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Product Design Intern

Xero Internships (check out xero.com/interns) | San Francisco, USA

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Be part of something inspiring

What started as a beautiful vision in a small Wellington, New Zealand apartment has become a worldwide leader in online accounting software. We’re making small business more profitable and changing lives. It’s challenging, real and a whole lot of fun. That’s just the start of what you’ll be part of as a Xero grad.

Where you can work

Xero has offices in 13 cities around the globe, and we are looking for interns to join our San Francisco office. Our fast-growing San Francisco team is housed under one New York loft-style roof, with plenty of space for creative, team-based work and chilling out or playing pool. There’s endless coffee and soda, and of course, some pretty cool technology too.

What to expect

It’s really important for you to know what your options are, so we’ll be direct - we’d love Xero to be a place you never want to leave. We’ve worked hard to make sure our intern and grad opportunities and long-term career options give you what you need to make this happen.

Make people smile

Here at Xero, we have a fun, exciting, and diverse culture with lots of laughs, games and special events. We also encourage a great work/life balance and do what we can to make that work in the best way for you.

Follow your passion

Our focus is to create a better experience for the millions of people who visit our site and work with our software every day. People at Xero lead the way by championing the things they’re passionate about. Whatever your strengths and interests are, you’ll have a positive impact.

Shape the future

We are real people and so are our customers. With your unique perspective and fresh ideas, you can help us make things better for everyone. We’ll encourage you to have a positive impact from day one, with specific training and mentoring to get you up and running.

Blaze your own trail

We’re a game-changing, world-class business that challenges the normal and finds a way to do things better. This is your chance to play a part by taking ownership, sharing your ideas, and getting started on an awesome career.

Xero by numbers

600,000
small businesses use Xero, in over 180 countries worldwide

4 every second

the number of customers logging into Xero.com – that’s 300 every minute

1.9 million

invoices processed by the Xero billing team in 2015

7.6 million minutes

of Xero videos watched, the equivalent of watching Star Wars: the Force Awakens 56,000 times in a row

$468 billion

dollars worth of transactions were processed through Xero in 2015

1732 sausages

cooked on the Wellington Customer Experience teams barbeque in 2015

1600+

successful product updates were delivered in 2015

1 million

bank statements are processed through Xero every day

#1 ranking

by Forbes in World’s Most Innovative Growth Companies 2014 and 2015

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Life at Xero

What part could you play?

PRODUCT DESIGNERS

Our team improves the way Xero's software works and feels. We talk to our customers, understand their goals and motivations, and design experiences that delight them.

What we do

Our team thinks about the entire Xero experience, from how we get into our customers’ lives all the way down to the tiniest interface details. We're a team that asks why, and we always challenge our first ideas and default answers. We're constantly striving to make our software more helpful for people.

Building great software is a team sport and we work very closely with others. We throw around ideas and designs with customers, engineers, researchers, writers and product managers. We encourage prototyping and trying out lots of designs and experiences quickly. We're always interested in how someone will use a design, more than the look of a single button or screen.

Requirements

We‘re on the lookout for interns who can listen, ask questions, and put themselves in other people’s shoes. You’ll need a strong analytical side and a knack for crafting beautiful typography. It goes without saying you need to work well with others.

We’re keen to see applications from students with a design degree, including digital, visual communications, graphic, industrial and media design. You will be able to use Sketch and the Adobe suite. You’ll be an excellent communicator, team player and problem solver who can take a logical, analytical approach while being user focused. We look for creative, agile, motivated and passionate people, who like to question the status quo and take initiative.

Xero is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Got a few questions before you apply? Contact us.