Industry
  • Fintech
Function
  • Product & Design
Published

Aug 2022

Principal Product Designer, Core Banking

Full Time

New York, NY

Apply now
Industry
  • Fintech
Published

Aug 2022

Function
  • Product & Design

Job Description

PRINCIPAL PRODUCT DESIGNER, CORE BANKING

At Current, we’re on a mission to enable our members to create better financial outcomes for themselves. Headquartered in NYC, we’re a leading U.S. fintech and one of the fastest growing companies with nearly 4 million members. No matter your title, we’re a team that collaborates on building great products and making an impact together

ABOUT THE ROLE:

Current is looking for a Principal Product Designer to lead one of our business units on the Core Banking Product team. You’ll break new ground, develop the short and long-term design vision, and help hire and set priorities for the designers on your team.

As a design leader, you’ll drive the end-to-end product design development cycle: from early research and product strategy, to design solutioning, stakeholder reviews, and developer hand-off. You should have a strong understanding of mobile design patterns on both iOS and Android, strong visual and user experience sensibilities, and care deeply about the end-to-end customer experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • LEAD AND DEVELOP THE TEAM’S PRODUCT DESIGN VISION, CUSTOMER EMPATHY, AND DOMAIN EXPERTISE
    • Identify and advocate for product opportunities, new features, and ux optimizations that increases both business-impact and customer satisfaction
    • Champion customer-empathy by leading user research and shortening customer feedback loops to answer fundamental product questions and continuously improve our product experience
    • Develop UX and competitive benchmarks and best-practice guides for relevant domains (Personal Banking, Digital-banking, Fintech and payment innovations, etc.)
    • Lead explorations of the 11-star experience (next generation, best-in-class concepts)
  • LEAD AND EXECUTE TACTICAL AND STRATEGIC PRODUCT DESIGN INITIATIVES
    • Lead and manage the end-to-end design of complex features requiring multiple designers (concepting, wireframing, usability prototypes, high-fidelity visual designs)
    • Set a world-class standard of quality by creating design toolkits, design specs and documentation, design principles, and guides on effective design patterns/ industry best-practices
    • Lead, develop, and maintain our design systems and libraries
  • DRIVE RESULTS BY CREATING PROCESS, STRUCTURE, AND THOUGHT-PARTNERSHIP ACROSS THE ORGANIZATION
    • Mentor, guide & unblock designers, team members, and cross-functional partners
    • Develop and codify tools and processes that avoid problems and increase productivity
    • Work closely with product and engineering to formulate hypotheses, validate ideas, and iterate frequently (always be shipping!)
    • Facilitate debate and build consensus between strong points of views from multiple stakeholders
    • Support quarterly and yearly design planning, define and map high-level design goals to company OKRs and KPIs, and support resource planning
    • Champion, grow, and evolve the Design, Product, and org-wide culture of collaborative and innovative product thinking

ABOUT YOU:

  • A seasoned Product Design expert who has led as a hands-on contributor, mentor and thought-leader on Design teams and across Product orgs.
  • You have designed, built, and launched many consumer-centric iOS and Android mobile and web products that millions of people love to use
  • You pride yourself on producing great visual designs and are able to simplify complex problems into great user experiences
  • You love to learn and you are not shy about asking questions, challenging the status quo, and driving organizational change
  • You take pride in the outstanding quality of your designs but you can also aggressively prioritize, ship quickly, iterate and, most importantly, hear other people’s feedback
  • You are comfortable sketching on whiteboards, producing tons of wireframes, and producing high-fidelity prototypes and UI specs
  • You love working collaboratively on teams and thrive under pressure

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 8+ years of experience designing and shipping products across iOS, Android, and web interfaces
  • 2+ years managing designers and their workflows
  • Strong portfolio demonstrating pixel-perfect eye candy, interactive prototypes, and ability to solve complex problems with the latest industry tools, patterns, and UX strategies
  • Expert at leading, developing, and maintaining design libraries and patterns with User Interface Engineers and a growing Product Design team.
  • Strong communicator and collaborator who can articulate qualitative and quantitative reasoning behind design decisions. Expert at working closely with in-house teams – engineers, including communication, understanding platform limitations, and asset production

BONUS:

  • Experience designing in personal finance/ banking, service-design, and/or consumer products with longer life cycles (education, health, etc.)

Learn more about how our design team solves problems: https://medium.com/current-design/unique-solutions-for-unique-lives-f112f35aaec1

BENEFITS:

  • Competitive salary
  • Meaningful equity in the form of stock options
  • 401(k) plan with company matching
  • Discretionary performance bonus program
  • Biannual performance reviews
  • Medical, Dental and Vision premiums covered at 100% for you and your
  • Flexible time off and paid holidays
  • Generous parental leave policy
  • Commuter benefits
  • Fitness benefits
  • Healthcare and Dependent care FSA benefit
  • Employee Assistance Programs focused on mental health
  • Healthcare advocacy program for all employees
  • Access to mental health apps
  • Team building activities
  • Our modern Chelsea-based office with open floor plan, stocked kitchen, and catered lunches

Apply

Get in touch with the Activant team to apply.

Apply now
Get in touch

We’re always looking to learn about new perspectives, new research, and new ideas.

Let’s chat
  • Greenwich

    323 Railroad Avenue Greenwich, CT 06830 USA

  • New York

    110 Greene Street New York, NY 10021 USA

  • Berlin

    Schwedter Str. 263 10119 Berlin Germany

  • Cape Town

    Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate Spaanschemat River Road Cape Town 7806 South Africa