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Product Designer

Role Summary

We’re looking for an enthusiastic product designer with 5+ years of commercial design experience to join our team to lead the design of our Business Health applications. This is a new role in our team that will help shape how business owners and their advisors think about their businesses, and ultimately allow them to grow and thrive.


We’re looking for someone with a passion for finding solutions to new problems that allow our customers to be successful. You will be adept at each stage of the design process from understanding the problem, to creative, collaborative and innovative design, to launching and prioritising feedback; and always focused on the needs of the customer.


We’re looking for a generalist who can do a bit of everything, and isn’t afraid of a challenge. You believe in Designing Products People Love, and are comfortable with uncertainty.

We’re based in the heart of Wellington near the waterfront. We are small tight-knit team, with a casual atmosphere, good music and free lunch everyday. We’re ambitious and focussed, but we like to have fun along the way.


You will partner with our cross-functional teams and customers, and turn your insights into delightful products in a creative environment that requires proven leadership skills and the ability to execute a creative vision.

  • Identify gaps in the market and create ways to fill those needs

  • Bring visions to life and communicate them internally and externally

  • Test and validate these ideas with our team and our customers

  • Manage and maintain the Common Ledger brand and design aesthetic

  • Use data driven techniques to identify future improvements and opportunities

  • Advocate the customer and gather feedback and insights to share with our team

  • Understand what needs to be built and how to deliver it to the market

  • Proven experience in all phases of the design process including user research, copywriting, wireframing, prototyping, visual design, interaction design, and usability testing

  • A well-rounded portfolio of client work, demonstrating a strong understanding of client objectives

  • You’ve got an intuitive eye for customer needs beyond the obvious, and demonstrated creative problem solving skills

  • Track record of working with cross-functional teams at pace

  • You have excellent communication skills; you are an expert listener as well as communicator

  • You have excellent attention to detail

  • Ideally, you’ve got experience in the financial services industry

What we offer
  • We are not Intuit or Xero (yet) - but offer competitive startup remuneration;

    • As well as a base salary, meaningful participation in Common Ledger’s Employee Share Option Scheme, so you can own some of our business too 

  • Flexible hybrid working model enabling you to work from anywhere (#wfa) after the first three months, and you’re up and running

  • Project10 - 10% of your week dedicated to helping you grow and learn new skills

Life at Common Ledger
  • All the tech and tooling you need to get the job done with a smile

  • No egos, no silly ideas, everyone pitching in together 

  • We provide lunch every day for our hungry, productive and awesome people

  • World-class office environment with table tennis and music

  • We are a social bunch. Whether it’s a Mid-Winter Christmas dinner, ‘escaping’ from a locked vault or sharing a drink at the end of a busy week we enjoy putting the tools down and spending time together

  • Open, honest and transparent: we believe our team should have access to all information 

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you! To apply please email your resume and cover letter with details of your experience to

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