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Senior Product Designer

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Job Description

We are looking for a seasoned Product Designer to join our team here at Vodafone Smart Tech in London.

This role is a unique opportunity to have a tremendous impact on the Vodafone Smart Tech mission and your chance to grow as part of a progressive design-led team.

You'll be joining a Design and Research community that sits within Smart Tech's Product Studio. The studio is a community of Product Owners, Product Designers, UX Researchers, and Engineers focused on answering the evolving needs of our modern lifestyles.

We're motivated by deep empathy and a fascination with everyday living and the opportunities it brings. We work as one in the design process, to find innovations that leverage tech in pursuit of enhancing the human experience through simple, elegant design.

Your role will be to work as part of a closely-knit community to help ask the hard questions, through research, ideation, prototyping, and testing all centered around our user's needs, behaviors, and motivations.

Together, with your colleagues, you'll help shape beautiful, intuitive, and accessible market-leading IoT experiences for our international audience.

What you'll do here:

  • You'll generate and take broad, conceptual ideas and turn them into useful and valuable solutions for our customers.

  • You'll contribute towards and/or lead design projects end-to-end design - activities will include: competitor & industry research, requirements gathering, ideation & conception, flows & visual design, prototyping, supporting role in user research, presenting design recommendations, and design support for software engineers.

  • You'll develop partnerships with peers, supporting those around you from engineers, to product managers, designers .

  • You'll work with your partners to lead the design efforts and create end-to-end user experiences from conception, to launch and beyond.

  • You'll actively help colleagues to understand the value of design, provide perspective, and advice. Advocating design to diverse audiences (including senior leaders) through written reports, oral presentations, and other novel approaches.

  • You'll actively contribute to the enhancement of the aesthetic, interactivity, and usability of our apps, whilst considering and working within the constraints of Smart Tech's Design System.


Candidate Description

  • You're a seasoned Product Designer, 4+ years experience.

  • You have 1+ years experience in designing IoT product solutions

  • You have a compelling portfolio consisting of numerous design projects showcasing your thinking, contribution, actions, and outcomes.

  • You have experience working with agile, lean, sprint-based processes.

  • You have excellent knowledge and confidence working with Figma, Sketch, Adobe Suite, Protopie.

  • You have successfully supported and/or led the design efforts in the delivery of iOS and Android products.

  • You have a solid skill set across UX, UI, Interaction and research practices and are capable of delivering easy-to-use end-to-end design solutions, using the appropriate tools to demonstrate how the experience will come to life.

  • You're able to respond quickly to problems at hand and support your colleagues in developing ideas at pace.

  • You have a strong design process, proactively seeking input, perspectives and insight to help iterate upon your concepts and the design confidence to experiment.

  • You have the ability to communicate the value of product design, championing the user to inform our decisions, whilst balancing the needs of our identity and business.

  • You have good communication skills, you are able to articulate your ideas and the goals of your work succinctly and effectively with colleagues and stakeholders.

  • You are comfortable working collaboratively and autonomously, managing your own time and competing demands and can work with your manager and colleagues within the squad to plan and prioritise work.

  • You're able to contribute ideas to the wider community, yet understand the value in working with our design principles and utilizing the design system.

  • Your work is considerate not just to the customer, but to colleagues, you consciously make an effort to follow the set standards within design files and recognise that other colleagues need to be able to work with your projects.


Employer Description

At Vodafone, we're working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this.

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.