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Product Designer (UI/UX)

About the role

SamKnows is the global leader in internet performance measurement. 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. The SamKnows product teams build tools to visualise data for the most influential internet regulators and service providers in the world.

That’s where you come in. You’ll be working closely with our Senior Product Designer, Aisling Foley, and Creative Director, Simon Cook, working as part of our cross-discipline Product team to gather user feedback and design products that our users will love. If you’re self-organising, UI-focused, familiar with various design systems, and embrace agile working, then it’s likely that you’re the perfect fit for us.

You’ll be joining a supportive and collaborative team where hard-working, determined, and responsible candidates will thrive. We’re always keen to hear new ideas and feedback on processes, so having confidence to instigate change and make things better is essential.

Best of all, SamKnows is the place to change a job into a career. There are tonnes of opportunities to progress with additional responsibility and autonomy on offer if you want it.

Responsibilities

  • Help turn our data into insights that anyone can understand
  • Create powerful data visualisation tools that are simple and easy to use
  • Work in the product teams to define problems & goals, map user flows, prototype interactions, and oversee the build process
  • Design elegant and practical solutions for a global audience across web, iOS, and Android platforms
  • Give and solicit feedback from our product teams
  • Collaborate with product, engineering and other stakeholders to help create briefs and develop product requirements
  • Facilitate and participate in cross-discipline workshops and discussions as part of early product definition.

Desirable Skills / Experience

  • Cross-platform design experience (Web, android, iOS)
  • Data visualisation experience
  • Experience creating and maintaining a bespoke design system

Requirements

  • +3 years experience
  • Rapid wireframe and prototyping skills
  • Hi-fidelity design skills
  • Great communication skills, including the ability to explain your design solutions
  • Excellent time management and self-organisation
  • Contributed as a leader in design and a strong collaborator with engineers and managers

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 2%.

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.