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Xero

Principal Product Designer

Health insurance
Paid time off
Professional development opportunities
Employee discount programs
Parental leave
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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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.

How you'll make an impact

You will be responsible for crafting and communicating a cohesive long-term design vision. This work will guide our teams towards the creation of beautiful new products. You will contribute to developing the standards and guidelines which clarify the expectations of our design teams, and growing and enabling capabilities of designers within your team. You'll help to define the design direction for product areas and/or initiatives, working in partnership with design, product and engineering leaders, and ensure they are defined and shared in a way that provides clear direction to other designers and product teams.

What you'll do

PRODUCT THINKING
Partnering closely with Design and Product Leaders to set the design vision and direction for a portfolio or initiative, raise the visual and interaction design quality and get teams working in a way that makes great products.

DESIGN PRACTICE AND CAPABILITY
Work with GM Design, Product Design Directors in your portfolio and other Product Design Principal’s across portfolios to continually evolve and grow our design practice, processes, and capabilities to support the delivery of world-class product design solutions.

RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT
Influence, challenge and enable teams to deliver high quality product experiences.


What you'll bring

  • A portfolio that demonstrates consistently high-quality design outcomes, contributing to user experience and business value
  • A clear communication style; empathetic to a variety of audiences from senior stakeholders to contributing product team members; rich storytelling from beginning to end
  • Experience leading other designers working on complex software
  • Experience building and iterating on a product based on usage patterns, user feedback and an evolving strategic landscape
  • Experience in building foundational relationships both with cross-discipline peers, stakeholders and design team mates
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!


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.

We are proud to have been recognised for UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women 2022, UK’s Best Workplaces™ in Tech 2022, and named one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ 2022 (Great Place To Work).  

We pride ourselves in understanding our employees’ experiences, ensuring we hone in on particular focus areas including equity, representation, fairness and promotion of shared parental leave, whilst actively promoting women in the workplace. At Xero we embrace diversity and inclusion and value a #challenge mindset.

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.
Questions & answers for this position
  • What is the type of contract for this position?
    The contract for this position is a Fixed-term 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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Industry
Accounting, Billing
Founded
2006
Size
1K-5K employees

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