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Product Design Lead

Closing date
15 Apr 2021

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Design, iterate, and ship a global platform...

A SaaS start-up that provides innovative solutions for the global rail construction sector is now looking for a Product Design Lead to join their team in Manchester. Based in the heart of Manchester, the company has an exciting, fun environment in a shared space with the region's top start-up companies and entrepreneurs. They have recently received private and industry funding to accelerate growth and provide a global solution for the capture and analysis of railway construction data.

They are looking for a Product Design Lead. As part of the engineering team, you will own their platform vision and understand their target users, marketplace and competition to help them create intuitive product experiences that drive growth.

As the Product Design Lead, you'll play a key role in a small cross-functional Agile team of stakeholders, business analysts and engineers throughout the entire product development lifecycle.

What you'll achieve:
  • Own and lead their design processes from end-to-end by thinking in terms of design systems, instead of screens
  • Understand our customers and business needs to design solutions that can be articulated to their engineers and stakeholders clearly
  • Work through product challenges to help prioritise and maintain our roadmap, backlog, user stories and acceptance criteria
  • Deliver high-quality, polished, and easy to use design artefacts that clarify user stories and help our engineering team deliver
  • Design, prototype, and connect regularly with customers to validate product direction and discover how we can improve the platform
  • Collaborate with engineers as they build, test and ship solutions to customers

About you:
  • 4+ years of design experience working in a technology-driven company
  • Experience designing web and mobile applications from scratch and/or iterating on existing solutions
  • Clear communication of designs, using research or user data to justify design decisions
  • Have a strong understanding of agile product development and design systems
  • Be a creative problem-solver, who can iterate with low-fidelity sketches, design in the browser and other collaborative design tools - whichever you prefer to get the job done
  • A growth mindset, approaching problems with curiosity and excitement

  • We are a fast-growing company with a multitude of career progression opportunities
  • Located in heart of Manchester city centre
  • Flexible working hours and collaborative environment
  • Competitive salary
  • Work with the latest software technologies in a paperless environment

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK

COVID-19 precaution(s):
  • Remote interviews and meetings are available
  • Our offices are COVID-19 secure and we operate a remote working policy in support of returning to the office when ready

Sounds interesting? Click APPLY to send your CV for immediate consideration.

Candidates with previous experience or job titles including; Product Designer, Web Design, Application Designer, UI Design, Product Designer, UX, UI, Design, UX Designer, UI Product Designer, Lead Product Designer may also be considered for this role.

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