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Product Designer

Product Designer

  • Location(s): The Post Building (London)
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R002600027
  • Closing Date: 24 June 2021

We’re a vibrant, lively team with a start-up vibe, based in the heart of London. We’re on a mission to help young renters better plan their personal money, manage shared money with friends and family, and achieve goals such as owning a home. We're fully funded by Nationwide Building Society and this is one last role we are hiring as we go into the next phase of the project. We’ve got a pretty impressive team on board already, so you’ll be working with some of the best within a collaborative and thriving environment.

  • You’re expected to collaborate with the team in the London Holborn office from time-to-time post COVID restrictions.
  • If we receive a high volume of relevant applications, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so please apply as soon as you can.

 

What you’ll be doing

We’re looking for a Product Designer to join our small but mighty design team in Home Rentals. As a product designer, you are responsible for translating a project vision, user insights and business goals into stuff that works. You rapidly iterate designs and functionality based on what people need and the behaviours you observe.

You collaborate closely with Product and Engineering teams to develop high quality and accessible user journeys. You constantly prioritise the leanest, quickest and most valuable way to overcome the challenges you encounter. And you believe that user experience is the responsibility of the entire team.

Day-to-day

  • You’ll be leading design for one or more product area.
  • You’ll be responsible for all design artefacts produced. From research and journey mapping through to shipping a well-tested and pixel-perfect UI.
  • You’ll collaborate using clear communication, written documentation and facilitation skills. You’ll work closely with product owners, engineers, architects, user researchers and content creators. Make sure those team members are deeply involved throughout the design process and aren’t just shipping good looking designs.
  • You’ll regularly work with the design lead and product leadership to ensure that the product vision, business goals and experience quality are all in alignment.
  • You’ll advocate for high quality, inclusive and accessible user experiences. You should be able make appropriate decisions on where and when to make scoping trade-offs by balancing ideal experience, technical constraints, business risk or strategy.
  • You’ll be the voice of our customers. You’ll be heavily involved in all types of research and testing activities and have a deep understanding of the customers we’re designing for. You’ll help to influence business stakeholders on a user-centric approach to processes; and ensure we ship the right thing that adds value to customers.
  • You’ll help to drive a creative, open and respectful team culture and improve our design community of practice.

About you

We’re looking for someone with the following knowledge:

  • Solid experience working as a product designer or UX/UI hybrid, in cross-functional teams in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in designing for web and native apps
  • A keen eye for great visual design execution, but are also comfortable zooming out, seeing the bigger picture and connecting the dots to design cohesive experiences and solving real problems
  • The ability to think at a high level and clearly articulate design decisions
  • The ability to take ownership of design process and work as self-directed member of the development team
  • Comfortable running workshops or leading remote collaboration sessions with cross-functional groups
  • Care about the use of words in designing interfaces that they should always be purposeful and clear
  • A strong portfolio showcasing unique challenges and process through the delivery of innovative design solutions
  • A Constant learner and passionate about sharing knowledge – you’ll always be growing both personally and with the team

We’re also interested in who you are as a person. Why? Because our membership is made up of so many different kinds of people, so we want our employees to be just as diverse. We’d love to hear about:

  • Your values, and what makes you who you are
  • How you’d make a difference to our members in this role

We know applying for jobs can sometimes feel like you’re sending an application into a black hole. We review each application individually. So, it’s a good idea to call out your most relevant experience on your application to give yourself the best chance.

The extras you’ll get

There are all sorts of employee benefits available at Nationwide, including:

  • A personal pension – if you put in 7% of your salary, we’ll top up by a further 16%
  • Up to 2 days of paid volunteering a year
  • Life assurance worth 8x your salary
  • A great selection of additional benefits through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Access to an annual performance related bonus
  • Access to training to help you develop and progress your career
  • 25 Days Holiday

Why work at Nationwide

We’re a building society founded by ordinary people, our members, who came together to help each other get the most from their money, buy homes and save for their futures. For over 130 years, we’ve supported each other and our communities, and we’ve done the right thing for wider society too.

If you come to work here at Nationwide, you’ll be part of that. Part of something a bit different. And something really quite special.

What’s more, we have a strong ethic of care for each other and our members. We recognise that our employees feel most appreciated when their thoughts and values are respected and considered. We’re committed to creating a culture that recognises and truly values our individual differences and identities. So if you’d like to be a part of an inclusive workplace where you can be yourself, where your talents are nurtured, and you feel empowered to contribute, then please apply and help us in building society, nationwide.

What to do next

If you’d like to apply, just click the ‘Apply now’ button. You’ll need to attach your CV and answer a few questions, and you can attach a cover letter if you like. We’d also like to see a portfolio of some of your work.

We know applying for jobs can sometimes feel like you’re sending an application into a black hole. We review each application individually, which is why it’s a good idea to show your relevant experience on your CV to give yourself the best chance.

We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Product Designer

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