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Head of Product Design – London

We’re looking for a Head of Product Design to join our growing Design team in London. This is a big opportunity to take Product Design to the next level at one of the fastest growing companies in Europe.

Supported by the Head of Design, you’ll lead, grow and develop our team of talented and committed Product Designers to give millions of customers the experience they deserve.

As Head of Product Design, you’ll

  • Lead, mentor, and develop our Product Designers, building a happy, healthy and impact-focused team.
  • Find, recruit, and onboard talented and mission-driven Product Designers in London and other offices around the world.
  • Partner with Product Managers and Engineering leads to set direction.
  • Collaborate with other Design Team leads (Marketing, Brand, Research and Copy) to define the global TransferWise customer experience.
  • Build systems, teach skills, and foster attitudes across product teams that help designers succeed, increase our product’s quality, and put a smile on our customers’ faces.

This role will give you the opportunity to

  • Build a first-class Product Design team.
  • Have a significant impact on the financial lives of millions of people.
  • Be a big part in refining how we build and ship high-quality product.
  • Choose your own path to success — you’ll have the freedom to define the vision and the responsibility for making it happen
  • Inspire teams with your ideas, knowledge, and attitude

A bit about you

  • You know how to ship great products and you’ve done it before.
  • You’ve already led and scaled design teams.
  • You’re a proven advocate for design in fast-moving, fast-growing product organisations.
  • You’re a stand-out practitioner in your own right, and you lead by example.
  • You can put together a vision and inspire people to get on board with it. But you know when to be pragmatic and help people unstick.

What we offer in return

You’ll be working with smart, friendly people, and there are some great benefits.

  • Competitive basic salary
  • Generous stock options package
  • 25 days holiday (plus the usual bank holidays)
  • Generous parental leave
  • Pension with enhanced company contributions
  • Private medical cover
  • Loads more!

A bit about TransferWise

Since 2011, we’ve had a clear mission: Money without borders. Built by and for people who live global lives, we’re the fairest, easiest way to manage your money across borders.

We’re just at the beginning of our story and we’re growing at an incredible pace. We won’t stop until anyone, anywhere can send, spend and receive money wherever they are, whatever they’re doing. There’s still heaps to do and we can’t do it alone.

Our People

At TransferWise, you’ll be joining a movement of people who believe in a better, fairer, more transparent way of moving money around the world. You’ll collaborate to do your best work and take on problems that no one has looked at before.

If you’re keen to learn, grow, try new things and aren’t afraid of a bold plan, you’ll fit right in.

How we work

At TransferWise our strategy emerges from the collective brainpower of all our people, who are organised in dozens of independent, autonomous teams. Teams stay closest to our customers, so they choose what problems to solve and where to spend the most time.

You’ll experience radical levels of ownership and empowerment within your role. Plus the opportunity to see the direct impact of your work on our customers.

If you’d like to understand our culture and product better, here’s a few articles for you to read: Autonomous teams, Product = people, What’s next for TransferWise, Building conviction, Anatomy of the founder interview.

Some important stuff we would like you to know

To meet our regulatory obligations as a licensed financial services company, TransferWise needs to take background checks on all new hires, which may include Criminal and Credit checks. Please discuss with the Recruiter if you have any concerns regarding this process.

At TransferWise we believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. Therefore, we want to make sure that our recruitment process is accessible to everyone. So if you need any reasonable adjustments – at any point in the process – we’ll do our best to help. Just let us know what you need on your application form or reply with your request to the email we send you after you have applied. You might need a reasonable adjustment if you’ve got a disability. Or maybe you live overseas, and you’d prefer to meet us over Skype.

Please don’t send anything to the adjustments address if you’re a recruiter, or if you’re making a speculative application. We do work with recruiters from time to time – but only through LinkedIn. And we only accept job applications when a position is actually open. So you’re better off just checking the recruitment pages regularly.