Senior Product Designer — Contractor

Freelancer, Full-time · London

Your mission
  • Work collaboratively as part of a cross-functional team to address design briefs and achieve product priorities
  • Work across our consumer-facing service and adviser-facing SaaS platform
  • Work with a fledgling design system to realise engaging user experiences
  • Participate in / facilitate user research to understand user behaviour and validate concepts 
  • Collaborate with our engineering team to address issues and maintain ongoing quality control across our platforms
  • Be an advocate for design within the wider company
  • Report to our Chief Design Officer and work closely with our Product, Insurance and Engineering teams - as well as the wider team of Anoraks.

Your profile
Must-have
  • Significant hands-on experience designing in-house products taking an iterative design approach
  • A strong portfolio of consumer-facing and business-facing SaaS projects (showing process, not just the finished product)
  • Experience of working with a complex technical integration (and factoring its requirements into design solutions)
  • A flexible working process – able to tailor ideas and approaches to the team's established way of working
  • Self-motivated, self-directed and proactive problem solver
  • Excellent communicator and ability to manage stakeholders at all levels across Product, Design, Insurance and Engineering teams
  • A strong collaborator with a can-do attitude and an ability to bring people together
  • An eye for detail – and a passion for visual design craft
  • An interest/enthusiasm for properly embedding in a team for an extended period of time
  • Confident in: 
    • Working remotely and collaboratively in cross-functional teams
    • Realising polished UI using design system components
    • Presenting concepts to the team and wider stakeholders
    • Documenting work for technical handover
    • Facilitating/participating in user research activities (surveys, interviews etc)

Nice-to-have
  • Relevant insurance industry experience
  • Experience of maintaining/extending an existing design system
  • Able to craft original UI layouts and components
  • A working knowledge of front-end coding principles
  • Able to pick up more visual marketing projects e.g. paid social, CRM etc
Why us?
Besides these fundamentals, there’s loads of factors that make Anorak a great place to work. Our fast-growing team is a talented, diverse bunch of self-confessed Anoraks…who all love life (insurance). Our working environment is highly collaborative, intellectually challenging, and comes with all the usual perks you’d expect from any startup – like free fruit, coffee and regular team socials. Last up, our business is backed by Kamet Ventures, the AXA-funded startup studio – so we’ve got the just the foundations we need to transform life insurance for good.
About us
Hello, we’re Anorak – a London-based tech startup and a close-knit team of insurance specialists, tech geeks, data experts and design heavyweights redefining the way millions protect their future. We’re busy building the world’s first automated life insurance advice platform.

Our mission is to make life insurance more accessible to more people. The way we see it, delivering a cross-channel experience – i.e. one where people can access advice and buy protection in a seamlessly connected part-online, part-offline service – is key to making this happen. That’s why we’re building a smart insurance companion, powered by technology and backed up by expert human help.

Through strategic partnerships, we aim to reach millions of unprotected people. Already we’ve partnered with L&C to help brokers deliver regulated advice to customers at the time when they need it most. We’re also collaborating with well-known brands like Starling Bank and Nutmeg to tap into a new kind of digitally-savvy market.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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