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Senior Product Designer

Shipyard Technology Ventures
Role: Product Design
Type: Permanent
Level: Senior
Location: Dublin
Salary: Negotiable
The Position

We are looking for a Senior Product Designer who is passionate about innovation and product design who can bring designs, wireframes, and concepts to life, create research stimuli for our customers to react to, so we ensure that we build features that deliver value. Youll work with the product manager to define the user experience for our Enterprise SaaS product turning validated requirements into robust interactive interfaces. Youll get the chance to build a green field SaaS platform being responsible from creating the design patterns, through to designing interfaces for key features Youll also lead a small team of designers (3 & 1 intern) mentoring them on design best practices and ensuring a high standard of quality in all outputs from the design team.

What You'll do
  • Be the lead Product Designer, working together with engineering and product management to design an MVP and evolve it into an industry-leading product.
  • Work closely with the Product Manager to develop the strategy and rationale for new features.
  • Lead a team of 4 designers, clearly distinguishing between activities that support the product and those that support client projects& in-house design activities.
  • Advocate for design culture emerging from the team and systematise best practices.
  • Translate product vision and direction into user flows and information hierarchies.
  • Facilitate, iterate on and gather feedback from solution interviews to validate your designs.
  • Help in facilitating customer research studies to understand their needs inside & out on a long-term basis.
  • Create a design system and style guide to support UX & illustrations in the product.
  • Contribute to overall strategy and decision-making about product direction.
  • Stay a few steps ahead of Engineering by managing UX transformation while they put the necessary infrastructure in place to support the long-term product vision.
What Skills You'll Bring

How you work

  • You have a strong sense of user empathy and are maniacal about understanding what customers are thinking and feeling.
  • You are on a mission to solve.
  • You are opinionated about form following function and make ruthless design tradeoffs in a decisive manner with the qualitative andquantitative data that is at hand.
  • You do not believe in handovers - evolving a brilliant product requires constant collaboration with engineering, product management and business stakeholders.
  • You look for opportunities to solve problems in unusual andinnovative ways.
  • You utilise rapid prototyping such as sketching, storyboards & wireframes to share ideas and gather feedback early and often.

What skills and experiences do I need?

  • You have worked closely with engineers to understand technical constraints, manage UI transformation and ensure high quality implementation of your designs.
  • You have worked with product management and internal business stakeholders to discover and define new features.
  • You have measured the impact of your designs and can tell war stories about your own personal #designfails
  • You are able to pare things back in order to ship product and learn at a fast pace
  • You are proficient with design production & prototyping tools such as, Adobe Creative Suite,Sketch, InVision and Keynote.
  • Strong understanding of foundational UX principles and paradigms across modern web app frameworks and design systems.
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills.
  • Constantly self-educating in UX / CX principles in modern product design.
What We Offer You

We believe great people drive innovation forward and to help with this we offer a competitive salary, and performance related incentives via bonuses and share options, flexible working conditions and the opportunity towork on self-directed initiatives and potentially take them to market.

The Hiring Process

Note: We are not in a position to accept applications from those requiring Green Card/ Work permit sponsorship. Applicants must already be eligible to live and work in Ireland.

Apply Now

Closing Date: Friday 28th June 2019 at 9:33AM

Posted on: 29/05/2019  •  Share Job:  •  Report Job

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