Location: Guildford, Surrey

Salary: Competitive dependent on experience

Start: Immediately (or notice)

Duration: Permanent

Applications are invited for a Product Designer to join this exciting science-based business which is quickly expanding from start-up to scale-up. The successful candidate will work closely with the Product, Data, and Business Development teams to develop and deliver new user experiences using species detections from environmental DNA. These products will offer new insights on biodiversity and leverage the big data potential of DNA-based biomonitoring to enable better decision-making for nature. You can find out more by watching our webinars. 

Applicants should have significant experience with UX/UI design for B2B products. They must be comfortable working with stakeholders to collect information and drive the UX/UI for concept to delivery. They should also be familiar with Agile development methodologies.  

The successful applicant will be comfortable working independently and as part of a wider team. They will be required to lead on the design of the user experience of new products in close collaboration with the Head of Data, Head of Product, Business Development team and advisors. 

NatureMetrics is a high growth start-up company leading the revolution in molecular biodiversity monitoring, enabling environmental managers to measure and monitor biodiversity with DNA-based tools. NatureMetrics has grown rapidly over the last five years and validated our technology in multiple industry sectors and regions of the world. We now have an exciting scale up plan backed by ambitious and supportive investors. We are a team of bright, enthusiastic individuals who are excited to be breaking new ground and disrupting the world of biodiversity monitoring. We take great pride in our work and are seeking new team members who will do the same. 

The full specification can be found below. To apply, please email careers@naturemetrics.co.uk including a CV and covering letter. There is no fixed deadline for applications, and the position will be held open until we find the right candidate. 

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Roles & Responsibilities

  • You are passionate about nature and having a positive impact on the planet. 
  • Work directly with project stakeholders to collect information and drive the UX/UI from concept to delivery. 
  • Conduct independent research and market analysis to balance stakeholder perspectives. 
  • Partner with your Product Owner and Data team members to develop a customer-centric point of view for the product 
  • Express design intent with high-quality mock-ups and clickable prototypes that embody the end-to-end user journey from discovery to launch, and beyond. 
  • Advocate for the user experience, field questions, and make adjustments as you work through implementation 
  • Ensure the final result provides the intended value to stakeholders by studying user behaviour and working through areas of friction 
  • Provide visual design support to wider company as required. 
  • Maintain version-controlled, fully annotated scripts following NatureMetrics style guides
  • Write guides/explainers for developed tools suitable for different audiences
  • Prepare and contribute to reports and applications where relevant
  • This role reports to the Head of Data
  • Attend regular update meetings with the wider team 
  • Update wider company, management or board on progress as required 
  • Work collaboratively with the Data and Product teams. 

Personal Specification

Education & qualities
  • Degree educated or equivalent experience. 
Specialist knowledge, skills & experience
  • 4-8 years’ experience working as a Product Designer, User Experience (UX) Designer, or similar role (please provide your design portfolio) 
  • Multi-channel product design experience 
  • Demonstrable knowledge of UX & UI design processes and methodologies 
  • Deep knowledge of user experience research and market analysis frameworks for B2B products 
  • Understanding of how to evaluate and interpret user research findings to wireframe and prototype solutions 
  • Experience wireframing and designing in Figma, or similar application 
  • Excellent eye for design aesthetic and latest design trends in scientific industries 
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills 
Interpersonal & communication skills
  • Organised & meticulous with effective communication skills. 
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team. 
  • Energising and engaging within multidisciplinary teams. 
Additional requirements
  • All applicants are legally required to demonstrate the right to work/permission to work in the UK. If a work visa is required, we will provide the necessary support for the right candidate. 

Terms and Conditions

  • The post is currently based at NatureMetrics Ltd, CABI Site, Bakeham Lane, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9TY but the company will be relocating to Guildford later this year. 
  • There is significant flexibility for regular home working. 
  • Applications for remote working will be considered. 
Working pattern and hours
  • The post is advertised at 40 hours a week Monday to Friday however part time/contract applicants would also be considered. 
  • Core hours are between 10am and 4pm. 
  • Applications for flexible working will be considered. 
Length of appointment
  • Full time, permanent
By Published On: 25th May 2021Categories: Job Vacancy

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