We at Funding Options are looking for a motivated Product Designer to support us on our mission: To help business owners get the right finance in place, so they can trade, plan and grow with confidence.
We help business owners get the right finance in place, so they can trade, plan and grow with confidence.
Funding is the fuel companies need to grow, adapt and survive. But all too often, businesses can find it hard to secure the finance they need – there are too many confusing products, complex application forms and long waits.
When we started Funding Options in 2011, we wanted to transform the business finance market. We set out to make sure every business owner could make an informed choice, and have access to instant funding decisions. With a panel of 120+ lender partners, we’ve helped more than 10,000 businesses get the finance they need, quickly and easily. That adds up to over £0.5B in funding for businesses in the UK and the Netherlands.
Funding Options is one of the winners in Nesta’s Open Up Challenge for Open Banking, and has been designated by HM Treasury for the bank referral scheme, to help UK SMEs find alternative finance when they’re unsuccessful with the major banks. We’ve recently secured further investment from ING Ventures, won Pool D of the RBS alternative remedies package, had our first successful connection through Open Banking and we are now about to embark on the next step on our exciting journey.
Shaking Things Up
We are looking for a Product Designer to support the growth of a true data-lead, customer-centric product design department.
You will join Taisa, our Lead designer and support our expanding product design function.
Work roughly, 60% on UI, 30% on UX and the remaining 10% on helping the company with some branding or marketing assets.
Work on completely new products, creating new digital experiences, as well as, optimising current products.
Work closely with engineers and product managers to support the long-term strategy and short-term tactics for the product.
Work closely with our Lead Designer to develop and expand product design systems
Sometimes work on very broadly defined, loose concepts, and sometimes on narrowly defined, tactical deliverables
Focus on what you do best, while also having the opportunity to sharpen the skills you’re looking to develop
Work in a highly collaborative fashion with the design, product, and engineering teams
Be involved in our user research initiatives and support ongoing research projects
Participate in design reviews and share your work regularly with the company leadership
You are an expert in either UI or visual design but have a solid understanding of UX.
You have 2+ years of relevant design experience at a tech, product-driven company
You have appreciation for data-informed design
You take responsibility and get things done, able to prioritise effectively while remaining focused on value.
You like problem-solving and want to use your superpower to effect change and disrupt
You are an advocate of design principles and methods.
You are resolutely customer-focused; recognising the importance of truly understanding what matters to customers.
You are a team player. You love to collaborate and help the organisation with energy and enthusiasm.
You are proficient using design and prototyping tools like Figma, Sketch, Invision, Balsamiq, Marvel or similar.
You care about developing yourself and are happy receiving and giving feedback daily.
Employee assistance and wellbeing support plan (including face to face counselling when you need a little extra support)
25 days annual leave for you to relax and recharge
Enhanced parental leave pay for the primary carer – regardless of gender and family makeup
1 paid volunteering day per year
Private health insurance with Vitality