Senior Product Designer - Christchurch, NZ at Phocas

Information Technology and Services, Design, Full-time, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand design product full-time
Posted 1 months ago

Organically funded, we have grown from a small startup, building data and analytics products in the UK in 2001 to over 180 people and 6 offices across the world, with headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

Phocas isn’t just loved by our customers. We also have some of the happiest employees going around! In fact, Phocas ranks #1 in G2 Crowd, has a 4.9/5 rating on Glassdoor, and appears in Deloitte's Fast 50, and in 2019 Phocas won the Culture Transformation Award from Human Synergistics in recognition of our constructive and positive culture.

Earlier this year, augmenting our Orange, NSW location we set up another Product and Development centre in Christchurch to further our mission – to take the Phocas DNA that has built groundbreaking and widely adopted Data and Analytics products across ANZ, Europe and the United States and build the next generation of complementary products to take us to the next level.

To do this, we’re growing a world-class team (with ambitious growth plans this and next year in both locations) with an R&D focus. Working with a brand new serverless tech stack we have also sought to redefine what a world-class product team looks like.

This is our third hire in design (the second in 6 months!). You will be joining a globally distributed team and we are happy to base you in Orange, NSW or Christchurch, NZ. Our design philosophy mirrors our product philosophy – Simplicity. How do we take vast amounts of customer data and display the insight with the most accessible and engaging visualised experience for our customers? How do we take terabytes of customer data and in a single screen, allow the user to visualise what is happening that matters in their business?

Fed up with being asked to change the colour on a button? Then please read on.

You will be embedded within product teams based in both Orange and Christchurch, taking the product vision and bringing it to life.

We’ve just begun building our design team, so we’re ideally looking for someone with wider talents and interests. Focused on visualisation, you will be delivering the full gamut of the UX spectrum, from research through to prototyping, through to pushing the boundaries of informational design. Want to delve into code? Be our guest!

We’re not looking for an expert or even proficiency in all of these areas, but more what you are interested in doing and what skills you want to develop. Tick one or two boxes? We’d love to hear from you.


Your CV, online profile or portfolio will show:

  • A history of delivering User Interfaces for complex data products and working alongside product teams (Product Managers, Software engineers etc.)
  • A passionate desire to bring those skills to improving the way we deliver quality in our products
  • An empathetic approach to communication
  • Fantastic attention to detail, to the point where you will mention the only word that is a colour in the text of this ad in the “introduce yourself” box provided
  • A sense of fun and a genuine desire to work with people from all backgrounds daily
  • A real human being who can be from any background, identity, religion, gender, sexuality or planet

You’ll note we are not using years of experience or specific technologies in this advert. We are open to teaching and providing an environment where you can develop your skills, in addition to the foundation you have.

Sadly due to current global pandemic travel restrictions, we can only consider those with established working rights for New Zealand or Australia


About Phocas

Our mission is simple – Phocas helps people feel good about data. We help companies turn their data into results. Our award-winning software provides customers insights that help them make more informed, data driven decisions, improving efficiencies and boosting their bottom line.

We are a 2020 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant

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Phocas is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.