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Senior Product Designer - 6m FTC

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Job Description

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Please note that applications / CVs without a portfolio will not be considered

Team: UX

Salary banding: £65,000-£70,000

Experience: Senior

Working pattern: Full-Time

Reporting to: Gigi Menassa

Sponsorship: Unfortunately we are unable to offer sponsorship for this role.

This role in 3 words: Purposeful, satisfying, impactful

Top 3 qualities for this role: Creative, problem solver and proactive

Where you’ll work:

At OVO, we understand that a one size fits all approach doesn’t work for everyone. That’s why we created the OVO Way of Flexibility.

All our roles are hub based (Bristol, Glasgow or London), providing a dedicated space for collaboration, connection and teamwork. You’ll also have the flexibility to work from home.

Everyone belongs at OVO

At OVO, we are on a mission to solve one of humanity's biggest challenges, the climate crisis. And we know it takes all of us to change the world. That's why we need diverse people from all gender identities, ethnicities, ages, sexual orientations, life experiences and backgrounds to join us.

Teamworking for the planet

Everything we do here spins around Plan Zero. So, naturally, the team you’ll be joining plays a gigantic role in making that happen. Here’s how:

The UX team are the DNA that exists to connect our customers, business and brand. We play a pivotal role in helping and supporting our customers on our Zero Carbon journey by crafting experiences that power the movement today and lead the path to the future.

This role in a nutshell:

As a Senior Experience Designer, you will be responsible for crafting customer experiences that empower them to take control of their home energy and reduce their carbon footprint.

Your key outcomes will be:

  • Define the vision for new and existing product experiences across our web and app touchpoints.
  • Elevate and maintain visual consistency across OVO's mobile and web experiences.
  • Contribute to the development of OVO’s design system by crafting new UI patterns, components, and interaction paradigms. You know when to push the limits and how to balance brand and usability.
  • Collaborate with other designers to facilitate workshops and design sprints.
  • Partner with UX Research to prototype, develop and test user experiences.
  • Work with Product Managers to define how the product works and looks like in future iterations.
  • Work closely with Engineers to build and ship your ideas with pixel-perfect accuracy.
  • Use a variety of tools for sketching, collaborating, prototyping, and communicating design. We love Figma and Miro!
  • Take an agile and lean approach to software development, shipping fast and often.

You’ll be a successful Senior Product Designer here at OVO if you…

  • A product thinker - you care about why you’re designing something and what impact it will have for the user.
  • Customer-obsessed, using data and research to advise and validate design decisions.
  • Obsessed about the details, whilst having a birds eye view of how everything connects.
  • A brilliant communicator - you can explain and rationalize the reasons for your design decisions and can give and receive constructive feedback.
  • Experienced in crafting for mobile devices and with a strong portfolio of projects showing your interaction and visual design skills.
  • Proficient in mobile best practices and know when to reuse existing patterns versus going custom. And importantly, you know chips, toasts, and snack bars are more than just tasty treats!

You won’t like this role if you…

  • Are uncomfortable with ambiguity, change, and managing conflicting priorities.
  • Don't relish engaging in the entire end-to-end UX practice.
  • Don't possess an affinity for visual design.
  • Prefer working in isolation rather than collaborating with cross-functional teams.

Let’s talk about what’s in it for you

We’ll pay you between £65,000 and £70,000 depending on your specific skills and experience. If your expectations are a little different, have a chat with us!

We keep our pay ranges broad on purpose to give us, and you, flexibility to match your experience to our zero carbon mission.

You’ll be eligible for an on-target bonus of 15%. We have one OVO bonus plan that focuses on the collective performance of our people to deliver our Plan Zero goal.

We also offer plenty of green benefits and progressive policies to help you feel like you belong at OVO…and there’s flex pay. It’s an extra 9% of your salary on top of your core pay to use as you like. You can take it as cash, add to your pension, or choose to spend it on a huge range of flex benefits.

Here’s a taster of what’s on offer:

For starters, you’ll get 34 days of holiday (including bank holidays).

For your healthWith benefits like a healthcare cash plan or private medical insurance depending on your career level, critical illness cover, life assurance, health assessments, and more
For your wellbeingWith gym membership, gadget, travel and cyber insurance, workplace ISA, will writing services, DNA testing, dental insurance, and more For your lifestyle With extra holiday buying, discount dining, culture cards, tech loans, and supporting your favourite charities with give-as-you-earn donations

For your home Get up to £300 off any OVO Energy plan (when you pay by Direct Debit), plus personal carbon offsetting and great discounts on smart thermostats and EV chargers
For your commute Nab a great deal on ultra-low emission car leasing, plus our cycle to work scheme and public transport season ticket loans

Want to hear about our full range of flexible benefits and progressive people policies? Our People Team can tell you everything you need to know.

For your Belonging

To find better ways to support our people, we need to listen to each other’s experiences and find ways to build a truly inclusive and diverse workplace. As part of this, we have 8 Belonging Networks at OVO. Led by our people, for our people - so when you join OVO, you can play a part - big or small - with any of the Networks. It's up to you.

Oh, and one last thing...

We’d be thrilled if you tick off all our boxes yet we also believe it’s just as important we tick off all of yours. And if you think you have most of what we’re looking for but not every single thing, go ahead and hit apply. We’d still love to hear from you!

If you have any additional requirements, there’s a space to let us know on the application form; we want to make the process as easy and comfortable for you as possible..

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