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Lead Product Designer
Every day, millions of people rely on WeTransfer to share their creative ideas. So, the work we do matters. Come and be a part of it.
Our approach to design
We believe that creative thinking is the driving force for humankind and we aim to build beautifully obvious tools that support your creative process. We’re humbled that the products and brand that we’ve built are used and loved by so many people – from our moms to your favorite artists. As we evolve and expand our product line up, the simplicity of our service will be challenged. It is our responsibility to design a coherent set of experiences that continue to feel obvious and intuitive, helping WeTransfer to inspire and facilitate millions of people in their creative flow every day.
Product designers work side-by-side with engineers and a product manager in a product team. These teams work autonomously, owning their part of the experience. Product designers are responsible for the design of that experience and they act as a creative and strategic partner for their teammates. The work is supported by a range of specialists to make sure design decisions are well-informed and that teams have everything needed to take WeTransfer to the next level.
We take pride in building tools that enable creativity to flow and ideas to be shared. This has shaped the experience we’ve built, the way we work, and how we view our organization. Through our monthly Innovation Fridays, anyone in the company can work together to explore that outlook and what’s next for WeTransfer.
What you’ll be doing
With your feet firmly on the ground and your hands in the dirt, the foundation of your role will be that of a seasoned designer on one of our product teams. Here you will lead by example by leveraging your skills and experience to raise the bar for product design at WeTransfer.
A key responsibility of the Lead Product Designer is mentoring the design team in honing their craft – ensuring we are solving the right problems the right way, across product teams. This includes taking a leading role improving the design workflow and team dynamics to help the design team perform well and execute on its vision. You are naturally committed to create and maintain a safe and inspiring environment where informed creativity thrives. When we’re looking to add new people to the team you’ll coordinate the recruiting process in collaboration with our People Ops Manager.
You’ll also function as a connective tissue between the VP, the design team, and Leads in related disciplines. Together, our objective is to successfully deliver a coherent, easy-to-use, and delightful set of products that create real value for our users, and as a result for the business.
What we’ll be looking for
Experience in product teams at similar companies – scale-up companies using agile methodologies in cross-functional teams.
A portfolio that speaks volumes about your talent, skill, and experience. You’re a master in your craft – experienced with IA, UX, research, visual design, and prototyping.
A knack for developing talent: having a solid sense of people’s intrinsic drive, skills, and potential to mentor designers in their craft & career, and to recruit new talent.
Being a driving force in team ops, e.g. evolving team rituals, critiques, the design system.
Effective communication. Whether its staying and keeping people in the loop, explaining an approach, giving and receiving feedback, or advocating for design within the company – being a great communicator is a critical skill in our highly-collaborative environment. A full professional proficiency in the English language is required.
Balanced decision making: devolving decisions to empower the team as much as possible, and being a confident decider when appropriate.
Opinionated and constructive about our design direction: playing a central role in translating high-level visions and goals to UI.
WeTransfer is part of the creative community and so are you — broadly interested in tech, culture, and the arts.
You love to learn, unlearn, and relearn. In this rapidly changing world, it’s imperative to keep evolving.
Diversity. Our products are used by all kinds of amazing people, from all over the world. We actively look to have the wonderful diversity of all the people that use our products reflected in our teams.
This role is based in our Amsterdam office. You should either live within a commutable distance, or willing and able to relocate (we’ll help you make the move, some conditions apply for visa applications).
Get in touch with us if you’re committed to raise the bar in the creation of meaningful products, used by millions of people every day.Job Perks: Annual €1,000 personal development budget, free gym membership, daily catered lunch and company events.Apply:

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