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Head of Design



India · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

About Us:

Airbase is the top-ranked modern spend management platform for businesses with 100-5,000 employees. It’s the best way to control spending, close the books faster, and manage financial risk. Airbase software offers modules for Guided Procurement, Accounts Payable Automation, Expense Management, and a flexible corporate card program on a single collaborative platform. It can be implemented in full or as individual modules. Airbase automates all spending workflows and guides the process for all purchases — procure, pay, close. It brings efficiency to complex business processes like multi-stakeholder compliance and accounting needs like multi-subsidiaries, amortizations, and purchase orders. Flexible intake and approval workflows ensure oversight across all stakeholders and spend compliance. Airbase integrates with your other business systems and seamlessly syncs to popular general ledgers. Employees and accounting teams love using Airbase.

Awards and Recognition: We’re proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish and what the future holds. Here are some of the most recent highlights.

  • Innovative Leadership: Category Leader in Vendr’s 2023 SaaS Trends Report.
  • Deloitte Fast 500: Secured 45th place nationally, showcasing rapid growth and technological innovation in the financial sector.
  • Forbes' America's Best Startup Employers: Ranked #212 out of 500 for workplace culture and employee satisfaction.
  • Stevie Award Winner: Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year, 3 years in a row.
  • High Customer Ratings: Rating of 4.67 on G2 Crowd & 4.7 on Gartner Peer Insights.
  • IDC, Forrester, and Spend Matters Reports: Featured prominently in major industry reports for impact and thought leadership in procure-to-pay solutions.
  • Fintech Top 250 by CB Insights: Innovative approach to financial technology.
  • SaaS 1000 Fastest-Growing SaaS Companies: Recognized for YoY revenue growth.
  • Controllers Council Award: Our Controller was named Controller of the Year in the Startup/Private Category, showcasing excellence in financial leadership.
  • US Fintech Awards: Finalist for Accounting Tech of the Year.
  • Global Presence: Featured on the Nasdaq Tower in Times Square.

Working at Airbase:

We strive to build and nurture a culture where employees feel energized and connected to the work each day. Our core values are woven through our teams, leading to an overall sense of trust, transparency, and confidence. Being globally dispersed, we support our employees with modern communication tools and intentional remote practices that keep everyone working collaboratively. As a fast-growing startup, we look to hire employees who are focused and have a strong sense of ownership to help us maintain our commitment to excellence and innovation.

The Opportunity:

We're actively seeking a seasoned Head of Design to lead our product design team and shape the trajectory of our product suite. This pivotal role involves ensuring that our products deliver exceptional user experiences, precisely meeting our customers’ needs, while also aligning seamlessly with our company's overarching goals and setting new standards within the procure-pay-close industry. We're looking for someone who not only possesses a strong knack for design but also leads with empathy, demonstrating a genuine passion for solving complex problems.


  • Lead a geographically distributed team of product designers and UX writers.
  • Collaborate closely with product and engineering counterparts to develop and implement a comprehensive UX strategy aligned with business goals, customer needs, and industry best practices.
  • Balance long-term vision with short-term execution, rallying the team around key objectives that drive Airbase's continued success.
  • Oversee the creation of wireframes and interactive prototypes to effectively communicate design concepts and validate user interactions, enhancing the procure-pay-close lifecycle.
  • Leverage insights to inform UX design decisions and identify areas for improvement.
  • Guide the UX writing team to ensure consistency in voice and tone throughout the product.
  • Cultivate a collaborative and innovative environment that fosters creativity and upholds high-quality design outcomes.
  • Mentor designers across the team to elevate the organization's overall capabilities.
  • Play a pivotal role in recruiting and retaining top design talent while fostering growth within the team to uphold Airbase's reputation for creative excellence.
  • Implement best practices and processes that help optimize efficiency and impact.

What You'll Bring:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in product design, with at least 4 years in a leadership role.
  • Experience building and leading world-class product design team/s.
  • Strong portfolio demonstrating experience in product design, including showcasing your knowledge of mobile and web patterns, and design systems.
  • Excellent communication, leadership and collaboration skills, with the ability to critically think and solve problems with cross-functional teams, and always considering the business side of design to further the strategy of the company.
  • Experience in creating a positive, inclusive, and collaborative environment for designers to do their best work.
  • Strong understanding of industry-standard design tools (Eg. Figma)
  • Excitement for the chance to shape the design culture at a growing company and eagerness to inspire people with your unique perspective.

Nice to Haves:

  • You've worked at a startup.
  • Experience with workflow-driven B2B SaaS products.


  • Compensation: Competitive cash compensation including meaningful equity packages.
  • Flexibility for Remote roles: Enjoy the freedom of remote work, with the option to work from anywhere in India.
  • Commuter Benefits for In-Office roles: Company transportation service or monthly allowance options.
  • Health and Wellness Benefits: Medical and accidental insurance, along with comprehensive health check-ups, dental plans, and gym memberships through Cult-fit. Employees are covered starting on their first day of employment and can extend coverage to dependents including spouse, children, and parents (including parent in-laws).
  • Life Insurance: Airbase provides you with a life insurance policy on us.
  • Responsible Time Off: Enjoy a generous allocation of personal days, separate sick leave, and additional perks such as holidays.
  • Parental Leave Policy: Generous parental leave policy available, please check with us for more information.
  • Home Office Stipend: A one-time stipend of up to $500 for home office essentials, along with a recurring stipend of $250 every 2 years as needed.
  • Baby Bonus: Planning to expand your family? You’ll receive a $500 bonus for Air-babies!
  • Provident Fund Matching