Interaction Designer

Platform Team · Newcastle · Full-Time
About

The Role

Used by 100+ brands around the world, including the biggest and most prestigious beauty and cosmetics companies, SoPost's product has been used to deliver over 1 million product samples to people.

As an Interaction Designer in the Platform team and reporting to the Head of Design, you will be responsible for delivering discrete components of larger projects, as well as seeing smaller projects through to completion independently. You will work collaboratively with others to design interfaces, build prototypes, and engineer improvements to SoPost's product and tooling. Bringing delight to users through your designs in a way that delivers business results, and communicating your design decisions clearly to others on the team will be a big part of your success at SoPost.

Skills

Essential

You will have skills in product design, interaction design and prototyping; as well as the necessary technical skills to work with others to bring your designs to life.

You will:

  1. Be able to deeply understand the issues identified in research and empathise with users' goals and tasks to produce design solutions;
  2. Be able to produce these design solutions through artefacts such as sketches, user flows, prototypes, high-fidelity mockups, as well as working alongside others to build and develop vital parts of the interaction to production standard;
  3. Have a strong technical background using, but not limited to HTML, CSS, and Javascript;
  4. Be able to understand how your design should be tested to ensure that it can meet business goals and hit KPIs;
  5. Have a strong understanding of accessibility and how to ensure that your designs meet the appropriate standards and guidelines;
  6. Defend the user and be able to articulate and communicate the rationale for your designs;
  7. Have experience with design tools such as Sketch, Adobe Suite and InVision;
  8. Have 2+ years' experience in the design industry – working on a product or for a startup is a plus!
Skills

Optional

As a bonus, it would be great if you could demonstrate:

  1. Experience in designing, delivering and maintaining design systems used at scale;
  2. Examples of designing SaaS, or similar products – any analytical and data visualisation UIs would be welcome.
The

Salary

£25–35k D.O.E.
This is the starting salary bracket, and we will review it when you have completed the probation period. We can be flexible for the right person. The offer made to you will be dependant on experience.
The

Holidays and Benefits

You'll get 23 days' holiday plus bank holidays a year. Once you have been here for three years, we'll give you an extra two days' holiday allowance per year.

We keep a well-stocked fridge full of soft drinks, or if you prefer something more refined, we have delicious coffee beans and a great coffee machine. We engage in team activities once in a while, bringing everyone in the company together from all over the world.

The

Hiring Process

We split the hiring process into five distinct parts. If you pass one stage, you will proceed to the next. We try to give feedback to you if your application is not successful but this is not always possible.

The process is designed to give you maximum insight into what it is like to work here and also for us to be able to assess your skills as quickly as possible.

Screening
we review your CV and verify claims
Call
a video/phone call to assess your experience
Interview 1
basic design exercises
Interview 2
you complete a pre-interview task; we critique it
Offer & References
we will make a formal offer, subject to references
Your

Application

Apply below and attach your CV and portfolio alongside a link to your website, blog, Dribbble profile, Behance profile, or even a Github profile. We will use any profiles that you submit to validate claims made in your CV.