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Product Designer

Design | San Francisco, USA

Product Designer

We're looking for a Senior Product Designer to work on our most important projects and initiatives. You will work closely with global design and product team leadership to craft experiences that help small businesses succeed by better connecting them with their employees and customers.

You are perfect for the job if you have shipped digital products that are accessible on any type of device. You collaborate deeply with product, technology and customers to define opportunities and validate decisions. You are an excellent communicator, able to clearly present your ideas and rationale through prototypes, models and mockups. You are a passionate, empathetic and persuasive leader who seeks to improve not only what we build, but how we go about doing so.

After 12 months in the job, you'll have had a big impact on the trajectory of Xero and have made a meaningful difference in the lives and businesses of hundreds of thousands (soon to be millions) of people around the world. Specifically, you will have made our customers happier by making key workflows easier and elevated our design practice to one of the best in the industry.

You’ll work on our global Product Design team at Xero, a diverse group of designers, content strategists and researchers who work on big, challenging problems that require smart thinking and well crafted solutions. We’re involved in everything from product strategy and research to improving the user experience and design patterns of Xero.

Together, we create interfaces that are beautiful, fun and even addictive. That's how customers describe us, and we're always pushing ourselves to make it better.

Who is Xero?
  • We’re one of the fastest growing SaaS companies in the world. We are the leader in beautiful small business accounting and productivity software – complete with payroll, inventory and more. And we combine the dynamic pace of a startup with the security of $375M in funding. We’re ranked No. 1 by Forbes as the World's Most Innovative Growth Company for both 2014 and 2015.
  • We offer a top salary, shares in the company, a great office in the heart of San Francisco, along with travel to our various offices around the world – including Australia and New Zealand.
Please send us your resume and a link to your portfolio if you:
  • Love crafting interfaces that are beautiful by obsessing about the details at every step of the journey from concept to shipped code.
  • Show your passion for the human side of design through cultivating a deep understanding of the needs and aspirations of the people you serve.
  • Seek the challenge of complex problems, crazy-smart collaborators and a fast-paced work environment.
  • Champion design thinking by bringing a unique point of view while inspiring impeccable quality from others.
  • Take ownership by driving meaningful change and delivering results with passion and purpose.
At a minimum, you should have:
  • 7+ years of product design experience
  • Proven experience leading large design initiatives and shipping amazing products on a variety of platforms
  • A strong visual design perspective
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • The ability to clearly communicate with developers and executives
  • Deep experience in user-centered design methods and best practices including research and analytics
  • The ability to thrive in a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment
Bonus points if you have:
  • Planned and conducted user research
  • Coding chops
  • Experience in animation or motion design
Xero is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Got a few questions before you apply? Contact us.