Product Designer


UK | Full-Time

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We’re changing the way hiring is done for good and need a Product Designer who is curious, empathetic to user needs, and always asking questions. This person loves a problem rather than a solution and will work directly with the product and engineering teams as design partners. The Product Designer will impact how user problems are defined, understood and solved, helping us improve processes and create a delightful product to debias hiring.

In your first 6 months at Applied you'll:

  • Make big contributions to our product. You'll be working with the product and engineering team from day one and getting stuck into our scrum process from the very start.

  • Conduct user research independently and pre-empt some research using experience. Involve everyone in a culture of research, design, and testing.

  • Contribute to the product roadmap, facilitating team workshops and working to identify improvements to the product and then deliver beautiful designs to implement

  • Help shape our process - we love a good retro and continually inspecting and improving how we work is core to how we work as a team

About Our Product and Engineering Team

A note about our team: we place high value on trust, communication, ambition, accountability, user & data driven decisions, and have a bias towards action and curiosity.

We’re a team who:

  • Can collaborate effectively, inspire those around them, and start from a position of empathy.

  • Understand the business objectives, the needs of the broader team and work with engineering and product managers to prioritise accordingly.

  • Are comfortable working in an early-stage environment, and the autonomy and uncertainty that change can bring.

Our Product Designer should:
  • Communicate clearly to the team about UX projects, prioritising design components by breaking problems down into small batch solutions

  • Get the right balance between team workshops, user research, and creating mockups and high-res designs to solve real user needs

  • Conduct regular user research sessions and impact UX and UI changes- being plugged into what the users are feeling by setting up a relationship with / without the customer facing team

  • Use Qualitative and Quantitative metrics to inform your designs, working with the PM to create and test hypotheses

  • Understand and translate how human behaviour relates to product use and impacts visual design and UX

You'll benefit from:
  • Equity in the business

  • Wellbeing benefit and access to Spill

  • Remote working budget

  • Internet allowance

  • Learning & development budget

  • Involvement in other aspects of the business, from strategy, management and training, to shaping team culture

  • Being part of something that's both commercially successful and socially important

We’re a remote first company with a small office in London for those local who want to meet. Please note that this role requires that you be within 4 hours of GMT at most, as greater time difference makes collaboration much more difficult.

We do NOT provide visas in order to move to the UK. Please keep in mind that we will not be able to review applications for those who do not have the right to work in the UK.

What are the next steps?

Our process is progressive - Instead of submitting a CV, you’ll answer 4 work-related questions. Our goal is to assess your approach to a problem and what knowledge and skills you have.

If you work at Applied, you'll need to search for things, so feel free to do this during the application as it isn’t a test.

Your answers will be anonymised, randomised and reviewed by the team. We use these scores to shortlist and ask you to submit a portfolio for review, where we go through a structured set of criteria (explicitly not focussing on the companies/brands within). Following portfolio review, we do a collaborative design and product problem solving interview. We think giving feedback is incredibly valuable for candidates, so at the end of the process you'll see how well you performed during the application, and where you can improve.

Salary range £40,000 — 57,000

+ equity & benefits