Temp to Perm Contract: Product Designer

Music Technology Brand

If you typically look for contracts but could be swayed by the right role to go permanent and have an interest in the music space, this might just be the role to explore.
A chance to join this Music Tech brand and experience what it's like working there before taking the leap to go perm.

The client

Ever noticed how most music production tools are extremely complex and target the professional market?

This innovative technology brand who are disrupting the music creation industry with one goal – make it more accessible to the masses.

They design and build everything from physical, digital instruments to mobile, web and desktop app software with the goal of make music creation accessible to anyone, not just professionals as well as more appropriate for the digital age.

Although the company have been around for a while, they still have a real start-up vibe as they are going through an incredible, organic growth period. This means that lots of new processes are being implemented alongside ambitious plans to double in size over the next 12 months.

They have an awesome, collaborative culture where everyone pitches in as they work toward the common goal that they all truly believe in. It’s all about finding solutions to problems, not just identifying problems for others to solve. There’s a real buzz in the office and it’s clear that everyone is passionate about the company, the products and their individual roles.

To give you an example, they hold company-wide meetings every Monday and Friday morning where they talk about goals, focuses, progress and all positives from the week no matter how small. It’s a great way to share in the successes of the team and get any support that you may need on tasks.

The role

Following the appointment of a new VP of product, they are looking to add another Product Designers to their team. As a member of the Product Team, you will be responsible for designing the experiences and interfaces for a wide range of digital products across web, mobile and software applications.

Ideally, you will have a fundamental understanding and passion for music-making, workflows and complex software development. This can come either from your experience as a designer in any sector or as a part-time hobby or interest.

This is a unique opportunity to be a part of a very disruptive category in the music space that will possibly revolutionise the entire industry!

Key responsibilities:

  • Translate business challenges and requirements into concepts for UX and UI designs for a wide range of user groups.
  • Creating user experiences which engage users at both ends of the spectrum (Beginner to professional)
  • Design products for both mobile and desktop platforms.
  • Use customer insights to inform design decisions.
  • Present solutions to stakeholders and manage your own workload from approval to execution.
  • Collaborate with developers and other members of the team to develop innovative software products.
  • Work as part of a cross-functional team in Scrum.
  • Support the Product Management Team and design leaders to define product vision

The candidate

  • Previous hands-on experience in a software product design role.
  • Demonstrable UX and UI design skills with a strong portfolio of case studies to back this up.
  • Experience using customer insights to influence your design decisions.
  • Proficiency in tools such as Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, and prototyping tools like Principle or any of your choice.
  • Some experience with music making software.
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum.

Bonus Points:

  • Knowledge and experience in complex software development
  • Good understanding of music-making and sound design workflow
  • Some experience with gamification for any form of app or learning tools