Group Design Lead


London, GB
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Marketing/PR/Product Mktg
  • Post Date: 02/10/2021
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  • Company Address: The Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JJ, United Kingdom

About TransferWise

TransferWise is the clever new alternative to banks and brokers, that allows people to transfer money abroad at a lower cost than ever before. It uses technology developed by the people who built Skype and PayPal to remove all the fees the foreign exchange industry has kept hidden for decades. Customers transfer more than half a billion pounds every month using TransferWise, putting £22 million back in their pockets - and that's a number that is growing rapidly!

Our culture is driven by empowering people to make intelligent decisions with our customer at the centre. We hire intelligent people, and believe they can reach their full potential when given the autonomy to experiment and develop innovative ways to deliver a better product.

Our people are extremely proud of working here and that shows through the commitment and passion in everyday life at TransferWise. This is a place where you will develop yourself as well as make a very visible difference for people worldwide.

Job Description

As a Group Design Lead, you’ll be:


  1. Owning the quality of design work across several product teams, developing the skills and impact of the designers, researchers and content designers embedded in those teams.
  2. Showing product teams how to fully leverage Design to increase their impact. Creating the space for good design work to happen.

  3. Working with peers in Product Management and Engineering to align the objectives, plans and work of several teams to deliver one, seamless customer experience.

  4. Assigning the right people and Design skills to the highest impact work. Hiring and onboarding as needed


This role will give you the opportunity to:


  • Get hands-on and help teams to ship outstanding work that has a positive impact on our 8 million customers.
  • Lead, coach and grow a multi-disciplinary group of designers, researchers and writers to do their best work
  • Demonstrate the power of good design in product teams, from insight to execution. Not only in the form of high quality output, but more importantly on the impact it has on customers and the business
  • Influence our product strategy and teams’ plans, helping them use Design thinking to create coherent, valuable customer experiences
  • Play a role in our mission – to build money without borders for people and businesses all over the world


About you:


  • You’re an experienced Design Leader. You’ve shipped world-class consumer products yourself, and you’ve led others to do the same.
  • You’re T-shaped, strong in at least one design discipline, and able to lead and coach across the broader spectrum of design skills
  • You’re business-savvy, and capable of understanding the wider context for your work. You set clear-sighted, pragmatic directions for designers.
  • You’re a respected people lead, and have successfully developed Designers, Content Designers and Researchers to increase their impact and progress in their career


We’re people without borders — without judgement or prejudice, too. We want to work with the best people, no matter their background. So if you’re passionate about learning new things and keen to join our mission, you’ll fit right in.


Also, qualifications aren’t that important to us. If you’ve got great experience, and you’re great at articulating your thinking, we’d like to hear from you.

And because we believe that diverse teams build better products, we’d especially love to hear from you if you’re from an under-represented demographic.

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