Travel. It's one of life's simple pleasures. But, ooof, planning it can feel
like hard work. For the last 18 years we've been on a mission to empower every
traveller with innovative tools, insights and experiences that help people get
to where they're going, so they can spend more time out exploring the world,
and less time anxiously bouncing around 25 browser tabs and endless
spreadsheets. Our traveller-first approach drives everything we do and it's
never been more important than it is today.
When we launched as a flight comparison site back in 2003, we changed the game
by helping travellers feel smart, like they were in on a secret, that promise
hasn't changed. And today, while we're a world leader in travel, with millions
of people using our products every single day we know there's so much more we
can be doing.
Being part of Skyscanner means joining a team hell bent on building the
world's most innovative, and helpful travel experiences possible. We're hugely
ambitious and believe we have the chance to genuinely challenge and disrupt
We’re looking for a seasoned designer, leader and collaborator with an amazing track in hands-on directing, crafting and building world-class products to join our Flights Team.
What we're looking for...
Strong product design background, with experience working across the relevant sub-disciplines (Service Design, Interaction Design, Visual and Motion, Research, etc.)
Be an advocate for user-centric design solutions and processes
An experienced people manager, you're passionate about developing designers and know how to get the best out of your team
Have a profound understanding of how great design drives key business KPIs, such as conversion rates, as well as overall business OKRs
You’ve been successfully working in complex, consumer-facing international businesses, solving difficult product challenges across multiple platforms, services and use cases
An inspiring designer and manager, you are capable of raising the bar for design and setting new standards
You have a proven track record of managing cross-functional stakeholder – you will be ‘The Glue’
A strong and credible contributor to executive team decision-making, you have an empowering and collaborative leadership style
Highly analytical, with a structured problem-solving approach. Being metrics/KPI driven, you will embed a culture of data and fact-based decision-making across the design team.
Razor-sharp focus and the ability to ‘cut through the noise’, prioritise, and make sound and rapid commercial decisions.
Demonstrated experience in Product Design and Product Creation - we'd love to see your portfolio!
Higher education in a design-related degree or similar experience in a product design role is welcome.
You have experience managing a team of 3+ designers
You’re an excellent hybrid Lead who can merge visual and interaction design skills to create unique, high-quality design solutions.
Proven experience in using and contributing to a Design System.
Master of the tools of your trade, such as Figma, Miro, and prototyping software.
Experience leading online and offline alignment sessions with stakeholders to validate design decisions.
You are very experienced at creating interactive prototypes.
You are accustomed to working collaboratively as part of cross-functional teams.
You have a track record of delivering projects that users love.
You'll join a brilliantly diverse group from all corners of the world. After
all, travel is about finding new perspectives and experiencing new people and
cultures - and Skyscanner is strongest when our teams are both inclusive and
diverse. We recognise and challenge everyday biases, remove obstacles to
inclusion and ensure all our people can thrive and be themselves.