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Lead Product Designer

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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.

The role
This opportunity is based in Auckland (everyone is currently working from home but we hope to have the successful candidate join us in a hybrid working model when we are able to return safely to the office). This role will work in the practice portfolio with the mission to expand, evolve and deliver current projects.

Lead Product Designers help define, design and deliver seamless product experiences within a product area at Xero. Working on your own design tasks, as well as assisting others through design collaboration, feedback and mentorship. You’ll contribute to the design vision and direction, working with the Design Principal and key relationships with Product leaders within your product area. You’ll help define how we improve as a Design team by working closely with other Leads and Principals, as well as our Design Leadership Team.

What does that look like day to day?
You won’t manage anyone as a Lead but you will mentor others and lead by example, offering design critique, sharing your thoughts and domain knowledge, and helping others develop their skills and expertise. 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. 

For this role, you’ll need experience in:

  • You’re a highly skilled product designer with hands-on experience with the entire design process from uncovering customer needs and pain points, contributing to strategy and vision, and then delivering considered interfaces
  • Experience tackling large, complex and systemic pieces of work
  • An inclusive and proactive approach to working with product and engineering teams
  • Confidence in presenting your work and thoughts to a variety of internal groups, including design, product and engineering
  • A track record of mentoring and coaching other designers in your team
What you can look forward to

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 continuing to grow and so are the opportunities to join us!

Xero is an NZ Immigration Accredited Employer and Rainbow Tick certified too.

Please note that we currently require all employees and contractors to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to work from a Xero office, or engage in any face-to-face Xero business.  Xero will work with anyone who is not vaccinated, or prefers not to disclose their vaccination status, to determine if any reasonable accommodations can be provided to ensure their role can be performed safely whilst the restriction is in place.

Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position.
Questions & answers for this position
  • What is the type of contract for this position?
    The contract for this position is a Full-time contract
  • Is telecommuting possible for this position?
    No, telecommuting is not possible for this position
About Xero
Xero is a New Zealand–domiciled public technology company, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
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1K-5K employees

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