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Product Designer

Koodoo

Koodoo is on a mission to change the world of mortgages. We want to make it easy for people to secure financing for their dream home.

We’re already working with some of the UK’s leading price comparison sites, banks and building societies, powering over 700k mortgage searches each month.

We’re looking for a UK-based product designer to joining our growing team.

Responsibilities

  • Design fully responsive user experiences across multiple web applications and brands
  • Continuing to build and improve our design system
  • Work with product managers to define user needs, create user stories and help shape the product roadmap
  • Refine requirements and ensure that new functionality is delivered by working closely with engineers
  • Create design documentation and work with developers to ensure the smooth delivery translations of designs into code
  • Communicate design decisions and their rationale to the wider team
  • Applying user-centred design to champion the needs of the end-user
  • Build and participate in user-testing sessions to validate our designs and uncover usability issues
  • Rapidly iterate on products and features, delivering wireframes, mockups and prototypes
  • Keep up with current design trends, tools and UI/UX best practices

The Person

  • You’re intentional in your design decisions and able to clearly articulate the reasons behind each one.
  • You are outcome-oriented and naturally prioritise improvements that will make the biggest impact
  • You begin by understanding a product’s objectives
  • You think strategically and are an expert in translating user behaviour into great user experience and design
  • You love to collaborate and are at your best when you're working with cross-functional teams
  • You should also be good at quickly iterating and taking feedback into account
  • You should be a keen communicator and team player
  • You have great attention to detail and an ability to critique your own and others’ designs

 

Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • 2+ years of experience designing digital products
  • A design portfolio that demonstrates design principles for web and/or mobile platforms
  • A deep knowledge of Figma, Sketch or similar design tool
  • Experience creating prototypes and conducting user testing
  • Experience working as part of a cross-functional team including product people and engineers

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience in prototyping and/or motion design using tools such as ProtoPie, AE etc.
  • Experience designing products in the financial services space
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Ability to create illustrations

Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • Pension scheme (3% employer; 5% employee)
  • Flexible benefits package
  • 25 days holiday (with the option to buy more)
  • Life Assurance
  • Bonus scheme
  • Flexible working
  • MacBook Pro and external monitor
  • Regular hackathons and events to promote team working and ongoing learning
  • £300 budget to improve your home workspace (on passing probation)

 

How to Apply

Please submit your CV along with a design portfolio of your work (feel free to leave a link) 

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