VP Design

London, England, United Kingdom · EPD (Engineering, Product & Design)


For many, the process of getting a mortgage is hellish; hellishly complicated, hellishly costly and hellishly outdated. At Habito, we’re changing that. We believe people shouldn’t have to go through hell to get a mortgage.

Since our launch in 2016, we have made it our mission to fundamentally change the way people finance their homes. Whether buying for the first time, remortgaging, moving house or buying as an investment, we have developed an award-winning service that puts our customers back in the driving seat, giving them greater control over their finances. We deliver industry-leading expert advice in real time, cutting edge AI-driven technology that gives them access to the best possible deals, plain English conversations and absolutely no fees whatsoever.

We’re enormously proud of what we’ve achieved. Together, our 100-strong team has built great things to bring this mission to life. We’ve won numerous industry awards for our innovation, our talent and our service. And our enviable roster of backers is testament to that hard work and vision: to date, we have raised £27.5million in funding from some of the biggest names in FinTech – Atomico, TransferWise, Funding Circle, Mosaic Ventures and Ribbit Capital.

Most importantly, we’ve helped more than 155,000 people get the mortgage they deserve. Our proudest achievement yet is the love we get from our customers, borne out by consistently excellent Trustpilot reviews from more than 1,500 happy homeowners.

But our work never stops. The landscape continues to evolve and, because we believe in financial products that put the customer’s interests first by design, we have ambitious plans to continue innovating, improving and disrupting in this space. As our business scales up, to extend beyond brokerage and insurance into becoming a mortgage marketplace, our focus on pioneering product and best-in-class delivery is greater than ever.


The Role

Habito is looking for a VP Design with a proven track record of leading cross-functional design teams with experience in product design, user experience and brand/creative direction. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape an industry leading product and take ownership of our brand. You will also have the opportunity to hire, grow, and mentor a design team and work together to push our brand and product forward.

We need a natural leader and team player who will push us towards our best work, be an advocate for design in and outside of the company, and create an environment where the team can thrive. If you are passionate about overseeing the design of high-quality products and creative strategies that solve and address customer needs, then you are the right person.

The successful candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to:

The Candidate

*The stated experience level is a guide and does not preclude applications from candidates with more or less experience, provided the requisite skills can be demonstrated

** Please attach examples of your work or a link to your portfolio, you will not be considered for this role without a portfolio


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