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Product Designer - Mid Level

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Recruiter: UNiDAYS
Listed on: 8th July
Location: London, Nottingham, Remote
Salary Notes: Competitive + Benefits
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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We are looking for a Product Designer - Mid Level, to help us shape the UNiDAYS products of the future. You will research, ideate, craft, and deliver experiences that our customers love. 

Working across a mix of strategic pillars to begin with, you will eventually move into one and be the design voice of that pillar. We are looking for someone who is able to talk with authority and confidence in Product Design and be comfortable working with a range of people in the cross-functional pillar in order to deliver against business goals. 

The role sits within the Product and Engineering department (P&E) and reports to the Head of UX. 

In order to be successful in this role, you must be passionate about our products and users, delivering meaningful experiences across multiple platforms that create business impact.

Day to day responsibilities 

Problem solving 

  • Transform complex problems into valuable and rewarding experiences
  • Use experiments, research, insights, and data to challenge and validate design decisions to improve the customer experience in your pillar 
  • Solving user's problems, putting them at the heart of everything you do, and creating brilliant user experiences
  • Apply strategic thinking to design effective, engaging end to end experiences that balance user needs, business goals, and technological realities across platforms

collaboration

  • Partner closely with Product, Engineering, Marketing, and Data to drive product strategy, delivering against the pillar roadmap
  • Design and conduct user research both independently and in collaboration with our insights team
  • Collaborate regularly using strong communication, documentation, and facilitation skills from the first discovery session through to delivering the final UI
  • Facilitating ideation and product discovery sessions with your pillar and diverse group of stakeholders
  • Work with other Product Designers and the Head of UX  in order to deliver a cohesive customer experience and vision across our platforms and pillars
  • Working closely with other Product Designers to keep design systems and other product design team concerns aligned

UX/UI

  • Execute all stages of the UX design process from discovery to ensuring that your vision is materialised and final production 
  • Engage and conduct user research to ensure the user's voice is incorporated into the design process
  • Create wireframes, storyboards, process flows, and prototypes to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas
  • Create  clean, carefully crafted designs
  • Balance delivering the ideal experience with knowing where and when to make scoping trade-offs based on technical constraints with engineering

What we need from you

in order to be your best self in this role, you will be/have:

  • Strong understanding of user research practices to validate problems and solutions
  • Experience working in an agile environment to create mock-ups, high def designs, and technical specifications for developers
  • Solid knowledge of platform-specific patterns (e.g. iOS Human interface guidelines, Android Material guidelines) and up to date with latest trends
  • Strong understanding of user research methodologies and design thinking to improve the customer experience
  • Strong knowledge of UX/UI best practices, user-centred design principles
  • You have strong experience in working with data and understand how to use quantitative and qualitative data to drive design decisions
  • You are fantastic at communicating your thinking and design decisions - you're able to get people along on the journey with you
  • Strong facilitation skills- online, in-person, and hybrid
  • Examples of well-executed UI
  • Experience designing and shipping impactful products
  • Experience working in an agile environment and cross-functional teams
  • Experience with the tools of the trade -Figma, Framer, Notion, Jira, etc

Perks

We've accomplished a lot since we started in 2011, but in many ways, this is just the beginning. This is the chance for you to get in on ground zero. An opportunity to make a difference within the business with global reach. We are the world's largest Student Affinity Network, with over 22 million verified members in 115 markets including the US, UK, Germany, India, Canada and Australia. We work with 800 of the world's biggest brands globally, taking their products and services into the hearts and minds of tomorrow's professionals, delivering engagement, building affinity and sales. You'll also be working for a Great Place to Work CertifiedTM company who have been recognised on the UK's Best WorkplacesTM for Wellbeing 2022 list. 

We offer a fast paced, fun & social working environment where you can truly make an impact. We believe that work should enhance and complement your life which is why we leave it up to you to decide where you work. You can choose to work from your assigned campus (either Nottingham or London) or from home, whatever works best for your individual needs. Your manager may request you attend team meet ups at your campus but other than that it is up to you! We work hard at UNiDAYS, but we also believe in fair compensation for hard work. That's why we're pleased to offer all employees full access to our comprehensive benefits package.

Our perks include:

  • 25 days holiday per year increasing with length of service, plus flexible bank holidays
  • Competitive salaries
  • 4pm finishes every Friday
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Company pension scheme
  • Company share option scheme
  • Private health insurance (Vitality)
  • Income protection policy
  • Life assurance policy
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Enhanced parental leave pay
  • Core hours with flexibility around how/when you manage your time
  • Regular team building activities
  • The latest tech and hardware will be supplied from day one
  • Good Vibes Program: we know we've all had to adapt to new ways of working and UNiDAYS has always taken pride in the community we've created in the office but we're just as committed to creating an innovative approach to fostering connections and improving engagement outside of the office! We want to boost your remote working experience so think virtual parties, pottery classes, wellness classes and guest speakers just to name a few!
  • Support for home working for all new team members. We will help assess your home set up and you can expense £150 towards any additional furniture you may need to be safe and comfortable when working from home

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.