Product/UX Designer (Mid-Senior)
About the Role
Design is core to Redgate’s product development process and critical to the future growth and success of the company. We apply the practices of research and design to discover user needs, identify opportunities, explore and test new product ideas and craft Ingeniously Simple solutions.
At Redgate design is recognised as a key differentiator, where it is enabling the business to solve complex technology problems for the worlds data professionals; creating simple, intuitive products and experiences and supporting a pipeline of innovation to develop the technologies and solutions that will solve tomorrow’s problems.
Designers at Redgate are embedded in cross-functional, customer-centric product teams. They work closely with Product Managers, Technical Leads and Software Engineers to build empathy and understanding for our users and facilitate the teams’ research and design activities; balancing current design needs with the pursuit of new value.
We are looking for experienced Product/UX Designers to support the growing needs of our Product and Foundry divisions. The ideal candidate is someone who can connect product strategy to product execution, enjoys solving tough user-software problems and can drive a creative, customer-centric approach to creating compelling, engaging products that our customers love.
As a Product Designer at Redgate you will:
- Drive and support a regular cadence of customer contact that brings the team closer to its customers; building a shared understanding of users, their motivations, goals and needs.
- Utilise more strategic (generative) research methods to explore, define and scope the specifics around the problem(s) to be solved, in the pursuit of a given strategic initiative.
- Work closely with peers in Product Management, Technical Leadership and the wider engineering team to ensure there is a strong design perspective factoring into product decisions.
- Be comfortable working across broader timelines/horizons to explore and validate new ideas/concepts; eventually breaking these down into smaller, releasable slices of customer value.
- Explore potential solutions (to a given problem) in collaboration with the wider product team; seeking fast and frequent user feedback through the creation of low-fidelity prototypes.
- Use a combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods to better understand user behaviour, make informed product decisions and regularly measure the impact of work.
- Supports the more immediate design needs of the product teams; crafting workflows, interfaces and interactions to address the new and evolving needs of our users.
- Refine and improve the usability, usage and engagement of existing solutions through frequent rounds of user testing, measurement, data analysis and product iteration.
- Actively contribute to the continuous improvement of the design practice; as well as the growth and development needs of peers across the design function (including mentoring as appropriate).
Successful candidates for this role will have:
- Experience of working in a similar Product Design (digital space) or similar User Experience (UX) role.
- A strong and passionate advocate for users and their needs; with the ability to champion product quality and the need for cohesive experiences.
- A good understanding of Lean/Lean UX and optimising research and design effort around frequent learning and rapid experimentation.
- A pragmatic approach to their design work, knowing where and when to focus their efforts for customer and business impact.
- The ability to connect business goals and product strategy to product decisions (commercial awareness); balancing business and user needs.
- An inclusive, open and transparent approach to their research and design work.
- Experience of working in a highly collaborative, cross-functional team environment; where they have regularly facilitated workshops and design activities.
- The desire to continually learn, experiment and develop their skill set (both hard and soft skills) to grow and evolve as a designer.
- The ability to be comfortable with and embrace ambiguity.
- Experience of being a team player and someone who acts in the best interests of the user, business and team before themselves.
- A genuine passion for new technology, with the ability to work across a range of platforms, mediums and interaction paradigms.
It would be nice if you have experience in an agile software environment and some familiarity/experience within a more complex technical domain, but this is by no means essential for this role.
In return we’ll offer you:
- Salary: £45,000 to £65,000 negotiable dependent on experience.
- Our Head Office is in Cambridge and we are all working remotely until the end of 2020 due to the Covid-19 situation. We are currently only able to accept applications if you are living and eligible to work in the UK.
- You’ll work about 40 hours a week, with flexible working hours and opportunities for remote working.
- We dedicate Friday afternoons to personal development, the design community and collaboration initiatives.
- We invest heavily in individuals’ growth and development needs, with regular training, conference opportunities and mentoring options as standard.
- Take a look at the full benefits package.
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.
Or, if you have any 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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