Junior Product Designer (UX)

Design at Redgate

Work for an organisation where Design is critical to business success and respected by everyone.

At Redgate Design is seen as a key differentiator and designers are critical to the ongoing success of our products. Our motto is to be ‘Ingeniously simple’ which relies on a fundamental understanding of our users and the ability to solve challenging problems in simple, intuitive and reliable ways. We genuinely care about our users and strive to create great, lasting experiences that go far beyond the final aesthetics.

Join a long-standing design team that embraces a diverse set of skills and experiences.

Our Design team comprises of individuals with a range of skills and backgrounds including visual design, copywriting, interaction design and user research. We truly respect each other’s skill sets, preferences and competencies and collaborate as a team to solve complex design challenges. We welcome a diversity of experiences, play to each other’s strengths and provide individuals with all the support they need along the way.

Be part of a growing design community that encourages sharing, learning and development.

We believe in a culture of design that is free from judgment, is supportive of the differing development needs of individuals and allows designers to safely explore their creativity. We routinely share our design work and actively encourage learning through feedback and collaboration, enabling us to continue to learn and grow as a practice. Our Design Guild also has a regular programme of activities organised to support the sharing of knowledge, best practice and our wider learning objectives of the function.

Identify your development goals and fulfil your potential as a Designer.

We can offer a truly enjoyable challenge in a distinctly non-corporate environment where you’re encouraged to learn and develop your full range of skills whilst working on real, valuable, commercial software products. We won’t get in your way with policy and process, and in fact we’ll do everything we can to understand your development needs and ensure you can do the best work of your life, here at Redgate.

As a Junior Product Designer you will:

  • Work under the mentorship of an experienced Product Designer, as part of a cross-functional product team.
  • Help the team develop an understanding of our users, their contexts and needs, through a regular cadence of research activities.
  • Support the team in making better, evidence-based decisions by distilling findings from research into actionable insights.
  • Utilise collaborative design methods to facilitate the product team through the creation of ideas and concepts, necessary to explore a range of possible solutions.
  • Regularly explore and validate ideas by creating low-fidelity designs/prototypes and using these artefacts to test our biggest assumptions.
  • Work closely with Software Engineers and the extended product team to craft and implement interfaces and interactions; delivering working solutions to our users.
  • Refine and improve the usability of a solution through frequent loops of user testing, data analysis and iteration.

Successful candidates for this role will have:

  • Some commercial experience of having worked in a UX/Product Design role.
  • A portfolio of your recent design work (can include academic projects).
  • A good understanding of user-centred design and design principles.
  • A clear, methodical approach to problem-solving.
  • Genuine passion for users and an ability to design with empathy.
  • Relentless attention to detail and care about all aspects of the users’ experience.
  • An open, collaborative and inclusive approach to design.
  • A growth mindset; with a continual drive for learning.

In return we’ll offer you:

  • This role is based in Cambridge, UK and we provide extensive relocation support 
  • Salary between £30-£35k dependent on experience.
  • You’ll work about 40 hours a week, with flexible work time.
  • Opportunities to attend design conferences and local meetups.
  • Friday afternoons dedicated to personal development, community and innovation.
  • You’ll be assigned a design mentor to support your ongoing learning and development.
  • Check out our full benefits package.

Please note we are not able to offer sponsorship for this role. 

Apply for the role by clicking the button below. We’d like to see a portfolio from all applicants, so please ensure that you attach your portfolio when submitting your application or include a link on your CV/covering letter. For some pointers on presenting a design portfolio, see our recent article on Applying design principles to your portfolio.

Or, if you have any further questions about the role and would like to know more, get in touch with Matt Godfrey our Head of Product Design.

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How to apply

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Apply for this job now

Please only apply for roles through our website, as we are unable to accept applications made by email.

We use a third-party recruitment system. We will always get back to you, so please check your junk folder, as sometimes our emails won’t show in your inbox.

Take a look at our privacy policy to find out how your data is looked after.

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The Redgate Recruitment process

Step 1

Step 1. Application

Step one is your application. So write a letter and upload it on the page for the job you’re interested in. Tell us about yourself, your skills and experience, and talk about why you’d like to work at Redgate. Include a CV, or a link to your LinkedIn page, and if you'd like to show some of your work, attach your portfolio or point us to Stack Overflow or GitHub.

Step 2

Step 2. Assessment

We’ll acknowledge your application straight away, review it and keep you updated on your progress. We might also email an assessment to complete, or invite you for a brief telephone interview. If we don’t think you’re suitable, we’ll inform you – and tell you why. We won’t let you down, we’ll try and help you.

Step 3

Step 3. 1st Interview

Step three is an interview in our Cambridge office. We’ll talk about your work history, your covering letter or video, and any assessments you’ve completed. You might also be asked to do some work-based tests and, if you’re applying for a technical role, expect technical questions – we love talking tech.

Step 4

Step 4. 2nd Interview

The second interview typically lasts two hours. You’ll be talking to different people, you may well meet people you’ll be working with, and we’ll allow time for you to ask questions. We don’t have a dress code at Redgate, by the way, so dress in whatever makes you comfortable.

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Step 5. Offer

If we think you’d be great at Redgate, we’ll make an offer and iron out any details like relocation issues. If we don’t think you’ll fit in right away, we’ll tell you why. Some people have taken our advice, boned up their knowledge and come back a year later and got a job. It helps.

This is our typical recruitment process, though for some roles it might be a bit different.

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