We are a Chief Happiness Officer as a Service for the future 450 million remote employees. At SquadPal, we strongly believe in bringing teammates together and connecting with one another 🧡
Our traditional ways of working and standard workplaces are changing rapidly. The future of work is scattered around the globe and our teams are increasingly more global, virtual but most notably apart. That’s why we are on a journey to revolutionise employee engagement where location doesn’t matter. Wherever your team is, you are virtually together 💫
We started by building a social community for employees to help remote teams fight the feeling of isolation & disconnect when working from home. We’re doing that through games, competitions, and challenges. 🙌🏻
The founding team combines experience from top tech companies (Amazon, Microsoft, Visa, Vodafone) and scale-ups (Babylon Health, Fresha).
We just raised our first round of funding and are looking to scale the company so that we can better serve our customers and reach new markets. It’s a great opportunity to join a new exciting VC-backed tech start-up as the first hire. 🚀
About the role
As the first and sole Product Designer, you will have the unique opportunity to own the Design Function of a super cool (in our unbiased opinion 🙃 ) VC-backed tech start-up. You’d have loads of responsibilities from day 1 and would work directly with the co-founders.
We are looking for a Product Designer who is curious, empathetic to user needs, analytical, always asking questions. Also, we want someone who isn’t afraid to voice their opinion and is excited to bring new ideas to the table.
This person loves a problem rather than a solution and will work directly with the co-founders, working with them as design partners.
The Product Designer will impact how user problems are defined, approached, and eventually solved. They’ll continuously work to learn more about our users and involve the rest of the team in solving user needs.
At SquadPal we are data-driven, so we need our Product Designer to be obsessed with how to best measure the success of a feature and improve our retention numbers continuously.
Report directly to the founding team.
Shape our design process
Make big contributions to our product. You’ll be working with the product and engineering team from day one and will get into our scrum process from the very start.
Contribute to defining the product roadmap, facilitating team workshops and working with the founding team to identify improvements to the product and then delivering beautiful designs to implement.
Conduct user research independently and pre-empt some research using experience. Involve everyone in a culture of research, design, and testing.
Deliver iterative design improvements to the product and track its performance to drive retention and growth.
Is this the job for me?
Ideally, you will have…
2+ years of experience in Product Design in startups. We need someone who can be independent and hit the ground running from day 1.
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Ability to work with various stakeholders (Product, Tech, Ops)
Excited about using data to measure the success of features and ability to use both quant and qual insight to inform decision-making
Proficient in both UI/UX and good experience using prototyping tools e.g. Adobe XD, Marvel, Figma, Invision
Previous mobile app experience
Knowledge of agile methodologies such as SCRUM and Kanban.
Happy taking initiatives to develop and refine best practices of our in-app content creation
Great planning and road mapping skills
Strong editor and writer
Comfortable working from home (i.e., in a remote work environment)
Strong learning agility
You have an entrepreneurial spirit. You pursue opportunities at pace through iteration and experimentation. You always find ways to invent and simplify even through challenges. You never lose this passion.
You are customer-obsessed. You always start with the customer and work backwards. You work to earn and keep customers’ trust and loyalty.
You think like an owner. You pursue progress mindfully, balancing imagination and boldness with rigour and depth. You have a sense of responsibility and ownership in making the future of work fun.
You thrive in collaboration. You work side by side with people from diverse backgrounds and disciplines.
You place fun at the heart of all that you do. You are passionate about making work fun and more sustainably integrated into our lives.
You’ll benefit from
Equity in the business
£34k-44k Annual salary
£1000 Remote working budget (screens, noise-cancelling headphones etc)
£1000 assigned annual Learning & Development budget.
30 days of annual leave + bank holidays
1 mental health day per month
Involvement in other aspects of the business, from strategy, management and training, to shaping team culture.
Join a vibrant startup as one of the early employees.
We want the best people
We are keen to meet people with varied backgrounds!
At Squadpal we know that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be and ultimately, the better we will serve our customers. We are focused on building teams that have a variety of perspectives, experiences, skills and ways of thinking.
If that sounds like you, you should apply! We can’t wait to hear from you 🙌🏻