Lead Product Designer

Lead Product Designer

Glasgow | £50,000 - £70,000 | Permanent

Published: 01.05.24 Ref: BBBH47020_1714587464

A well-known energy provider in Glasgow is looking for a Lead Product Designer to join their team. The company are one of the leaders in the drive towards completely Green Energy and you'll have the opportunity to work in a team that has a pivotal role in that.

Over the last couple years, they've re-structured their teams to give everyone a lot more autonomy and opportunity to progress and are now bulking out the squads as part of this.

In terms of projects, the majority of the stuff you'll be working on is greenfield, which should be super appealing to most! The Product Design team in particular are one of the key drivers in the push to NetZero, so the role would very much suit someone that was passionate about this.

All their Product Designers are Full Stack and they'd expect this Lead Product Designer to be the same. The Product Design team cover all of the design process including ideation, research, analysis, design and delivery - they are looking for someone that is comfortable with all of this.

They're looking for this person to be a mix of hands-on and hands-off, so experience of working in a mixed role is essential. You don't have to have experience of being a "Lead" as such but certainly will need to at least have some experience of hands-off type work such as mentoring, delegating work, championing design thinking across a business, leading on design best practices, contributing to overall design strategy and much more. You will have 2-3 line reports, so having at least some management experience would be the minimum here.

Due to the seniority of the role, they're ideally looking for someone that has experience across both web and mobile, as well as someone that has exposure to system/service design - someone with experience of working within FinTech or FinTech adjacent industries could stand out here. These things aren't absolutely essential but would be a massive bonus.

The squads work cross-functionally, so you'll work closely with Developers, Product Owners, Testers, Engineering Managers and more.

They are based in Glasgow City Centre and are looking for someone to be in the office 1-2 days per week. Salary on offer is up to £70,000 and have an amazing benefits package on top of this which includes a strong pension, 10% performance related bonus and much more.

If you're an experienced Product Designer that is passionate about Green Energy, then please apply and/or get in touch with Jack Steven at Cathcart Technology.

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