Auto Trader UK has changed dramatically over the last decade. Evolving from the UK’s favourite used car classified magazine, to a 100% digital business with millions of consumers using our mobile applications and sites each month. We are a company constantly striving to improve and aim to be brilliant at everything we do for our customers, consumers and our employees.
As a Senior Product Designer working in a small cross functional team, you will be involved in every aspect of the product development process, from discovery through to delivery. You will have a strong understanding of Design Thinking, Lean Methodologies and Agile Software Delivery. You will own the design for some of Auto Trader’s most used consumer products across desktop, mobile web and apps.
You will be responsible for leading product design within a small cross functional team. You will contribute to strategic decisions with the rest of the product team. You will give and welcome feedback and criticism from other team members and designers to continually improve our experiences and build continuity across multiple platforms.
As a Senior Product Designer, you will partner with product managers, engineers, and researchers to drive our products through both discovery and delivery tracks; you will clearly articulate the difference between Design Thinking and Design Craft and identify when and where each discipline is needed.
You will run and participate in design workshops and sprints; as well as design, prototype and test ideas with your team and in more formal testing environments.
So, what are we looking for?
Firstly, although not directly managing people you will have a position of influence, so you should have some sort of natural leadership ability. Strong communication skills are key but we put equal value on listening as much as we do speaking.
Some experience with front-end development is desirable as well as a general understanding of HTML, CSS & JS and Native apps.
You will have demonstrable experience with end-to-end product design. This can be either client side or agency. You will have a portfolio featuring examples of interaction design work, sketches, storyboards, prototypes, and visual design.
We offer a competitive salary with a great flexible benefits package which includes 25 days holiday, pension, healthcare, life assurance and a whole host of other benefits! You’re given the choice of either a Mac or PC and as much free tea, coffee and fresh fruit as you like! Our awesome offices are located within a short walk of Kings Cross and St Pancras Stations.