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UX/Product Designer

Here at Appointedd, we’re on a mission to be recognised as the best online booking system in the world by enabling anything, or anyone to be booked (or requested) in as little as two taps! We’d love to hear from driven individuals who would be interested in helping us achieve our goals! 🌎

Who are we?

Appointedd was born in 2011 when our founder and CEO, Leah, then a busy magazine editor, found herself unable to book an appointment with her hairdressers (and who hasn’t been there?). She saw a gap in the market for an easy online booking system. From that idea, Appointedd has grown into an industry-leading product, powering everything from small hairdressers to multi-national household names, and supported by a team of 30+ ambitious, talented people based in and around Edinburgh.

Due to COVID-19 we are currently in working-from-home mode, which is an option we’d like to keep for employees going forward to ensure everyone is comfortable in their working environment. We don’t have any plans for re-opening the physical office at this time, but that may be something we look to in the new year inline with any government guidelines. We will provide all the equipment necessary to ensure you have a comfortable working setup at home.

Our product team comes from a diverse variety of backgrounds, with several without a Computer Science background; one of the team has a degree in Biological Sciences, and another a degree in Chemistry with a background in teaching. As long as you have a passion for building and designing great software, we’re happy to have you. 🙌

About the role

We are looking for a UX / Product Designer to join our ambitious team in Edinburgh. 

You’ll focus on improving the user experience, product design and collaborate closely with the rest of the product team to help shape new and existing features within our platform.

You’ll report directly to the CTO, and will initially be the sole designer within the product team. As we grow our team, this opens up a great opportunity to lead the design function within the team.

We’re an open minded team, and love to be challenged. You’ll bring a growth mindset, and a keen eye for when a design, system or process can be improved – you’ll be empowered to propose and implement changes and have the chance to imprint your style within the design and product functions.

How we work

Our product teams work within “squads”. We don’t work with traditional product roadmaps. Our product development methodology is based on Shape-Up. This means we work to six-week development cycles, where the designer collaborates closely with the implementation squad to design and build solutions to problems.

You’ll also have the opportunity to “Shape” solutions to problems you see, and have an impact on the direction of the product development.

What we’re looking for

  • Ability to solve problems and communicate solutions through the use of design tools such as user flows, sketches, wireframes, and prototypes.
  • Ability to run usability testing sessions and iterate on UX.
  • Manage our Design System and UI component library and apply to solutions to ensure a consistent experience across our products.
  • Collaborate with our engineering team and Product Operations Manager throughout the product development process.
  • Conduct user research to understand our customer needs/pain points and apply to design decisions.
  • Strong eye for detail and visual aesthetic.
  • Drive to stay ahead of trends and constantly look to innovate with new technologies.
  • Understand WCAG Accessibility guidelines and be able to apply these principles.

Required experience

  • 3+ years of experience designing online product solutions
  • Previous experience working within a web application / platform
  • Proficient in Figma or similar tools
  • Experience with brainstorming tools such as Miro
  • Experience working closely with cross functional teams
  • Experience in building and maintaining design systems

Employee benefits

  • Flexible working policy to support work/life integration – we have a 35hr work week and our core hours are 10am-2pm. You can manage your time outside that however you wish
  • EMI Share Options scheme – all Appointedd team members have Share Options so they can directly benefit in the success of the business
  • All the equipment you need to do your job – we work on Apple equipment and will provide everything you need
  • Mentoring, training, and regular 1:1s to support your personal development
  • 28 days holidays that can be taken whenever you’d like (subject to notice and team clashes!)
  • Regular team social events – either in-person or virtually when needed
  • Borrow My Doggy premium membership to ensure you’ve always got a Best Friend on hand should you need it 😉
  • Premium access to CharlieHR Perks at Work programme

This all sounds great! How do I apply?

If all of the above has given you the urge to fire an application over to us, great! Please send the following documents to jobs@appointedd.com:

  • A CV, 
  • A portfolio of some previous work (ideally in a “STAR” format to help us get a sense of your design process),
  • A covering letter, making sure you explain a bit about why you want to work with us and what you think you can bring to the team

If your CV is accepted, our interview process normally consists of the following steps:

  1. 📞 A 15-20 minute phone interview
  2. 🏢 A virtual Zoom interview that should last around 1-2 hours in total, including a short collaborative white-boarding session 

If you’d like to learn more about how our product works you can sign up for a free trial here!

Things to be aware of

Please ensure any documents you submit (i.e. CV and cover letter) are submitted as PDFs.

We’re an Edinburgh based team though due to Covid-19 are currently working remotely. We have plans to return to the office so we would ideally like you to be in commute-able distance, but won’t require you to be in the office five days a week.

Unfortunately we are unable to offer sponsorship so candidates must have the right to work in the UK. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff, and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, and marriage and civil partnerships.