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Senior Product Designer

About the role

At SamKnows our goal is to make the internet better for everyone. We’ve been collecting data since 2008 on all manner of metrics, from how good Netflix performance is to figuring out why Fortnite isn’t working for gamers. We’re looking for a Senior Product Designer with experience working across all stages of the product design process. Our ideal colleague is someone who is a collaborative and naturally inquisitive problem solver. Working in small, focussed, cross-disciplinary teams, you’ll collaboratively tackle interesting design challenges in a fascinating domain.

Responsibilities include

  • Balancing customer needs with the requirements of the business. You'll work closely with stakeholders to gather business requirements and conduct user research to deepen our understanding of customers
  • Influencing the strategic direction of the product
  • Creating prototypes to test your ideas, challenge assumptions and refine your thinking
  • Translating prototypes and ideas into beautiful, seamless high-fidelity designs and user-flows. While documenting patterns, templates and assets to create a design system
  • Explaining and justifying your design decisions to others with the help of data and real customer feedback
  • Working with our engineering team to deliver incredible user experiences

Requirements

  • A proven background of designing great experiences for customers on iOS and Android
  • A portfolio that reflects your strengths in both UX and visual design skills
  • Experience working collaboratively with developers and product managers on digital products in an agile and lean way
  • Experience with design tools like pen, paper, invision, sketch, figma or whatever you fancy and can prioritise choosing the right tool at the right time
  • Clear communicator conveying vision and product strategy from a user’s perspective either verbally or through text
  • Data visualisation experience (nice to have)

Benefits

We offer the following benefits, as well as awesome colleagues, engaging work, and the opportunity to help us make the internet better for everyone!

Holiday

25 days holiday each year plus bank holidays. You can sell back any unused holiday, but we strongly encourage you to take them.

Great office location

Whether you’re working at our London office, nestled just behind the Tate Modern and a stone’s throw from Borough Market, or in Washington at Tyson’s Corner, there’s plenty of culture, eateries, drinking holes, and interesting things to do.

Flexible working

Whether your child's ill, you're waiting for a package, or you have some deep-focused work to do, we all work from home from time to time.

Maternity and paternity leave

Paid maternity, paternity, and adoption leave, which you’re eligible for if you join SamKnows more than 13 weeks before your expected date of childbirth or adoption.

Pension

SamKnows have a private pension scheme and will contribute 5% to your pension if you contribute a minimum of 4%.

Private health & dental care

Private health insurance with AXA PP Healthcare, includes dentist and optician cover. Paid sick leave (for both your physical and mental health).

Hardware of your choice

Choose your own equipment and we’ll do our best to get them for you before you start.

Learning and training

We’ll contribute towards books, training courses, and conferences that help you learn and grow in your career here.

Interest free season ticket loan

Not for your favourite football team – for you to get into work for less! Pay back the loan in your monthly pay check before tax.