Labster is looking for an experienced Design Lead with solid user-experience skills to further develop our mobile product for students around the world. We have ambitious goals to provide access to several emerging market countries, and have a diverse audience to serve that will create constant stimulating design challenges.
This position will have extensive ownership over the current and future mobile user interface and will have a direct impact on our company as we continue to grow.
You’ll work closely with a Product Manager, Content team, developers, and product-marketing working together to rapidly scale user growth via a high impact product.
You’ll enjoy working with students and young people to understand their thinking and behaviour to create delightful experiences.
Evolve and Lead the design of the product to improve user experience and retention
Produce site maps, wireframes, prototypes and UX requirements documentation.
Facilitate internal team communication, bridging the gap between visual design, functional development, and content.
Understand mobile customer insights and data to deepen our understanding the user needs, behaviors, and mental models
Create, design and Lead a UI style guide.
Identify and troubleshoot UX problems
Test designs with users and synthesize feedback
Standardize gathering of user requirements, in collaboration with product owners and engineers.
The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate the following skills and experience:
Thorough knowledge and experience planning, documenting and leading interactive mobile projects.
Strong affinity for the digital lifestyle and zealous drive to make interactive technology better for real people.
A Designer’s Eye – Must be able to translate complex concepts and interactions into visually coherent wireframes or prototypes. This is a strongly creative position.
An outgoing personality and ability to interact excellently with users and gather feedback.
Independence – The ability to make things happen with limited direction. Excellent proactive attitude, take-charge personality and “can-do” demeanor.
Extensive experience in front-end web/mobile development demonstrated through outstanding portfolio
You are an analytical thinker, with an eye for simple yet powerful solutions
Passionate about good code quality and software design
Experience working with DART / HTML / CSS
Deep understanding of working across cultures
Experience within education technology products is a big plus, but not required
High proficiency in English
Labster Vision: Empower the Next Generation of Scientists to Change the World
For more information on our company vision to empower the next generation of scientists to change the world, please see video links below:
BBC News: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/te…
TED Talk: see our founder’s TED talk here