Senior Product Designer
Faculty transforms organisational performance through safe, impactful and human-led AI.
We are Europe’s leading applied AI company, and saw its potential a decade ago - long before the current hype cycle.
We founded in 2014 with our Fellowship programme, training academics to become commercial data scientists.
Today, we provide over 300 global customers with industry-leading software, and bespoke AI consultancy for retail, healthcare, energy, and governmental organisations, as well as our award winning Fellowship.
Our expertise and safety credentials are such that OpenAI asked us to be their first technical partner, helping customers deploy cutting-edge generative AI safely.
Our high-impact work has saved lives through forecasting NHS demand during covid, produced green energy by routing boats towards the wind, slashed marketing spend by predicting customer spending habits, and kept children safe online.
AI is an epoch-defining technology. We want people to join us who can help our customers reap its enormous benefits safely.
About the role
You'll split your time across our Life Sciences and Retail and Consumer Business Units, delivering designs to solve large-scale, real-world problems through the development of cutting-edge AI products.
From a commercial perspective, you will help design, deliver, and scale cutting edge solutions across a wide range of industries. From a technical perspective, you will be immersed in applied artificial intelligence techniques through your work, working closely with Data Scientists, Machine Learning Engineers, as well as PMs and Front-end Engineers. Our Life Science and RAC teams are growing rapidly, helping to solve hard problems across research, development and commercialisation new AI solutions.
What you'll be doing
As a Product Designer you will be responsible for the end-to-end user centred design process within the Retail and Consumer and Life Sciences teams. You’ll be collaborating with user researchers and engagement managers to run discovery sessions with the clients; translating your findings into customer and user needs and solution ideas, and creating technically meaningful content to communicate those with the wider team and internal and external stakeholders. This work will enable the development of cutting-edge, safe and robustly deployable AI technology in critical AI services.
As part of the Product-focused digital service, you will be responsible for helping customers make better decisions through features that help them unlock a deeper understanding of their processes, leading to rapidly converting analysis to action. You’ll help us achieve that goal by identifying customer needs and designing delightful experiences that help our customers make better decisions.
Contributing to discovery activities with stakeholders and carrying out user research sessions to create personas, map customer journeys and understand user flows.
Collaborating closely with the technical team to design practical solutions to pain points.
Creating high quality visuals and interactions, based on a strong understanding of good design principles as well as the Faculty brand.
Being a team player within the team and design guild, actively participating in our activities and design critiques as well as contributing to scaling the design and product capability across the business unit and company. You will be expected to contribute to the design vision for Faculty; encourage and ensure world-class design execution by helping set standards and best practices.
Contributing to and helping grow our design system.
Who we are looking for
Experience in working with data heavy products and data visualisation experience.
A creative, empathetic team player who can inspire and motivate others
Experience in carrying out the end-to-end design process independently, with examples of activities that span across product and conducting user research, creating user journey maps and wireframes, prototypes, running user testing sessions
A portfolio showcasing a range of projects, with examples of your design process and artefacts you produced along the way.
Examples of work where you have done discovery and research to understand a complex problem and then synthesised your findings to come up with design solutions.
Knowledge of prototyping and design tools. We use Lucid and Figma, but are quick to adopt better tools and processes, so you’ll be more than welcome to contribute all the good practices you’ve used before.
Excellent verbal, written, and visual / presentation communication skills.
Confidence in building and managing strong stakeholder relationships both within Faculty and with customers.
Interest in working on 0-1 product development.
Interest in a quantitative discipline, like mathematics or computer science would be nice but not essential.
What we can offer you
The Faculty team is diverse and distinctive, and we all come from different personal, professional and organisational backgrounds. We all have one thing in common: we are driven by a deep intellectual curiosity that powers us forward each day. This curiosity pushes us to seek truth and understanding in everything we do, to execute work in a nimble and pragmatic manner, to foster talent in one another and always to challenge assumptions.
Faculty is the professional challenge of a lifetime. You’ll be surrounded by an impressive group of brilliant minds working to achieve our collective goals. Our consultants, product developers, business development specialists, operations professionals and more all bring something unique to Faculty, and you’ll learn something new from everyone you meet. You’ll also have the opportunity to make your mark on a high-growth start-up now poised to expand internationally.
Fostering talent is one of our core values, it’s built into our culture and what we offer. Faculty was founded by people who are passionate about continuous learning, and adding value to our people.
Some of our benefits…..
Unlimited holidays: We encourage each other to use this time to take a break, work on personal projects, or to spend time with their friends and family.
Genuinely flexible working: We believe people have needs, responsibilities and interests that require something different to a strict working day. We trust people to organise and take accountability for their own work and do our best to support their lives outside Faculty. We provide you with all you need to work from home, including a laptop, keyboard, chair…even Sony headphones!
Equity: We want you to benefit from Faculty’s growth and success.
Fantastic private health, optical and dental insurance for you & your family - including 24/7 unlimited virtual private GP appointments and covering pre-existing medical conditions.
Access to mental health coaching with Sanctus.
Free breakfast daily, free weekly lunches, and more fruit, drinks and snacks than you could ever eat (for office-based employees).
We work hard and make sure we enjoy what we do. So we have frequent socials and informal get-togethers to help make sure you enjoy your time with us. You’ll make friends and professional connections that will last a lifetime.