CMS and Botanical Systems Product Designer

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About Candide

Candide is a growing market-network​ ​platform​ with the mission to connect plant lovers with inspiration, knowledge and each other. We are an ambitious, international start-up enabling people to progress their passion for plants and nature through the application of technology. We have offices in Bristol (UK) and Cape Town (South Africa) with over 40 staff members.
We openly put our people first and we’re proud to be building a team that genuinely loves working and learning together. We know how important culture is, so have a read to see if you think we might be a good fit.
  • Contract type: Permanent, Full-time
  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: £35,000–50,000 D.O.E.

The role

We are looking for a Product Designer to work on both our internal CMS and botanical records systems. Through your research, you will identify opportunities to make your colleagues’ lives easier – from restructuring the information hierarchy of our platform to simplifying the botanical data entry process. We want you to be designing experiences that are efficient and more pleasant to use.

Our ideal candidate

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and excited to be designing a product for the dedicated plant lovers at Candide! You will test your assumptions every day and guide our product decisions through evidence-based research.
We encourage you to apply if you have any experience or interest in the below. We don’t expect you to be the best at everything we’re looking for – members of the Product team have their own specialisms and support each other’s skillsets.
  • Experience designing information-dense interfaces and simplifying complex data entry
  • An understanding of user-centred design methodologies and UX design principles
  • Confident choosing a suitable tool for the job - whether that's research, diagramming, design or prototyping
  • Thrive on collaboration and treats design as a continuous process
  • Problem-solving mentality
  • Experience of leading and collaborating in design sprints
  • Confidence working in an Agile, lean environment with quick iterative release cycles
  • Ability to plan and run research activities and usability tests, and communicate findings clearly
  • You communicate and rationalise your design thinking
  • You seek out better ways of working and proactively share this with your team

Team culture

We work in cross-functional teams to align business goals to user-centred outcomes. Great communication (daily standups, prioritisation sessions and fortnightly retrospectives) means there is an open, trusting culture, where everyone can contribute. You’ll be joining a small design team and be able to play an integral role in shaping the design culture within the business. We’re not prescriptive about the tools you use, as long as they get the job done.

What you’ll get from us

  • 25 days holiday (+ bank holidays) because the rest of your life is important too
  • An extra paid day off to spend among plants
  • Bi-monthly team socials
  • Amazing plant-filled office in Queen Square
  • Your choice of equipment
  • Pre-paid training budget for whatever you need to do your job more effectively
  • Flexible working hours (core hours 10 am - 4 pm)
  • Enhanced shared parental leave
  • Anonymous mental health support. If you need it, we want to help you
  • Free fruit in the office

Application process

A successful application typically involves:
  • A short phone interview
  • A small take-home assignment
  • An on-site interview with the Product team
  • An interview with our CEO
Our take-home assignment is short and provides an opportunity to demonstrate your thinking and process in the interview. Our interviews are informal, we like to have a chat about what excites you, interesting projects you’ve worked on, and what you can bring to the team.

Everyone is welcome

Get in touch if you have any questions – we’re a friendly bunch.

How to apply

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