Front End Dev / UX Designer, Jobs, Scotland, Glasgow, 5367

Front End Dev / UX Designer - Glasgow

£NEG - Technology - IT- Digital Design
Ref: 5367 Date Posted: Monday 21 May 2018

Bird.i is a super fast growing “big data from space” start-up backed-up by private investors. We have unique partnership agreements with the world leading commercial satellite and airborne operators.

We curate on average 10m sqkm of the best of the world’s satellite, airborne and drone imagery every day to create an up- to-date view of our world that everyone can explore, anytime. Our mission is to make the world’s most incredible images – and the insights they bring – accessible to absolutely everyone.

At Bird.i we are looking for an enthusiastic full-stack designer competent with all aspects of the design stack from UX Design to UI Design, Interaction Design along with strong Front-End development skills.                   

If you have a web application development background, with experience in modern technologies like React.js and Angular, and you believe you’ve got what it takes to work in a super dynamic and ambitious start-up; developing products that will change our understanding of the world, then this might be your chance.

We are building a great team of developers and engineers who can develop, operate and maintain our web applications and tools.

As part of the team, you will design, develop, operate and maintain our frontend portfolio composed of public facing website, user portal and internal tools. You will deliver strong experience with UX and work with the other teams to deliver and operate user-driven products and solutions.

You must have a passion for UX and design as a whole and have some commercial experience to showcase your work. The ideal candidate should be data driven and have some experience with or willingness to take on some User Research activities alongside design work.


  • Develop Bird.i products and tools with modern technologies
  • Design, test and iterate the UX and UI for all customer facing product verticals
  • Bring best practice technical and UX experience to front-end development
  • Collaborate with rest of product team to understand user needs
  • Introduce design processes and best practices for UI design
  • Help document and test Bird.i’s APIs
  • Assist the Marketing led aspects of the business with basic content creation where appropriate
  • Keep the Product Design mentality focused at Bird.i

General profile:

  • Solid commercial experience as UI/UX designer building software products
  • A function-over-form approach to design, but with minimal aesthetic flair that can be called upon for product polish
  • Able to work in teams and collaborate with others to clarify requirements
  • Ability to work across all aspects of the business from product design, testing and marketing
  • Excellent problem solver, analytical thinker and quick learner
  • Eagerness to research new technical solutions and practices to modern design challenges
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills for supporting the team accordingly
  • Passion for building excellent products

Technical skills:

  • Professional experience ideally with Sketch, Illustrator and Invision or InDesign, PhotoShop.
  • Ability to create mocks and prototypes of all kinds: from paper + sharpie, to low-fi, high-fi and fully interactive with animations
  • Asset creation, suitable for developer handover
  • HTML + CSS experience
  • Experience with CRM systems (ideally HubSpot or WordPress)

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual to have a rewarding and challenging career in a fast growing organisation. All applications must include online portfolios or samples of work.

Allowance and Benefits:

  • Competitive remuneration and benefits (inc. share options)
  • 37.5 contracted hours per week
  • 20 days of holidays + bank holidays + Xmas closure
  • Free lunch, fruits, biscuits, tea and coffee
  • Gym membership

Please apply now for an immediate interview