Product/UX Designer

Loco2's mission is to make booking trains anywhere in Europe as easy and affordable as possible, from epic international adventures to everyday local commutes. Our booking coverage is unrivalled and growing.

About us

We're a small team of committed individuals, dedicated to building excellent technology. Our users are at the centre of what we do, and we're proud to have an average rating of 9.3 out of 10 on Trustpilot.

We’ve been selling tickets since 2012 (read our full story here), and we’re growing rapidly as the business matures. Our goal is to scale effectively whilst continuing to delight our users.

We have an office in London, but our designers and software engineers are free to work remotely and with flexible hours. Everyone in the company uses tools like Slack, Trello, GitHub and Basecamp to work together.

We’re not a VC-backed startup. We’re focused on using our resources efficiently as part of a unique and enjoyable working culture (we don't think caffeine-fuelled all-nighters are a good way to grow a company that is built to last).

We're driven to delight our users, and we relish in achieving impressive results with a small team, but we have lives outside of work too.

Design challenges

  • We've had strong historic growth through our desktop and mobile websites, but our customers are now demanding more from our mobile and tablet apps.
  • Real estate is precious: we need to convey lots of complex rail information on small screens.
  • We need to cater to a wide range of users, from the disinterested commuter through to the data-hungry train geek.
  • Product velocity is important: how can we ensure that design doesn't become a bottleneck for our growing team?
  • How do we convey and develop Loco2's unique brand voice through our user experience?
  • Loco2 is working on some exciting new features that will change the face of rail: it's time to design things that haven't been designed before!

Role responsibilities

  • Work with the Head of UX & Design to deliver high-quality user interface designs for implementation by the development team.
  • Translate user stories into UI designs (using Sketch).
  • Carefully conceive and design user interaction animations.
  • Use Atomic design principles to submit improvements and new elements into the design system without duplicating effort.
  • Enforce visual and UI consistency across the internal design library and all live platforms.
  • Work with the wider Product and Insights teams to understand user personas, customer segments and other data to optimise the user experience on all platforms.

About you

An ideal candidate:

  • Has good working knowledge of Sketch (Symbols, Craft etc).
  • Has experience working within design systems.
  • Is fluent in English and is confident communicating in writing as well as verbally.
  • Thinks independently and critically, striving to discover the root causes of problems rather than treating the symptoms.
  • Can work hours that have at least some overlap with London daytime.
  • Is motivated by Loco2's mission.

How to apply

Email and tell us about your skills and experience. You can send a CV if you want, but we do particularly like reading a well-written email instead/as well.

Unfortunately we can currently only accept applications from within the EU (including the UK).

There are some specific questions we'd like you to answer:

  • What are the most challenging/interesting design tasks you have worked on?
  • What makes you particularly suited for this role?
  • Why do you want to work for Loco2?
  • What country and time zone do you live in?
  • What are your approximate salary expectations? (please state currency)

We welcome applications from everybody, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. To try to make the hiring process as fair as possible, if we are interested in your application then you'll be asked to complete a short design challenge which is judged anonymously. Our emphasis is on finding somebody with demonstrable skills rather than somebody who is good at self-marketing. This process helps us focus on that.

Please note that we do not respond to approaches from recruitment agencies, and emails will be marked as spam.

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