Senior Product Designer

3-4 days per week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly

Employment type
Full time

carwow is looking for a Senior Product Designer with 4+ years of experience to join our Research & Design Team in London. You will be working on our sell your car product, which was launched in the UK market towards the end of 2021 and is one of our fastest-growing product areas.

Salary: £55,000 to £65,000

About carwow

Buying or selling a car shouldn't be difficult! That's why here at carwow, we are on a mission to change the way people buy, sell or use a car by creating the world's best online car marketplace. We're not all petrolheads - just a highly driven (excuse the pun) scale-up with over 300 carwowers in the UK, Germany, Spain and Portugal.

Since starting our journey in 2011, we've grown to become one of the most trusted comparison sites with over 12 million users and a Trustpilot rating of 4.7. We are also very proud to be backed by some of Europe's most respected technology, marketplace and automotive investors.

Working here

At carwow, we aim to create a culture where our team can thrive no matter where or how they work. With hybrid working (1-2 days in the office, although more if you like), and a healthy home office budget of £500, we are also open to looking at alternative working patterns to ensure carwowers can work in a way that works best for them.

We're also a curious bunch and benefit from many different training opportunities. We're big on working collaboratively and celebrating successes together and have found many ways to connect as a team both virtually and in person.

With a team of over 25 different nationalities, we know a diverse and inclusive workforce creates a more innovative company. We have work to get us where we'd like to be, but we are working hard to get there and have several key diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives underway.

So, if you always aim to WOW through everything you do (check out more info about our values here), we'd love you to join us on our journey.

The Role

The Research & Design team is at the heart of our Product team, working directly with Product Management in defining and developing our product offerings. Day-to-day, you will be a member of one of our eight Product Squads, working using Agile methodologies and rituals.

Our common Design goal is to build and develop a scalable product for car buyers and sellers. carwow has a data-driven environment; we love to learn continuously as we ship Products. The team collaborates with our in-house Data team and User Research to build quantitative and qualitative insights helping us to guide our Product Vision and thinking.

Designers have direct coaching support from Gareth Thomas (Head of Design) and Amardeep Rai (Senior Design Manager). You'll have access to a personal learning budget and regular 1-2-1s to support your role, personal development, and well-being.

Responsibilities

  • Practice user-centred focused design. Have the user at the heart of your thinking, can empathise by defining a user problem, create a job story, and establish design goals and success metrics. Openly challenge assumptions and validate problems with research and data.
  • Understanding of Design Systems for a digital Product. Being comfortable working on a responsive website, designing with a mobile-first perspective. In an interview show examples and explain how components are created and used.
  • Show and apply Design and Product Principles in your work. Communicate work and demonstrate how you collect, process and respond to feedback.
  • Contribute and maintain our style guide, working with Product Designers and Front-end developers to keep our Figma library up to date and website looking consistent.

Requirements

  • Gained 4+ years' experience working at a digital agency or tech company
  • A case study, of either a user flow, feature or A/B experiment that shows the design process in-depth, including problem definition, research and evidence, wireframes, UI prototypes and production-ready designs
  • Knowledge in using data to make informed decisions, this may include; running surveys, Google Analytics or equivalent tools, or user testing
  • Good skills with design and prototyping software (e.g. Figma, Sketch, InVision, AdobeCC)
  • Created a Design System and build a pattern library in Figma, Sketch, Framer etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Can clearly articulate ideas and design rationale, annotate interactions and handover notes to developers

Benefits

  • A competitive salary with equity in the company (share options)
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays and Christmas Eve or an alternative religious holiday of your choice*
  • Life insurance (4 x basic salary)
  • Private pension scheme (carwow will match contributions up to 5%)
  • Private medical health insurance with Vitality
  • Free access to Sanctus mental-health coaching sessions
  • The latest core Tech (MacBook Pro or PC Surface Pro)
  • Home Office budget of £500/€550
  • Salary sacrifice benefits (i.e. cycle to work, travel loan)
  • Subsidised gym membership (50% off David Lloyds, Virgin Active and Nuffield Health)

If you are not religious, this day will remain as Christmas Eve in conjunction with the usual Christmas Bank Holidays*

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carwow
Automotive Industry
Automotive Sales
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3-4 days per week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly