Senior UX Designer

User Experience Brighton, United Kingdom


Are you an expert in building compelling user interfaces? Are you able to empathize with a diverse audience ranging from marketplace sellers, accountants, and enterprise tax analysts? Do you enjoy solving complex problems? Do you have a passion for thinking like the customer? If so, Avalara, the fastest growing company in tax compliance, wants to talk to you!

The Avalara EMEA Product Experience team is looking for an experienced UX Designer who will work hand-in-hand with Product Management and Engineering to deliver world-class user experiences to Avalara customers. Constantly advocating for a user-centered design process, joining our UX team will provide you with a unique opportunity to advance your craft and have a noticeable, significant impact across Avalara's product offerings.

Job Duties:


  • Create intuitive interfaces and seamless experiences that make emotional connections with users while communicating our brand.

  • Create design deliverables appropriate to projects - including flows, diagrams, mockups, interactive prototypes, specs, and assets for stakeholders, validation with users, and engineering teams.

  • Design is an iterative process: Welcome feedback and work effectively with team members and stakeholders (Product, Engineering, etc.) to come up with the optimal design during the product ideation phase.

  • Help establish new and/or improve existing workflows as necessary including the full customer journey spanning discovery, purchase, onboarding, and on-going product usage.

  • Collaborate closely with a paired UX Writer to ensure all UX designs are populated with appropriate UI copy.

  • Handle multiple projects simultaneously across diverse product teams.

  • Use, contribute to, and help to maintain Avalara's product design system.

  • Qualifications:


  • 5+ years of professional experience designing interfaces and online experiences.

  • You have a portfolio of 3+ live or shipped projects that you were a principal designer for, including: wireframes, interaction flows, and high-fidelity interface examples.

  • Experience with Figma or comparable tools.

  • Working with software development teams using agile methodologies, participating in sprints, design reviews and retrospectives, and wrangling tickets in Jira.

  • Preferred Qualifications:


  • Experience mentoring junior designers or interns.

  • Experience incorporating user research into the design process.

  • Experience working for leading SaaS companies with a diverse customer base spanning small business owners, SMB, and enterprise.

  • Experience designing for internationalized software products, ensuring all UX designs are localization ready.

  • About Avalara:

    We're building cloud-based tax compliance solutions to handle every transaction in the world. Imagine every transaction you make — every tank of gas, cup of coffee, or pair of sneakers, every movie ticket, meal kit, or streamed song, every sensor-to-sensor ping. Nearly every time you make a purchase, physical or digital, there's an accompanying unique and nuanced tax compliance calculation.

    The logic behind calculating taxes — the rules, rates, and boundaries — is a global, layered, three-dimensional mess of complexity, with compliance dictated by governments and applied by every business, every day.

    Avalara works with businesses of all sizes, all over the world — from corner stores to gigantic global retailers — to calculate tax accurately and automatically, at speeds measured in milliseconds. That's a massive technical challenge, in terms of scale, reliability, and complexity, and we do it better than anyone.

    That's why we're growing fast. Headquartered in Seattle, Avalara has offices across the U.S. and around the world, in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, India, and the U.K.

    Equal Opportunities:

    Avalara is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, national orientation, disability, sexual orientation, US Veteran status, or any other factor protected by law.

    Reasonable Accommodation:

    Avalara is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with physical or mental disabilities. Applicants with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can follow this process outlined when applying for a position: Please provide your name and contact information to our recruitment team at [email protected]

    Avalara is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, national orientation, disability, sexual orientation, US Veteran status, or any other factor protected by law.