Principal Product Designer - Internal Tooling

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As continues to build the next generation of online payment solutions and financial products, the role of Design within the organization is becoming more critical with each day.  As a Lead Product Designer on the Internal Tools area, you will lead Design help define the next generation of an effective and highly usable internal platform that lets a global and elastic team execute and improve to achieve its highest performance and support our growth. Alongside your peers, you will define ways of working, culture, and optimize processes across the entire Design organization.  You are a master of your craft, and you will turn insights from real users into simple, beautiful, and well-designed products supporting both user needs and business goals. You will be embedded within a cross-functional team and collaborate with Product and Engineer Leads while having a holistic approach on the experience, from discovery to delivery. You will mentor other product designers while supporting multiple initiatives across the entire Design organization.  You will be a Leader across the entire design organization and you will drive and push for excellence, raising the bar for the entire team.

About you

  • You care deeply. You believe you have a civic responsibility to your fellow human being that everything is made in the pursuit of perfection. You welcome criticism.
  • You're not an island. You can show and tell us how you've helped the people around you get better.
  • You think in systems. You can anticipate the ripple effects of small and large changes will have on the experience.
  • You highly prize being accountable. You take ownership for every action, confess faults and failures, strive for better, and build trust.
  • You place quality over speed, but you iterate and improve as swiftly as possible.
  • You're self motivated and can work independently. Because you can work from anywhere, we trust you to take the initiative making sure everyone has everything they need.
  • You love learning. You might not have experience for everything this role requires, but you're excited to grow and learn - sometimes 'wearing many hats' in a team.

Bonus skills

  • The online payments / finance industry.
  • Experience in designing WCAG compliant, accessible interfaces.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Lead the design across an entire product area, defining a vision and a strategy that aligns user needs with business goals.
  • Be responsible for the overall quality of design work produced for that product area, from discovery to delivery.
  • Drive excellence and raise the bar across the entire design organization, both in terms of design artifacts, overall experience, and internal processes and ways of working.
  • Be a champion of user needs across the entire organization, leading and planning user research, as well as sharing insights with every department within the company.
  • Turn complex flows and interactions into simple and beautiful solutions that truly solves customer needs and accomplishes business goals.
  • Be a strategic partner, working alongside Product and Engineering to deliver the best experience possible.
  • Act as Leader within the Design Team, and help build and define a mature design organization.
  • Mentor other Designers through all parts of the design process.
  • Support the DesignOps Team and the Design Systems initiative to make sure there is a consistent and aligned experience in every product.

  • If you don't meet all the requirements but think you might still be right for the role, please apply anyway. We're always keen to speak to people who connect with our mission and values.
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#ExcelWe don't stop at 'good' here. We strive for excellence amongst our teams every day and recognize colleagues who take it to the next level through our quarterly peer-nominated Hero awards.
#UniteWe're proud of our global connections and inclusive environment. So we champion this through our colleague-led community groups and celebrate many cultural events together.
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More about Checkout.comWe empower businesses to adapt, innovate and thrive with the connected payments they deserve. Our technology makes payments seamless. We provide the fastest, most reliable payments in more than 150 currencies, with in-country acquiring, world-class fraud filters and reporting, through one API. And we can accept all major international credit and debit cards, as well as popular alternative and local payment methods. launched in 2012, and we now have a team of 1000 people across 17 international offices. To date, we’ve raised a total of $830 million, with our recent Series C valuing us at $15 billion.
We believe in equal is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion, or belief. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience, skills and personality. We believe that employing a diverse workforce is the right thing to do and is central to our success.
Job tags: Design systems Engineering Research User research
Job region(s): Europe
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