Cookpad is a tech company building a community platform that enables people to share recipe ideas and cooking tips. It’s a global platform used by on average around 100 million people every month across the world. Over 4 million recipes have been created by people in almost 70 countries.
Our mission is to make everyday cooking fun. Because we believe that cooking is the key to a happier and healthier life for people, communities and the planet.
Our heritage is unique: Cookpad was founded in Japan in 1997 and is a listed company in Tokyo.We set up our international HQ in the UK and here we’re a start-up, building the global platform and working with our colleagues around the world.
Cookpad is growing at speed and we’re looking for exceptional people who make things happen. It’s not for everyone. Because of our speed and growth, it can feel chaotic. It's an environment where creators and problem-solvers flourish. We challenge ourselves and each other because this is about something bigger than all of us. Expect talented, motivated, intense, and interesting colleagues.
The role is based in Bristol in the UK - one of the most exciting emerging tech hubs in Europe, a city on National Geographic’s Cool List 2018 and the best place to live in the UK.
The role Design and user experience is at the heart of everything we do. Your role as a Product Designer is to use your deep and rich insights and strategic thinking to help shape and deliver experiences that will see us meet the needs of the next 100-million users.
Ways in which you’ll contribute will include:
Work in close partnership with product and engineering teams to deliver valuable everyday solutions for our global audience Have a relentless focus on our users, demonstrated by placing their needs ahead of design solutions and technology.
Develop deep user understanding based on research and analytics data.
Create design concepts and develop then from early stage sketches through to fully featured prototypes Communicate and rationalise design intent with senior stakeholders, and gather feedback throughout the design process Develop strong creative mobile-focused UI designs that incorporate interaction, animation, visual concepts, typography and imagery.
What we are looking for:
A portfolio of top class work that you’ve helped deliver and that solved real world problems. You can talk in detail about examples of what you’ve shipped and what you’ve learned along every step of the way.
A motivated self-starter that can operate effectively in a fast moving environment.
An obsession with understanding user problems and a focus on the details so that you can conceptualise new approaches and solutions.
A pragmatic approach with the ability to listen to and learn with your team members both as individuals and in an agile development process
Proven expertise of usability and user experience principles, and experience using a wide range of research methods to get the best insights from user research and testing
The confidence and verbal/writing skills that allow you to communicate your ideas and vision, inspire the teams, and defend design decisions
Skills to be successful: Significant UX experience for complex mobile products and across multiple markets and cultures. Start up experience is a bonus.
Demonstrable strategic thinking that can deliver user-centric results in a mobile product environment
Exceptional communication skills are essential, coupled with a first class ability to present and summarise information to diverse audiences.
What’s it like to work at Cookpad? Visit www.cookpadteam.com to find out more.