Digital Product Designer

Findmypast is one of the leading websites for family research in the world. We work tirelessly to digitise and preserve the world’s national archives for future generations to enjoy. We’re a British-owned company with 18 million registered users across a plethora of websites including Findmypast (UK/US/IE/AU), Genes Reunited and The British Newspaper Archive.

We’re looking for a talented, ambitious, Product Designer to join our team in Dundee. It’s a really exciting time to join the Findmypast Design Team – we’re expanding, working with Agile processes in cross functional teams. Millions of customers trust us to give them the tools they need to build their family tree and discover their ancestors. It’s a fantastic opportunity to make an impact on an industry ripe for disruption.

What we believe:

  • The value of great design – it’s what differentiates our products in a crowded market place
  • The value of data, but we aim to be data-informed, rather than data driven.
  • We like to work hard, but we like to laugh and have fun while we’re at it. When we’re not designing best-in-class genealogy products, we’re out for a beer or two…or still in the office playing ping pong.

The successful applicant will:

  • Have a bias for action
  • Be an excellent communicator
  • Love shipping products – you’re prepared to roll up your sleeves and do whatever it takes to get them out of the door.
  • Always put the customer at the heart of your work and are an advocate for their needs to the rest of your team.
  • Have a positive, can-do attitude and be a team player
  • Want to deliver meaningful, experiences that matter to customers
  • Have a lean approach to design; your default is to produce the minimum needed to move forward.
  • As comfortable exploring ideas with pen and paper as you are with high-fidelity designs.
  • Love facilitating workshops, and encourage co-creation in cross functional teams
  • Want to learn something new each day — and share it.
  • Want to take an active role in shaping the culture of design at Findmypast
  • Want to mentor and guide junior team members to foster a design team that is always greater than the sum of it’s parts.
  • Love presenting your work and embrace criticism.

Requirements for this role:

  • At least 6 years’ experience in digital design.
  • A proven track record of shipping beautifully designed, and effective products
  • An ability to cope with uncertainty or ambiguity and excel in spite of either
  • A portfolio full of beautiful projects, with numbers to back them up
  • Experience leading projects and mentoring junior team members
  • A good mix of both UX and UI skills — you can run a customer interview in the morning and create a product style guide in the afternoon.
  • A proven ability to turn customer insights into executed design
  • An in-depth knowledge of Sketch, it’s plugins and prototyping tools like Invision, Flinto, JustInMind and Marvel.

You will also have an extensive knowledge / experience (and a healthy sceptiscism) of:

  • Modern approaches to software development including agile (Scrum/Kanban), and Lean.
  • UX methodologies and project artefacts
  • Information Architecture
  • OKR, 4DX frameworks
  • A/B and MVT testing for experimentation and optimisation.
  • The latest design and tech trends
  • User testing, innovation games and customer interviews
  • Google analytics dashboards, conversion funnels and evidence-based design.