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UX Designer

Vaarst
Full-time
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Hybrid
Bristol
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UK 🇬🇧
April 1, 2024

Are you driven by innovation and a bias for action? Vaarst is the place for you. We're a tech company committed to making a real impact through groundbreaking solutions. Join us and be part of a team that turns ideas into reality.

Job Title: UX Designer

Location: Bristol, Hybrid 2+ Days per week in the office

Salary: Up to £50,000 if you have all the skills & experience / Plus up to 10% annual company bonus

Vaarst focuses on making the world a cleaner, greener and safer place by deploying technology for good. We’re using techniques in artificial intelligence, autonomy, computer vision and marine robotics to create a difference in the world with underwater technology for our clients in offshore wind and the subsea industry.

Founded in 2021 by our sister company Rovco, we’ve announced funding of more than £20 million, been voted one of the most innovative and sustainable companies working towards net zero and won awards for Best Use of AI and Best Technology Innovation.

Discover your place in a hybrid team of 100+ people that celebrates diversity knowing that every perspective is a valuable part of our success and that empowers you to achieve a fulfilling work-life balance.  

UX Designer

As Product UX Designer, your continuous collaboration with the product and engineering team, will play a pivotal role in shaping the success of our current and future products. From customer discovery, concept ideation to delivery, you are deeply orientated around our customers and the value our products bring to them.

We’ll welcome your ideas & input and support your development

Objectives & Responsibilities:

Vaarst is an exciting and dynamic environment meaning these are likely to change as we grow, upon joining your objectives and responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product managers, engineers, and stakeholders, to understand project goals and define design requirements.
  • Lead brainstorming and ideation sessions to generate new and innovative design concepts.
  • Create low-fidelity wireframes and prototypes to visualize and communicate design ideas effectively.
  • Constantly test and validate ideas with real users and customers
  • Own and lead the Vaarst Design System.
  • Disseminating good front-end design practices throughout the organization.
  • Support and conduct user research and usability testing to inform design decisions and iterate on prototypes.
  • Develop high-fidelity visual designs in Figma that align with the overall product vision and brand guidelines.
  • Work closely with development teams to ensure seamless integration of design concepts into the final product.

You should apply if you have.

(we know it’s tough, but please try to avoid the confidence gap. You don’t have to match all the listed requirements exactly to be considered for this role):

  • Proven experience as a UX/UI Designer with a strong portfolio showcasing concept-to-prototype projects.
  • Proficiency in design tools such as Figma & Miro.
  • In-depth understanding of user-centered design principles and interaction design.
  • Strong creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines effectively.

Grow together with Vaarst where you will learn and use the following:

  • Bringing innovative concepts to market
  • Knowledge of development technologies (ReactJS)
  • Working within agile development methodologies
  • Designing for 3D Environments

Benefits

At Vaarst, we’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive. Our hybrid-remote approach and state-of-the-art Bristol Office Hub provide a welcoming space designed to nurture your creativity, productivity and well-being.

In addition you’ll get an extensive range of benefits so you can focus on doing your very best work:

  • Flexible, hybrid working so you can work when is best for you
  • 25 days annual leave + public holidays, increasing 2 days per year up 35 days
  • Private medical insurance, including Dental & optical
  • Career and learning development through paid courses, conferences and events
  • Curiosity fund – up to £500 to spend on learning which is not role related
  • Up to 10% company bonus
  • Pension up to 6% company contribution
  • Volunteering day, to give back to your local community
  • Enhanced maternity and adoption leave
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Recognition & rewards for doing great work and living our values and behaviours
  • Flexible working options including, reduced hours, part time, job share, phased return to work, term time working, compressed hours
  • We’re a sociable, tight-knit team with monthly socials
  • Hybrid working, Most teams work in our offices 2+ days a week to collaborate and be hands on with our technology. When you do visit our Bristol office is 10 minute walk from the train station, with its own balcony and Fresh fruit & snacks and drinks in the office

Join Vaarst in our mission to make the world a cleaner, greener and safer place by deploying technology for good.

Interview Process

At Vaarst, we've designed a straightforward interview process to ensure the best fit for both you and the company. We have adopted anonymised recruitment. This means that your name, date of birth and other personal details will not be seen by the hiring team.

  1. Application: Begin by submitting your application with your CV, highlighting your skills and experience relevant to the job. Answer key questions on elements that are important to the role.
  1. Aptitude Test: Demonstrate your critical thinking, problem-solving abilities, and workplace personality through an aptitude test.
  1. Talent Partner Interview: We will tell you more about the role, the team and Vaarst’s mission. This is a two-way conversation; we want to learn about your motivation, and what you can bring to Vaarst, and provide answers to your questions.
  1. Aptitude Test: Demonstrate your critical thinking, problem-solving abilities, and workplace personality through an aptitude test.
  1. Team Interview: Engage in a 1-hour 30 minute in-person interview with a few team members. Experience the role firsthand and share your skills and experience. We'll discuss our technologies, key skills, and team dynamics. As always, feel free to ask any questions you may have.
  1. CTO Conversation: Meet with our CTO for a 30-minute discussion. This is your opportunity to express your thoughts on the role and ask any final questions. We'll clarify expectations and ensure this role aligns with your aspirations.
  1. Offer! If you are successful in the process, you'll receive an offer to join Vaarst and become part of our team.

We value the diversity of our teams and are committed to supporting and welcoming individuals from all backgrounds, knowing that every perspective is a valuable part of our success. Should you require any reasonable adjustment throughout the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to let a member of the Talent team know.

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