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Our mission is to transform the working lives of tax and finance professionals.

Here at the Innovation Hive, we are an energetic and driven team with a passion for revolutionising the ways in which tax and finance teams work. Founded only a few years ago, we have built a platform leveraging the latest technology (including AI) and have already enjoyed strong internal and external adoption. Our early success has ensured significant ongoing investment to scale the platform and build new features, we are well set to become the leading tech solution in the market.

With the move towards making tax digital and increased remote working, there has never been a better time to join our team, work on real challenges and help build game-changing digital solutions for our industry.

The opportunity

We are looking for a talented senior product designer who can work across all stages of design, from understanding the core user problem to shipping a well-tested UI. As a senior member of the team, you will help build UX maturity within the Innovation Hive and champion human-centred design. You will enjoy working with stakeholders, engineers, and product managers to create simple solutions that solve complex problems for our users.

The ideal candidate is someone who:

  • Can empathise with users and have a holistic view of the product in mind
  • Enjoys working on problems, rather than features
  • Acts as a facilitator and can work effectively alongside product managers and engineers
  • Welcomes and invites feedback regularly from stakeholders and users
  • Is comfortable working in a fast-paced and collaborative environment
  • Proactively identifies and tackles opportunities to improve our ways of working

What you will do

  • Innovate – own every aspect of the product’s design, focusing on the key user problems and creating innovative solutions that deliver a simple and intuitive user experience
  • Manage – gather user and business requirements for design briefs
  • Discover – collaborate with our researcher and product managers to conduct user research
  • Prototype and test – create wireframes and prototypes to validate with users for rapid iteration
  • Deliver – create beautifully polished UI and be able to communicate the detail to development scrum teams ensuring seamless hand-offs
  • Collaborate – foster strong working relationships with product managers and engineers Communicate – be transparent and be able to communicate ideas to stakeholders
  • Coach – coach and encourage junior product designers in a continuous learning environment

What You Definitely Need

  • We expect our product designers to be well rounded so you should have user experience, user interaction and commercial product experience
  • Ability to apply a wide range of design thinking techniques, able to deliver innovative conceptual thinking, whilst also having the right analytical and technical mind-set and skills to work out the details to deliver real value to the product
  • Experience running design workshops
    Proven experience with design systems, grid frameworks, delivering to and creating style guides and other responsive design experience
  • Experience working alongside developers in an iterative way as part of an agile team
  • Recognised Degree or similar experience (essential) and Masters (desirable)
  • Proficient with design tools such as Sketch, Figma, Adobe CS, InVision, Zeplin, Marvel
  • Experience designing enterprise or financial software (desirable)

Our core values

  • Empathetic – you take the time to understand what drives other team members, what motivates them and how to achieve mutual objectives
  • Humble – you actively seek feedback and feel comfortable providing it to others. You are not overly influenced by organisational hierarchy
  • Hungry – you are excited by what you do, and you bring an enthusiasm to your job
  • Adaptable – you are comfortable re-evaluating your view when presented with contrasting facts and your opinions

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client- facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities, and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

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