Software Product Designer

  • Focusrite
  • High Wycombe, UK
  • Apr 08, 2022
Full time

Job Description

Software Product Designer

Term: Full-time, Permanent

Location: High Wycombe office / hybrid

Salary: Negotiable + excellent benefits

Novation is seeking an exceptional UX/UI/Software Product Designer to join our growing international Design team.

As a designer at Novation you will work with cross-functional teams to help conceptualise and deliver outstanding products, services and experiences.

Our team is focused on the customer's needs and has a shared passion for understanding and solving the problems they face. We collaborate with our Product Management, Engineering and Marketing teams to craft solutions that are beautiful, effortlessly intuitive and engaging.

If you want to join a passionate and creative team in an exciting company that is committed to growth and evolution, we would love to hear from you.

About you:

You care about why and how people make their content. You understand that all people are at a different point in their journey. You are passionate about music and audio and have a good understanding of production and music creation workflows.

You are empathetic and customer-focused. You seek to learn from our customers through research and testing, and you have them at the forefront of your mind for each decision you make.

You have a flair for aesthetic design and appreciate the need to balance consistency and creativity. Design hierarchy, colours and typography discussions excite you, and you stay up to date with the latest design practices.

You are curious about why products, services and objects have been designed the way they have. You seek to understand the designer's intent, and how well the solution meets the needs of the customer.

You can think differently, and practice both divergent and convergent thinking at the appropriate points in the design process.

You enjoy collaborating with multi-disciplined teams and can clearly communicate your ideas through sketches, wireframes, and interactive prototypes to ensure that stakeholders at all levels understand the design approach.

You can objectively assess your own designs and appreciate the importance of different perspectives. You enjoy participating in peer review sessions and can both give and receive constructive critiques of work. You’re able to facilitate and resolve differing perspectives on design decisions.

You are always looking to improve your skills and working practices to help drive the capabilities of the Product Design Team.

Duties:

  • Work with the Product Design, Product Management, Engineering & Marketing teams to help conceptualise and deliver outstanding and award-winning software products and services.
  • Create and execute User Research strategies (both primary and secondary), which yield critical insight and help shape project direction.
  • Be an advocate for the end user, ensuring your team’s work is influenced from a deep understanding of users’ goals, needs, pain points, behaviours and contexts.
  • Develop User Stories and Use Cases, taking user needs and converting them to product requirements.
  • Design/Ideate both collaboratively and individually. You’ll lead team design activities.
  • Develop wireframes & interactive prototypes.
  • Regularly perform User Experience testing to refine the design.
  • Present your work to your team and project stakeholders.
  • Work with the team to measure the impact of designs on customers and business goals.

Abilities and Experience:

  • Must be passionate about great design and experiences.
  • 4+ years’ experience within UX/Product Design, working on software, mobile apps or websites with a portfolio that clearly demonstrates your skills and process.
  • Strong visual design skills that are evident in everything you do.
  • Experience with typography or icon design would be beneficial.
  • A degree or relevant qualification in Product Design, User Experience, User Research, Human Computer Interaction, Visual Design or a related field.
  • Proficiency in using graphic design and prototyping tools such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketch, Axure, Framer, Figma etc.
  • Have a growth mindset.
  • Self-motivated, adventurous, driven, and ambitious.
  • Experience in Scrum/Agile methodologies would be beneficial.

About Us:

Focusrite plc is a global music and audio group that develops and markets music technology products. Used by audio professionals and amateur musicians alike, its solutions facilitate the high-quality production of recorded and live sound. Our audio technology brands stand together, seeking to enrich lives through music by removing barriers to creativity – ‘we make music easy to make’.

The Focusrite Group trades under eight established and rapidly growing brands: Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Novation, ADAM Audio, Sequential, Martin Audio, Linea Research, Optimal Audio and Ampify Music. With a high-quality reputation and a rich heritage spanning decades, its brands are category leaders in the music-making industry.

Music technology is an enriching space to work in and we enjoy a Group-wide open-door culture which encourages innovation. This culture, combined with a passion for the inspirational solutions we create, has led to the group winning numerous accolades, including four Queen's Awards for Enterprise and the AIM Company of the Year Award 2021.

The Focusrite Group is dedicated to building a great place to work and as an equal opportunity employer we are committed to Diversity and Inclusion. The group mission is to cultivate an equitable culture, internally and externally, where all people feel they are welcome and positively represented, whether office-based or working remotely. Equally, we recognise the major impact that climate change is having on our world and work every day towards being industry leaders in a carbon neutral future.

Benefits include flexible/hybrid working, company pension, life insurance, private healthcare, employee purchase scheme, company music events, free breakfast/lunch in the canteen at Focusrite HQ. We arrange company training sessions and encourage personal development.