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UX/UI Designer & Product Owner

Kani is a rapidly growing organisation that specialises in Payments Reconciliation and Reporting. Kani was recognised as Europe’s Leading Financial Services Start-up (awarded by the Emerging Payments Association) and one of the top 20 new technology companies in the UK according to TechNation. Founded in 2018, Kani provides Software as a Service (SaaS) technology to the Financial Technology (FinTech) and Payments industries - working with growing FinTechs, Payment companies, Banks and Electronic Money Institutions.

We have built a platform that simplifies the complex back-office, manual processes needed to manage complex payments data. We are a fast-growing team with clients in five continents, with an expanding global client base.

We are dedicated to delivering innovative solutions and exceptional service to our clients. Our team thrives on collaboration, creative problem-solving, and pushing the boundaries of our industry. To help maintain the efficiency and effectiveness of our projects, we are seeking a highly skilled and experienced UX/UI Designer & Product Owner to join our dynamic team. This is an exciting opportunity to shape and our product roadmap, working closely with the CEO and development team in this critical role.

Role Summary:

We’re looking for a dynamic and resourceful UI/UX Designer & Product Owner to join our growing team. In this hybrid role, you will be responsible for driving the product roadmap through well-crafted design, robust user stories, and a meticulously organized product backlog. You will work closely with our development team and CEO to create and deliver features that meet the highest standards in user experience and functionality.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Design Work: Create wireframes, mockups, and prototypes to demonstrate and test new ideas and concepts.
  • User Stories: Write clear and detailed user stories, including acceptance criteria, to guide the development process.
  • Backlog Management: Prioritize and manage the product backlog, ensuring that all tasks are clearly defined, scoped, and ready for development.
  • Coordination: Collaborate with cross-functional teams (e.g., developers, QA, stakeholders) to align goals and deliver high-quality features on schedule.
  • Customer Insight: Engage with customers to gather feedback, incorporating this data into design decisions and product development.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design, Computer Science, Business, or a related field.
  • 3+ years of experience in UI/UX design, preferably in a SaaS or fintech environment.
  • Solid understanding of design tools such as Sketch, Adobe XD, or similar.
  • Strong knowledge of Agile methodologies, including writing effective user stories and backlog grooming.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Self-starter attitude with the ability to work independently and in a team environment.


Salary and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary, in line with experience
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (plus your birthday off to enjoy the day!)
  • Vitality health insurance
  • We pay your subscription for a streaming service of your choice so you can enjoy some music, films or the latest must-watch series
  • Work from home or our Newcastle city centre office as you see fit, with flexible / hybrid working
  • An entrepreneurial, can-do team and culture

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