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Design Lead - Kaluza


Ovo Energy
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Power & Energy
Category: Design / Development Jobs
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Design Lead - Kaluza

Location: Flexible - London, Bristol, Edinburgh. or Lisbon

The OVO Group’s purpose is to drive progress towards net zero carbon living. To reach Plan Zero, we need everyone to come together - not just as customers buying energy, but as members with a common goal. As part of this ambitious plan, our goal is to become the ‘Leading Employer in the UK’ by 2030. If you think you could be the talent we’re looking for, then come and join the adventure!

Part of OVO Group, Kaluza is the leading intelligent energy platform powering the future of energy. From revolutionising billing to smart electric vehicle charging, Kaluza’s real-time cloud platform empowers some of the biggest energy suppliers to optimise their operations and invest in innovating for tomorrow’s customers. Driving decarbonisation, Kaluza intelligently manages the charging of smart home technologies, reducing customers’ energy bills and laying the foundations for a more flexible, cheaper and greener energy system. -******

Where in the world of OVO will I be working?

The Product Design discipline lives in the Platform Design department. It sits alongside Content Design, Design Operations, Design System, Research and Service Design.

You’ll also be joining our OVO-wide community of 60+ researchers and designers. We help teams see through the eyes of real people – understanding their context, motivations, and needs.

We use a variety of tools and methods to make the greatest impact. These include design workshops, getting people excited about service design, UX critiques, improving our accessibility, and putting participants first in our research.

What will I be doing?

We're looking for a Lead Product Designer (previously Lead UX Designer) to join our Platform Design team. The Product Design Lead reports to the Head of Design.

You’ll lead product design for multiple teams, working on the billing and payments experiences on our retail platform. This involves making strategic decisions on key initiatives alongside other Leads. .

You’ll also collaborate with Practice Leads from Content Design, Design Operations, Design System, Research and Service Design.

You will be:

1. Collaborating with Product and Engineering leaders on our growth strategies.

2. Working closely with our Practice Leads to set the direction for our teams
3. Ensuring Product Designers create effective user journeys, service maps, layouts and other reference material
4. Identifying research opportunities and communicating research findings effectively
5. Promoting and adding to our design system, accessibility standards and patterns.
6. Developing detailed technical knowledge of our software, tools and systems, and help increasing the technical know-how of our designers
7. Helping grow the Platform Design team and increase its influence across the business
8. Defining and measuring performance metrics
9. Managing and mentoring other Product Designers
10. Extending our toolbox of methods to enable our teams to meet business objectives and solving customer needs
11. Helping to create a happy, safe working culture which nurtures and retains our talent
12. Managing relationships with our B2B retail clients and moving designers to where they’re most needed

Is this the job for me?

Our ideal candidate will have these skills, qualities and experiences:

1. Proven experience managing designers across multiple teams
2. Skilled in building strong relationships with leaders across an organisation
3. Communicating strategies in ways that resonate and influence senior stakeholders
4. Experience working in agile, lean and human-centred design methods
5. Able to simplify complex ideas and communicate them effectively to internal and external audiences
6. Be highly organised, analytical and make decisions based on evidence
7. Thrive in a fast-paced environment

If you have most of the qualities above, but not all of them, please apply anyway. We think passion and attitude are sometimes as valuable as experience.

From us you’ll get* * An annual discretionary bonus
* 4% of your salary to spend on flexible lifestyle benefits
* 5% matched employer contribution to your pension
* 25 days holiday + 1 for your birthday
* And many more...

(*) Please note that certain benefits kick-in once you have passed probation which can be up to 6 months after your start date.

We want the best people

At OVO, we empower our people to have choice around where and when they work - flexible working arrangements can be discussed for all of our roles. Please speak to the Talent Acquisition team for more info.

We’re keen to meet people with varied backgrounds - our view is the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We want to build teams which represent a variety of experiences, perspectives and skills, and we recognise talent on the basis of merit and potential.

We understand some people may not apply for jobs unless they tick every box. If you're excited about joining us and think you have much of what we're looking for, even if you're not 100% sure… we'd love to hear from you.

