The App Business

Senior Product Designer

Based: London
Level: Senior
Salary: £45,000 to £65,000
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 25 March 2018
Twitter: @TheAppBusiness
Job Listing Added: 08 February 2018

TAB's purpose is simple - create mobile experiences that make the world work better for billions of people. It’s a lofty one, but when we inject our mobile specialism into some of the biggest companies in the world, we can create game changing products.

Whether its reimagining essential weather services with the Met Office, Transforming journey planning with Go-Ahead Group or evolving how TfL test brakes on the tube, our team of cross-functional engineers, designers, strategists, product owners and Agile specialists are ready to take on the challenge.

As the biggest team of mobile specialists in the world (over 500 people globally), we believe that the opportunity for our team is incredibly exciting, as we see user experiences unbundle from smartphones into a multitude of emerging platforms and touchpoints such as cars, speakers and wearables.

Our ambition is to create a nurturing environment that allows every member of our team to help their teammates become the best version of themselves through excellent servant leadership.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.

The design team:
As part of this team you'll be working on products and services for some of the world’s biggest brands. We're involved from planning through to execution, becoming an ever-present advocate for the user. You'll help the team to make informed design decisions, placing the needs of the user and the business at the centre of every piece work.

The Role:
As a Senior Product Designer you are essential to every project; able to draw on your breadth of knowledge in design to influence and lead many of the project's design decisions. You'll also be mentoring other designers, both in day-to-day project activities and more formal career development reviews.

All designers at TAB are…

  • Confident using Adobe CC Suite, Sketch, Keynote and prototyping tools of your choice.
  • Keen to be client-facing, supporting the presentation of their latest design work.
  • Inquisitive and eager to continuously improve and learn, through books, articles, meet-ups etc.
  • Naturally collaborative, ego-free and able to give and take design critique constructively.
  • Familiar with agile methods and terminology, and/or general software dev environments.
  • Actively involved in growing the team by finding and attracting design talent.
  • Designing, prototyping and building products used by people every day.

As a senior product designer at TAB, you…

  • Are master of your craft, confident of tackling challenges that you've not tried before.
  • Are the gatekeeper of and accountable for the quality of the products you work on.
  • Set the agenda and tempo for the more junior members of the team.
  • Coach Design team members to rapidly progress their careers and contribution to TAB.
  • Provide context and coaching for product and design peers in ways of working.
  • Help define the strategic agenda of the team.
  • Challenge the product teams to try new approaches and ways of doing things.
  • Explore innovative ways of creating ideas, bringing them to life and presenting them.
  • Look at the bigger picture to give client and customer context for design decisions.
  • Want to present your own thinking, ideas and design work at pitches.
  • Use past experience and client knowledge to spot and resolve problems.
  • Are ready to take on meaningful conversations and situations to get to the best product.
  • Represent TAB publicly by participating in talks, events and conferences.


  • Are interested and focused on human-centred visual design, supported by a broad knowledge of common user interface design patterns, iconography, typography and colour theory
  • Enjoy concepting and visualising solutions in response to the problems, ideas and opportunities you help extract from users and partners.
  • Are most effective with collaborating alongside engineers, strategists and other skilled team members in order to respond to the varying constraints of each project.
  • Are keen to drive and justify your design decisions using research data, design principles, prototypes and the resulting user-testing insights.

How to Apply

Our application and interview process:
If you wish to apply, please share examples of your work as links, PDFs or online case studies. We’re interested in the areas you lead and those you participate in, as you explore, iterate and present your craft and associated materials. For example; research, sketches, concepts, visuals, motion pieces, prototypes and other artefacts relevant to product design.
Please send your CV and Portfolio/sample of works to our in-house recruiter James Ma at [email protected] We will get in touch with you if your profile is suitable for the role that we are hiring for.
As a company, we know it is important to acknowledge the effort our people put in - which is why we have a great range of benefits in place, which increase as people grow and develop within TAB. It is one of the many ways we ensure we say thank you, and has lead to us ranking as 'Outstanding' in the independent Best Companies Index and as UK’s Top 25 fastest growing companies.
If this sounds like the kind of place you want to work, apply now!