Product

Product Designer

Remote, Europe

About Fonoa

Fonoa's goal is to change how companies globally handle their taxes, and we're committed to building world-class products. We’re building a fully distributed team. We give people the freedom to work wherever and how they want, enable more fluid communication and put our time where it matters the most - decisions. We are curious, dedicated, and humble. We are building a workplace that fosters inclusivity, openness, and trust, where we can all be authentic and human in everything that we do. We trust the expertise of our employees and give them freedom to solve complex problems to make taxes simple, automated, borderless, and accessible for the internet economy.

Products

Fonoa has a suite of API products that automate tax-related workflows for any internet company. Check them out below:

You can also check our API documentation here

We may discover novel customer needs as we learn, and spin up new products as needed. We expect our engineers to own them as they pop up.

Our Team

Problem first. Solution second

Before starting any work on a solution, make sure to really define/understand the problem.

We are builders at heart

We are a collective of independent and deep thinkers.

We are curious, committed, and humble.

We work with dedicated, open-minded people from all backgrounds who bring in their different perspectives to help us on our mission to make taxes simple.

We’re passionate about making a real impact.


We work remotely

We are building a fully distributed team. We like writing to communicate when meetings are pointless, and meet when it matters. This allows us to work flexibly, efficiently, and focus on achieving goals.

We focus on deep work and put our time where it matters the most - decisions.

We trust you to work on your terms. You decide how you work and where you work.

You have ownership over your work that directly influences the roots of our company.


We make taxes simple

We are on a mission to eliminate manual work when dealing with taxes on online transactions.

We have ambitious goals to make taxes simple, automated, borderless, and accessible for internet businesses around the world.

About the role

As a Product Designer at Fonoa, your task will be to understand our target customers, internalize our business goals, analyze competitive product offerings, devise and deliver best in class design and work on implementing it (with our front end team).

Everything you touch will be consumed by our customers and partners, and you will have a direct and immediate impact on everything we ship. In your role you will own projects from conception to launch and measure success through data and user research.

You'll play a key role in roadmapping, feature design, and the quality of our products, and your work will impact both user and business goals. We are solving one of the largest yet unsolved problems in global e-commerce and looking for a designer with a hunger for a new challenge and drive to solve a ubiquitous problem for companies selling globally. Our clients range from world-leading marketplaces, e-commerce, delivery to household-name mobility companies.


What you will be doing:

  • Learn about how painful it is for companies to handle tax manually, and think about how our products are changing the status quo
  • Specialize in one of our core product areas and work closely with engineers and product managers to define both the long-term strategy and the short-term tactics for that product
  • Work with engineers and product managers to define both the long-term strategy and the short-term tactics for our products
  • Work closely with designers on your team to develop and expand product design systems
  • Sometimes work on very broadly defined, loose concepts, and sometimes on narrowly defined, tactical deliverables
  • Partner closely with our user research team and support ongoing research projects
  • Focus on what you do best — whether that’s sketches, wireframes, prototypes, designs, or user testing—and you’ll have the opportunity to sharpen the skills you’re looking to develop
  • Contribute to sales/marketing collateral (produce deck templates, email templates, brochures, brand assets, website visuals, etc, etc.)
  • Use every learning and observation to improve our products, constantly


Requirements / You would be a great fit if:

  • You have 5+ years of digital product design experience working on web and native applications
  • You are fully proficient in English. Written and spoken, as we are a bunch from around the world, but we work in English.
  • You are skilled in storytelling (explaining your work, process, and decisions)
  • You have experience designing for business and developer-focused products
  • You have a strong sense of ownership, you care about what you build, and that you are building the right thing that serves your customers.
  • You’re a builder at heart, you like the opportunity of having tons of exposure, making things work for a company long term, and have an entrepreneurial attitude for anything that comes your way.
  • You ship, fast, continuously, and iteratively, learning on each step.
  • You like to use data over opinions to make decisions. And are ok with finding the data yourself when it’s missing.
  • You are comfortable with change, either in priorities, goals and deadlines. You see this more as an opportunity than a hurdle. You are also comfortable with challenging the status quo and pushing for change yourself.
  • You’re looking to make a serious impact, and are excited about working in a high growth startup.

Our Hiring Process

We see hiring as a human process. A two-way conversation to see if there is a good fit between you and us. As a startup growing quickly, we also like to keep things streamlined, and currently, our process won’t include a live task, whiteboards or technical assessments.

An idea of your hiring journey with us:

  1. Meeting with Recruiting to introduce each other and explore mutual interests.
  2. Follow up via email to cover other questions in a written manner
  3. 1 hour conversation + portfolio Show&Tell with our Product Designers to get to know each other and see if you would be excited to work together.
  4. 1 hour conversation with our co-founders.
  5. Offer

We aim to give you the best candidate experience, keep you updated and be transparent with our feedback along the way.


Our take on equal opportunities

Fonoa gives equal opportunities to everyone. We look at individuals for what they bring to the organisation and for who they are as people regardless of ethnicity, race and background.

We currently have over 20 nationalities in our team, we’re continuing to build a diverse team as we want to work with the best people, from all over the world.

Why Fonoa?

  • We are backed by leading VC firms who have invested in many successful companies (Index Ventures and Omers Ventures)
  • Flat hierarchy, open, honest and feedback driven principles.
  • Product first culture.
  • Best idea wins; we’re all ears when it comes to ways to do things better.
  • Interest based groups; cooking, fitness, book club, music, pet, you name it!
  • Frequent visits to virtual Fonoa HQ and our Fonoa island on Mibo.
  • A few more reasons here

Perks you can expect for this role.

Here goes an one liner explanation

Freedom to work fully remote, you choose the location

Fully equipped tech gear and whatever you need for the ideal office workspace

Desk, chair, standing desk etc.

25 days annual leave

Plus bank holidays in your local country

Access to any learning courses, certifications and tools

Udemy / Codecademy / Coursera and similar.
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Perks you can expect for this role.

Freedom to work fully remote

You choose the location, we are flexible.

We provide all the necessary equipment

Fully equipped tech gear and whatever you need for your ideal office workspace.

Learning and development

We provide access to any learning courses, certifications, and tools through the world’s leading learning platforms.

Access to co-working hubs

You choose how to run your schedule.

Bi-weekly paid lunch

We come online together on Fridays.

25 days annual leave

plus bank holidays in your local country.

Flexibility and efficiency

We like writing to communicate when meetings are pointless, and meet when it matters.

Sounds interesting?

Well, this is just a piece of what we prepared for you. Apply now, and experience our culture, our business and our mission.

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