Product Designer, Jobs, Scotland, Glasgow, 5056

Product Designer - Glasgow

£NEG - Technology - IT- Digital Design
Ref: 5056 Date Posted: Monday 09 Oct 2017
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My client is one of the leading websites for research in the world. They're a British-owned company with 18 million registered users across a plethora of websites and are now looking for a talented, ambitious, Product Designer to join the team in Dundee. It’s a really exciting time to join the Design Team as they’re expanding and working with Agile processes in cross functional teams.

What we believe:

  • The value of great design - it’s what differentiates our products in a crowded market place
  • The value of data, but we aim to be data-informed, rather than data driven.
  • We like to work hard, but we like to laugh and have fun while we’re at it. When we’re not designing best-in-class products, we’re out for a beer or two…or still in the office playing ping pong.

The successful applicant will:

  • Have a bias for action
  • Be an excellent communicator
  • Love shipping products - you’re prepared to roll up your sleeves and do whatever it takes to get them out of the door.
  • Always put the customer at the heart of your work and are an advocate for their needs to the rest of your team.
  • Have a positive, can-do attitude and be a team player
  • Want to deliver meaningful, experiences that matter to customers
  • Have a lean approach to design; your default is to produce the minimum needed to move forward.
  • As comfortable exploring ideas with pen and paper as you are with high-fidelity designs.
  • Love facilitating workshops, and encourage co-creation in cross functional teams
  • Want to learn something new each day — and share it.
  • Want to take an active role in shaping the culture of design
  • Want to mentor and guide junior team members to foster a design team that is always greater than the sum of it’s parts.
  • Love presenting your work and embrace criticism.

Requirements for this role:

  • At least 6 years’ experience in digital design.
  • A proven track record of shipping beautifully designed, and effective products
  • An ability to cope with uncertainty or ambiguity and excel in spite of either
  • A portfolio full of beautiful projects, with numbers to back them up
  • Experience leading projects and mentoring junior team members
  • A good mix of both UX and UI skills — you can run a customer interview in the morning and create a product style guide in the afternoon.
  • A proven ability to turn customer insights into executed design
  • An in-depth knowledge of Sketch, it’s plugins and prototyping tools like Invision, Flinto, JustInMind and Marvel.

You will also have an extensive knowledge / experience (and a healthy sceptiscism) of:

  • Modern approaches to software development including agile (Scrum/Kanban), and Lean.
  • UX methodologies and project artefacts
  • Information Architecture
  • OKR, 4DX frameworks
  • A/B and MVT testing for experimentation and optimisation.
  • The latest design and tech trends
  • User testing, innovation games and customer interviews
  • Google analytics dashboards, conversion funnels and evidence-based design.

Please apply now for an immediate interview.