Senior Product Designer


Full TimeProduct Design₤65K - ₤75K ₤65000 - ₤75000 per year
Posted 2 years ago

Company Description

We help people explore the world by travelling through it, not flying over it

We exist to make flight-free holidays seamless and personal from start to end. We help our customers love their journeys by train and boat, opening their eyes to a new way of holidaying in which they can experience the lesser-known parts of the world instead of flying over them. Byway is blazing a trail into a new travel ecosystem growing up around sustainable, authentic and conscious travel. We have certified as a B Corporation, which means we’re committed to building a business that’s a force for good.?

We’re taking on climate change by building the first tech platform for flight-free holidays. We help people experience the joy of journeying through lesser-known parts of the UK and Europe by train, boat and bus. 

Founded in March 2020, we’re backed by Innovate UK, and have raised £1.2M from incredible investors. Our organic growth has been significant and sustained since launch, mostly thanks to press, from the Times to the Guardian. Since January 2022, our first paid marketing investments and partnerships have seen revenues surge well beyond this organic base.

Job Description

We’re looking for a Senior Product Designer to join our founding team, building the world’s first platform for flight-free holidays.

As our first product/UX hire you’ll be responsible for our end-to-end user experience. You’ll ensure our customers love their journeys with us from first discovering their perfect trip on our site right through to arriving home at the end of their holiday: your impact will be direct and visible. You’ll report directly to our founder and CEO, Cat Jones, and collaborate closely with our CTO, Rich Levy, and our wider tech, ops and marketing teams.

Your key responsibilities

  • Drive product strategy and design simple, intuitive experiences that our customers love

  • Own the end-to-end user journey and all aspects of design execution, from ideation, through prototyping and user testing, to final production

  • Partner with marketing, operations, and tech teams to create great tech products and user experiences

  • Ability to balance quality standards with MVP testing strategies


What we’re looking for

  • Huge customer centricity 

  • Significant product design experience within a digital environment (agency or in-house) for a tech/consumer brand

  • Sharp attention to detail and mastery over your craft, including visual design, interaction design, and prototyping

  • Experience designing and shipping impactful products at scale

  • Experience producing data-informed, measurably effective UX by leveraging customer insights, A/B testing and personalisation

  • An ability to bring simplicity to complex concepts for our customers

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

What would be great (but isn’t required)

  • Experience in a high growth startup

  • Experience designing and maintaining a cross-platform design system

  • Agile experience, working in sprints with backlogs and feature sets

Additional Information

What we offer

  • £65,000 - £75,000 p.a. (depending on experience) plus equity

  • Remote-first, flexible working with ~2 days/month in London

  • High specific laptop & tools

  • Annual ‘Byway Away’ days

Join a travel startup in 2022! Are you crazy?

Covid lockdowns saw a total shutdown of air travel, and opened people’s eyes to the environmental bounce-back possible when flights are grounded. At the same time, people have had to slow down and reconnect with their local areas as never before - and  the importance of supporting local businesses has become clearer than ever. Emerging from lockdown, sustainable, mindful and local travel experiences are surging, and Byway and the slow travel movement are at the centre of that growth. 


We’re committed to building a diverse team and are eager to receive applications from all backgrounds. All applicants will receive consideration without discrimination.

Please apply with your CV & product design portfolio

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