We’re seeking a Senior Product Designer to join our team at an exciting time for our business. You’ll be helping to grow our success as an AI-first platform, working across all stages of the product design process, with the main focus on Design Systems. 

 

From the outset you will work closely with designers, product managers and engineers to find innovative solutions that enhance the user experience for our customers. You’ll also be passionate about the craft and process of building world-class products. You will play a crucial role in the design team, providing components, guidelines and standards for us to adopt.

 

The role offers a unique opportunity to join an early-stage, highly mission-driven team where you’ll have the ability to make a significant impact on our company and our users. 

 

We are a pro-diversity company and passionate about bringing together people of all backgrounds, because we know that a diverse team will help us achieve our mission sooner. 

 

What you’ll be doing – main responsibilities:

  • Working within the product team to define the customers’ and the business problems
  • Define and uphold design standards, guidelines and best practices
  • Develop and maintain the library of UI components (Sketch, Figma)
  • Take responsibility for the design of the design system site and branding
  • Building high-fidelity designs for the product.
  • Participate in ongoing design reviews and iterations during the sprint
  • Use behavioural and research data to support designs, substantiating work with quantitative, behavioural data, customer feedback and usability findings.
  • Run and facilitate Usability tests and design workshops

 

Required:

  • A portfolio featuring example of product design work and thinking
  • Ability to create pixel-perfect designs and detailed specifications for components, patterns, interactions and behaviours
  • Experience with and passion for modular design, systems and technology
  • Experience working across web, mobile web and native environments
  • Ability to articulate design decisions and the value of design systems to our internal and external stakeholders
  • Be comfortable working with tools such as Figma, Sketch, Zeplin, Invision or similar.
  • Strong experience in designing and maintaining cross-platform design system
  • Experience in designing for Data Visualisations

 

What’s in it for you:

  • Salary: £60K – 70K / year (dependent on experience) or local equivalent
  • 22 days’ holiday, plus England’s public holidays, plus Christmas to New Year
  • Paid maternity, paternity, adoption or shared parental leave
  • Automatic enrolment into our pension scheme
  • £1000 / year training budget, for books, conferences, courses etc.
  • External video or text counselling and mental health support
  • Opportunities to learn, grow and thrive with support from talented and empathetic team mates

 

Fuller list of benefits on our main career page – we’re an early stage startup and currently reviewing our benefits in light of becoming a remote-first company. We are committed to ensuring that we support our team in developing in line with their aspirations and talents as well as continuing to develop our culture in line with our values.

 

This job will be primarily remote for at least the remainder of 2020 and quite probably beyond. As we are currently establishing our norms around working remotely, we would anticipate that you will need to visit London approximately once a quarter using environmentally-conscious travel, and we will help with this. Cervest’s core hours are 10:00 – 16:00 UK time, so please ensure you can cover that period each weekday.

 

Application information:

For a confidential, informal discussion on Cervest and the role, please feel free to contact Ernesta Baniulyte at ernesta@cervest.earth.

 

You can apply directly here.

 

We do not respond to outreach from recruitment agencies.

The interview process for this role will be approximately 5-6 hours in total (which we accommodate as much as possible around your obligations), comprising four stages: 

  • An initial call with the team lead, Ernesta (60 minutes)
  • Mostly non-technical interviews with members of the Product and Product Engineering teams (1-2 hours)
  • A technical test which you can do in your own time, followed by a discussion of the test (2 hours)
  • Final interviews with a member of the leadership team (45-60 minutes)

Ernesta Baniulyte

Ernesta Baniulyte 
Product Designer

Ernesta has been a full-stack product designer for more than five years. She has valuable experience in the B2B, B2C and B2B2C worlds, and while working at both agencies and product/service companies, she has learned to develop UX research infrastructures to support strategy.

At Cervest, Ernesta contributes to all stages of the product development process – from initial ideation to the exacting detail of UI design – finding new ways to visualise data, and ensure our product is intuitive and user friendly.

Ernesta’s decision to join Cervest was inspired by her desire to make the world a safer, better and more aware place.

Ramani Lachyan 
Junior Research Scientist

Ramani joined Cervest after obtaining her Master’s in Physics from ETH, Zurich. She brings with her valuable experience gained through working on model building and data simulation pertaining to neutrino physics.

Ramani has joined Cervest as a Junior Research Scientist and will be working on creating algorithms that allow for the extraction of physical observables from data from a range of sources.

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Lukas Scholtes 
Statistical Scientist

Lukas completed his maths BSc at ETH Zurich, followed by an MSc in statistics at Imperial College. He wrote his MSc thesis in collaboration with Cervest, on the modelling of North American wheat yields via Bayesian parametric and non-parametric methods.

Following an internship in the NGO sector in Bangladesh and a stint in the world of fintech, Lukas comes to Cervest, excited to apply himself to the challenges that are arising as a consequence of unsustainable land-use policies and climate change.

Aidan Coyne
Junior Researcher

Aidan is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Science and Engineering at University College London with a focus on computer science and data informatics.

At Cervest, Aidan is working on researching and assimilating a database of articles categorising the reasons for extreme decreases in crop yields across Europe. The information will be used to help predict the impact of weather events on crop yield and contribute to  Cervest’s ability to bring clarity to decision making around climatic and extreme events.

While studying, she also volunteers with environmental conservation groups and youth engagement programmes.

Alex Rahin
Chief Product and Technology Officer

Alex is an entrepreneurial technology leader with over 25 years of hands-on experience in developing and executing innovative product and technology strategies.

Prior to Cervest, Alex served as Chief Product & Technology Officer at Beamly, a technology and data company delivering data platforms & infrastructure, data & content management solutions, and AI-powered eCommerce analytics, leading Beamly to a successful exit in 2020.

Before working at Beamly, Alex served as Chief Data Officer at Just Eat, where he built an end-to-end data organization, leading the company’s data-driven transformation with the launch of a unified customer data platform and scalable machine learning products

Earlier in his career, Alex held prominent roles at Zalando, Amazon, Microsoft, Intel, Hewlett Packard, and three technology startups achieving successful exits in all three.

Alex holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from UC Berkeley.