Principal Product Designer at Xero

Design, Permanent, Melbourne, AU melbourne design product full-time
Posted 2 months ago

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

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.

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.

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

  • 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, health insurance, life insurance, and income protection, wellbeing and sports programmes, employee resource groups, 26 weeks of paid parental leave for primary caregivers, an Employee Share Plan, beautiful offices, flexible working, career development, and many other benefits that reflect our human value, you’ll do the best work of your life at Xero.

    Our collaborative and inclusive culture is one we’re immensely proud of. We know that a diverse workforce is a strength that enables businesses, including ours, to better understand and serve customers, attract top talent and innovate successfully. We are a member of Pride in Diversity, in recognition of our inclusive workplace. Our goal is to make sure you feel welcome and supported to do the best work of your life. 

    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.