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Senior Product Designer

Xero

Xero

Product, Design
London, UK
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024
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.
Senior Product Designers at Xero are responsible for designing beautiful, enabling and meaningful
experiences that solve genuine customer problems. As a seasoned designer you’ll work closely with
Product and Technology on med-large scale projects within a product area of a portfolio. This role sits in our Payroll division, making employment essentials smarter and more efficient for small businesses and their advisors in the UK.

What you'll do

  • Contribute to the definition and articulation of ‘the problem’ – challenging assumptions and 'pre-set' thinking around solutions, agreeing the purpose, principles and vision
  • Contribute to identifying research opportunities, planning and undertaking research and testing relevant to your product area.
  • Influence, challenge and support other designers within your product area to deliver high quality product experiences
  • Create frameworks (read wireframes low/high-fi, visual frameworks, content/data models etc) which articulate the components, journeys and elements required to solve 'the problem'
  • Explore ideal future concepts and identify new interaction solutions and patterns that meet customer needs in a better way
  • Create prototypes which tangibly demonstrate a proposed concept or solution
  • Collaborate with other designers to test ideas, share challenges, provide feedback and build
  • quality in your practice
  • Design for accessible inclusive experiences that meet or exceed best practice and all internal
  • standards
  • Develop detailed interactions and interfaces which are smart and contextually relevant

What you'll bring

  • Experience working on large design projects
  • Experience building and iterating on a product or experiences based on usage patterns, user feedback and an evolving strategic landscape
  • A portfolio that demonstrates high-quality design outcomes, contributing to user experience and business value
  • Experience across the entire design process, with mastery in executing elegant interfaces
Why Xero?
Offering very generous paid leave to use however you’d like (plus statutory holidays!), dedicated paid leave to care for your physical and mental wellbeing as well as an Employee Assistance Program to access mental health care for you and your family, private medical insurance, gym passes, employee resource groups, 26 weeks of paid parental leave for primary caregivers, an Employee Share Plan, beautiful offices, flexible working, and many other benefits that reflect our human value, you’ll do the best work of your life at Xero.
Research has shown that women and underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single competency or experience . If you are excited about this role, but your past experience doesn't align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be just the right person for this role and Xero. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application and throughout the interview process.