Senior Product Designer

Website skyscanner Skyscanner

Skyscanner is a leading global travel search site and app, a place where people are inspired to plan and book direct from millions of travel options at the best prices. We employ over 1000 staff across eleven offices globally, and, having reached market leader status, we were recently acquired by Chinese online travel company Ctrip in a deal valued at £1.4bn. While we remain operationally independent, our acquisition by Ctrip allows us to take the business to the next level of accelerated global growth. It’s a hugely exciting time for Skyscanner and the over 100m people who use us every month. We are unbiased and free, and our secret is in our unique proprietary technology that connects people directly to everything the travel industry has to offer.

We’re looking for a seasoned designer, leader and collaborator, with an amazing track in hands on directing, crafting and building world class products. As the Senior Product Designer for Skyscanner, you’ll have responsibility across Squads, working closely with Engineering and Product Leads. You’ll be a Product thinker, someone that possesses strong craft skills, able to produce work, assess and critique across both Visual and Interaction Design. You will be a key proponent in enabling other teams to deliver consistent, coherent and configurable UI for a growing team of over 50 designers and 750 engineers.

Additionally you will help with design operations with a focus on increasing efficiency and impact of design through the implementation of tools, processes and practices.

What we are looking for:

  • Expert Product Design skills with a deep knowledge in Visual, Interaction and User Experience design
  • Expert knowledge of iOS and Android platforms, standards and best practices
  • Strong leadership and strategic skills
  • A champion of design excellence, consistency and high standards of craft
  • Strong collaborator with an ability to bring people together
  • Razor-sharp focus, and the ability to ‘cut through noise’ to make sound and rapid decisions
  • Excellent communicator and ability to manage stakeholders at all levels across Product, Design and Engineering teams
  • Strong operation skills, with a a can-do attitude and a proven record of streamlining the design process by removing impediments through the creation of processes and workflows
  • You will work closely with the Design Leadership team on recruitment strategy, its implementation and on-boarding new team members

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