• Principal Experience Designer

    Location AU-Perth
    Job ID
    2017-17642
    Category
    Product Delivery
    Position Type
    Permanent
  • Overview

    Your role as an Experienced Designer will inspire by first-hand user engagement, and immersed in user context and the problem domain. You will transform complex business scenarios into useful solutions that are easy to learn,  efficient to use, meet the exact needs of the user with simplicity. You will deliver innovative and unique ‘Sage’ experiences that users love. This will through design of the whole - end-to-end user journeys, across Sage Business Cloud, and for Sage’s design language system.

     

    The successful candidate ideally will have a background in Australian Tax, preferably with an Accounting background to join the team in Perth.

    Responsibilities

    Product Design

    • As domain experts, collaborate with customers and local, legal experts to ensure compliance.
    • As a SCRUM Product Owner, drive the backlog based on a logical progression of delivery.
    • Add logical input into Roadmap to ensure the right elements are in place to be able to delivery key epics.
    • Transform uncertainty, and sometimes conflicting information, into process flow combining input from across the product team.
    • Through technical expertise and legislative insight, provide the interconnect between PM, XD and Engineering.

    Interaction Design

    • Transform complex tasks into intuitive, accessible, and easy-to-use designs for everyone, from first-time users to experts. Define the user model, information architecture, and user interface.

    Visual Design

    • Bring iconography, typography, color, space, and texture together to create innovative, great-looking Sage products that people love to use. Sets visual direction, aligning with brand and design language systems.

    User Research

    • Cultivate a deep understanding of user needs, behaviors, attitudes and emotions. Discover how people experience our products, test prototypes, advocate for users, and help deliver design that surprises and delights.

    Qualifications

    • At least 8 years of experience, bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
    • Understanding of Tax Practice Workflows and have the ability to interpret ATO Specifications will be highly regarded
    • Experience and deep technical expertise for the technologies in scope
    • Passion and ability to quickly pick up expertise on new technologies.
    • Innovative & entrepreneurial approach to building XD for products that make a profound difference in customer's life

    Company Information

    Our Story


    Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world’s entrepreneurs.

     

    Like many of the businesses we serve, Sage began as a small business and has grown beyond what seemed imaginable. Today over 13000 colleagues now support millions of entrepreneurs across 23 countries as they power the global economy.

    It is these entrepreneurs who are the drivers of prosperity and it’s our privilege and honour to serve them. We take real pride from how many of our customers have flourished and, that our products have grown with them as they moved from start-up to successful, international businesses.

    In a world where only the voices of the biggest are heard, we will always fight to hear the voice of the entrepreneur.

     

    An innovator today and tomorrow     

    Our smart people use the smartest technology to reinvent and simplify business accounting - working with a thriving community of entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners and developers. 

    We enable our customers to focus on their business and help them to leapfrog to the future.

     

    Inventing the future 

    We are changing the way that millions of businesses track the movement of money through their business. We are also changing the way we do business. And as a FTSE 100 business we believe in a socially-responsible world and we are active in supporting our local communities and invest in making a real difference through the philanthropy of the Sage Foundation. Our Sage Foundation is based on the 2+2+2 model - 2% of free cash flow, 2% of colleagues' time and up to 2 free products each year to charitable organizations. Colleagues are empowered to give to the causes that matter to them.

    Our customers make life-sacrifices. They take risks to follow their dreams and pursue their passions and, on this, global prosperity is built. They deserve a bigger voice and we will always work hard to champion this noble cause.

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