Twilio is hiring a

Senior Product Designer

London, United Kingdom

Twilio London - Programmable Applications Team

Twilio’s Cloud Communication Platform makes communications easy and powerful, empowering designers and developers with the building blocks they need to innovate anywhere communications are needed and we are adding two new products to our portfolio.

We are seeking a Senior Software Designer to join our growing international team of Interaction, Visual and Brand Designers to help us develop the next generation of our Programmable Cloud Applications that will be available across multiple platforms and devices. Together with our team of Project Managers and Engineers we are looking for someone who has the experience and vision to help us achieve our ambitious goals.

About the job:

You will be a strong creator, collaborator and communicator who can bring a portfolio to the table that demonstrates the design of complete product experiences. As a senior you will be someone who not only has skills across the design spectrum UI/UX and Visual but has particular passion and understanding of how software and different platforms work.

Candidates will be required to create design concepts, develop user stories and articulate these their ideas by producing and maintaining design specifications that can be communicated to engineering. They will then be able to take these ideas through to product build.

Twilio has a great culture, values and standards and we require that you drive these forward whilst developing others and the team.

The role is primarily based in London but occasional European and US travel will be required.

 Responsibilities:

  • Lead design brainstorming and creative workshops.
  • Work with product teams and developers through the implementation phase.
  • Create complex interaction patterns and flows that are easily understood.
  • Be able to work in an agile environment and take ownership of individual product streams.
  • Work closely with other designers and engineers to take your ideas through to product build.
  • Help develop and manage a programmable UI library.
  • Have an understanding of user testing and how it fits within the product cycle.
  • Produce and and maintain design specifications that can be communicated to engineering.
  • Develop new and junior members of the team ensuring quality and standards in their work.
  • Work closely with Senior Design Managers and take responsibility in their absence.
  • Although coding is not required a general knowledge of different code bases and what they can do is essential.  

Requirements:

  • Qualified candidates should have at least 6 years of experience and be able to show a full and rich portfolio of projects you have worked on.
  • A minimum of a BA/HND in Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Visual Design, Communication Design, Arts or equivalent experience.
  • Candidates should be able to demonstrate end to end thinking, story telling and taking ideas to product development. 
  • Create user flows that map to different operating systems and devices.
  • Has knowledge of major market design systems, iOS, Material Design, MS Fabric.
  • Experience across the design spectrum UI/UX and visual with an understanding of software architecture and how it is applied.
  • Has knowledge of responsive design and the constraints that need to be considered.
  • Fluency in current software products including Sketch, Adobe CS and prototyping tools.
  • Experience creating and managing UI libraries and visual guidelines.
  • Demonstrable ability to work confidently with Product Managers, Development, Product Planning, Brand, Marketing and Usability
  • Excellent communication, presentation and organizational skills.
  • Understand and be able to work within technical constraints, business requirements and tight deadlines.
  • Has experience in managing others and be able to develop junior team members.
  • Be always curious and fanatical about detail. 

Bonus points:

  • Experience in front end coding or CSS
  • Prototyping skills (Principle, Framer, Origami, InVision)
  • Animation or motion skills (Adobe After Effects or similar)
  • Knowledge of accessibility standards and practices

*Onsite interview and portfolio review required

Twilio is truly unique; we are a company committed to your growth, your learning, your development and your entire employee experience.  We only win when our employees succeed and we're dedicated to helping you develop your strengths. We invest in weeks dedicated to tackling hard problems and creating your own ideas. We have a cultural foundation built on diversity, inclusion and innovation and we want you and your ideas to thrive at Twilio. Come join us.  

Where?

This position will be in our beautiful, and expanding London office located at 4 Crown Place. You will get to experience a company that believes in small teams for maximum impact; that strives to balance work and home life, that understands that this is a marathon, not a sprint; that continuously and purposefully builds an inclusive culture where everyone is able to do and be the best version of themselves. We seek people who naturally demonstrate our values, who are challenged by problems, empower others to thrive, people who can draw the owl and not be beholden to one playbook.

About us:

More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications to improve any human experience. Twilio has democratized communications channels like voice, text, chat, and video by virtualizing the world’s telecommunications infrastructure through APIs that are simple enough for any developer to use, yet robust enough to power the world’s most demanding applications. By making communications a part of every software developer's toolkit, Twilio is enabling innovators across every industry — from emerging leaders to the world’s largest organizations — to reinvent how companies engage with their customers.

Twilio's mission is to fuel the future of communications. Developers and businesses use Twilio to make communications relevant and contextual by embedding messaging, voice and video capabilities directly into their software applications. Founded in 2008, Twilio has over 1,000 employees, with headquarters in San Francisco and other offices in Bogotá, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Mountain View, Munich, New York City, Singapore and Tallinn.

Twilio is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, parental or pregnancy status, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.

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