Product Design Lead
Auckland, NZ
6d ago

Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform that helps small businesses and their accounting and bookkeeping advisors grow and thrive.

At Xero, our purpose is to make life better for people in small business, their advisors, and communities around the world.

This purpose sits at the centre of everything we do. We support our people to do the best work of their lives so that they can help small businesses succeed through better tools, information and connections.

Because when they succeed they make a difference, and when millions of small businesses are making a difference, the world is a more beautiful place.

What is a design Lead? A Design Lead helps define, detail and drive large and often complex product experiences at Xero.

You’ll be working end-to-end on your own design tasks, as well as assisting others through design critique and mentorship.

You’ll be contributing to design strategy, team culture and looking after key relationships with Product leaders. You’ll help define how we improve as a Design team by working closely with other Leads, as well as our Design Directors.

Day to day You’ll tackle large, complex and systemic pieces of work that help set the vision for product user experience across the product and within specific areas.

Presenting design and design strategy to a variety of internal and external groups, across product and engineering. You won’t manage anyone but as a Lead you will mentor others so that they can do their best work and develop skills and expertise.

You will lead by example, offering design critique, sharing your thoughts and domain knowledge. This could be anything from helping deliver the team’s professional development programme to hosting knowledge sharing sessions or even creating better processes that can be implemented across the wider team.

Leads also work closely with their Design Directors, building strong relationships with engineering leads and product managers to help influence prioritisation of work and roadmap items.

What you need to be successful

  • You’re a high calibre product designer with hands on experience with the entire design process from uncovering customer needs and pain points, to delivering considered interfaces
  • You have experience in contributing in some way to design and product strategies
  • Experience working directly with product and engineering teams
  • A track record of mentoring and growing other designers in your team
  • In order to be considered for this role all applicants MUST submit a portfolio that demonstrates high-quality work, contributing to user experience and business value at the time of their application.

    If your portfolio is password protected please be sure to include your password in your application. Why work at Xero? Working at Xero will provide you with a diverse and inclusive environment alongside people who will respect, challenge, support and mentor you.

    Who says you can't have fun while you do the best work of your life? We see the value in work-life balance, many of us take full advantage of our flexible working arrangements, so whether you like to get a surf in before work, like to head home in time to pick up the kids or you just like working from the comfort of your own home now and then, we want to support you.

    We trust you to build your career to the best of your ability and we will support your hunger to learn with training and career mentorship, to help you flourish.

    Our facilities and PX teams work hard to give us great workspaces with all the tech company perks so join us and experience our awesome culture!Xero is an NZ Immigration Accredited Employer and Rainbow Tick certified too.

    Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position.

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