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Lead Product Designer



Product, Design
London, UK
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2024
We look for character over credentials:

  • We’re a Series A fintech transforming B2B credit (website)
  • We’re backed by top European and American VCs including Octopus Ventures, Talis and Expa, as well as angel investors like Tom Blomfield (founder of Monzo) and Carlos Cadenas (Index Ventures, GoCardless, Skyscanner)
  • Founded in 2020, we're serving blue-chip clients across UK, Europe, US and Canada
  • We achieved >8x year-on-year growth between 2022 and 2023 and have a strong commercial pipeline leading into 2024
  • We have closed our latest $15M funding round in December 2022 (link) and have a strong 45+ months runway
  • We’re a fast-growing team of 35, based between UK (London - HQ) and US (Dallas, New York)

As a Lead Product Designer at Bondaval.com, you will be pivotal in shaping the future of our product suite. You will be entrusted with the responsibility of communicating complex design ideas in a clear and impactful manner, serving as a major influencer within the organization.

The role will have a global footprint, supporting our business activities across the UK, Europe and North America. You will be reporting to Hiring Manager (LinkedIn link), Role Title

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a very fast-growing, well-funded fintech start-up on the ground floor, growing and developing with the company.


  • Expert Communicator: Articulate complex design concepts in an easy-to-understand way, tailoring communication styles to various stakeholders, and lead group discussions assertively and effectively.
  • Expert Collaborator: Integrate the whole organization into the design process while being receptive to different perspectives. Lead design critiques, workshops, and sprints to foster a collaborative design culture.
  • UX Group Workload Leader: Take charge of the UX and Design across multiple teams. Act as the primary contact and driver of design initiatives, ensuring that the focus is on the collective success of the organization.
  • Community Builder: Elevate the design community within Bondaval.com by mentoring designers, organizing design events, and sharing expertise throughout the organization.

You might be a good fit if you have…

  • Proven experience in leading design in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Strong portfolio showcasing expertise in UX design, UI principles, and design system development.
  • Proficiency in creating high-fidelity prototypes and understanding of how to test these with real users.
  • Exceptional skills in UI/UX design software and tools.
  • Leadership experience with a record of teaching and community building.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all levels of the organization to drive design strategy and product development.


  • Compensation: Based on experience
  • Employment type: Permanent
  • Employee Share Option Pool: Available - you will earn a stake in the company you are helping to build
  • Location: Hybrid (office on Bermondsey Street, 5 minute walk from London Bridge Station)

Interview process:

We run a quick and efficient process:

  • 30 minute introductory call with VP Product as the hiring manager
  • In-person interview with peers from the product and technology team that will involve a small case study exercise
  • Interview with CTO
  • Final interview with VP Product
  • Offer


  • 25 days’ holiday
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Electric Vehicle car scheme
  • Private pension
  • £100/year towards physical challenge of choice
  • Learning and Development support