Product Designer

Full-Time · Platform Team · Newcastle (UK)
About

The Role

At SoPost, we’re on a mission to build the most powerful product sampling platform in the world. Our technology enables many of the world’s most recognisable brands to run highly effective product sampling campaigns online, giving away a sample every second.

Founded in 2012, SoPost employs over 40 people across three hubs: our technology team of software engineers and UX/UI designers are based in Newcastle (United Kingdom), while our commercial and partnership teams are located in both London and New York. We are active in 14 major markets across EMEA and North America.

Our growth trajectory has been significant and this year we ranked in the top 50 of the Sunday Times Tech Track 100. While we know we have come a long way, our ambition extends well beyond where we are now and we’re looking for amazing people to help us achieve it.

As Product Designer, reporting to the CTO, you will be responsible for delivering design solutions to the highest quality, enhancing the platform experience for all stakeholders and users of the product.

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. Communicating your design decisions clearly to others on the team will be a big part of your success at SoPost.

Skills

Essential

The successful candidate should 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.

  1. Understand the issues identified in research and empathise with users' goals and tasks to produce design solutions.
  2. Produce 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. Understand how your design should be tested to ensure that it can meet business goals and hit KPIs.
  4. Have a strong understanding of accessibility and how to ensure that your designs meet the appropriate standards and guidelines.
  5. Defend the user and be able to articulate and communicate the rationale for your designs;
  6. Experience with design tools such as Sketch, Figma, Adobe Suite and InVision.
Skills

Optional

Raw skill is always preferable to time served but it would be advantageous if you've already spent a few years in a professional creative position. As a bonus, it would be great if you had:

  1. Experience using HTML, CSS, and Javascript.
  2. Experience in designing, delivering and maintaining design systems used at scale.
  3. Examples of designing SaaS, or similar products – any analytical and data visualisation UIs would be welcome.
  4. 2+ years' experience in the design industry – working on a product or for a startup is a plus!
The

Salary

Competitive
The offer made to you will be dependent on experience.
The

Holidays and Benefits

Competitive Salary plus 23 days of annual leave, increasing to 25 by the end of three years of service.

Commitment to growing your professional development and a training budget to support that commitment.

Eligibility for our flexible working arrangement, giving you the power to manage your time and place of work.

Participation in Annual Bonus Plan and SoPost pension scheme.

Social events (monthly team lunches and quarterly drinks / team building activities)

The

Hiring Process

The hiring process may change slightly depending on a number of factors. It is generally a multi step process as indicated. If you pass one stage, you will proceed to the next. We try to give feedback to you if your application is unsuccessful but this is not always possible.

We believe that the successful recruitment for any role at SoPost is as much about giving you the opportunity to find out as much as possible about us and our company as it is about us finding out about you and your capabilities. We want you to be as excited about joining SoPost as we are about being here!

With that philosophy in mind, we will be running the following selection process to ensure that each candidate is given a comprehensive view of what we are all about:

Screening
We will review your application and portfolio, verifying claims
Stage One
Portfolio review, design discussion and questions
Stage Two
A brief assessment task to be completed ahead of the stage three interview
Stage Three
Interview with our CTO
Offer & References
We will make a formal offer, subject to references
Policy

Diversity & Inclusion

We believe that the best workplaces celebrate and promote diversity. We are committed to ensuring that SoPost is an equal opportunity employer. And we think it’s right to build a company where everybody is welcome, with an open culture that thrives on not just our similarities but also our differences.

Part of this commitment is our promise that every team member and job applicant is treated equally, regardless of protected characteristics such as race, sexuality, religion or age.

Our company values of ownership, trust, no surprises, bigger than me, and doing it right, capture the essence of this statement, but we’re now being clear that this is key to our mission.

Your

Application

Would you love to work with some of the world’s biggest brands? Does working in a fast paced environment that’s growing quickly sound exciting to you?

Click the link below to apply, attaching an up to date version of your CV and portfolio with a link to your website, blog, Dribbble, Behance or even Github profile. Make sure to include a little bit about yourself and why you want to work at SoPost in your email.

If you are attaching examples of your work, please ensure that you have sent correctly optimised versions suitable for email.

If you still have questions regarding this position or anything else about working at SoPost, get in touch using the link below.

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