freedom to experiment and improve, Boost is for you.

It’s all about the team

Because we share the same purpose and values, Boost is a really tight-knit team.

“The team here is just so good,” says Emma.

Nick agrees. “The people are amazing,” he says. “None of this would be possible without the team.”

Don’t take our word for it, take us for a test-drive

“It’s hard to express what it’s like to work here. Telling people doesn’t do it justice, you have to experience it,” says Nick.

That’s why we let you Test-drive Boost first. It’s your chance to experience Boost, meet the designers, developers and Agile coaches you’ll be working with, and see if Boost’s distinctive way of working is for you.

Here’s how previous test-drivers found the evening:

  • “If the Test Drive evening is any indication of Boost’s company philosophy, with regard to workplace structure and relations, then I very much want to be a Booster.”
  • “The most enjoyable interview type experience I’ve been to. I felt much more relaxed and natural solving problems with someone, rather than feeling under the spotlight in a traditional interview.”
  • “Mingling with the Boost team was a fantastic way to get a gauge on how employees feel about working for the company.”
  • “After reading about Boost’s culture, environment, and values, I was very interested to see how it felt in real life. It almost seemed too good to be true. But I was blown away … You guys truly have a great thing going!”

Want to join a team who love working together to make the world a better place?

Apply now


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