We have a powerful cloud-based software solution which requires an intuitive yet powerful interface to maximise users’ productivity as they interact with the hardware side of our offering.
Do you want to join a nascent Product team looking to build the world’s most advanced Indoor Farming management system? Do you want to be involved in a start up in its rapid growth phase? Are you agile minded enough to be able to help right from project inception? At Intelligent Growth Solutions we are building cutting edge vertical farming hardware, and the software to manage it at scale. Following several years of research, we are now ready to commercialise, and have the funding to do that – and if we do it right, we will change the world. We will be converting experimental hardware and software into scalable, maintainable and extensible enterprise grade product. We now need a UI/UX Designer to help build on our vision and turn it into reality. Do you have the intellect and flexibility to help? Are you interested in changing the face of farming so that we can feed the world?
The Product Team
Building around the foundations of an open and collaborative environment, we will be an Agile team with the highest product management, coding and quality standards to ensure the success of the business. We are now seeking an experienced UI/UX designer to join the team and help build a world-class interface for our cloud-based vertical farm management system.
We need to understand the market and capture their requirements. Building that into a realistic roadmap, for the technical teams, will make us able to deliver real solutions. IGS has a team working ethos with close collaboration between product, hardware and software technical teams. Setting priorities for upcoming features is another collaborative activity - the Product Definition Group (PDG) owned and run by the Product Manager has representation from across the business.
We are a team that wants to provide excellent product (hardware and software) to growers worldwide. We want to enjoy the process of doing that, nurturing each other to produce the best results. We are Agile with a strong emphasis on collaboration and a big backlog of exciting things to do. We have a culture of continuous improvement and learning, striving to do the best for each other and delighting our customers.
Who are you
You are seeking to grow and enhance your already considerable skills. You are a creative individual with several years of experience in UI/UX design. You have this ability to see the world through your customers’ eyes and the skills to turn customer needs into powerful yet elegant and simple to use features. You are passionate about putting the user first, making them the first consideration in all your decisions. You have experience of cloud-based solutions. You have a strong sense of team and can support those around you, keeping us moving forward. You are all that and you are a real person too, one that remembers that we all are, displaying kindness, patience and decency.
Gather and evaluate user requirements in collaboration with product managers, product owners and software developers
Illustrate design ideas using storyboards, process flows and sitemaps
Design graphic user interface elements, like menus, tabs and widgets
Build page navigation buttons and search fields
Develop UI mockups and prototypes that clearly illustrate how sites function and what they look like
Create original graphic designs (e.g. images, sketches and tables)
Prepare and present rough drafts to internal teams and key stakeholders
Identify and troubleshoot UX problems (e.g. responsiveness)
Conduct layout adjustments based on user feedback
Adhere to style standards on fonts, colors and images
Proven work experience as a UI/UX Designer or similar role
Portfolio of design projects that includes some B2B settings
Knowledge of wireframe tools (e.g. Wireframe.cc and InVision)
Up-to-date knowledge of design software like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
Team spirit; strong communication skills to collaborate with various stakeholders
Good time-management skills
BSc in Design, Computer Science or relevant field
Experience working on UI/UX for manufacturing software
Experience of the indoor farming software market
Experience implementing or leveraging design systems that enable the team to focus on iterating rapidly and confidently
Salary is market competitive. Benefits include 7 weeks' holiday, a pension scheme and company sick pay and as a start-up company we are looking to set up additional benefits as we grow. To get you started we will provide a mobile and laptop and a great working environment with flexibility around the working week of 40 hours.
We are based in the Fountainbridge area of Edinburgh, accessible for trains and buses with cycle to work facilities.
At IGS, we support the principles of Equality and Diversity in employment and we recognise the value of a diverse team. We encourage applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds, however we cannot currently accept applications from candidates requiring work permits to work in the UK as we are not yet set up to provide the required sponsorship.