Summary

As a Product Designer you’ll be able to confidently contribute to a project’s design activities from kickoff through to delivery. You’ll also be encouraged and supported in contributing to our delivery team’s discipline.

What we’d like you to be

  • Experienced - whether you have 12 months or 12 years under your belt, if you’re good - you’re good

  • Confident using tools such as Sketch, Keynote, Adobe Suite and prototyping tools of your choice

  • Confident enough to express your views on how product should be designed, because we’ll always listen

  • Understand and be able to demonstrate core mobile and web-based app design principles, as this is where the vast majority of your work will be

  • Client-facing, presenting and validating your work

  • Naturally collaborative, ego-free and able to give and take design critique constructively

  • Familiar with Lean and 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

  • Ready for a fun working environment

Qualities we’d like to see from you

  • Deliver high quality work on time, and help others in the team do the same

  • Love prototyping

  • Set your own agenda, with some direction from seniors and peers within Surge

  • Are an important part of your product team and consistently deliver value

  • Are excited about new opportunities offered on projects and products

  • Contribute to the Surge team by helping identify and interview great new teammates

  • Assist on tasks that the Surge team has identified to progress our capabilities

  • Contribute to Surge by attending events and sharing the insights internally

About working for Surge

We’re located in Newcastle City Centre, but we encourage flexible working. As long as you do what you say you’re going to do, and don’t stop anyone else doing their work, you can work from the sofa at home in your unicorn onesie. Even though it’s a lush office to be in, you don’t always have to be in the office, so working from home days are cool by us. We do like you to be reachable for key times during the day, even if only on Slack.

Love of Nicholas Cage’s back catalogue, particularly his mid/late 90s work (and Kick Ass, obvs), is preferred but not mandatory.

Applying for the role

As well as your CV, please share examples of your work or links to live products. We want to know about your design and thought processes as well as seeing what you’ve done in the past.

Contact Us
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8 Mosley Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
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+44 (0)191 4327 106