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Head of Design

Paid time off
Gym membership
Employee discount programs
Mental health wellbeing support
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Pennylane is building the financial OS (Operating System) for European SMEs. A single source of truth for financial data, used on one side by entrepreneurs to run their business (invoicing and getting paid, paying suppliers and expense management, piloting cash and profitability) and on the other side by their accountant for bookkeeping and fiscal declarations.

Saving time for all entrepreneurs and accountants, helping them to make the right decisions and enabling 3rd parties to offer added-value personalised financial services.

We’ve launched in France and will expand to other markets in Continental Europe in 2023. Our commercial website is thus in French only but the code is obviously documented in English and our tech team speaks English.

We’re product-led, growing fast, backed by strong investors and are starting to hire software engineers anywhere in Europe, to join our experienced remote-first engineering team.

🏠 Offices

The company's HQ are in Paris, but the whole Product team is remote-first. You are thus free to work from wherever you want in Europe or work out of our central Paris office based in Liege.

🎯Your missions

In a nutshell: we are building the best financial management and accounting software for continental Europe and changing the life of entrepreneurs and accounting firms.

👪 Team and context

Our design team has scaled up from 4 to 15 people since January 2022. We have now built strong teams and looking for an experienced leader to help shape the department and take it to the next level. 

We currently have 2 tracks of 6 squads each with 1 Product Designer per squad (from junior to senior) and 2 Lead Designers per track to manage people and bring quality and consistency in the delivery.

The Product Design team is integrated into the product entity, alongside Product Managers. In order to build balanced duo for our squads, we've made sure that our Product Design ratio to a number of Product Managers is 1:1.

✨ What's exciting about our project?

  • The vision: We want to change the life of thousands of entrepreneurs throughout Europe with our solution
  • The ambition: We are scaling at a very rapid pace and we want to become one of the fintech leaders within 2-3 years
  • The learning curve: We have great tech mentors and experienced engineers whom you can share with and learn from everyday
  • The product: Two years after its launch, our solution has received outstanding feedback from our users, and we still have so much to build and offer!
  • The environment: We do our best to develop a culture based on trust, autonomy, and benevolence so you can feel like you're in the right place 

🥇 You’re the right candidate if…

  • You have managed design teams in line with company culture and values. As here, you will be managing 15+ people, so it’s important that you have experience conducting 1-2-1 meetings and leadership.
  • You have experience in working in an Agile environment, working cross-functionally with other teams and liaising with C-level colleagues on decision making.
  • You have experience with recruitment and are able to look out for the hiring needs, using best practices.
  • You have done product strategy management and have collaborated with multiple teams within company.
  • You have understanding and experience in budget management for the team and salary reviews.
  • As we grow, it is important to build a strong company brand and communicate it onto the consumers.
  • Strong expertise in establishing processes and sharing best practices with the team to inspire and bring the creative vision into reality.
  • Some examples of tools we are using here at Pennylane are: Slack, Notion, Github, Figma, Miro, Harvestr, Metabase
  • As our product is quite complex, you'll be a part of an autonomous and experienced team.
  • You will be a thought-leader in Product Design field, representing company and industry events, conducting workshops and representing Pennylane’s Design vision.

🎁 What we offer

  • Choice of a work laptop (Mac/Linux)
  • Remote desk set up or a use of Co-working space (we work etc.)
  • Gross Salary + Generous Stock Option Plan.
  • Alan Mind: employee access to mental health support and wellbeing.
  • Busuu: language learning platform access.
  • Gymlib: access to online workouts, or studio access if you are based in Paris.
  • Health Insurance.
  • Holidays + any bank holidays on top of standard.
  • Occasional travel to our Paris HQ for team building events/workshops/dev days (we get teams to meet every couple of months) and onboarding. As well as 2 yearly trips for company activities. Last time we went to the Alps and enjoyed two days doing fun activities in the snow, it was fabulous!
  • Development and learning budget, courses, activities, books, anything that helps you excel.
  • We are working on introducing more perks, depending on your location.

🤝 Hiring process

  • Initial call with a Recruiter
  • Portfolio/examples of work review (2 Lead PDs) 40mins
  • Brainstorming session followed by a presentation (2 Lead PDs) 1h
  • Open discussion with 2 C-level members of Pennylane
  • Open discussion with one of the board members

Encouraging diversity in all its forms, Pennylane strives to offer an inclusive, caring and fulfilling work environment in our offices and remotely. We provide equal opportunities and consideration regardless of background, origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation or handicap.
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About Pennylane
Pennylane est la plateforme tout-en-un de gestion financière et comptabilité des dirigeants d'entreprise et de leurs experts-comptables
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