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Product Designer (UX/UI), Consultant (entry level)

Location:  Edinburgh
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  28-Jul-2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  1024682

EY Seren is scaling and we are absolutely delighted to be building out our first Scotland based design studio right in the heart of Edinburgh. This is an exciting time to join us as you will help shape the future of our business in Scotland working alongside some fantastic humans doing meaningful and impactful work.  Scotland has a long and enduring heritage of design and innovation and continues to be a progressive society where business thrives and we want to be part of that in a big way. 


We are looking for curious problem solvers from different academic and professional backgrounds to join us as we grow our capability in Service Design; Insight & Research; Product Design & Product Management at all levels.


Being part of EY Seren will connect you into a global design community and allow you to develop your career in an impactful way, be part of a culture that encourages you to come as you are and to work closely as a team with colleagues from around the globe and across specialisms. 


About EY Seren
Growth comes from solving problems that matter for people. At EY Seren we focus on the ways in which people make decisions. Improving their quality of life and solving their most pressing problems. Working with organisations to create the platforms, products and services for tomorrow. Making the world an easier, more enjoyable and sustainable place to live and work.
We don’t yet have all the answers, because that’d be boring. We’re privileged to get access to senior client conversations that excite us and challenge us all the time.  We’re becoming an increasingly bigger part of an established global business, which throws up challenges and opportunities every day. Our human-centred approach to doing business has ever-increasing influence on the world around us, but that encourages us to take our work further and scale faster than before.


The opportunity
We are looking for a Junior Product Designer (UX/UI) to join our London office. You’ll work alongside more senior designers on meaningful client engagements, delivering amazing results. You’ll be hands-on everyday, determind to get into the detail and focussed on making sure we deliver the right product with the right approach. You’ll be designing digital products and services from discovery, to initial ideas, through to detailed wireframes and UI designs and validated prototypes.
The work we do is big. Big in scale, big in ambition, big in impact – the big projects get taken seriously. We don’t do work that sits in drawers, we belive in prototypes over powerpoints, we take pride in making and shipping products that inspire and differentiate. We create work that is driven into the hands of the customer to make a real impact on people’s lives. You will have diverse opportunities to work on a variety of projects, with multi-diciplinary teams in sectors such as energy, financial services, retail, transportation, media brands, telecoms leaders, healthcare innovators and government departments able to positively impact the lives of citizens across the UK.
We strive to create an environment where our Product Designers can advance their craft and create the best work of their careers. You’ll work alongside extraordinary talent in Service Design, Strategy, Research and Technology. This is the opportunity to launch your career, learn fast and establish an ambitious trajectory for your working life.


Your key responsibilities

  • First and foremost, you’ll work alongside senior designers on significant Product Design engagements, delivering high quality and innovative design with critical, brilliant thinking and attention to the detail of your craft
  • You’ll work on complex digital products and services from discovery, to initial ideas, through to detailed wireframes and UI designs and validated prototypes
  • Build positive relationships and work directly with clients with supportive supervision
  • Contribute in workshops with clients
  • Help usability testing to validate and gather feedback on your designs
  • Constructively contribute to project team, and Product Design team, discussions
  • Collaborate with your peers to deliver blended solutions of Product Design, Service Design, Research and Strategy
  • Assure the delivery is managed within quality and risk parameters, aligned to EY standards and frameworks


Skills and attributes for success

  • A maker at heart, you love a great problem and the process of finding the solution
  • A solid understanding of UX, UI and design, such as Research, Information Architecture and the latest methodologies, with passion for continuous learning
  • Ability to bring diverse perspectives to explore solutions with clients
  • Demonstrate positive attitude by contributing energy and new ideas to team efforts and the empathetic design culture that binds the studio community
  • Collaboration skills with colleagues, building working relationships based on open communication and mutual accountability
  • Able to present confidently to internal teams
  • Ability to develop positive relationships with peers, supervisors and mentors who can advise and support
  • Smart, energetic and able to operate in high-pressure situations to an exceptional standard
  • Personal resilience and resourcefulness to advocate for and deliver innovative change in the face of organisational resistence
  • Oh, and your design work is simply amazing


To qualify for the role you must have

  • A thorough understanding of how products and services are created from the initial idea through to delivery into the hands of the customer
  • Experience working with the latest and greatest software from Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, Sketch, Axure, Invision you’ll also know how to put together presentations in Powerpoint (yes, we hate it too)
  • Experience of the Product Design process that you can demonstrate through case studies and presentations, a strong portfolio is a must
  • Strong communication skills and ability to produce high-quality written deliverables
  • A willingness to travel and work in client sites, both in the UK and overseas as and when required


Ideally you’ll also have

  • An interest and some experience specialising in certain industries and sectors
  • An interest in future technology
  • Experience in agile software delivery environments
  • Bachelors and / or Masters degree in design or related subject areas or equivalent demonstrable experience


What we look for

  • You are brilliant, you’ll have an amazing career ahead of you, even if we don’t get to hire you
  • You are deeply interested in research, and how to incorporate it to continuously improve your designs
  • A good undertstanding of Product Design methods and processes
  • A portfolio that clearly shows your design process, clarity of thought and amazing craft


What working at EY offers
We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you


About EY
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.
If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.


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