Learn more about working in the OVO family of companies on our careers page and Glassdoor. We’re also delighted to have received a Top Employers certificate in 2018, 2019 and 2020!
Design Lead - Kaluza

Location: Flexible - London, Bristol, Edinburgh. or Lisbon

The OVO Group’s purpose is to drive progress towards net zero carbon living. To reach Plan Zero, we need everyone to come together - not just as customers buying energy, but as members with a common goal. As part of this ambitious plan, our goal is to become the ‘Leading Employer in the UK’ by 2030. If you think you could be the talent we’re looking for, then come and join the adventure!

Part of OVO Group, Kaluza is the leading intelligent energy platform powering the future of energy. From revolutionising billing to smart electric vehicle charging, Kaluza’s real-time cloud platform empowers some of the biggest energy suppliers to optimise their operations and invest in innovating for tomorrow’s customers. Driving decarbonisation, Kaluza intelligently manages the charging of smart home technologies, reducing customers’ energy bills and laying the foundations for a more flexible, cheaper and greener energy system. -******

Where in the world of OVO will I be working?

The Product Design discipline lives in the Platform Design department. It sits alongside Content Design, Design Operations, Design System, Research and Service Design.

You’ll also be joining our OVO-wide community of 60+ researchers and designers. We help teams see through the eyes of real people – understanding their context, motivations, and needs.

We use a variety of tools and methods to make the greatest impact. These include design workshops, getting people excited about service design, UX critiques, improving our accessibility, and putting participants first in our research.

What will I be doing?

We're looking for a Lead Product Designer (previously Lead UX Designer) to join our Platform Design team. The Product Design Lead reports to the Head of Design.

You’ll lead product design for multiple teams, working on the billing and payments experiences on our retail platform. This involves making strategic decisions on key initiatives alongside other Leads. .

You’ll also collaborate with Practice Leads from Content Design, Design Operations, Design System, Research and Service Design.

You will be:

1. Collaborating with Product and Engineering leaders on our growth strategies.

2. Working closely with our Practice Leads to set the direction for our teams
3. Ensuring Product Designers create effective user journeys, service maps, layouts and other reference material
4. Identifying research opportunities and communicating research findings effectively
5. Promoting and adding to our design system, accessibility standards and patterns.
6. Developing detailed technical knowledge of our software, tools and systems, and help increasing the technical know-how of our designers
7. Helping grow the Platform Design team and increase its influence across the business
8. Defining and measuring performance metrics
9. Managing and mentoring other Product Designers
10. Extending our toolbox of methods to enable our teams to meet business objectives and solving customer needs
11. Helping to create a happy, safe working culture which nurtures and retains our talent
12. Managing relationships with our B2B retail clients and moving designers to where they’re most needed

Is this the job for me?

Our ideal candidate will have these skills, qualities and experiences:

1. Proven experience managing designers across multiple teams
2. Skilled in building strong relationships with leaders across an organisation
3. Communicating strategies in ways that resonate and influence senior stakeholders
4. Experience working in agile, lean and human-centred design methods
5. Able to simplify complex ideas and communicate them effectively to internal and external audiences
6. Be highly organised, analytical and make decisions based on evidence
7. Thrive in a fast-paced environment

If you have most of the qualities above, but not all of them, please apply anyway. We think passion and attitude are sometimes as valuable as experience.

From us you’ll get* * An annual discretionary bonus
* 4% of your salary to spend on flexible lifestyle benefits
* 5% matched employer contribution to your pension
* 25 days holiday + 1 for your birthday
* And many more...

(*) Please note that certain benefits kick-in once you have passed probation which can be up to 6 months after your start date.

We want the best people

At OVO, we empower our people to have choice around where and when they work - flexible working arrangements can be discussed for all of our roles. Please speak to the Talent Acquisition team for more info.

We’re keen to meet people with varied backgrounds - our view is the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We want to build teams which represent a variety of experiences, perspectives and skills, and we recognise talent on the basis of merit and potential.

We understand some people may not apply for jobs unless they tick every box. If you're excited about joining us and think you have much of what we're looking for, even if you're not 100% sure… we'd love to hear from you.

Learn more about working in the OVO family of companies on our careers page and Glassdoor. We’re also delighted to have received a Top Employers certificate in 2018, 2019 and 2020!
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