Website Simply Business
Product Designer (UX/UI)
London / Product Design Team / Full-time
At Simply Business we are on a mission to redefine how insurance works for entrepreneurs and small business owners who are the lifeblood of our economy. Many of our customers began their business out of a passion for doing something they love; so to them work is more than just a job. We feel the same way and are committed to providing business owners with products that reduce their exposure to risk, so they can continue to love what they do.
About the role
We are looking for a Product Designer (UX/UI) to join the growing design team in our London office. Depending on your strengths and interests you will join one of our cross functional product teams to address the needs of business owners, insurers or our customer support team.
You’ll be working to improve a product that is already offering tailored, transparent insurance to over half a million businesses and landlords, but that’s not all. Fuelled by insights from customer research and data analysis, empowered by teammates from a variety of specialisms, and supported by fellow designers, you will also be able to explore new opportunities that tackle risks to business owners that our product could address in the future.
You should apply if:
You obsess equally over the definition of the problem as you do the precision of the pixels.
You have a relentless curiosity with people; the decisions they make and why they make them.
You have empathy for customer needs, but also consider technical constraints and the business value of your solutions.
You enjoy working on experiments with user researchers, and are able to identify the most appropriate use of qualitative and quantitative studies to inform design decisions.
You embrace collaboration and perform your best when you involve your product team in the design process.
You encourage feedback on your work and carefully consider how you ensure the feedback you offer to team members is useful.
You are excited about the potential to work on products redefining an industry and are able to give structure to the ambiguity that challenge brings.
You care about inclusive design and will ensure that accessibility standards are maintained as we evolve our design system.
You can show us a portfolio with detailed examples of beautiful interface design showing a command of design details such as layout, typography, colour, iconography, spacing and motion.
You use Sketch, Adobe XD and are well versed in prototyping tools such as Marvel, Zeplin, Invision and Principle.
What’s it like to work at Simply Business?
We believe that business should be a force for good. From improving the lives of our employees and creating a better future through our charity work, to ensure we don’t harm our environment. We have a proven track record of taking our social responsibility seriously, both for our workers and the wider community.
We’re recognised as an accredited B Corporation, and we’re proud to be part of a growing community aiming to redefine success in business.
Read more about how we are creating something better for our people, society, and environment.
Our officers are bright, airy and geared up for smart working. We’re flexible, with plenty of remote workers coming in and out, and we believe work and life should be hand in hand, rather than a juggling act. So no need to worry about school pick-ups, or a horrible commute.
Our people love working here, and we have taken the number one spot in the Sunday Times Best Company To Work For 2015 and 16 lists; we’ve stopped entering now to focus on a few bigger projects, but you get the idea. It’s a great place to work.
Everything we do comes down to these five values – empowerment, authenticity, simplicity, learning and pioneering.
In practice, these will mean something unique to every person at Simply Business, but if you’re considering working here, give them some thought. They’re at the heart of our story.
We believe in our people and the positive impact they can have so we enable everyone to stretch themselves
We celebrate diversity, avoid jargon and genuinely care about helping small businesses thrive
We attempt to simplify complex solutions to save our customers time and effort
We’re never done learning about new possibilities and act to explore them
We’re obsessed with finding new ways to create even better experiences
What are the benefits?
There’s all the serious (but important) stuff we call ‘core benefits’. On top of that, you can pick and choose from the more exciting options we offer – whether it’s a full gym membership or gym subsidy, comprehensive private health cover, extra holiday, or a National Trust pass.
The ‘core’ stuff
Some of these will kick in once you’re confirmed in post, but here’s the summary:
a salary that reflects your experience, our pay policy and the market we’re in from your first day, generous annual leave
life assurance (financial cover for your family, should the worst happen)
a cash plan to reimburse your everyday medical expenses
an extra day off if you get married or move house
an automatic enrollment pension (employer-matched at 5%)
The fun stuff
Passed probation? Time to pick and mix from things like:
a full gym membership
private medical insurance
extra days annual leave
But there’s so much more to Simply Business than insurance and memberships. We also commit to flexible working options, smart working (our offices are kitted out for you to work when and how you choose), cycle to work, eye test vouchers, and season ticket loan schemes, and we have a handy online form to put in any training or conference requests.
Best of all, though, are the groups, clubs, and adventures that come with the Simply Business territory. Forget a simple Give As You Earn scheme (although we’ve got that too) – we trek the Sahara for charity, take you on weekends away, throw epic summer parties, and meet up for book groups, public speaking coaching, yoga, manicures, beer brewing, and lots, lots more.
We want to meet you 🙂
At Simply Business, we pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce. Unfortunately, research has shown that some candidates, particularly women and people from other underrepresented groups, are put off applying for a job if they don’t fit every single one of the criteria.
But hiring at Simply Business isn’t a box ticking exercise – we’re much more interested in meeting people who’re excited to work with us. So if this job appeals to you and you think you’d be a good fit, send us your CV. With any luck we’ll be seeing you at interview soon.