Product (UX/UI) Designer (Contract)

“Being a part of the development of cutting-edge, game-changing products is invaluable experience as a designer. However, designing products is just a part of your life here at ROLI—you are joining the team who are redefining music making, and the design as discipline to make this innovation happen.”  

— Yuta Sugawara, Staff Multimedia Designer

ROLI is looking for a talented Product UX/UI Designer (Contract) to create and build our high-end music-making software products.

As a key member of our Product Team, you will have demonstrable experience translating conceptual product ideas into beautiful and functional designs and crafting golden path experiences.

This is a unique opportunity to be a part of a disruptive category of music making devices we are creating called ‘Connected Music’ – a network of hardware and software, platform and developer products that will revolutionise how music is made.

The contract will last between 1- 3 months, with the possibility to go perm.

Please note that we require a portfolio to be submitted as part of your application. We also recommend reading our helpful tips on how to make your application stand out before applying.

What you’ll do:

  • Translate business challenges and requirements into concepts of design and UX for a spectrum of users, from professional to beginner. Using a simplified approach you will create a UX journey which offers depth that professionals will enjoy and beginners will engage with
  • Proven experience designing products for both mobile and desktop platforms
  • Use customer insights including statistics, support feedback, surveys, analytics etc. to inform design direction
  • Develop and deliver wireframes, visual mock ups and user flows that effectively communicate and validate design vision and user interaction
  • Present UX and design work back to stakeholders and manage through from approval to execution
  • Collaborate with software developers/engineers and other designers to develop innovative music-making/sound design software products
  • Work with a Scrum Development Team to implement and refine designs
  • Support the Product Management Team and design leaders to define product vision
  • Establish and promote quality design, best practices and standards in software

What you’ll need:

  • Significant hands-on experience and a proven track record with implemented features in a software product design role
  • Demonstrable UX and UI design skills with a strong portfolio
  • Proficiency in Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, other wireframing and prototyping tools
  • Knowledge and experience in software development working with Agile teams
  • Excellent communication skills, especially in presenting designs, flawless written English
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and effectively
  • Flexibility to work in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment, with the ability to work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with employees at all levels

Bonus Points:

  • An understanding of music-making and sound design workflow
  • Pair/team design experience

ROLI offers:

  • Every member of the ROLI team benefits from:
    • The opportunity to work with the leading minds within technology, hardware, and music creation to directly impact the way we create and interact with music
    • A great working environment, featuring daily complimentary homemade vegetarian lunches as well as fresh baked bread, limitless home­made GOLDnola
    • A dedicated company-wide Hack Day every four weeks to expand your skill­s
    • Frequent friends and family events
    • The opportunity to create your own “4pm” class to skillshare both your technical and creative skill sets with other ROLI team members
  • Our permanent team members who have passed probation also get to enjoy:
    • A competitive health care cash plan
    • A company pension scheme
    • 23 days holiday with 2 additional social impact days and the standard 8 statutory holiday days
    • 20 hours per year dedicated to volunteering within the local community
    • ‘Lending Library’ of all ROLI products
    • Team member discounts on ROLI products
    • Wellness programme including fortnightly massages, weekly guided meditation and yoga
    • Apple laptop and relevant software licenses for your role and beyond
    • Generous Parental Leave policy
    • A generous bike-to-work scheme plus in-house bike storage

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