is a leading global travel search site and app, a place where people are inspired to plan and book direct from millions of travel options at the best prices. We employ over 800 staff across ten offices globally, and, having reached market leader status, we were recently by Chinese online travel company Ctrip in a deal valued at £1.4bn. While we remain operationally independent, our acquisition by Ctrip allows us to take the business to the next level of accelerated global growth. It’s a hugely exciting time for Skyscanner and the over 60m people who use us every month. We are unbiased and free, and our secret is in our unique proprietary technology that connects people directly to everything the travel industry has to offer.
We are seeking a product designer to be part of our highly distributed global team. Skyscanner is on this planet to help people get around it. It’s already a world-changing service and we’re seeking talented and thoughtful product designers to define and execute against this grand vision. By joining us, you’ll be entrusted to do just that! We are dedicated to solving the travel needs of our friends, family, and the world. With more than 60M monthly users across more than 30 countries, our products have a truly global impact.
Do you love making things easy to understand and delightful to use? Of course you do, everyone does. Can you prove you know why, what, and how a product - with soul - is created, by showing something you’ve designed and shipped that spoke to body, heart and mind? Can you show how deep your understanding is around specific interaction problems you helped solve?
Our Designers are our product manager's secret weapon. A master tailor, sewing things together into one beautiful woven experience – without losing sight of why. Do you thrive best when helping to define the requirements as a team, not just translating them into designs? If so this could be the place for you!
What you can expect as a product designer
A supportive, trusting and transparent working environment
A place to look at things differently and challenge and offer solutions
We deliver quickly and we’re never afraid of trying new things. Sometimes we fail but we have a culture of forgiveness and experimentation. That’s what makes us fearless in taking bigger bolder steps. We’re in this together
An environment of continuous improvement where you optimise for impact and velocity
Previous job experience as a product designer ideally within an internet economy business or equivalent
Your portfolio has some best-in-class work and demonstrates your ability to shape broad conceptual ideas into valuable features for users and explain how and why. The ideal portfolio will detail clearly your contribution to the presented projects and will outline your thought process from the hypothesis stage throughout the final result as well as used methodologies.
You nail the ABCs of Design, purpose, poise, panache
You can output quick iterations and hi-fidelity prototypes and still have the ability to work in a changing environment. You know the pit falls of just incrementalism. Show us grand thinking, and small actions that had impact
You have specific experience with designing emails and other forms of customer communications, you understand how and when to encourage opt-in and how to engage and keep customers on board
You are data aware, informed and driven, (We’re not talking about testing the colour blue!). Analytics don’t scare you, and you know which features can act as force multipliers on the business. You might not be a data scientist, but you long to harness data more to validate your designs
You’re passionate and empathetic - you fall in love with problems, not solutions. You don’t burn out if things don’t go your way. You’re a doer, and a helper
We are proud to have a working environment that sets our employees up for success, as well as all the usual from barista machines to massage chairs, to free food, holiday buying scheme as well as frequent townhalls with our CEO. What we really aim for is a place where people can thrive, be trusted to make impact and ultimately help us put our users first.
What you will get in London -
An office which boasts mini hotel rooms, a BBQ terrace and cupola reception, situated in London’s Tottenham Court Road amidst a thriving tech community and mature social scene. It’s the home of our data tribe and with space to hire many more staff we are excited to welcome our new recruits.
You can also be based in our Edinburgh or Glasgow offices.
Skyscanner can offer you large scale, complex problems where you can reach 60 million users whilst enjoying a high level of autonomy and influence and a flexible working environment where you can thrive.