Trainline is an innovative, tech business with a mission to bring together the world’s rail, coach and other travel services into one simple experience. We aim to make travel easier and more accessible, encouraging people to make more environmentally sustainable travel choices. We’re hugely proud to be the world’s leading independent rail and coach travel platform and rank among the highest-rated travel and ticketing apps globally. Today, we offer our customers travel to thousands of destinations in and across 45 countries in Europe and beyond. That’s more than £3.7 billion in ticket sales annually, and over 90 million visits to our apps and websites each month. In another major milestone, Trainline listed on the London Stock Exchange in June 2019 and is now part of the FTSE 250.
Our culture is central to our success. We’re driven to sustain our phenomenal growth from recent years, and this means we’re always working closely and collaboratively to turn our ideas into reality. It’s this sense of pace, innovating and improving pretty much everything we do, that makes Trainline so exciting and unique - we truly believe our work has a genuine impact and will change travel for the better.
To support our ambitious commercial goals, we’re expanding our world-class Product division to drive the next stage of our development. In this newly created role, you’ll be working in a hybrid channel and mission org alongside Product Owners, User Researchers, Data Scientists and Engineers to help us revolutionise the travel experience and develop a market leading product and features. The goals are ambitious and the mandate is clear – to make travel more personal.
As a Senior Product Designer, you will champion the need to deeply understand customer needs and craft beautiful, easy to use solutions to meet them. With a strong understanding of interaction design and a love for how visual design complements that, you will own the design experience through the full product process. You’ll be in your element throwing ideas in to help us discover the next big thing, undertaking detailed UX iterations based on customer testing, or designing jaw-dropping visual interactions.
Constant innovation is part of the team’s DNA – it’s all about building new ‘best in class’ features to give users a unique or personalised experience. You may have seen our new SplitSave feature launched earlier this year that finds smart combinations of multiple train tickets to ‘split’ customers’ journeys, giving huge savings without disrupting their travel plans. Similarly, this was the birth place of Crowd Alerts, an app extension we built following the Covid-19 pandemic that uses crowd sourcing data to provide travellers with real-time information about the train they’re on to ensure optimum social distancing when travelling. Here, we pushed from ideation to release within a week…and that’s where you come in.
You’ll join a team of enthusiastic designers looking after the responsive web with a focus on innovating all areas of the product, from inspiration to checkout, ensuring we keep pushing the boundaries of what great looks like when it comes to the travel experience. With a focus on delivering personalised innovation to multiple customer segments, as well as international markets, there’s a lot of room to spread your creative wings and take real ownership of delivering on an idea your passionate about whilst balancing that with an obsession for research, data and metrics.
We work at speed and ship new products every fortnight – key to this is the Google design sprint methodology we employ, and you’ll play an important part in helping drive this momentum. We have a robust and prosperous discovery process and, as such, the role requires leadership of relevant design workshops and rapid iterative ‘discovery’ streams using various prototyping tools and usability tests validating ideas quickly and minimising engineering effort.
This is a truly career defining role for someone passionate about product design looking for an opportunity to disrupt and define a product that will change the way people travel impacting millions of people every day.
We’re looking for creative big thinkers with small egos who want to build relevant and long-lasting solutions on behalf of millions of customers. As an experienced and passionate design professional, you’ll be a visual and interaction designer in equal parts. In addition, you’ll have experience in running design workshops and bring a user centred design approach to everything you do. You’ll know what ‘great’ looks like and drive towards that relentlessly.
What we offer:
- 25 days holiday +2 extra days at Christmas
- Free private medical and dental insurance for you and your family (you just pay the tax on what you choose!)
- Life assurance & income protection
- Good pension scheme
- Season Ticket loan
- Charity leave
- Enhanced maternity/paternity leave
- Free breakfast everyday and fruit galore!
- Yoga Mondays
- Salsa classes
- Board Game nights
....and many more
We value open expression at Trainline, we believe it’s the diversity of experience, backgrounds and perspectives of our employees that makes us who we are. We encourage everybody to play a part in changing the way people travel across the world.
We are a one-stop shop for train travel. Every day, we bring together routes, fares and journey times from train companies in 24 countries so our customers can easily buy train tickets and save time, hassle or money.
We help our customers stay one step ahead so they don’t have to, from helping them buy the best ticket for their journey to giving them live, personalised travel information on the go via our app.