We have less than 35 growing seasons to double food production in order to meet the needs of a nine-billion+ population. Yet Earth’s soil fertility is rapidly degrading and climate volatility is increasing, with the impacts being felt on the frontline by farmers, enterprises relying on crop supplies and governments setting policy. Cervest is changing the landscape for agriculture using cutting edge technology and statistical science to create ‘decision useful’ tools for our users. We are building an AI-powered platform that empowers our users to make better ‘risk aware’ decisions by predicting land productivity, simulating climate impacts and providing early warning signals.

 

We’re seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Product Designer to join the team. You will be responsible for designing the future at Cervest and your role includes the research, planning and design of great user experiences. From concept to realization, you’ll collaborate across the organisation with scientists, engineers and product managers, business professionals and industry experts towards a shared goal. You’ll use your full range of product design, interaction design and visual design skills to tackle complex problems with outstanding design solutions. You’ll be passionate about creating experiences first and foremost with our end users in mind, despite the scientific complexity behind the scenes.

 

The role offers a unique opportunity to join an early-stage, highly mission-driven team where you’ll have the ability to make a big impact on our company and our users. We are a team of impatient optimists who want to make a lasting, positive and sustainable impact across the planet. We believe the benefits of AI should be accessible, affordable and used to empower those managing nature’s resources – growers, buyers and policymakers – to adapt to rising climate volatility. Do you believe using technology, science and data to help create a more sustainable future is a huge opportunity for innovation? If so, join the Cervest team and help make an impact at scale.

 

We believe that a diverse team will help us achieve our mission sooner and we’re actively seeking applications from candidates of all backgrounds.

 

What you’ll be doing:

  • Driving product design and UX/UI for our data visualisation / map based products built on top of Cervest’s scientific platform
  • Developing a deep empathetic understanding of our user needs using design research methods
  • Breaking down complex, multi-part data analysis into actionable intelligence for our users through intuitive interfaces that visually summarise large concepts
  • Communicating concepts and designs through, flows, storyboards, sketches, wireframes, prototypes and low + high fidelity comps
  • Brainstorming and white-boarding ideas with the product, science and engineering teams
  • Creating assets (interaction and pixel specs) and supporting engineers in implementing your designs
  • Managing iterative user feedback loops for product-market fit validation
  • Establishing data visualisation standards, exploring new and emerging tools to produce innovative solutions

Great if you:

  • Have 4+ years of experience with a focus on product design and UI across web platforms
  • Have exceptional UX (interaction design) skills and strong UI (visual design) skills
  • Have previous experience building data visualisation tools from complex data sets in a compelling way
  • Are proficient with Photoshop, Illustrator, or other design tools
  • Have solid experience in HTML5, CSS and JavaScript charting libraries
  • Have a great eye for detail, demonstrate creative and innovative problem solving
  • Are enthusiastic for an iterative design process, inspired by group critique but are skilled at avoiding ‘design by committee’
  • Have a strong online design portfolio demonstrating design and problem solving ability

 

Even better if you have:

  • A passion for maps and spatial technology (Experience working with spatial datasets such as land use, land cover, hydrological networks, vegetation and imagery is a big plus)
  • Experience with Tilemill, Leaflet, Mapbox, GeoJSON or other map design tools / technologies
  • Experience creating large and complex data visualisations that comply with WCAG 2.0 guidelines
  • Shipped and released products before (Enterprise software experience a plus)
  • Passion for sustainability and the problems we’re trying to solve
  • Love learning, are curious, know it’s ok to ask for help and be ready to help and support others

 

What’s in it for you:

  • Salary – £70K – 85K / annum (dependent on experience)
  • Flexible and remote working – at least 50% – 60% of your time should be spent in our London office
  • Opportunities to learn, grow and thrive with support from talented and empathetic teammates

 

Contact:

  • andre@cervest.earth
  • No agencies, please

 

Back to Careers

André DuBuisson 
Chief Product Officer

Andre is a product specialist with 16 years’ experience delivering and growing global B2C / B2B products and Marketplaces across multiple sectors.

He’s successfully serviced diverse clients in product management, business analysis, UX and consulting. Recent engagements have included the innovative use of data science & technology in dynamic marketplaces and developing a large-scale customer engagement platform.

He has previously held product leadership positions at Victor Limited and Collinson Group, developing customer loyalty solutions for well-known international brands.

Ruiao Hu
Research Resident

A computer scientist by trade and a mathematician at heart, Ruiao graduated from Imperial College London with an MEng degree in Joint Mathematics and Computer Science.

With industry experience in data engineering gained with world-leading finance firms, Ruiao has joined Cervest for the summer to construct data pipelines for a number of our upcoming projects.

Just as he joined Cervest, Ruiao achieved a first class MEng degree with the Governor’s Prize and Corporate Partnership Programme award for his final year project. After his time at Cervest he will pursue a PhD in stochastic geometric mechanics under the supervision of Prof Darryl Holm at Imperial College London.

James Walsh
Research Resident

James is a Statistical Scientist with a bachelor’s degree in the subject awarded from the Statistics department at the University of Warwick.

James joins Cervest as part of his work with the Warwick Manufacturing Group and The Alan Turing Institute where he is a Research Assistant developing Physically Informed Hybrid models.

He will be spending his time at Cervest applying this expertise to simulating individual crop growth and constructing bulk processing technologies for modelling organic carbon content for soil quality monitoring. He has also worked in the risk team of financial consultants at Albourne Partners building simulations.

Mike Zotov
Research Resident

Mike has recently graduated with a first class honours degree in Mathematics from the University of Warwick.

Having studied Machine Learning as part of his degree, he has joined Cervest for the summer to work on deep generative models for de-noising remote-sensing data.

After his time at Cervest he will continue to pursue his passion for Machine Learning with a Master’s degree at Imperial College London.

Anna Moses
Business Process Lead

Anna has broad experience helping organisations to define and operationalise their processes in order to achieve ambitious business objectives.

Anna has worked across the public, private, and charity sectors with a focus on organisational transformation through business analysis and behavioural science-focused change management, at organisations including the UK House of Commons, the Parliamentary Digital Service and leading US healthcare consultancy The Advisory Board Company.

Inspired by Cervest’s commitment to using technology for good, through both the delivery of game-changing products and an inclusive working environment, Anna is passionate about being part of the solution to the climate crisis.

She has a BA in Political Science and History from Wellesley College, Massachusetts, and also attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Michael Griffiths
Senior Engineer

Michael has been building software for over a decade as both a developer and analyst. He has worked and consulted in a broad spectrum of domains – including insurance, payments and e-commerce – for both early-stage startups and established companies. He is also a passionate open-source developer, being a co-maintainer of a number of developer tools for the Clojure programming language. Further, he has been a teacher for the ClojureBridge organisation, which provides free programming workshops for underrepresented groups in tech.

A dedicated environmentalist, having worked for the National Laboratory Service arm of the UK Environment Agency before entering the software industry, he joined Cervest in 2019 with a commitment to use his expertise to build flexible and scalable distributed software systems to help our world adapt to the growing climate crisis, while promoting sustainability and science-driven decision making.

Michael holds a B.Sc. in Theoretical Physics from University College London.