Lead Product Designer



Product, Design
Belfast, UK
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024
Product & Development · Belfast · Hybrid Remote

Lead Product Designer

There are few things that change everything, the world moving to hybrid working will be one of them. Kadence exists to make flexibility an advantage for organisations all over the world - powering a more positive, productive and personalised way of working so individuals, ideas and teams can thrive.

9/10 of companies, $25tn of employee salaries and $22tn of office real estate is moving to hybrid and Kadence is building the operating system to power the hybrid age.

Kadence coordinates people, projects, and workplaces empowering employees to become masters of hybrid. Over 250 companies around the world use Kadence to make hybrid work, from desk and room booking, to coordinating who should be onsite with who.

Don’t just take our word for it, Kadence is backed by investors including Kickstart, firstminute.capital, Manta Ray, Hambro Perks and Techstars.


We're expanding our product team and looking for a talented Lead Product Designer to help deliver our exciting 2024 roadmap. You’ll collaborate with a passionate team to design and build the operating system for the future of hybrid work. Reporting to the Head of Product & Engineering, you'll create compelling workflows, interfaces, and experiences that will propel both your career and Kadence forward.


  • Lead and own the end-to-end design process from concept to launch, ensuring high-quality design output.
  • Prioritise and design beautiful and simple user experiences and interfaces to delight users.
  • Work closely with product managers, engineers, and other designers to define user actions, design interfaces, and help set product direction.
  • Work directly with existing and prospective customers to understand pain points and build prototypes to solve their problems.
  • Prototype and iterate rapidly on solutions for user challenges.
  • Conduct user research and usability testing to gather insights and validate design decisions.
  • Create wireframes, prototypes, and high-fidelity mockups to effectively communicate design ideas.
  • Mentor and guide junior designers, fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement.
  • Maintain and improve the design system to ensure consistency across all products.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and competitor products to inform design strategies.
  • Contribute to essential tasks such as floor plan design and generation.


  • Wide ranging experience in product design, with a strong portfolio showcasing your work.
  • Proficiency in design tools such as Figma, Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.
  • Excellent visual design skills with a keen eye for detail.
  • Strong understanding of user-centered design principles and best practices.
  • Experience conducting user research and usability testing.
  • Proven ability to lead and mentor a design team.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritise effectively.
  • Experience in the end-to-end delivery of successful products.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced tech startup environment.
  • Experience building SaaS platforms for enterprise customers.
  • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum methodologies.
  • Knowledge of front-end development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) is a plus.


      • The opportunity to contribute to an early-stage startup as it scales.
      • Pioneering work in a new technology field.
      • A passionate and fun team that is quickly expanding.
      • Hybrid work environment with the opportunity to work from our fantastic Belfast office.
      • Regular company social events and annual offsite gatherings.
      • 5 weeks of vacation per annum, plus public holidays and flexible work/life balance.
      • Competitive salary, stock options, and company pension.
      • Private Healthcare.
      • Cycle2work Scheme.
      Product & Development
      Lead Product Designer
      Remote status
      Hybrid Remote
      Contact Mark Bailie Head of Product & Engineering – Product & Development


      About Kadence

      At Kadence, we believe the way we work should lift us up, not lock us in, enabling people to flourish in everything they do.

      By building the operating system for the future of work, we improve the coordination of people, time and space to help teams feel trusted and empowered to make the best choices about how, when and where they get their best work done.

      Founded in 2013
      Co-workers 30+
      Product & Development · Belfast · Hybrid Remote

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