UX/ UI DesignerOctopus Energy

Manchester, U 16-04-2024
The energy industry is undergoing the largest transformation since industrialisation at an unprecedented rate of change and we are positioning ourselves to be at the heart of that change. 

Our aim is to be the leading global provider of solutions that enable customers to release £30bn of value per annum from distributed energy resources (DERs). We are building a Software as a Service (SaaS) subscription business with a global addressable market of £2.4 billion per annum, by digitally connecting hundreds of thousands of DERs with energy markets.

We have already attained a market leading position and KrakenFlex is a recognised thought leader and innovator in the industry. Our efforts have not gone unnoticed and we are pleased to announce that we now have the full support and backing of Octopus Energy, an award-winning UK energy supplier who share our passion and values.

Help us make a big green dent in the universe. We're on a mission to drive the global
renewable energy revolution, and we need loads more people to help us make our vision a reality.
We're looking for a UX/UI Designer who is creative and passionate about designing simple, elegant user experiences, and using human-centred design as a source of inspiration to solve complex problems in the energy industry on behalf of our customers.
You'll be working in a vibrant environment where people strive to solve the world's biggest problems.
Octopus is a great place to learn, work with some talented people and level-up your skills.

What you'll do

    • Work side-by-side with a talented team of engineers to build world-class applications and services, focusing on a range of large and small scale, complex design challenges.
    • Ownership of application features, from concept to design to engineer handoff.
    • Develop and maintain our in house design system and style guides.
    • Create exceptional visual interfaces.
    • Create mock-ups, prototypes, and simulations to validate the user experience early on, and coordinate with the developer’s implementation details to secure the quality in the final product.
    • You will have access to the global design/UX/UI team at Octopus Energy, to share ideas and opinions.
    • You will understand and implement user friendly layouts, taking on the challenge of displaying complex data.

What you'll need

    • Strong UI design skills, a proven ability to create pixel perfect layouts and components.
    • Solid experience in wireframing, user flows, process flows and site maps.
    • Strong experience in Figma.
    • Excellent attention to detail & an ability to work with complex data.
    • Experience working closely with software engineers.
    • A user-first approach to design thinking.
    • An ability to pick up work in a fast paced environment with a willingness to learn.
    • An ability to take ownership over a product.
    • An ability to respond to complicated briefs from stakeholders, make decisions and communicate an appropriate response/strategy.
    • Previous experience across digital design and UX/UI.
    • The ability to be a confident and flexible designer. Your sweet spot is the intersection of design and social impact.
    • An agile mindset; you can both nurture a cohesive product vision and finesse visual designs at a vector or pixel level.
    • An ability to relate to individuals and nurture other team members.
    • A degree in Graphic Design, UX/UI, Visual communication, or equivalent work experience.
    • Extensive experience with a variety of graphic design tools.

Why else you'll love it here

    • Wondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! On a call with one of our recruiters it's something we always cover as we genuinely want to match your experience with the correct salary. The reason why we don't advertise is because we honestly have a degree of flexibility and would never want salary to be a reason why someone doesn't apply to Octopus - what's more important to us is finding the right octofit!
    • Octopus Energy is a unique culture. An organisation where people learn, decide, and build quicker. Where people work with autonomy, alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground. We want your hard work to be rewarded with perks you actually care about! We won best company to work for in 2022, on Glassdoor we we're voted 50 best places to work in 2022 and our Group CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people 
    • Visit our perks hub - Octopus Employee Benefits
Ideally you will be based in the Greater Manchester and happy to come into the office a couple of days per week! But we appreciate that things have changed and flexibility is at the top of everyone's agenda, so if you would rather be remote please let us know.

If this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.

Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Across Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.


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