Staff Product Designer, (Lead) Design Systems more...
Location:San Francisco, CA
First posted:November 24, 2020

Staff Product Designer, (Lead) Design Systems


San Francisco, California
Seattle, Washington


Position at SoFi

Who we are

SoFi is a digital personal finance company whose mission is to help its members achieve financial independence to realize their ambitions, whether that be to buy a house one day, start a family on their own terms or be debt free. We aim to be at the center of our members' financial lives, and to help every member Get Their Money Right(R). By joining SoFi, you'll become part of a forward-thinking company that is transforming financial services by embracing technology to build innovative loan products, investment tools, and more. One of the fastest growing fintech companies, we've grown from 250 employees in 2015 to over 1,500 employees today, and are well on our way to reaching 1 million members. With offices across the US, we offer the excitement of a rapidly growing startup with the stability of a seasoned management team and some of the best talent around. As an employer, we strive to hire employees who are committed to both our company's mission and our desire to build the best culture in the world. If you are driven, passionate about what you do, and excited about the SoFi mission, we would love to hear from you.

The role

The Member team focuses on the holistic experience from the moment a member creates an account to when they are ready to make important decisions in their financial journey. We engage our members by providing the tools, content, and insights to get their money right and work collaboratively with other product teams to offer a unified and personalized experience on SoFi's multi-platform apps. The Member team is looking for a Staff Product Designer who will focus on inventing the future of personal finance through personalization, artificial intelligence, growth and communications platform, and contextual content. As a design leader, you will work across SoFi's lines of businesses including Money, Invest, Relay, Lending, and much more to build the best-in-class platform for our members. If you have a passion for driving innovation, growth and engagement, to make SoFi a daily destination, then the Member team is the place for you. 

As a member of the SoFi Design team, you will work closely with other designers, researchers, product and engineering teams to build a world-class user experience, and bring consistency and simplicity to the SoFi member experience. You are passionate about design details, problem solving and think in systems, not just screens. 

At SoFi, you will become part of a new kind of finance company whose ambition is to help our members achieve financial independence and reach their goals. We aim to be at the center of our members' financial lives, and to help every member get their money right. We created student loan refinancing, addressing the biggest financial challenge of a new generation through a modern approach to lending and personal finance. Next we expanded our products and services across loans, wealth management, and insurance. SoFi has achieved significant growth, with ambitious plans ahead, but to continue this growth we need great talent. And that starts with you.

What you'll do:

  • Design product features from start-to-finish, from the early sketching and concept phases to final pixel-perfect files that are ready to ship 

  • Develop user-centric design solutions based on research, member insights, and industry best-practices

  • Create design specs, documentation, and presentations to clearly communicate design intent and solutions 

  • Spark fresh ideas that are infused in our Company culture and our products at SoFi

  • Work with research and product design partners to drive a continual cycle of design iteration and improvements

  • Partner with engineers as they build and ship components

  • Foster a deep and rewarding collaboration with designers, engineers, PM, marketing and other teams in the company to evangelize the design system

What you'll need:

  • 8+ years of experience designing and successfully shipping multi-platform products and features from start to finish

  • Expert knowledge of best practices in UI/UX and information architecture across iOS, Android and responsive web

  • Expert understanding of current design and prototyping tools (Sketch, Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, InVision, Abstract) to explore and convey decisions

  • Exceptional interaction and visual design skills with an eye for accessibility, localization, and motion 

  • Strong time management, planning and collaboration skills 

  • Excellent understanding of how to use data analytics, user testing and research to iterate quickly in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, agile environment 

  • Proven track record for delivering end-to-end solutions from initial concepts to measurable impact

  • Extensive experience with prototyping as a means to explore and convey design solutions

  • Experience presenting work to senior leadership and advocating for user needs in the context of business and technology drivers

  • Strong presentation skills, with an ability to effectively communicate design solutions to designers, engineerings, product, marketing, business and executive leadership 

  • Experience working in an Agile development environment using tools like Jira and Confluence

  • A portfolio URL or PDF to submit with application with examples of mobile and responsive web product design

Nice to have:

  • Experience working on consumer engagement, growth, and social experiences

  • Experience working with remote teams and stakeholders

  • A Masters/MFA in a relevant field or equivalent practical experience

Why you'll love working here

  • Competitive salary packages and bonuses

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits

  • Generous vacation and holidays

  • Paid parental leave for eligible employees

  • 401(k) and education on retirement planning

  • Tuition reimbursement on approved programs

  • Monthly contribution up to $200 to help you pay off your student loans

  • Great health & well-being benefits including: telehealth parental support, subsidized gym program

  • Employer paid lunch program (except for remote employees)

  • Fully stocked kitchen (snacks and drinks)

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records

SoFi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, breastfeeding, and conditions related to breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), physical or medical disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military and/or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable state or federal law.

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