Lead Product Designer

London, England, United Kingdom · Design


Memrise is an award-winning language learning system which combines cognitive science, entertaining content and advanced tech to empower our millions of users with linguistic confidence in just a few months of learning.

We were awarded “Best App of 2017” at Google I/O and featured prominently this year at Apple’s WWDC. We work closely with both Google and Apple and are one of the top go-to developer partners when they launch new features on iOS and Android.

Last year we secured Series B funding and have ambitious plans for the future. From growing our user base, to improving our product, there is a lot of work to do to take Memrise to the next level.

Our goal is to become the world’s most entertaining learning app, and to achieve this we need a Lead Product Designer to join our Engagement squad and design bold, playful and empathetic experiences that help drive engagement with Memrise.

In this job you will

Your team and colleagues

You'll be joining the Engagement Squad, a cross-functional squad of Designers, QA Analysts and Engineers led by a Product Manager. You'll also be collaborating closely with theMemrise Design Team, a dynamic team of (currently) 15 designers, spread across the following roles: Product Designers, Communication Designers, UX Researchers, and Systems Designers (working across Games, Content and Learning Experiences). The Design team works across both product and marketing.

This role reports into a Product Design Manager (who in turn reports to the Head of Design who reports into the CEO).



About you

Your experience

Bonus points for

If you aren’t completely confident that you fit our exact criteria, please get in touch immediately. Humility is a wonderful thing and we’re not interested in hiring ‘rockstars’ or ‘ninjas’. And we're just as interested in character as in talent.

• Location: London

• Closing date: 4th April 2019

• Salary - Starting from £65,000 + benefits


A fully paid Memrise account, of course

- Share options, so you can retire on an island

- Breakfast (the most important meal of the day)

- Snacks (the most enjoyable meal of the day)

- A startup-suitable array of teas and coffees

- Regular Hackathons

- Language classes with in-office tutors

- Pet friendly office and pet-petting colleagues

- Tax-free childcare scheme

- Cycle-to-work scheme

- 50% off a PureGym membership

- Private health insurance

- Generous learning and development budget for training, conferences and books, plus learning and development leave

- Flexible working options (timewise, plus we have standing desks)

- And plenty more fun you’re welcome to ignore, including: team vacations, painting, meditation, yoga, football, dodgeball, running club, board games, and boxing classes.

We’re an equal opportunity employer. If it’s okay, we’re not going to list examples of people and groups we don’t discriminate against. We don’t discriminate, full stop. We celebrate.

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