Senior Product Designer

Vacuumlabs is looking for a senior product designer to join our design team.

You’ll be joining a team of designers and engineers working on some of the most exciting projects in Europe and around the world. In our offices (London, Bratislava, Prague, Kosice, Brno, Budapest, NY, Hong Kong, San Francisco) you’ll hear our teams talking about complex projects from San Francisco to Tokyo.

We are looking for people who aren’t afraid of autonomy and responsibility. People who are eager to learn new things and get better at what they do. People who want to make an impact.

Our senior designers are problem solvers who craft highly usable experiences. Together with the team they help break down business and customer problems, imagine new and beautiful solutions, and help bring great experiences to life.

Here's what you will do

  • Contribute to our most valuable design projects by making product improvements, as well as starting from scratch on new products and features
  • Explore and communicate design concepts through sketches, user flows, low fidelity wireframes or prototypes
  • Participate in design research, user research and validation testing
  • Lead 1-3 designer(s) on projects as necessary
  • Communicate with clients and stakeholders throughout the process to ensure the designs fit the business goals and technical constraints just as well as user needs
  • Work closely with engineers to bring designs to life
  • Create robust and scalable design systems
  • Advocate for best practices across the product design team and mentor less experienced designers
  • Contribute to improving end to end product delivery process, as well as our internal processes
 

A typical career path

  • Junior designer (1200-1400 EUR): You have a growth mindset and work hard to gain experience and improve your skillset. Supported by more experienced designers, you work on rather simple tasks and help with more complex ones.
  • Mid-level designer (1600-2000 EUR): As an independent contributor, you are capable of working solo on projects that are already set up. Apart from moving pixels, you can identify what hypothesis is worth to be tested and design a test to validate it.
  • Senior designer (2250-3000 EUR): Apart from contributing to our most valuable design projects, you can take a leadership role if needed. Whether it’s travelling to meet a client, helping less experienced colleagues or making a design decision, you’ll manage.

All positions include benefits. Senior positions include also equity options. 

Our application process

  • 1. Design Exercise
    The task will be to design a product on paper in 30 minutes. You can ask us questions during the process. When the countdown ends, you will present your solution.
  • 2. Design critique
    You will be searching for usability issues in the app prototype. After having 10 minutes to get familiar with the prototype, you will present us with as many usability issues as you can.
  • 3. Take-home assignment
    Your homework will be to design UI(s) specified at the end of our meeting. We’ll email to you any wireframes or assets needed for completion.
  • Choose your location: Bratislava, Košice, Prague, Brno, Budapest, Remote

Who do we look for

  • You have a deep knowledge of mobile and web app design patterns and UX best practices
  • You have an appreciation of the entire product development process, from the idea generation, research, to detailed UI and interaction design
  • You are able to simplify complex problems down to simple and elegant solutions
  • You are open to sharing your work in progress with others
  • You give honest, constructive feedback
  • You are comfortable leading Jr and Mid level designers on projects
  • You are able to make decisions and take ownership of your work
  • You are comfortable with context switching and are able to manage overseeing multiple projects
  • You have strong verbal and written English skills and are able to communicate your thoughts and ideas effectively to the team as well as international stakeholders
  • You have experience in the design user testing process (preparing testing artifacts, reviewing feedback, etc)
  • Bonus skills such as UX writing, motion design, 3D design etc. are very welcome

Type

Full-time job

MONTHLY SALARY

3,000 – 6,000 EUR

LOCATION

Bratislava, Prague, Brno, Kosice, Budapest or remote.

Or send us an email at jobs@vacuumlabs.com

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