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Product Designer

Pleo Technologies `




If you ask me, I think it's hard to sense the way that we approach product design if you aren't a Pleo customer today.

It's also tough to write a job post about this without any visual cues, so instead I'm going left wing to try to tell the story of why we design our products like we do, and what our guiding star is. Then, hopefully, you can see what we believe in when it comes to design, and see if that's what you believe in too.

Let's go back to the chaos of company spending. Think of this, you're one of those lucky employees who's high up enough to get your own company credit card (yay!), but you're the only one in your team who has one (nay!), so come month-end you're collecting this eclectic pile of crumpled receipts and invoices on your desk (nay!). You're nagging your team ("please give me all receipts today!"). You get emailed pictures of blurred receipts, you get forwarded flight confirmations. And you don't even get them all.

Oh what a joy it is to be a manager. You block off your Friday to deal with admin like this. You go through the spreadsheet that your Head of Finance has sent you, and you finally start matching receipts to missing expenses. You scan each one to .PDF merge. You realise that someone made an Alibaba order and you don't know how to categorise that expense (to be honest you don't even know what was bought).

Happy Friday to you.

We feel this pain and we've realised that it...well it just sucks. We build our software to help solve this pain. And we speak to our customers all the time to figure out how best to do just that.

The biggest pain we find is how complex and outdated company spending is. It's an area that has been owned by finance people for decades, with little regard for regular people trying to accomplish the job they were hired for (which for the majority, isn't bookkeeping). That often means being forced to use poorly designed software, and participate in time consuming processes – ultimately leading to stress and contempt (usually directed towards finance people)
The design team at Pleo wants to bring the power back to those doing the job, by creating simple and beautiful interfaces that accomplish complex business tasks. Keeping regular folks very happy, and the finance team too. We want few, yet very effective features. It'd be easy to create bloated software, but deep down we believe the best interface is no interface – just because we can design for screens doesn't mean we always should.

We're looking for someone who believes that, through elegant product design, we can change the way people work today for the better.
The nitty gritty skills needed
Lots of prior experience solving complex problems with simple experiences, from SaaS products or similar
Researching problem areas and distilling insights
Ideation, prototyping and validating
Confident with complex interaction design and flows for web and mobile
Strong visual design chops
Working closely with engineers through the whole product development cycle
We'll geek out if you
Push our engineering limits (in the right way)
Have strong opinions about design processes, tooling and systems
Care about the impact of your decisions by looking at data
Actively involved in the design community
Have a soft spot for motion and transitional interfaces
Dig (or want to challenge) our Design Principles

Working at Pleo means you're working on something very exciting: the future of work. Through fintech we've seen a way to impact how people work; we think company spending should be delegated to all employees and teams, that it should be as automated as possible, and that it should drive a culture of responsible spending.

Being HQ'd out of Copenhagen means we're inspired by sensible things like a good work-life balance.