Dec 21, 2022

Product Designer

  • REA Group
  • Richmond, Melbourne VIC
Full time

Job Description

Please note that REA Group has a company-wide shut down from Friday 23 December 2022 through to Tuesday 3 January 2023. Don't worry if there is a delay in hearing back from us - we're off enjoying the festive season and will respond in the new year. 


We are on the hunt for a Product Designer to make their mark in REA in this exciting new role within our design team. 

  • Experience the end-to-end product development process at an ASX listed, leading Australian business 

  • Solve real problems and that have a positive impact on the entire property experience 

  • Collaborate with and learn from our growing design community 

We're REA 

An Australian start-up success story we're quietly proud of. 

From a garage in Melbourne to the global stage is an achievement we're humbled by. Our idea to put pictures of houses on the internet has blossomed since 1995, and we now have businesses across Australia, India and North America. 

Our purpose is to change the way the world experiences property. No matter where you're at on your property journey, we're here to help on every step - whether that's buying, selling, renting or renovating. 

Some of our brands include,,,, and Mortgage Choice. 

We’re proud to have been named Australia’s 4th Best Workplace for the second year running. This recognition is a great proof point of our unique and special culture. A culture that is driven by our people, our values, and our commitment to making a difference in the community. 

What we’re doing 

As part of the Residential Property Advertising Tribe you’ll play a key role in helping create advertising products that help Agents drive value and continue to win business. 

A few things you'll be doing day-to-day: 

  • Explore new ideas and creative solutions that surprise and delight our users and create a positive brand perception, maintaining our market-leading position 

  • Understand business opportunities, user journeys, user needs, competitive landscape, and technical constraints to deliver products to market that drive user satisfaction and business growth 

  • Explore new ideas and creative solutions that surprise and delight our users and create a positive brand perception, maintaining our market-leading position. 

  • Understand business opportunities, user needs, competitive landscape, and technical constraints to deliver products to market that drive user satisfaction and business growth. 

  • Deliver world-class products and features for our users, leveraging sketching, prototyping, user interface design, motion and interaction design methods. 

  • Validate design solutions using qualitative and quantitative research techniques. 

  • Work with others to plan, prioritise and undertake 'just enough design' using a lean mindset to achieve goals and deliver on objectives 

  • Deliver commercially feasible user-centric design solutions that meet team goals and business objectives. 

  • Present work and participate in providing feedback in regular design critiques to ensure consistency and quality outcomes. 


What we’re looking for… 

  • Someone with a few runs on the board, 3+ years of experience designing products using industry standard design tools and best practice processes 

  • Someone with great a great discovery toolkit, who loves unpacking the problem through research and workshops  

  • Someone with experimentation experience and a problem-solving mindset 

  • Someone whose a good communicator and has strong collaboration skills with the ability to navigate problem spaces not only within your team but across REA 

  • Someone who looks at tricky situations through a solutions-focused lens 

  • Someone who loves working productively in a fast paced and agile environment to create impact 

  • Someone who can deal with ambiguity and work in a fast-paced team  

But we don’t just look for someone based on their skills and expertise.  It’s our connection, acceptance and genuine care for each other that makes REA a great place to work. That means you also need to be: 

  • Savvy minded and have curiosity to think a little left of field and outside the box 

  • A strong and creative communicator 

  • Friendly, approachable and have good relationship management skills 

  • An avid contributor to our inclusive culture - we celebrate different perspectives and all play an active role in creating a sense of belonging 

The REA experience 

The physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our people is something we’ll never stop caring about. This is a place to learn and grow. We’re committed to your development – both professionally and personally. Your experience with us is something we take seriously. 

We offer: 

  • A flexible working environment, meaning we strike the balance of what you need and what works for the business (and yes, our leaders fully understand the benefits of working flexibly) 

  • A hybrid approach to the future of work -  

  • Generous and flexible parental leave offering for primary and secondary carers 

  • Support for your mental and physical health and wellbeing via our ‘You Matter’ Program 

  • Because We Care program which includes volunteer leave and community grants, to ensure you have the opportunity to give back to your community 

  • Hack Days for you to bring so you can bring your big ideas to life in a supportive learning environment 

  • An additional day of leave just for your birthday 


Oh, and by the way: 

At REA we value diversity and inclusion in all forms. Gender, religion, ethnicity, LBTGIQ+, neurodiversity and so much more. Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized folks tend to only apply when they check every box. So if you've got the must-haves, dedication and enthusiasm to learn but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We'd love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit. 

If you like the sound of us, then we think you should apply today. We're proud to be Circle Back Initiative Employer and we commit to respond to every applicant. While we're looking at your application, and preparing to come back to you with an update, why not get to know us a bit more through our various social channels?