Head of Design

Safeguard Global

Most of our engineering team works a 4 day work week. All employees however, benefit from flexible scheduling options. We support a variety of different work arrangements.

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Europe ⚠️

Ready to join the future of work?

Come join a remote and hybrid first*, global company spanning across the Americas, Europe, and Asia for A Job That Works for You. You will become among 2000+ Guardians worldwide, embracing YOUR unique approach to work. 🌎

Our vision of the future of work is “Work In Any Way” which offers flexibility for where you work, it empowers you to define your ideal work environment, unbound by the traditional notions of what work should look like. Most importantly, it puts people first! 🤩

Safeguard Global is seeking a dynamic, creative, and resourceful Head of Design to spearhead the

design of our software products and drive innovation across our platform and services. Our vision is to forever transform the way people work around the world by developing a workforce enablement platform that equips organizations, workers, and partners with the tools for the future of work.

How you will make a difference:

• Lead design initiatives, utilizing expertise in design disciplines such as design thinking, service

design, LeanUX, user experience design, and interface design.

• Adopt a player-coach mindset, balancing deep immersion in design disciplines with strategic

alignment around business, product, platform, and customer needs.

• Conduct research and translate insights into tangible, holistic, and human-centered

frameworks (e.g., customer journeys, ecosystem maps).

• Facilitate co-design activities (e.g., workshops).

• Anchor the design process in user needs as well as business value and feasibility.

• Manage stakeholders and take them on the design journey.

• Navigate complex systems of touchpoints and champion a problem-first approach.

• Help identify pain points, opportunities, and future paths for our business and customers.

• Promote design practices within the business and inspire team members on the power of

design and the utilization of methods and tools.

• Lead the Design Guild with dual reporting to the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Product

Officer, and develop the craft within Safeguard Global.

What will make you stand out:

• Strong background in platform-led growth companies with a demonstrated ability to guide

the application and value of design systems to designers, engineers, and product managers.

• Proficient in advanced and emerging technologies, well-versed in design patterns and


• Proven capacity as a pioneer, tackling significant challenges through experimentation,

practical empathy, and data-driven analysis.

• Expertise in strategic thinking, leadership, innovation, creativity, resourcefulness, platform

expertise, analytics, design patterns, experimentation, team building, and design systems.


• 10 years of relevant experience in design leadership.

• Experience in leading design initiatives from end-to-end in a fast-paced environment with

frequent changes.

• Strong history of adapting to change and thriving in highly ambiguous situations.

• Ability to balance process, technology, and creativity to meet complex problems.

• Excellent communicator at all levels, appreciating the needs of high-performing cross-

functional agile teams.

Additional Details:

• This is a Director-level role.

• Open to candidates globally.

Join us at Safeguard Global to navigate and thrive in the ever-shifting global workforce, building for

what’s coming and transforming the way people work around the world.

Who we are and what we do:

Safeguard Global is…Global! We help 1500+ companies hire, manage, and pay employees in 170+ countries. Join us to meet diverse talent, explore new cultures, and connect with amazing folks from around the globe. ✈️

Our Global Benefits

  • * ‍💻 Autonomy & Flexibility (Work in Any Way): Remote first, with the flexibility to include school runs and gym breaks in your schedule all while maintaining a high standard of work.
  • * ‍🍼 Bonding Leave: Enjoy paid leave to bond with your new family member.
  • *� 2 Charitable Days: Contribute to causes you believe in.
  • *� Reward & Recognition Program: Be rewarded for your success and championing our values.
  • *� Corporate bonus/SIP: All Guardians are eligible for our annual bonus scheme or sales incentive plan.

Why become a Guardian:

  • ️ International Environment: Grow your network internationally and collaborate across the world. Interact, discover cultures, and tap into local expertise.
  • ⭐ Our Culture: We emphasize the people factor in everything we do. Our nurturing culture ensures your ideas reach our leaders and your contributions get the recognition they deserve.
  • *� Learning: We support your continuous growth by providing access to 2 learning platforms, where you can learn at your own pace.

Next Steps:

To apply, please click on the following link. We wish you the best with your application. Our Guardian promise to you is to keep in touch to arrange the next stage should your application meet the position's requirements, and or a gentle update if you have been unsuccessful at this time.

Welcome to the Future of Work!



At Safeguard Global, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and Guardians.

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Global leader in workforce management, offering comprehensive solutions for hiring, payroll, and HR services in over 165 countries.

Working Week

Most of our engineering team works a 4 day work week. All employees however, benefit from flexible scheduling options. We support a variety of different work arrangements.

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Our Vacation Policy

We provide standard vacation and public holidays; specifics vary by global location. For the UK this would equate to 28 days plus 2 Charitable Days.

  • 28 days
  • 52 Fridays
  • 80 days off per year

Remote Working Policy

We work 100% remotely from all over the world.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Equity / options
  • Equipment allowance
  • Professional Development Budget

Our Team

We're a team of 1.8k across 18 departments:

  • human resources
  • consulting
  • operations
  • business development
  • finance
  • engineering
  • sales
  • support
  • accounting
  • +9 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Design thinking
  • Service design
  • LeanUX
  • User experience design
  • Interface design
  • Strategic thinking
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Creativity
  • Resourcefulness
  • Analytics
  • Experimentation
  • Team building
  • Design systems

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