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What you will do:
Klarna’s Design team is an ambitious international team where results and attention to detail are taken seriously. We aim to build the best products in the world and we are excited to welcome new team members who share our ambition to be consistently amazing.
We’re organised into domains with a clear area of focus and different products and teams in them. As a Director, you will be contributing to the overall strategy of the products in your Domain alongside your Product and Engineering counterparts, while overseeing the overall design, design process, staffing and personal growth of the Product Designers and Leads in your domain.
You will work alongside talented Design Directors in other domains across Klarna and close to our Design System team, to maintain, unify and evolve our design language, to provide a customer journey that is consistent across domains.
As a Design Director at Klarna you will:
Define and oversee the design strategy of the different products in your domain
Define the Design resources, process and setup needed in order to deliver on the strategy
Manage a team of Product Designers and Design Leads working within your domain
Oversee the work and work closely with your Design Leads and our Design System team to ensure a consistent UI and UX experience across the whole customer journey
Shape the design culture in your Domain and at Klarna to ultimately define every interaction customers have with our products and services
Who you are:
Klarna is looking for ambitious people with significant drive! You should be passionate about your job and enjoy a fast paced international working environment. You will play an important role in taking Klarna to the next level thus, you should desire to go above and beyond to produce best work results! At Klarna we embrace change, you should dare to challenge the status quo and be persistent.
You should have:
At least 4 years of experience managing teams of designers
A strong understanding of interaction design, visual design and user experience. We want to hire Design Managers that have grown from being designers themselves
Experience working with design systems
Great ability to articulate and explain your ideas to management, other directors and designers, amongst others
A strong eye for grids, visual patterns and pixel perfection
Working proficiency and communication skills in verbal and written English
You might also have:
Background in fintech or e-commerce
Experience developing design libraries
Passionate about motion design and transitions
Who we are
Klarna is Europe's fastest growing and most exciting financial technologies (FinTech) company valued at over $2.5bn and we’re growing by 40% a year. Here at Klarna we are striving to become the world’s most favourite way to buy. It is a bold objective, but we are well on course to achieving it.
Klarna is already operating in 18 markets and we plan to keep expanding. We serve 60 million consumers, work with 70 000 merchants and process more than a million transactions a day. We have some pretty heavy-weight investors including Visa, Sequoia Capital, Permira and Anders Povlsen.
Unicorns are rare - and we are one of them! Unicorns are tech startups valued at over 1$Bn. Moreover, Klarna is listed 8th on CNBC most ‘disruptive companies in the world’ list for 2016, alongside Uber, AirBnB and coming above companies like Snapchat and Spotify - we are really starting to change the global world of payments.