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Principal Product Designer

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The Product Design team at Egencia builds business travel products and services loved by over 6 million users.

Our simple, seamless travel management platform makes it a snap for the world’s largest companies to manage their complex business travel needs. Egencia’s global Product Design team is seeking a Principal Product Designer with a passion for travel and technology, and capable of leading a growing team.

ABOUT THE WORK

We are the original disruptors in managed travel. That innovation-minded culture empowers design to have great influence within the organization: the right leader will possess the communication and interaction skills necessary to leverage that influence. If you want to lead others, and attack large product design challenges, there is no better opportunity than the scale and impact of travel. Design teams at Egencia don’t just create interfaces, they help build and ship sophisticated travel management products that empower millions of business travelers, travel coordinators, and agents.

The Principal Product Designer will manage the EMEA region (Paris and India) of Egencia’s global design program. The EMEA design teams are responsible for shipping best-in-class experiences for our Transportation shopping (Air, Rail, Car/Ground), Checkout, Expense, and Travel Management products. Individual responsibility for this role is very high, but the impact and reward of leading these teams is huge.

Principal Product Designers at Egencia:

  • Establish expertise necessary to guide and participate in design across small, large, and varying types of product concepts (ex: shopping experiences vs. profile management, and how the two may or may not relate to one another from a systems and patterns perspective).
  • Develop a design vision for their product areas, and help their design teams deliver on that mission.
  • Grow a strong design research program built from quantitative and qualitative resources.
  • Work with product managers to define product design research and product test roadmaps.
  • Mentor individuals, and groups of designers, on framing, rationalizing, and defending design decisions.
  • Possess strong written and spoken communication skills, can articulately describe decisions, and can express appropriate details to their audience.
  • Lead and facilitate product inceptions, 120-day planning sessions, and other product activities.
  • Possess a functional knowledge of front-end markup (HTML/CSS).

ABOUT YOU

Culture is paramount. We like big thinkers with small egos. You are a proven designer who can organize and lead output across multiple designers. You easily earn the trust and respect required in this role through thoughtful, purpose-driven interactions with others. You are recognized and sought out by colleagues as the expert in your focus areas.

You can analyze, optimize and simplify the work of others. You challenge others and continually tread a path toward stunning, effective design. You are able to teach, eager to learn, and ready to lead in a high-visibility role.

Principal Product Designer requirements:

  • Expert in product thinking, and can teach UX research methodologies to others.
  • Self-directed, organized, efficient: able to manage multiple, complex decisions at once.
  • An effective communicator, presenter, and negotiator.
  • Develops expert knowledge of industry, competitive, and complementary products.
  • Delivers results in an agile, iterative design environment.
  • A bold portfolio of product and interaction design work.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience as a senior, lead, or manager of design.
  • Expert in Sketch, Creative Cloud suite, and modern rapid prototyping tools.

BENEFITS

In addition to all of the perks that come with being a big company, we also practice what we preach when it comes to shipping global products. Oslo, Paris, Chicago, Seattle and India are just some of the places our work takes us to learn from our users. We also offer leisure travel benefits, personal wellness and health equipment benefits, company sponsored events, and a culture of fun, support, and personal growth.

Relocation available. Egencia is not currently sponsoring work visas for this position.

ABOUT EGENCIA

Egencia, the business travel division of Expedia, is at the center of revolutionizing business travel. We are one of the fastest growing brands within Expedia, Inc. and in our 12-year history we have grown from a small start-up to become the 5th largest corporate travel management company in the world. We’re defining the future of business travel. If you’re interested in the journey as much as the destination then we have a seat for you.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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