Senior Product Designer

  • Manchester  
    perm  
    Competitive  
  • Company
    Auto Trader  
    Start date
    ASAP  
    Duration
    n/a  
  • Closing date
    30 November 2020  
    Posted on
    17 November 2020  

About the Role:

We’re on a mission to make buying and selling cars an easy and straight-forward process. As a Senior Product Designer, you will be key to enabling this for the millions of consumers and thousands of retailers that use our applications and sites each month. Working day-to-day with developers, user researchers and product managers you will be involved in every aspect of the product development process, from discovery through to delivery.

Your role will involve taking responsibility for product design within a cross-functional team continuously improving our experiences and building continuity across web and mobile.

You’ll be working with product managers, engineers, and researchers to guide our products through both discovery and iterative delivery tracks, contributing strongly to the full lifecycle of design. This would include running and participating in design workshops and sprints as well as designing, prototyping and testing ideas with your team and in more formal testing environments.

Working alongside the rest of your product team you’ll be playing a key part of decision making throughout the product lifecycle articulating when and where design thinking, and design craft are needed and communicate the value of each. You’ll also play a key role in Influencing, persuading, and evangelising our design system and user experience design within your product team and the wider design team.

We are a very data driven company at heart, so while working at pace you’ll have the confidence to make decisions, knowing when to use qualitative or quantitative data and when it’s acceptable to rely on your own knowledge and experience. Our work requires us to be flexible so you’ll be able to switch from high level, big picture thinking to the detail of user stories and UI designs.

Our collaborative approach is key to our successes so as part of the broader design team you’ll be learning from and helping others, identifying and implementing improvements to the way we work. We’d want you to give and welcome feedback and critique from other team members and designers to help encourage personal and professional growth. As a Senior Designer you’ll also help coach and mentor more junior designers or colleagues in other roles.
 

What we're looking for:

  • Experience with end-to-end UX/product design in a commercial environment - including scoping, researching, prototyping and testing.
  • Comfortable working closely with developers & QA to bring products to life.
  • Experience with user testing/research and using data to define outcomes and measure improvements.
  • Experience in interaction design work, sketches, storyboards, prototypes, and visual design. We would be interested in seeing examples of these in your portfolio.
  • Appreciation of front-end development technologies.
  • Good communication & influencing skills, and the ability to synthesise different perspectives.

Although not a requirement, useful experience includes:

  • Experience of working with design systems.
  • In house/client-side experience.

Benefits and more:

We offer a competitive salary with a great flexible benefits package which includes 28 days holiday, not including bank holidays – plus ½ day afternoon office closures on Christmas and New Year’s Eve, pension, healthcare, life assurance and a whole host of other benefits. You’ll get a Mac and as much free tea, coffee and fresh fruit as you like.

Personal development is an essential part of working at Auto Trader – we’ll work with you to create a plan for growth, and support you to learn, discover, and improve. Our design community attend & speak at conferences, we host external meet-ups in our event space and offer masterclasses focusing on communication, team working and leadership. As you can see, it’s not limited to what you learn at your desk. If we sound like the kind of place for you then we would love to hear from you.

Everyone is unique in their own way and we are looking for people from all walks of life to become part of our inclusive culture. We’re committed to making Auto Trader a diverse and inclusive environment for everyone. Diversity for us means respect for and appreciation of differences in gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, race and ethnic origin, religion and faith, marital status, social, educational background and way of thinking. Our dedication is to ensure you get the chance to be the best that you can be, showcase your full potential and make the right choice for you.

Coronavirus Message: If you are successful in applying to this role you will take part in a virtual assessment process, and your on-boarding experience will combine both time working from our office and from home. We've worked hard to create a COVID-secure space office, which includes our desks being spaced out more than 2m apart, a one-way travel system around the office and increased cleaning and hygiene measures. We are closely monitoring government guidelines and are looking forward to spending more time in our offices when it is safe to do so. If you have any questions relating to how we are keeping our candidates and employees safe please reach out to us.

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