Senior Product Designer
busuu
London
1d ago

About us

At Busuu, we believe amazing things happen when we learn together. This belief has led us to develop the world s largest language learning community with over 100m users from 190 countries, growing at up to 30,000 new users per day.

Our product offers the best way to learn a language, with human interaction and courses created by experts, all powered by smart learning technology.

Our purpose as employees at Busuu is to inspire the world to learn together.

Job Description We are looking for a Senior Product Designer who will lead by example to set a high bar for design, drive innovation and inspire others to continually improve our learners’ experience across all areas of our product.

We need a designer who can tackle design problems from initial sketch through to project completion focussing on the big picture as well as the minute details is that you?

At Busuu you will have the opportunity to shape the future of our product and design across iOS, Android and Web, working closely with product managers, designers, engineers and education experts.

You will also get to help develop our growing design team in an exciting and thriving EdTech industry. Most importantly, you will positively impact the lives of millions of people inspiring them to learn together with Busuu.

What does a Product Designer do at Busuu? As a senior designer at Busuu, you will have the opportunity to design the interfaces and interactions for new features, pushed to millions of users every day.

You will lead design projects across the entire product lifecycle and multiple product launches. You will set the vision for the user experience and create the space for others to collaborate.

You will work closely with engineers as they build and ship ideas. You’ll partner with engineering, product, and business folks to find elegant but practical solutions to design challenges.

You’ll provide the thought leadership to develop the right product strategy. Together, you’ll solve problems and come up with solutions that delight our users.

What we’re looking for from a Product Designer at Busuu

  • 5+ years experience in designing for product
  • You are confident in leading design workshops and have the ability to persuade and inspire.
  • You will have the desire to help shape and drive the product strategy, being a voice for design within the company.
  • A good eye, capable of creating both low-fi sketches and pixel-perfect visual designs
  • You have experience working within an Agile development team and work well with engineers and product managers
  • You will have experience working in consumer product companies with multiple business and product areas and have knowledge of how to keep consistency across all user touchpoints.
  • You can tackle design problems autonomously, from beginning to end, from problem definition to iteration, through prototyping and user testing
  • You have good time management and understand the importance of maintaining momentum in projects.
  • You enjoy collaborating with other designers and improving each other’s work through structured critique
  • You have broad knowledge and deep understanding of design methodologies, techniques and tools
  • You are able to design cross-platforms and cross-devices . You design for systems, not for screens in isolation. You understand that systems are complex, even when they look simple, because changing one thing in a system affects everything else in the system
  • You have experience with user research, quantitative and qualitative, to find usability problem areas and opportunities for improvement
  • Being a part of Busuu - How do things work :

    We are acutely aware that we are in unprecedented times and like all companies, we need to adapt to this in order to safeguard our Busuu community.

    In order to do this, we are constantly reviewing the government guidelines and adapting accordingly to accommodate the physical and mental wellbeing of our employees.

    In the current global climate, some of our team events are virtual and some of our benefits have been amended.

    At Busuu we want to ensure that you have access to some great benefits :

  • We have an amazing office which is available for you to work from if you would like to do so, this is completely optional at the moment in the current environment.
  • If you would like to be in the office we have put in place lots of important social distancing practices to ensure you are safe to meet with your colleagues in person

  • The office is well-equipped with free breakfast, plenty of snacks, fresh fruit and free dinner of your choice if you need to stay late
  • Social interaction is really important to us so we have lots of remote activities for you to join into such as team events, socials, an online weekly quiz, etc
  • There is a personal training budget just for you, so you can learn more in your field, attend virtual conferences and events that you find interesting
  • We have a subscription with Perkbox which has great additional benefits for you to choose from
  • To keep you active and help your mindfulness we offer weekly virtual yoga sessions
  • Busuu offers a great private health insurance scheme
  • You can also join our company pension with contributions from Busuu
  • We like to support our teams with their work-life balance so we offer flexible working hours
  • We offer enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • What happens next

    We aim to have a simple and speedy hiring process and we want to make sure that we are right for you as much as the other way around.

    The hiring process for Product Designer are the following 5 steps :

    CV application review - We will review it as quickly as possible and update on the next steps

    Let’s chat - Quick chat with our recruiter about your experience and the role

    Exercise - At-home design task

    A video call - 40 min call with the hiring manager on the exercise feedback and the role

    Meet the team - 1.5 -2 hours meeting with the wider team in our London office

    Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. We pride ourselves on embracing our differences, whether they're cultural, racial, religious or otherwise.

    This means each one of us comes to work knowing that we have a voice and a safe, judgement-free zone to speak freely.

    If you like the sound of that, join us. We'd love to hear what you have to say.

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