Lead Product Designer
Over the next three years, Tassomai is focussing heavily on extending and improving our product, as well as new product development. As our lead product designer you’d not only shape a product which is helping students, teachers and parents all over the UK, you’d also get the opportunity to build a great design team in an exciting, growth-focussed startup.
What’s the challenge?
At Tassomai we have an ambitious vision for how the education system can be improved with edtech. As lead product designer, you’d be responsible for realising that vision from research to production - that means having a head for strategy and a desire to provide a voice for design in the running of the company, as well as having the skills and willingness to roll up your sleeves and get involved with the details of making great products.
You’ll be involved in forming, understanding and communicating Tassomai’s product strategy as it changes and evolves with contact with users.
You’ll also be pivotal in managing the growth we expect to be undergoing next year. We currently operate as a single cross-functional product team and think of Tassomai as a single product. Next year we’re expecting to split into multiple teams, each with a tighter focus on a segment of users and associated product, as well as starting work on two new products. You’d be responsible for constantly evaluating where the design team and processes need work, and hiring or communicating accordingly.
Duties and Tasks
Be responsible for advocating for the importance of UCD, UX + UX research, lean and agile methodologies throughout the design team and whenever interacting with those outside the design team
Work with product and engineering to define and improve the product design process. Be the ultimate owner of this process.
Produce high quality sketches, wireframes and mockups at various degrees of fidelity, as necessary throughout a lean design process
Define creative, usable, high quality interactions and experiences
Own and help to define the user testing and user research process
Help to define the design process for non-product design
Work on and manage the brand and marketing website
Be responsible for identifying staffing, process or other resource holes in the design team and helping to fill them
Work with product managers and teams to improve the end to end product delivery process, including interactions with engineering, QA, product and wider business
Mentor and manage junior product and visual designers
Engage with the management and running of the business generally
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Deep knowledge and experience of UX and UI design
Strong experience of user research, user testing, and an interest in product discovery
Management and preferably also leadership experience
Preferably experience working in product design at a SAAS company
Strong web design and preferably also brand design credentials would be advantageous
A passion for learning about users and designing solutions which solve their needs
We use Sketch, Invision, Adobe Suite, so knowledge of some or all of those is good, but deep experience of alternatives is required
Preferably, some experience of designing design processes in small - medium-sized companies and ensuring consistency across multiple teams
Where would you be working?
We’re based on the 5th floor of an old pharmaceutical warehouse in Bethnal Green. It’s a co-working space and we’ve bagged the best office which is light and airy with a lovely balcony - we love it.
EMI share scheme
22 days holiday plus your birthday off
Time off between Christmas and New Year
Cycle to work scheme
Travel card loan scheme
More coffee-making apparatus than the rest of East London put together
Competitive, dependent on experience.
How do you apply?
Please send all applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
As well as an up to date CV and portfolio, please also send your answers to the following questions:
What product or service design really excites you and why?
What’s the most important quality for a lead designer?
Where have you seen and developed unrealised potential in others?