An up-to-date portfolio and at least 10 years experience working in a SaaS product are essential for this role.
We are TravelPerk : a fast-growing, well-funded startup that has raised nearly $134m since our creation in early 2015. Backed by world-class investors in some of tech’s most disruptive companies, including Slack, Trello, Twitter, Farfetch, Deliveroo and Delivery Hero, our team is made up of A-players from the travel industry.
We’ve been named the fastest-growing SaaS startup in the world by the SaaS1000 and featured as one of the hottest startups to watch by both Forbes and Wired.
We’re revolutionizing the B2B corporate travel market, worth over $1.3 trillion, by simplifying the process for everyone involved.
If you’re ready to take off with us, keep reading!
The Product Design team
The TravelPerk Product Design team is looking for someone who is ready to take on the challenge of influencing and leading a team of 10+ into this next challenging year.
If you consider yourself an autonomous Principal Product Designer who has worked on SaaS products for at least 10 years, and keeps the customer at the heart of everything you do, read on
In TravelPerk, we work in squads which are small, autonomous teams made up of full-stack engineers, a Product Manager, and a Product Designer.
As a Principal Product Designer, you will be expected to influence design across all squads as needed, mentoring and coaching peers along the way advising best practices and providing valuable input.
You should also be comfortable taking ownership of and driving forward a complementary specialism and be a true master of your craft.
What will my day look like?
Within the Product Design team, we require that you are confident in the following :
A flawless grasp of User Experience and Visual Design
Developing partnerships with Product Managers, Engineering Leads and the Leadership team to help elevate the voice of Design within TravelPerk
Contribute to company strategy, identifying ways in which Design can be used to reach our quarterly goals.
Mentoring, coaching and collaborating with designers across multiple squads
Working with our in-house researcher to co-ordinate and run usability tests, discovery sessions, contextual analyses plus any other relevant research required to better understand the problems that our customers are faced with, identifying ways to uncover opportunities.
Working with our data team to interrogate various data sources to uncover relevant quantitative insights.
Ideating quickly and effectively with the wider design team, favoring communication and collaboration over ping-ponging via tools.
Understanding technical constraints and opportunities through a fundamental understanding of web technologies (HTML5, CSS, JS, APIs) allowing you to communicate ideas effectively with engineers and fellow designers.
Working with our in-house copywriter to ensure that the product follows the style guide and is effectively localized.
Influencing the direction of our Product Design System to better serve the team.
Continuously optimizing the design process across the Product Design team.
Testing and optimizing low high fidelity prototypes with key stakeholders and customers to iteratively validate that we are solving the right problems.
Driving a mobile-first mindset across the company
Mentoring and supporting fellow designers, bringing your unique skill-set and continually raising the bar of the team and our products.
Influencing and supporting the growth of the team through hiring, networking, and sourcing future team members.
Working in English to a professional level, both writing and speaking
What skills are required?
10+ years working for a SaaS product
Experience working with Sketch or Figma
Solid communication skills (verbal and written). You are comfortable presenting ideas to multiple stakeholders and articulately defending design decisions.
Ability to influence product roadmaps working alongside Product Managers and Engineers
Advocating for and rolling out Design Systems
Regular interaction with customers and prospects to understand the problem space
A positive and proactive team player who can help to elevate us
How can I contribute to the team and grow personally?
In addition to the above responsibilities, there are some complementary areas that we would expect you to bring or to own.
Here's just a few examples :
Driving accessibility standards across all of our products
Defining how animation should be used and implementing a process
Contributing to and maintaining high standards of our frontend components
Copywriting and localization
Improving design processes and operations
Drive influence across the company through invaluable insights and research
Using data to help drive more efficient decision processes (e.g. A / B testing)
Coordinating networking events to help drive employee brand and recruitment
Writing publicly as a way of attracting talent and positioning TravelPerk as a thought leader
Collaborating across departments, communicating the value of design
A Travel Industry thought leader, working ahead of the curve
What do we offer?
Competitive compensation including equity in the company.
24 vacation days per year and flexible working hours.
Health perks : Choose between a private health scheme or a gym allowance.
Flexible compensation plan" to help you diversify and increase the net salary.
Free Spanish classes.
Free coffee and beverages, fresh fruit and other breakfast stuff.
The Principal Product Designer position requires full-time, in-house work in Barcelona, Spain. We can help with relocation from anywhere in the world.
English is the official language at the office. No prior knowledge of Spanish is required.
TravelPerk is an equal opportunity employer : All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.